TAIPEI, Dec. 22, 2023 – Allion Labs, a Connectivity Standards Alliance authorized test laboratory for Matter, today announced Panasonic Life Solutions India, a global leader in consumer electronics, obtained Matter 1.2 certification for Room Air Conditioner powered by Miraie, making it the first of its kind. This milestone achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering a new level of convenience and efficiency to customers through cutting-edge technology and a successful collaboration between Panasonic and Allion Labs. Starting February 2024, the Panasonic range of Air Conditioners equipped with Matter protocol will be available across all leading outlets and e-commerce platforms in India right before the summer season.
Matter is a groundbreaking standard that enables seamless interoperability and secure connectivity among smart devices. It sets the foundation for a smart home ecosystem where devices from different manufacturers can effortlessly work together, offering consumers a more convenient and integrated living experience. The Matter 1.2 certification adds support for additional device types, including room air conditioners. The update broadens the scope of smart home automation, extending it to a more comprehensive smart home ecosystem.
“The Alliance is always happy to see its members applying the technologies we develop together in products consumers can have confidence in. This milestone showcases an unwavering dedication to pioneering design and underscores the successful collaboration between Panasonic and Allion Labs, with Matter 1.2. The Alliance applauds their commitment to breaking ground in the IoT space and in the evolution of the smart home ecosystem,” said Jon Harros, Head of Certification and Testing Programs, Connectivity Standards Alliance.
With this certification, Panasonic’s Room Air Conditioner seamlessly integrates into the Matter ecosystem, enabling users to control and monitor their air conditioning units from any Matter-enabled device, such as smart speakers, smartphones, tablets, and more.
“Allion Labs, Inc. is proud to be chosen as the Connectivity Standards Alliance Matter Authorized Test Lab for Panasonic’s Room Air Conditioner,” stated Hideaki Nakayama, President and Representative Director of Allion Japan. “Our collaboration with Panasonic and the Connectivity Standards Alliance has proven successful, showcasing the effectiveness of our robust testing methodologies and our capabilities as an authorized lab. We look forward to further collaborations that will drive the growth and adoption of cutting-edge IoT technologies.”
Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Manish Misra, Chief Innovation Officer, Panasonic Life Solutions India, said, “Our vision is to bring innovation to elevate the daily living of our consumers through smart technology. We launched Miraie – our smart home platform in 2020 and we have seen 70% of our Air Conditioner consumers using the platform. And now we are taking the Miraie platform to the next level by making it Matter-compatible and introducing India’s first range of Matter enabled Room Air Conditioners. India Innovation Centre has been at the forefront of many innovations at Panasonic and with Matter, we have done extensive testing and are delighted to provide our consumers with an upgraded Miraie platform that provides interoperability and is simple to use, reliable and secure.”
Consumers can control their Matter-enabled air conditioners through the Miraie app, an innovative platform designed to enhance the connected living experience. Miraie’s compatibility with Matter reflects Panasonic’s commitment to providing consumers with a futureproof, smart and connected experience to enhance daily living. In the near future with Miraie, users can seamlessly control and monitor a wide range of smart appliances, including air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, and more irrespective of the brand.
Allion Labs works closely with the Connectivity Standards Alliance and provides expertise to help companies validate product eligibility for Matter. The company is also an authorized lab for Matter related certifications, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and Thread.
A global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. Founded in 1918, the Group is committed to enhancing the well-being of people and society and conducts its businesses based on founding principles applied to generate new value and offer sustainable solutions for today’s world. The Group reported consolidated net sales of around 8,500 billion yen for the year ended March 31, 2023. Panasonic Life Solutions India (PLSIND) is a subsidiary of Panasonic Holding Corporation (PHD).
To learn more about the PLSIND, please visit: https://www.panasonic.com/in/
About the Connectivity Standards Alliance
The Connectivity Standards Alliance is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Established in 2002, its wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With its Members’ deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.
To learn more about the Connectivity Standards Alliance: https://csa-iot.org/
About Allion Labs, Inc.
Allion Labs, Inc. is an international engineering company that provides customized testing, certification, validation, and consulting services for IT, automotive, IoT, and consumer electronics industries. As a Connectivity Standards Alliance Matter Authorized Test Lab and an industry leader in testing and verification, Allion Labs, Inc. helps businesses deliver high-quality and reliable products to the market.
To learn more about Allion Labs, Inc.: https://www.allion.com/
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