Milpitas, CA, USA. October 7, 2022. Coming days after The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) and its members released the Matter 1.0 standard and certification program, Bureau Veritas has confirmed that it has been authorized to offer Matter test services by the CSA.
The growth of connected devices in homes has historically been impacted by a lack of interoperability between devices. To address this issue, the CSA, along with the many hundreds of industry leader members, has developed an IoT protocol focused on interoperability: Matter.
Matter is an open wireless connectivity protocol designed to create interoperability between IoT devices, specifically targeting the smart home. Matter 1.0 is designed to use different IP based Network Transports like Wi-Fi, Ethernet for applications enabling devices to communicate with the cloud, and Thread for low-bandwidth, ultra-low-power IoT applications. This will allow the selection of the best technology for the dedicated Use Case. Matter also supports commissioning over Bluetooth Low Energy for device. Smart home devices, including lighting; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); window coverings; security sensors and cameras; door locks, as well as multimedia devices and connected appliances can now seamlessly, reliably and securely be connected.
To support this program, the CSA has appointed Bureau Veritas in USA who is validated and ready to support the growth in connected smart home devices.
Bureau Veritas is primed to test not only Matter, but also Matter’s underlying network technologies, including Thread. Bureau Veritas is also able to provide IoT Device manufacturers with:
- a range of safety, performance, user experience and cybersecurity testing/certification services;
- a comprehensive global market access solution from project management to knowledge management to certificate management all supported by a digital client portal; and,
- a full suite of sustainability solutions covering areas as diverse as Traceability, Sustainable Claims, Supply Chain Due Diligence, Carbon Reduction and Eco-Design Solutions.
Sebastian Doose, Senior VP for Bureau Veritas’ Technology Products Services Line in North America commented, “I am delighted to see the publication of this interoperability standard which we in Bureau Veritas not only fully support, but also believe will fundamentally accelerate the adoption of devices in smart homes. This also further demonstrates our commitment to support the innovation and growth in IoT and wireless device brands throughout USA, and indeed globally with our network of Technology Hubs in Latin America, Europe, Middle East as well as Asia. We will continue to maintain our strategy to invest in people, in technology, in services, and in digital solutions to support the innovation needs of this very dynamic, and very exciting, market.”