Granite River Labs (“GRL”) , a leading global provider of engineering services and test automation solutions for digital connectivity and charging technologies, is among the first labs recognized by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (the Alliance) have been accredited to provide validation testing services for the new Matter 1.0 standard GRL’s testing services for Matter will be performed at its recently expanded laboratory facility in Taipei, Taiwan, deployed and aimed at wireless products and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for the new smart home technology ecosystem.
GRL’s offerings for Matter cover hardware solutions from smart home speakers and smart TVs to light bulbs and switches. GRL also verifies the software used in Matter devices. The accreditation follows GRL’s recent global expansion to meet growing demand for product evaluation and new testing services.
Described by the Alliance as “the foundation for connected devices,” the new open source Matter 1.0 standard enables compatible smart home devices and systems to connect seamlessly, securely, and reliably. As a unifying, IP-based Connectivity protocol, Matter is an application layer built on top of proven technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Thread and Ethernet Testing and certification will play a critical role in delivering on Matter’s promise of simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers increase – to meet GRL is authorized to help manufacturers ensure their products comply with the Matter 1.0 specifications and to certify the support of all embedded communication technologies.
“Matter is an exciting new technology with the potential to solve a variety of interoperability and device-to-device communication problems in smart home and IoT applications,” said Vamshi Kandalla, Chief Strategy Officer of Granite River Labs. ” GRL is pleased to be recognized by the Alliance as one of the first labs able to test and verify products and systems to the Matter standard, and we look forward to continuing to work together to support the smooth adoption of this new technology.”
“Matter is built on a shared belief that smart home devices should be secure, reliable and seamless to use,” said Jon Harros , director of certification and testing programs for the Connectivity Standards Alliance. “Companies in the industry, including market leaders like GRL, bring their expertise and proven best practices to make Matter an outstanding success for developers, retailers and consumers.”
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