I’m sorta curious what SmartThings long term thinking is re: the Hub. I know that originally there was talk of Bluetooth being incorporated but time and funds precluded this from happening. I also know that there are new technologies being planned for the future (6LoWPAN for example).
Now granted, SmartThings is still young and Home Automation is really just starting to really take off. Z-wave and Zigbee are still the rulers in terms of moving existing home setups into a Smart Home environment. But it seems to me that when we start to talk about integrating new technologies (TVs, computers, appliances, portable devices, etc) these things will probably lean more towards tech like BLE, WiFi, or perhaps the a fore mentioned 6LoWPAN.
Are there any thoughts about how SmartThings might work with these new protocols? Might there be a Hub 2.0 that has more radios built in? Or an add on hub that adds new radios?
I really love SmartThings and I’m happy with the direction that SmartThings has taken with integrating with some of the new tech (Sonos, Ubi, Hue). I just hope that ST doesn’t get left behind if lots of the new “toys” only work with BLE or some other protocol that ST can’t handle.