Apple’s Smart Home platform, HomeKit, just got smarter.
Apple has now added Thread to its ensemble of wireless protocols within HomeKit. Today, the ecosystem comprises Wi-Fi as the network’s backbone, Bluetooth® Low Energy for point-to-point, low-power communication and now Thread, which complements the former two with all the advantages of IP-based wireless mesh connectivity.
This course covers the substantial benefits of Thread, explaining why product manufacturers and consumers alike should be excited about it. We will also dive into a HomeKit development project in the Silicon Labs’ Gecko SDK, where you can see firsthand why adding Thread support is so powerful for developers.