SwitchBot
Switch Bot Matter Hub

SwitchBot debuts Wi-Fi-based Matter hub for Bluetooth IoT at CES 2023

Jan. 4, 2023
SwitchBot Hub 2 is a Wi-Fi-based Matter hub with unique thermo-hygrometer capability that can make SwitchBot Bluetooth products Matter compatible.

SwitchBot (Hong Kong) has unveiled its new Hub 2 platform at CES 2023 (Jan. 5-8) in Las Vegas. With support for Matter technology, the new SwitchBot ecosystem products are designed to work with the Matter platform through the SwitchBot Hub 2, with the first launched being the SwitchBot Curtain, and IoT window curtain system.

SwitchBot Hub 2 is a Wi-Fi-based Matter hub with unique thermo-hygrometer capability that can make SwitchBot Bluetooth products Matter compatible. After connecting to Hub 2, these Bluetooth devices can be controlled on Apple Home or other platforms via Matter. Users can also check the temperature and humidity on Apple Home based on Hub 2's thermo-hygrometer function.

SwitchBot Hub 2 is billed as a 4-in-1 Matter hub for SwitchBot Bluetooth products. The unit's temperature and humidity indicator has a LED display that can change its brightness, with a light sensor built-in. The new unit's IR control function is strengthened, with 100% larger coverage than the company's existing Hub Mini product.

SwitchBot Hub 2 also has two Scene Keys on the unit's front to trigger Scenes preset in the SwitchBot App. The Keys can also control other SwitchBot ecosystem products, such as the SwitchBot Bot and SwitchBot Curtain. SwitchBot Curtain will be Matter compatible in February with Hub 2.

SwitchBot Curtain will be the company's first extension to support Matter in late February when the Hub 2 product is officially launched.

SwitchBot Curtain can be controlled on Apple Home App over Matter during the CES demo. It will officially support Matter via OTA when the final certification is done in late February. Other SwitchBot products will be able to support Matter in sequence throughout this year.

Find SwitchBot at CES 2023 in Venetian Expo Halls A-D at the company's booth #53635 to see a demo of its new Hub 2 with Matter platform.

For more news, projects, and profiles in the smart buildings ecosystem, subscribe to the SBT newsletter and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Buildings, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Building Better Schools

Download this digital resource to better understand the challenges and opportunities in designing and operating educational facilities for safety, sustainability, and performance...

Tips to Keep Facility Management on Track

How do you plan to fill the knowledge gap as seasoned facility managers retire or leave for new opportunities? Learn about the latest strategies including FM tech innovations ...

The Beauty & Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Built Environment

Biophilic design is a hot trend in design, but what is it and how can building professionals incorporate these strategies for the benefits of occupants? This eHandbook offers ...

The Benefits of Migrating from Analog to DMR Two-Way Radios

Are you still using analog two-way radios? Download this white paper and discover the simple and cost-effective migration path to digital DMR radios that deliver improved audio...