Ikea reportedly confirms the DIRIGERA second generation smart home gateway
Ikea has apparently confirmed that it will soon release a second-generation smart home gateway, the DIRIGERA. It is unclear if the new product will replace the current TRADFRI gateway device.
According to iphone-ticker, Ikea has confirmed that TRADFRI will continue to work with its smart home products. Some product specifications for the DIRIGERA have been revealed in a supposed leak from Ikea. Drawings indicate that the new device will be round and flatter than the TRADFRI.
The gadget will have a USB port for power and a network socket. It appears that the product will be able to be hung on a wall from a recess in the back of the device, which also features a small reset button.
These product sketches seem to align with an image already on the Ikea website, pictured above, on a page that describes the Ikea Home smart app. It also appears that the DIRIGERA will be a Zigbee 3.0 controller, whereas the TRADFRI used Zigbee Light Link. It is unclear whether the new device will support the upcoming Matter standard.
A recently added “Last chance! Only available for a short time” tag on the TRADFRI listing on the German Ikea site suggested that a new gateway device was on the way. The DIRIGERA is likely to have similar capabilities to the TRADFRI gateway, enabling you to integrate Ikea products with other smart home systems such as Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. It is unclear when Ikea will launch the new product or in which markets.