With the power of Big Tech behind it and Project CHIP morphing into the marketing-friendly Matter, we could be looking at one of the biggest ever shake ups in the smart home world.
It might seem, looking from the outside at least, that Z-Wave could be a casualty of this shake up.
Z-Wave is not a communications protocol the new initiative is making use of and, let us not forget, Matter is an initiative essentially run by Z-Wave’s long term rival Zigbee, under its new guise of the Connectivity Standards Alliance.
However, the key to Z-Wave not only surviving the threat of Matter but thriving with the opportunity that it brings, is the one thing Z-Wave has always been strong advocates for: interoperability.
“Achieving full-on interoperability is a core component of our platform.” Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Silicon Labs, told The Ambient during a recent video call.
Read more at the-Ambient.com.