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Bosch strives to simplify the smart home of the future and is driving the Matter standard forward in cooperation with leading international tech companies

  • Interconnected: Bosch is committed to the new smart home connectivity standard known as Matter and will continue to make its smart products and home appliances Matter-compatible.
  • Future Oriented: Bosch is part of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), which includes more than 240 leading IoT tech companies.
  • User Friendly: Standardization enables maximum interoperability for users.
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Stuttgart – In line with our guiding principle "Invented for Life", Bosch strives to create technical product solutions that make our users' lives easier. Bosch is now pursuing this aim through the new Matter connection standard, to satisfy our customer's need for the simplest smart home solution possible. For this reason, Matter is being actively endorsed by Bosch and will be gradually integrated into all relevant product from 2023 onwards.

Under the CSA, hundreds of companies including Apple, Google and Amazon, are working to establish a common wireless protocol in the form of Matter. This simplifies the interoperability of smart home devices from different manufacturers as well as the standardization of setup and update processes.

The intention is to further reduce the complexity of the smart home and thus enable the use of basic applications (such as simple operation of devices) from the user's preferred smart home app.

To further meet individual customer needs, Bosch will also provide complete solutions in the form of apps and advanced applications (such as preconfigured services). "We are pleased to be a part of the CSA and are now further expanding our involvement in Matter", said Tanja Rückert, Chief Digital Officer of the Bosch Group.

We are pleased to be a part of the CSA and are now further expanding our involvement in Matter

said Tanja Rückert, Chief Digital Officer of the Bosch Group.

In this context, Bosch is now increasingly contributing its comprehensive knowledge to the definition of Matter standards for various device classes (e.g. security, kitchen appliances or energy management) and their applications. In all relevant Bosch corporate divisions that offer solutions for smart homes or connected home appliances, work is already underway to ensure that end devices and apps can support Matter as soon as possible.

In 2023, Matter-compatible Bosch Smart Home devices will be the front runners, closely followed by the overarching smart home management app "Home Connect Plus" and products from Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH.

Other company segments and offers will follow in due course.

Bosch is convinced that Matter will be the future standard for smart home products and will give the market a significant push.

Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH was incorporated as a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Headquartered in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the company offers complete, intelligent consumer solutions for networked homes.

Bosch Smart Home simplifies home life by controlling routine tasks in the background. It offers greater comfort, security and energy efficiency.

More information is available at www.bosch-smarthome.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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