The IoT state of matter

By Rajesh Abbi

July 19, 2021

In our 2020 Q2 issue of the DTS Magazine we had explored some reasons why, despite tremendous excitement and a vast array of new IoT (Internet of Things) devices flooding the market, consumer adoption has been lagging.

One of the key reasons identified was the lack of common standards and challenges with device interoperability.

It seems the market has realized that something needs to be done about that.  A few efforts have been underway to consolidate the multitude of technology standards and industry groups.  One recent initiative underway to develop a common device interoperability framework that can make it much easier for consumers to use the vast array of devices in the market is being developed under a curious moniker “Matter” by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly Zigbee Alliance).

Key Words: IoT, Standards, Smart Homes