Exciting innovations are coming to the Home Assistant smart home platform. With the Home Assistant SkyConnect a USB stick has been announced that works with Thread and Zigbee. This will probably pave the way for matter later on.
According to the developers, the Home Assistant SkyConnect stick allows an extension of the platform and brings the functionality of Home Assistant Yellow, a special version of the Raspberry Pi, to all devices running Home Assistant.
All those interested in the USB stick, which is based on a Silicon Labs chip, will have to be patient. At the moment the project is still in development stage. It is not yet announced when the SkyConnect home assistant will be launched and at which price. However, anyone who is interested in the project and its possibilities can be kept up to date via a mailing list.