Samsung SmartThings without an external hub – Samsung Newsroom Belgium

Samsung is shaping the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) by introducing groundbreaking products with built-in SmartThings Hub functionality.

Samsung SmartThings is a technology that enables connected devices to function and is essential for the future of IoT. Samsung has revealed more details about the integration of SmartThings Hub software with select Samsung smart TVs to be launched in 2022, as well as Family Hub smart monitors and fridges. Unveiled at CES 2022, SmartThings Hub software enables seamless connectivity and control over Samsung devices that form the command center of a modern home – without having to use an additional external hub. Thanks to the new access points, users can easily transform their home into a smart home.

Today, users are more likely than ever to use connected devices in their homes. This contributes to the exponential growth in demand and industry response. According to the 2021 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Survey[1]“Published by Deloitte, US households have an average of 25 connected devices, and customers are increasingly driven by ease of use, interoperability and low cost of operation when making purchasing decisions.

Previously, users needed a dedicated hub to connect each of their devices, i.e. a kind of control center said Mark Benson, product and engineering manager at Samsung SmartThings. – Integration of SmartThings Hub technology with select Samsung products eliminates the barrier to entry and streamlines the entire process, allowing users to create a home with many different connected devices.

Billions of devices are already compatible with SmartThings’ rich ecosystem of partners, which together with future support for Matter, the innovative smart home interoperability standard, SmartThings is at the heart of building a home. integrated and connected.

Integration with SmartThings Hub allows users to take full advantage of Samsung devices using various smart home communication protocols. In addition to Matter, the firmware will support connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, allowing communication between a wide variety of smart devices. In addition, thanks to the optional USB accessory, it will also be possible to connect with Zigbee devices.

Mission smartIt has always been about creating an environment that streamlines everyday life. To make this mission a reality, we have redoubled our efforts to improve SmartThings technology, which is another step in realizing Samsung’s vision of connecting all connected homes. said Jaeyeon Jung, vice president of Samsung Electronics and head of SmartThings. Thanks to Samsung’s extensive portfolio and the open, comprehensive and flexible platform offered by SmartThings, we can meet the growing demand for connected home devices, which has been growing since the start of the pandemic..

SmartThings Hub features will be available on select Samsung devices in 2022. For more information on SmartThings, visit www.smartthings.com.

Information about SmartThings

SmartThings is a technology that enables connected devices to function and is essential for the future of IoT. This open platform supports thousands of devices from hundreds of brands and offers endless possibilities for innovators and developers looking for seamless connectivity in the vast IoT ecosystem. The company is committed to delivering smart features and capabilities where users want them, while improving the user experience. Today, millions of people in over 200 countries use SmartThings technology every day to automate and control the various components of their smart homes using the SmartThings app and a range of Samsung devices such as telephones, televisions and digital devices. SmartThings offers the most flexible number of protocols, including the new IoT standard, Matter. Founded in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and is a founding member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization that brings together hundreds of companies that create, maintain, and deliver open global standards for the IoT. For more information about SmartThings, visit www.smartthings.com.

[1] https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/telecommunications/connectivity-mobile-trends-survey.html

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