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The CHIP project


I’m considering to buy a Homey but thinking a bit of the CHIP project that will “replace” Zigbee with CHIP (Connected Home over IP).

Any thoughts on would you buy now or should you wait until they have released their full plans by the end of the year.

As with all things technological: you can wait indefinitely for “the next great thing”.

If you want to automate your home right now and the upcoming years (because Zigbee won’t disappear), buy a Homey. If you want to wait and see how CHIP turns out, wait for a few more years and keep managing your appliances manually in the mean time.

But from what I know, CHIP isn’t going to replace Zigbee at all, it’s not a radio protocol but (much) more higher-level.


Thanks Robert

I have placed my order :wink:

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Basically, CHIP is IPv6. Old vine in new bags. Others have tried and failed. CHIP is based on the promise of 6LowPAN, which never really took of. Why would it fly now all of a sudden? How can it compete to, for example, BLE Mesh?