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Swedish furniture and accessory store Ikea today announced the upcoming launch of the Dirigera smart hub, which supports Matter. Matter is a universal smart home automation connectivity standard that is being adopted by Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and other manufacturers. It promises smart home interoperability, and is just beginning to roll out this year.

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The Dirigera is an upgrade from the existing Trådfri gateway, and is built to handle more product segments. It features a revamped onboarding experience, along with personalization options that include different scenes and pre-set functions for smart products. The hub will work with Ikea smart products, and as it it supports Matter, it will also work with other devices that have Matter integration.

The Matter smart home standard has been delayed until fall 2022, but Apple plans to support it, so Apple HomeKit devices should be compatible with Ikea's hub.

Ikea is planning to deploy a newly updated Ikea Home smart app alongside the Dirigera, and the app is meant to be easier to navigate and more user friendly for those who are new to the smart home experience.

The Dirigera and the revamped Ikea app are set to launch in October 2022.

Article Link: Ikea Debuts Matter-Compatible Smart Home Hub
 

KaliYoni

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Not sure how I'm going to solder with a cheap hex wrench and a pile of pointy pegs...
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murdoc2k

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If you're in the apple eco-system, there's no reason to get an Ikea thread enabled hub. The HomePod mini and Apple TV 4k has HomeKit and thread support built-in. The less hubs, the better it is on your wallet and for maintaining the setup long term.
 

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If you're in the apple eco-system, there's no reason to get an Ikea thread enabled hub. The HomePod mini and Apple TV 4k has HomeKit and thread support built-in. The less hubs, the better it is on your wallet and for maintaining the setup long term.
If you want Trådfri compatible things in your HomeKit environment, you would need either the Trådfri gateway or this device.
 

mansplains

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On the eve of me donating my Trådfri lights and hub.. I couldn't stand that thing, surprised I had it as long as I did. Only think I miss is the remote, and flic has me covered there.
 

Squuiid

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“The Dirigera and the revamped Ikea app are set to launch in October 2022.”
We’re still in May. Slightly premature Press release non?
 
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Trådfri has been wonderful. It blows many other products away. I have been testing a number of smart home ecosystems, and Ikea Tradfri's simplicity, reliability, value for price, and usefulness is difficult to match. It works great with Siri too.
 

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I have many of their tradfri motion sensors and a hub. Work well and were cheap.

That said, the picture based instructions are not sufficient for their technology products.

If they can simplify it to images, they can offer a few sentences.

Hoping to move to home assistant via zigbee2mqtt and ditch the hub.
 

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If you're in the apple eco-system, there's no reason to get an Ikea thread enabled hub. The HomePod mini and Apple TV 4k has HomeKit and thread support built-in. The less hubs, the better it is on your wallet
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The TRÅDFRI gateway is $39.99.
This Dirigera smart hub will probably be around the same price.
The HomePod mini is $99.00.
The Apple TV 4K is at least $179.
 

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The TRÅDFRI gateway is $39.99.
This Dirigera smart hub will probably be around the same price.
The HomePod mini is $99.00.
The Apple TV 4K is at least $179.
Yeah, but he said "if you're in the Apple ecosystem". For instance, I own an Apple TV 4K and a HomePod mini. It's easier on my wallet to just use my existing equipment and there's no reason to buy the product listed here.
 

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The TRÅDFRI gateway is $39.99.
This Dirigera smart hub will probably be around the same price.
The HomePod mini is $99.00.
The Apple TV 4K is at least $179.
But I already have 3 minis and 2 Apple TV’s! 2 HomePods and a load of Philips lights. Not to mention a tado thermostat Would be nice to have a hub where they can all play nicely..I might then by some ikea products
 
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Shin-Ra

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Hopefully the inclusion of a Thread capable 802.15.4 radio and Matter support in the DIRIGERA hub hints at IKEA eventually transitioning to Thread smart home devices (lamps, switches etc) that don’t require an IKEA hub at all and help extend and strengthen an existing Thread mesh.

Philips/Signify should do the same with a new Ethernet/WiFi/Thread/Zigbee Hue hub that helps transition existing users from Zigbee to Thread.
 

Marie.D

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If you're in the apple eco-system, there's no reason to get an Ikea thread enabled hub. The HomePod mini and Apple TV 4k has HomeKit and thread support built-in. The less hubs, the better it is on your wallet and for maintaining the setup long term.
I guess it’s great if you want compatibility with their old existing non thread accessories, but I agree. It defeats the purpose of Thread, which is a self-healing mesh system, where each of your devices acts like a relay for each other. It’s supposed to fix the hub problem, not make a new flavour of it.
 

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Has the standard been finalized? Is Ikea releasing a product based on a draft version of the standard?

It’s not finalized but the new IKEA hub is only being sold in October when Matter is expected to be released (if no further delays).

If you're in the apple eco-system, there's no reason to get an Ikea thread enabled hub. The HomePod mini and Apple TV 4k has HomeKit and thread support built-in. The less hubs, the better it is on your wallet and for maintaining the setup long term.

IKEA’s smart home devices don’t work on Thread so they do need a hub. It’s like Hue lightbulbs. They don’t connect to HomeKit directly, they need a Hue hub that itself connects to HomeKit. The same is true for Matter.

Eventually, the goal of Thread is to have this low power technology on individual devices, turning all of them — including from different manufacturers — into a mesh network. Maybe future IKEA devices will have Thread built in, but right now they don’t so you’ll need the hub.

I’ve held off buying anything new for my smart home, unless they have Thread built in like many of Eve’s devices. Waiting patiently on a Thread enabled Nest thermostat.
 
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DominikHoffmann

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Has the standard been finalized? Is Ikea releasing a product based on a draft version of the standard?
The article states that release date is in October. Presumably, they will have plenty of time to make adjustments that will incorporate final modifications to the standard.
 

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I used to have two Tradfri bulbs, a couple of meters away, paired to a single remote, and half of the times one failed to receive the command and the two became out of sync. The same happened in the in-store displays, and a friend had the same issue, so it wasn't just me.
Then the remote died after 1 year. Now I'm using the bulbs as regular bulbs.
Last time I went, the Tradfri things were relegated to a corner.
 
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DominikHoffmann

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Last time I went, the Tradfri things were relegated to a corner.
IKEA has been dealing with severe supply chain issues on these products. They hide it by having available items occupy more shelf space. There must be several container ships that either don’t make it out of Shanghai harbor because of their hard lockdowns or they don’t get unloaded on our western shores.
 

Neil Harrison

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Let me guess: this one still won't support PoE, right? Because, why have just 1 cable, if you can have 2.
Lack of PoE really annoys me on devices. I have all me Ethernet capable devices connected over Ethernet..just wish more devices were PoE capable
 
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