Happy New Year everyone!
Don’t know if anyone remembers, but during their Kickstarter campaign, SmartThings promised plethora of connectivity methods, including Bluetooth and Ethernet:
SmartThings Packs will support a variety of connectivity methods, including Ethernet, cellular, Zigbee, Z-wave, and Bluetooth. The initial launch units will be U.S. only, and may or may not include cellular connectivity.
Well, as we all know, Bluetooth hardware didn’t make a final cut. That was very disappointing because Bluetooth, particularly BLE has much greater potential than Zigbee, considering that every iPhone, iPad and MacBook supports BLE natively.
Ok, but local control over Ethernet was still on the road map. Then finally, during October 2nd “Office Hour” it was announced that local network control is coming real “soon”. Now, three month later, we’re still waiting. Curiously enough, the recording of that Office Hour is no longer available on YouTube. So as the title says, what’s up with that?