Much of the buzz around the 2022 CES tech show, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, revolves around Matter, an open source connectivity standard designed around the belief that smart home gadgets should smoothly interface with other systems and be secure and trustworthy. According to Deloitte, 66 percent of households have smart home devices, so if you like gadgets, you’re definitely one of them.
We also know you don’t simply buy from one firm or brand; you’ve probably bought from at least a half-dozen others. As a result, having Matter support will be beneficial to any manufacturer developing a smart home gadget this year. Not only is the protocol being created by some of the biggest digital giants — think Apple, Amazon, and Google — but it’s also supposed to finally fix the flaws with fragmented smart home systems, allowing you to set up and route all of your devices from a single location.
Over two dozen firms were showing or presenting Matter at their booths, meeting rooms, or remotely at CES this year, according to the Connectivity Standards Alliance, previously the Zigbee Alliance, which is organising the testing for the first Matter-certified devices. NXP, Qualcomm, Samsung SmartThings, Telink, Texas Instruments, and Universal Electronics are among the companies involved.