MIDEA CONFIRMS ITS SUPPORT FOR MATTER


PARSIPPANY, NJ, January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the connected world evolves with increased security, reliability and simplicity, Midea is proud to announce its support for and integration with Matter, the future protocol enabling all connected devices and devices to communicate transparently. Matter is the mission of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) to propel smart and commercial home technology to a new standard of interoperability.

“Midea’s main mission is to offer reliable and intuitive home appliances, allowing users to fully enjoy the potential of their home.” noted patrick serrato, Head of Global Ecosystem and Partnerships, Midea America, Inc. “Matter not only supports our mission, but elevates it by enabling secure connections between Midea home appliances and other smart technologies in our users’ homes.”

This collaborative breakthrough is built on proven technologies and is guided by the CSA (formerly the Zigbee Alliance), whose members come together from across industries to transform the future of connectivity.

“Matter creates more connections between more objects, simplifies development for manufacturers, and increases compatibility for consumers,” said Chris La Pre, Chief Technology Officer, ASC. “We are thrilled to have Midea in our IoT community; a company with leading sub-brands that owners rely on around the world.”

Matter is built on market-proven technologies using Internet Protocol (IP). At launch, Matter will work on the Wi-Fi, Thread, and Ethernet network layers and will use Bluetooth Low Energy for provisioning. With matter, smart devices will be able to communicate regardless of their underlying network protocols or ecosystems.

To learn more about Matter and the value propositions it will bring to consumers, developers, installers and retailers, please visit BuildWithMaterial.com.

For more information on Midea and its comprehensive portfolio of devices, please visit Midea.com.http://www.midea.com/

ON MIDEA AMERICA
Midea America Corp. is an American subsidiary of Midea Group, (SZ: 000333), a publicly traded company, Fortune 500 and the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances. With over 150,000 employees and a presence in over 195 countries, including United States, Midea products touch the lives of millions of people and families through air treatment, refrigeration, laundry, small and large kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and to lighting.

Midea America has its headquarters at Parsippany, New Jersey and has a Research and Development Center Kentucky, as well as an emerging technology center in California. Midea understands that home is a special place and that the moments people spend there are precious. The Midea brand promise to all of its US customers is to provide amazingly user-friendly solutions to cherish those little moments at home. Therefore, the company creates innovations in household appliances, which not only fulfill a function, but have a significant impact for those who use them. For more information, visit Midea at midea.com.

ABOUT THE MATERIAL
Matter is the foundation of connected objects. This unifying industry standard promises reliable and secure connectivity – a stamp of approval that devices will work together seamlessly, today and tomorrow. Matter creates more connections between more objects, simplifies development for manufacturers and increases compatibility for consumers. This collaborative breakthrough is built on proven technologies and guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance, whose members come together across industries to transform the future of connectivity.

About the Connectivity Standards Alliance
The Connectivity Standards Alliance, formerly the Zigbee Alliance, is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Founded in 2002, its broad global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for products that transform the way we live, work and play. Through the deep and diverse expertise of its members, robust certification programs, and a comprehensive suite of open IoT solutions, the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world. The Connectivity Standards Alliance Board of Directors is comprised of executives from Amazon, Apple, ASSA ABLOY, Comcast, Google, Huawei, IKEA, Infineon, The Kroger Co., LEEDARSON, Legrand, Lutron Electronics, NXP Semiconductors, OPPO, Resideo, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Somfy, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Tuya and Wulian. To learn more about the Alliance, visit www.csa-iot.org and Matter at www.buildwithmatter.com; or follow us on: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.

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