With Connectivity Requirements Alliance (CSA) formally launching Matter, there have been numerous press releases coming in with corporations confirming merchandise utilizing this new open customary for sensible dwelling connectivity.
Aqara had been forward of the sport again in January after they introduced some matter-based merchandise, however they’ve now prolonged the record of merchandise that are confirmed to be or turn into matter suitable.
Once more, it seems like Aqara is out in entrance of its rivals as a result of they’re rolling out an replace in December this yr which is able to allow Matter on the Aqara Hub M2. Most different manufacturers are statingQ1 2023.
Different Aqara hubs, together with the Hub M1S/M1S Gen 2, Hub E1, Digital camera Hub G3, and Digital camera Hub G2H Professional, may also obtain related OTA updates within the following months in order that extra Aqara customers will be capable of take pleasure in the advantages of Matter. The software program updates are anticipated to first expose greater than 40 Aqara Zigbee units starting from sensible sensors and wi-fi switches to controller-type units resembling radiator thermostats and curtain controllers*. By way of the Aqara hubs, these units will be capable of help Matter and join with different third-party Matter units. A few of these units are listed under:
- Door & Window Sensor
- Temperature & Humidity Sensor
- Movement Sensor and Movement Sensor P1
- Vibration Sensor
- Good Wall Swap (US)
- Good Wall Swap H1 EU
- Good Plug (US & EU)
- Single Swap Module T1
- Wi-fi Mini Swap
- Wi-fi Distant Swap H1
- Wi-fi Distant Swap (Single & Double Rocker)
- Radiator Thermostat E1
- Curler Shade Driver E1
- Curtain Driver E1
- Curler Shade Controller (Zigbee 1.2)
- LED Bulb and LED Bulb T1 (Tunable White)
Aqara goals to supply a complete suite of Matter-compatible units to international customers, and its Matter system portfolio will proceed to develop and incorporate different present Zigbee units within the coming future. In the end greater than 160 Aqara Zigbee merchandise belonging to over 10 totally different system classes are anticipated to obtain Matter help.
Furthermore, a brand new lineup of Thread-based units can be launched. Constructing upon the success of Aqara’s iconic door and window sensor in addition to the movement sensor, the Firm will refresh the designs of those two units to undertake the Thread protocol – amongst different enhancements – to permit for native Matter help and direct reference to Matter controllers. The brand new sensors, i.e. the Door and Window Sensor P2 and the Movement and Gentle Sensor P2, are set to launch in early 2023. As a part of the continuing partnership between NXP Semiconductors and Aqara, the Aqara Thread sensor can be showcased on the NXP demo desk on the Matter launch occasion in Amsterdam.
An array of Thread-based Aqara units is to comply with together with varied sensible sensors, dimmer switches, sensible plugs, lights, and the next-gen sensible dwelling hub with multi-protocol help. The Aqara Hub M3 is designed to not solely enable Aqara Zigbee units to help Matter, but additionally function a Thread Border Router and a Matter Controller and Commissioner, which might instantly join and handle Thread and Matter-compatible sensible dwelling units. The Firm additionally plans to open its Aqara Residence app to help third-party Matter units.
Aqara strives to supply high-quality, sensible dwelling options which can be accessible to everybody, particularly specializing in making a seamless person expertise. The Matter customary undoubtedly raises related dwelling experiences to the following stage with unprecedented interoperability and ease, and Aqara will proceed to counterpoint its Matter portfolio to supply customers much more choices for his or her sensible properties and to expedite the mass adoption of sensible properties worldwide.