SmartThings joining the industry alliance addresses IoT convergence, security concerns, energy footprint, and architecture challenges at the network layer.
“As a long-time member of Thread Group and a leading sponsor of the Matter initiative which leverages Thread technology, we’re excited to expand our leadership role and more deeply contribute technical and marketing expertise to help accelerate Thread’s market adoption,” says Mark Tekippe, board representative and director of product at SmartThings.
Thread is an IP-based low-power mesh connectivity standard that Samsung SmartThings says is poised to become the chosen network protocol over which Matter devices will communicate. As one of the most versatile platforms, SmartThings is committed to offering the largest connectivity options to consumers, enabling them to seamlessly integrate new devices into their homes.
In this new sponsor-level role, SmartThings will bring years of experience and historical knowledge of the IoT space, aiming to create more opportunities for users and deliver a more responsive, seamless connected living experience. Together with Thread Group, SmartThings can continue to further collaborate aside industry titans and contribute to the expansion of IoT technology as a whole.
“We are excited to welcome SmartThings to our board of directors at such a transformational time for smart home IoT,” notes Vividh Siddha, president of the Thread Group.
“There has been a dramatic shift in people’s living preferences, and SmartThings’ deep knowledge of the features and integrations today’s consumers are seeking will be invaluable for Thread as we continue to reimagine the connected home experiences.”