The Yandex company may soon introduce a specialized hub designed to control all kinds of smart home devices using the Zigbee wireless communication protocol.
According to the Kommersant newspaper, in the Russian part of the register of declarations of conformity with the EAEU, a mention appeared of the "smart home center "Yandex Hub"". The Swiss subsidiary of Yandex, Intertech Services AG, is listed as the manufacturer of the gadget. We are talking about the release of the Zigbee gateway. It should become an alternative to cloud services for smart homes, which foreign companies stopped supporting due to the current geopolitical situation. The device will be able to interact with equipment such as smart lighting devices, sensors, etc. At the same time, the hub itself will be able to connect to the Internet in order to control the smart home remotely and using voice assistants.