Matricom is a company I have not been aware of in the past. However, they appear to have had some success with Android TV Boxes in the form of the G-Box Q2 as well as various controllers for these devices.

The Matricom Arc is an ambitious device that aims to combine multiple smart home devices into one box.

The Arc is an Android-based box built around the Amlogic S905x Quad-Core SoC found in most Android TV boxes. However, it expands the abilities of the box by building in a Wi-Fi router, Z-Wave home automation functionality and energy management, all while various streaming services you will be familiar with.

It is a clever idea, and I am surprised no one has done something like this before.

Build and Design

The Arc looks very familiar to an ISP supplied router, it is much larger than other Android boxes you will have used in the past, but this is to allows all the ports available on it.