Schneider Electric to integrate new standard to its portfolio
New global connectivity standard is unveiled by CSA and its members, including Amazon, Apple, Google, IKEA and Schneider Electric
May 12, 2021 By SP&T Staff
Schneider Electric is one of the 180 companies within the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) that have contributed to the creation and testing of the new Matter standard.
The standard aims to simplify connected experiences and provide greater interoperability in smart homes and buildings.
The new open-source, unified connectivity protocol, Matter, previously named CHIP (Connected Home over IP), will be applicable to many smart home and building solutions including lighting, locks, speakers, HVAC controls, security systems, and routers.
Matter is built using IP, the native network technology of the internet and backed by major ecosystem providers.
With increased interoperability of the IoT connected devices in the smart home ecosystem, homeowners and builders can create homes that leverage Matter-connected devices across ecosystems to gain consolidated and secure visibility of energy consumption. This visibility, coupled with the help of AI-enabled and software-driven smart energy management solutions, puts consumers in the driving seat when it comes to how energy in the home is produced, stored, distributed and consumed. It can also enable the smart home system to prioritize green energy, ensuring power-hungry appliances and devices, such as Electric Vehicles (EVs), consume most of their energy from solar or decarbonized energy sources in the home.
“It is our firm belief that the path to a net-zero future is both electric and digital,” Bruno Zerbib, chief technology and digital officer at Schneider Electric, said in a prepared statement. “With software-based smart energy management solutions, our customers can accelerate their journey towards sustainable net zero homes and buildings of the future.”
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