October 26, 2016 07:00 ET

ANT Wireless Announces Inspired+ Award Winners at ANT Symposium 2016

Birdi, COBI and Tacx were recognized as inspired innovators leading the way in ANT/ANT+ Wireless technology at the 2016 ANT Wireless Symposium

COCHRANE, AB--(Marketwired - October 26, 2016) - ANT Wireless, innovator in ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technology launched the Inspired+ ANT Wireless Awards at the 9th Annual ANT Symposium. These new awards are designed to recognize companies leading the way in using ANT/ANT+ Wireless technology to change how we live, do business and use products. Selected by a committee, these awards honor the ANT Members and Adopters that launched a workable solution using ANT Technology to solve a problem in the past year.

Seven companies were nominated for the Inspired+ ANT Wireless Awards and out of those 10 nominees, ANT Wireless is pleased to announce the official recipients are:

  • Birdi, winner of Inspired+ for their smart detectors.
  • COBI, winner of Inspired+ for their smart cycling system
  • Tacx, winner of Inspired+ for the Tacx Neo road surface simulation.

"This was a truly exciting year at the ANT Wireless Symposium. We're seeing more and more companies expanding possibilities by using ANT technology in new and innovative ways. The Inspired+ Awards are meant to celebrate the vast possibilities that are enabled by ANT Technology," said James Fujimoto, Director, ANT Wireless. "We want to thank all the nominees and winners. All are amongst the most influential in wireless connectivity and are at the core of the IoT transformation we are seeing in society today."

The ANT Wireless Symposium attracts leading device makers, application developers, silicon manufacturers, industry suppliers, retailers, distributors and service providers in the wireless space. Featuring highly anticipated keynote presentations from Google's Doug Daniels, IBM's Doug Barton and's Ray Maker, the event showcased thought leaders in the IoT ecosystem, explored the technical and commercial possibilities of ANT and ANT+, and provided a platform for companies to share best practices and offer technical training.

The ANT Wireless Symposium is growing as ANT Wireless interoperability becomes front and center as a core function in our vastly connected world. Industry leaders across various verticals in security, inventory management, sports fashion and distribution were represented including those from Nordic Semiconductor, IBM, Google, Tacx and MakeFashion.

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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 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. ( 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.

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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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