SOURCE: ANT

July 13, 2016 08:00 ET

ANT Wireless Announces ANT+ Device Profile for Location-Tracking Devices

New profile allows IoT developers to enhance end-user experiences for tracking technologies; Supports connectivity for Garmin's next generation dog tracking system

COCHRANE, AB--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - ANT Wireless, innovator in ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technology, today announced a new ANT+ Device Profile for location-tracking devices. The profile, named Tracker, is designed for IoT developers looking to enhance location tracking by passing information from an assets tracker, a device which aggregates the locations of multiple assets, to a secondary display like a watch or GPS screen.

Tracker provides an elevated end-user experience for those using Garmin's new GPS dog tracking system, the Astro® 430. The ANT+ profile allows for information to be transferred from the Astro® 430 to a secondary display such as the DriveTrack™ 70 LMT navigator or any fēnix®3 watch, making it safer and easier for users to use Astro tracking technology.

Moving forward, Tracker offers exciting opportunities for other tracking technologies in the IoT realm, such as livestock monitoring systems or asset tracking devices.

"This profile indicates our continual growth in the ultra-low powered wireless market," said James Fujimoto, Director of ANT Wireless. "ANT+ profiles are expanding beyond the sports and fitness markets and opening up possibilities to a greater variety of use-cases and IoT industries. Right now there are very few, if any, protocols like Tracker that define an interoperable standard for sending this type of information."

ANT+ Device Profiles are designed with ultra-low power displays and controllers in mind. Profiles like Tracker allow for greater flexibility in where and how sensor data can be viewed and aggregated. ANT+ Profiles are being created and updated every day to provide better connectivity solutions to developers, and enhanced experiences for end users.

For more information please visit www.thisisant.com.

About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com):

ANT is an established protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. With millions of deployed nodes, ANT is perfectly suited for any kind of low data rate sensor network topologies; from peer- to-peer or star, to practical mesh; in personal area networks (PAN) which are well suited for sports, fitness, wellness and home health applications, or in local area networks (LAN) in home and IoT applications.

ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol), is an interoperability infrastructure that defines device profiles which specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys This provides seamless wireless connectivity between ANT+ enabled products, including the collection and automatic transfer of sensor data.

Popular in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ is the pervasive ULP wireless technology facilitating the capture of critical market share in the exploding mobile sensor sector. This standardized communication platform enables quick-to-market solutions for application developers, sensor manufacturers, and cell phone makers.

ANT+ has amassed an ecosystem of world-class technology vendors in the ANT+ Alliance, an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. With over 250 million devices in the market, these industry leaders offer readily-available brand name products for sport, wellness management and home health monitoring. Visit thisisant.com/directory for a complete listing of ANT+ certified and verified products.

ANT Wireless is responsible for managing the base ANT 2.4 Ghz ultra-low power wireless protocol, the ANT+ interoperability infrastructure and the ANT+ Alliance. The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. (www.dynastream.com). Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology.

ANT+ Product Directory (www.thisisant.com/directory):
The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified or verified products. It is a tool designed specifically to help consumers source hundreds of industry-leading devices and all compatible products within the vast ANT+ ecosystem. Apps and devices may be searched by product name, brand, activity or product category, allowing the consumer to create a monitoring system that meets their specific needs.

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