Hello Robert! The Eve accessories not using the chipset that can be updated by firmware to support Thread can be used further on as advertised. On range problems the Eve Extend is a working solution for all HomeKit enabled Eve accessories with Bluetooth - having Tread available or not. This applies even the ones now marked as Thread supporting are using Bluetooth. Not everyone wants/needs a HomePod mini/Thread support and an fallback is needed as well. The communication Thread uses is an addition not a replacement. And by the way it is Eve Systems sine 2 1/2 years when the two companies split. Best regards, Volker
Nov 19, 2020