Matter 1.3 Specification Adds Energy Reporting, Electric Vehicle Charging, Water Management Support and More

The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) today announced the debut of a new Matter 1.3 specification that's available for device makers and platforms. Matter is a smart home protocol that allows smart devices to work across multiple platforms, including HomeKit.

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Matter 1.3 adds support for a range of new device types and features, including water management devices, electric vehicle chargers, kitchen and laundry appliances, and TVs.

For smart plugs and other devices, the update includes energy management reporting, allowing users to see actual and estimated measurements of power, voltage, and current, both in-real time and over time. EV Charging manufacturers are able to include Matter-based features such as manually starting and stopping charging, adjusting charging rate, and optimizing charging times.

Water management devices like leak and freeze detectors, rain sensors, and controllable water valves are supported in Matter 1.3, as are several new appliance types including microwave ovens, ovens, cooktops, extractor hoods, and dryers.

For TVs, Matter 1.3 improves casting initialization and search, plus it adds support for push messages and dialog for ambient experiences, expanded interactivity for TV apps, and better interaction with other home devices.

Scenes are supported with the new specification, allowing product makers and platforms to set, read, and activate scenes on devices. Scenes for Matter work like ‌HomeKit‌ scenes, letting users set a desired state for rooms and devices with one command. Matter controllers are also now able to batch multiple commands into a single message when communicating with Matter devices for less delay between command execution.

Matter 1.3 devices and improvements will likely be available on the market later this year, with more information available on the CSA website.

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McScooby Avatar
3 weeks ago
Nevermind all the ancillary stuff, get the cameras in here. I still can’t believe that after x amount of years I’m still waiting for a decent HomeKit solution.

Apple really need to step-up here as the camera selection available for HomeKit is still pitiful, the home app software seems a gimmick at best (cameras not recording all motion) & i’m not interested in messing about in homebridge.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boston04and07 Avatar
3 weeks ago
I would love it if I could see my GE washer and dryer in the Home app. As it is now the SmartHQ sends me alerts when the laundry is done washing or drying and it’s really nice. But I always like having these things contained in one app.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
3 weeks ago

[HEADING=2]Matter 1.3 Specification Adds Energy Reporting[/HEADING]
I’m pretty sure it’s always mc², or did that change in 1.3?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Supercyborgninja Avatar
3 weeks ago
Amazing, a gold standard in the making.

But the awful companies are so slow in supporting it. Feel like they’re trying to figure out how they can subvert the privacy and other benefits for their profit. ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
3 weeks ago

Amazing, a gold standard in the making.

But the awful companies are so slow in supporting it. Feel like they’re trying to figure out how they can subvert the privacy and other benefits for their profit. ?
I work on a connected product and we are waiting for Matter to "get its sh*t together" - the current implementation is utter trash and wildly unstable.Plus the promise of connective home just doesn't pay, for the cost of implementing these protocols just don't equal the sales to cover the cost.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stocklen Avatar
3 weeks ago
never mind all this stuff...

are we going to get cameras? I want my Ring cameras to appear in the Home app....!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)