The smart home brand TP-Link Tapo will rely on the Matter standard in the future. With this, the manufacturer wants to make the future of the smart home even easier and enable seamless communication between IoT devices.
TP-Link Tapo relies on Matter
At IFA 2022, TP-Link just unveiled numerous new smart home and networking solutions. Among them were some new IoT products from the Tapo division, such as a smart light bulb, a security camera and a smart doorbell.
As the manufacturer has now announced, TP-Link Tapo will henceforth cooperate with Matter, the new connectivity standard for seamless communication between IoT devices, and even across manufacturers.
“By supporting this new standard, Tapo underscores its efforts to enable users to easily, reliably and equally securely control their smart homes,” the press release states.
The first Tapo products compatible with Matter are expected to make their way to retailers by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022. Tapo is committed to developing customer-friendly, reliable, and high-quality smart home solutions.
Together with Matter, they want to make the smart home world simpler, more customer-friendly and smarter as part of the Connectivity Standard Alliance (CSA), which also includes Apple, Google and Amazon, for example.
Matter: What is it anyway?
The new Matter protocol was developed by more than 200 global companies and presents itself as an open-source connectivity standard that connects smart-home devices from different manufacturers under one umbrella that were previously incompatible with each other.
The use, setup, updating and control of corresponding IoT devices are thereby combined in the Matter standard and noticeably improved.
TP-Link Tapo is one of the first manufacturers to launch correspondingly certified products after the introduction of the Matter protocol as early as the end of 2022. These include compatible products such as sockets, switches, light bulbs and hubs. At the same time, they will also release a new version of the app, which will further simplify the integration of all Matter-supported devices.
At IFA 2022, Eve Systems had already shown the first Matter devices, which are also expected to launch by the end of 2022.