What you need to know
- The Zigbee Alliance has rebranded to the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA).
- The group has announced Matter, its new connectivity standard.
The Zigbee Alliance has a new name and a new standard.
The Zigbee Alliance, now known as the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), has announced Matter, its new connectivity standard for smart homes.
Apple has been part of the effort, along with other smart home giants like Amazon, Google, and Samsung's SmartThings, since 2019.
Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, said that Matter is a "foundational element in delivering a truly connected world."
If the standard is widely adopted, consumers would be able to purchase smart home devices with confidence that they will work across different ecosystems.
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