Sber Joins International Alliance Designing Universal Home Automation Connectivity Standard Matter
SberDevices has joined an international alliance designing the universal smart home standard Matter. The standard helps achieve interoperability of systems and make them all compatible, which spells enhanced convenience for users.
Matter is an industry–unifying standard and a promise of reliable, secure connectivity. A seal of approval that devices will work seamlessly together, Matter creates more connections between more objects, simplifies development for manufacturers, and increases compatibility for consumers.
Uniting companies from across industries, the project was founded by the Connectivity Standards Alliance. Thanks to the alliance, already over 4,000 devices have been connected into a single network. Alliance participants are 400+ companies worldwide, including the tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Apple that develop the Internet of Things (IoT) and create devices and services to make the world safer, smarter, and more convenient.
Konstantin Kruglov, CEO of SberDevices, senior vice president for new digital surfaces, Sberbank:
“The alliance unites the biggest players of the smart home market, including its pioneers who decided to come together to develop unified standards and create truly convenient and compatible solutions. We also see great promise here, and soon it will be possible to use the Salute virtual assistants to control not only devices by partner companies connected to the Sber smart home platform, but also devices by manufacturers that use Matter. Users will be able to combine the smart home brands they use at their convenience and manage them easily.”
SberDevices is a Sber ecosystem company and a center of expertise on AI-powered solutions in fields such as speech technology, natural language processing, and face and voice biometrics. The company also focuses on creating smart devices for end users and corporate clients.
PJSC Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Holding almost one-third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, Sberbank is the key lender to the national
economy and one of the biggest deposit takers in Russia. The Government of the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is the principal shareholder of PJSC Sberbank owning 50% plus one voting share of the bank’s authorized capital, with the remaining 50% minus one voting share held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has customers in 18 countries. The bank has a major distribution network in Russia with about 14,000 branches, while its international operations – subsidiary banks, branches, and chapters – include the UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, and other countries. It holds general banking license No. 1481 dd. August 11, 2015, from the Bank of Russia. Official websites of the bank: www.sberbank.com (Sberbank Group website), www.sberbank.ru.
In 2020 Sberbank underwent a rebranding, offering financial and non-financial services of the bank and Sberbank Group to individual and corporate customers. Today, the Sber ecosystem is a raft of services for life and daily assistance in handling pressing everyday issues for individual customers and businesses. The Sber ecosystem website: www.sber.ru.