Company announces membership of Connectivity Standards Alliance
SIEGENIA has joined the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). By joining the Alliance, the manufacturer of solutions for window, door and comfort systems underscores its commitment to open global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling end users to connect smart home applications from multiple manufacturers. The CSA currently consists of over 350 member organisations from more than 37 countries – including Apple, Google and Amazon – that are leading the charge to simplify and harmonise the IoT. Underpinning this effort is the radio protocol known as Matter, which was developed by the Alliance.
Markus Bade, Head of Strategic Business Unit Development and Product Management at SIEGENIA, sees great potential in the membership: "SIEGENIA develops solutions using technology to create a sense of well-being. By using some joined-up thinking, we can create the perfect conditions to allow us to satisfy highly specific requirements in terms of smart living and provide a sense of well-being, comfort and security. Our vision for the future is one of increasing digitalisation. Membership of the CSA has a key role to play here: the widespread suitability of Matter for a diverse range of manufacturers makes this relatively young platform unquestionably the largest and most groundbreaking of its kind. By intelligently leveraging its highly promising technology, we can provide end-users with smart added value and increasingly tap into new markets in the future."
First Matter solutions already in development
New smart living solutions from SIEGENIA will now be designed to be compatible with Matter right from the development phase. Plans are in place to expand the portfolio to include sensors and gateways, for example. In a first step, preparations are currently underway for the introduction of a new window sensor and a smart window handle. Established applications for smart living are also set to be made compatible with Matter. A special gateway will soon be available for this purpose, enabling end users to connect to the Matter world.