The Zigbee Alliance has rebranded its name to the Connectivity Standards Alliance. The Connected Home over IP Project is now called Matter. So, as a ‘Matter’ of fact, Thread will run on Matter. I just had to try that pun out. We’ll get more details as it comes, but it goes to show the power of creating alliances with the big tech companies. It shows that you need to have a common brand that can match the capabilities and growth of new connectivity and the new IoT.

Here’s a quick graphic for the the Zigbee Alliance to CSA conversion:

It looks as though, the new CSA is positioning itself to be the IoT communication strategy for all our smart devices in the future. It’s a very ambitious goal. But it’s supported by the largest and most powerful tech companies in the world, even if you don’t count Google, Apple, Amazon, or Samsung.

I think it’s also important to note that creating a new rebrand shows that developers have to jump on the bandwagon if they want to develop devices that belong to an increasingly popular branding of certification and security. The members of the CSA have basically created their own new club for developing and connecting new IoT devices. It’s called Matter. Like, it matters.

You can read about the Zigbee Alliance (now CSA) and its move into the new Connected Home over IP standard (Matter) here:

Connectivity Standards Alliance FAQ

What is the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)?

The Connectivity Standards Alliance is the new rebrand for the Zigbee Alliance. The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) is the place where IoT profressionals can come together to collaborate to bring seamless integration of IoT devices into our homes and industry.

What is Matter?

Matter is the new rebranding of the Connected Home over IP Project (CHIP). CHIP will now be called ‘Matter’.

Major tech companies have banded together to create a new open communication standard called Matter (previously known as CHIP).

Does the Zigbee still exist?

The Zigbee communication protocol will still exist to provide to allow smart devices to work together.

The NASA 2021 Mars mission used Zigbee communication protocols to communicate between the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity drone.

Featured Image Credit: Connectivity Standards Alliance