Eve Systems has announced it has achieved Matter-compatibility with three of its Thread-enabled smart home products. The latest iterations of the Eve Energy Smart Plug, as well as the contact sensor Eve Door & Window and the motion sensor Eve Motion will be upgradable for iPhone users in the app, granting every household member local and direct access to the devices from their preferred source.
Having launched earlier this year after much anticipation, Matter is the new device protocol developed by leading smart home platform providers and device manufacturers to enhance interoperability in the smart home. A first-mover on Thread and an early member of the Matter program, Eve participated in the testing and validation of the specification.
“The next era of the smart home is here, and we can now invite users across all major ecosystems to the Eve experience,” says Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems.
“No matter what phone or assistant you are controlling your Eve product from, it will always deliver 100% privacy, a superior set of software features, and unparalleled ease of installation.”
More Upgrades to Come, Touts Eve in Press Release
As of right now, the entire line-up of Eve’s Thread-enabled devices will receive free Matter firmware updates over time. Availability of Matter-certified Eve products in retail will start in the first quarter of 2023. The Eve app, which has been available exclusively for iOS, will be complemented by a sister version for Android in the same period.
“Eve is a great example of how smart home device makers can build helpful, innovative Matter devices, that deliver great out of box experiences with Android Fast Pair, and Google Home” comments Karen Yao, Director of Product Management for Google Home.
“As one of our earliest partners, Eve has been instrumental in helping us ensure all the tools in the Google Home Developer Center can help developers deliver those seamless user experiences.”