UL Solutions serves manufacturers of Matter-enabled smart devices to solve interoperability issues


UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, today announced that it is now authorized as a third-party test center for smart home devices using Matter, the Connectivity Standards Alliance’s (CSA) new standard aimed at unifying the smart home technology industry.

CSA-accredited as a third-party test center for Matter in select locations in Asia, Europe and North America following the launch of Matter 1.0, UL Solutions will evaluate product performance and functionality based on Matter specifications. UL Solutions offers its expertise to help companies validate product eligibility for CSA Matter certification.

This new authorization, in addition to existing testing capabilities for Bluetooth®, Zigbee and Thread technologies, allows UL Solutions to offer a complete testing solution to manufacturers developing connected smart devices in the Internet domain. objects (IoT).

UL Solutions, which offers more than 20 years of experience in evaluating wireless and connected technology products, is an active member of CSA’s Matter Task Force. Until its launch, Matter received support from major players in the tech industry. This is mainly due to its advantages for industry and users, including a platform-independent approach to communication and compatibility between devices. According to global technology watch company ABI Research, more than half of the world’s smart home devices will ship with Matter within five years.

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UL Solutions evaluates connected technology products for compliance with applicable requirements, such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio frequency (RF), and RF exposure. The company also evaluates the safety of connected technology products to prevent the products from interfering with or experiencing interference from other devices or causing potential fires or health problems.

“UL Solutions’ Matter testing services help companies validate the certification eligibility of Matter-enabled products,” said Anurag Vennavaram, Operations Manager, UL Solutions. “Validating compliance with Matter specifications will be key to reaping the full benefits of the new standard, unifying the industry and helping manufacturers avoid delays in achieving certification.

“UL Solutions’ independent and third-party perspective and expertise have already proven invaluable to the successful launch of Matter and our efforts to align the industry,” said Jon Harros , Director of Certification and Testing, Connectivity Standards. Alliance. “We look forward to the continued support of UL Solutions, now as a CSA-accredited third-party test center for Matter-compliant products, to bring the industry and our technical capabilities closer together to go further.

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