Leviton Releases Firmware Update for Matter Compatibility
Leviton announced the release of a firmware update that allows certain Decora products to work with Matter.
If you have been following the rise of the new wireless protocol, Matter, you know many smart device manufacturers have been working on ways to get their new and existing products to be compatible. Some manufacturers announced they would release new Matter-compatible products, while others have been figuring out a way to make their products Matter-compatible with a simple firmware update. Today, one of those manufacturers, Leviton, did just that and announced a new firmware update for Matter support. And it is ready for customers.
Leviton announced today that it now offers Matter support for the award-winning Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen 600W Dimmer, 15A Switch, Mini Plug-In Dimmer, and Mini Plug-In Switch. Customers can easily enroll directly in Leviton's Matter Early Access Program using the My Leviton app. Once enrolled, Matter firmware can be downloaded to their devices. With the update, existing and new My Leviton users can connect their Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen Dimmer, 2nd Gen Switch, 2nd Gen Mini Plug-In Dimmer, or 2nd Gen Mini Plug-In Switch locally to any Matter-enabled smart home platform of their choice, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Home, Samsung SmartThings and more.
Leviton's Matter Early Access Program using the My Leviton app.GearBrain
The Dimmer, Switch, and smart plugs are the first products to receive Matter certification in the Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen portfolio. Additional Wi-Fi 2nd Gen devices are planned for future Matter compatibility, all of which will be available via a free firmware update in the My Leviton app.
“Our team is proud to be able to bring Matter support to our core Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen products to help lead the way with Matter smart lighting and load control,” said James Shurte, senior product manager of smart home for Leviton. “Giving Decora Smart customers the ability to connect their devices to any Matter-certified platform adds additional value to our award-winning product line.”
The easy enrollment and interoperability available through Matter will provide a simplified experience for device owners to connect to their smart home systems of choice. Additionally, all customers can continue to enjoy using the My Leviton app, which offers a wide range of features and customization – from tuning the lighting control performance of bulbs and fixtures with fade rates, preset light levels, and minimum/maximum dim/bright adjustments, to night settings, away mode, custom dashboards and more. The My Leviton app also facilitates the setup and control of Leviton Smart Circuit Breakers and EV Series car chargers, creating an energy management platform and unified experience.
To learn more about Matter support for Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen solutions, please visit www.leviton.com/matter. To learn more about the full line of Decora Smart Wi-Fi products, please visit www.leviton.com/decorasmart.
At GearBrain, we are excited to see more smart devices become Matter compatible, especially with just a simple firmware update. This process makes it easier for existing customers to get familiar with Matter and see if it is the wireless protocol they can use in their smart homes. We will continue to keep you updated on these types of integrations. Also, keep in mind you can use The GearBrain, our compatibility find engine, to help you find, buy and connect Matter-compatible devices with your existing smart home devices. It's free and easy to use. See how by watching the video below.
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