Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), which includes Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon, and others, announced today The launch of the “matter” smart home standard has been delayed until the fall of 2022 (via) ledge,
Matter strives to integrate and simplify the smart home ecosystem with a new interoperable standard. Announced as “Project CHIP” in 2019, Matter is a unified IP-based connectivity that aims to offer a standard universal protocol for developers to build Internet of Things devices. The alliance had earlier sought to release the standard by the end of 2020. It was then delayed until the second half of 2021, before being delayed again until the summer of 2022. Now, it has been delayed until the fall of 2022.
The delay is needed to finalize the software development kit (SDK) that device makers will use to incorporate their products into the Matter ecosystem. CSA is working to improve the SDK so that it works smoothly across the large number of platforms that are adopting Matter, ensuring there is long-term trust in the standard.
The updated timeline shows that Matter-certified devices may still go on sale this year, with 130 devices across 15 categories from 50 companies set to be part of the first roll-out. Companies that have not yet enrolled in the initial phase may have to wait until late 2022 or early 2023 to begin testing.
A number of smart home accessory manufacturers, including Amazon, ASSA ABLOY, Comcast, Espressif Systems, Eve Systems, Grundfos Holding A/S, Huawei, Infineon Technologies, LEEDARSON, Legrand, Nanoleaf, and others, have signed up to adopt the mater.