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Built from the ground up, the ANT+ team identified a problem and created a solution! The solution – a
revolutionary low power sensor technology – is now integrated into the most popular products/devices on the market today manufactured by industry leading brands in the sport, fitness and health sectors. This vision has taken the company from two engineers tinkering in a garage to a reputable international corporation. As the world leader in wireless sensor technology, ANT+ continues to expand its reach defining solutions that meet the demands of its customers. ANT+ is committed to evolve with the market and continue providing the most effective and efficient wireless monitoring solutions possible.
ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking
applications. ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ Alliance member devices and the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data. Applicable in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys.
ANT/ANT+ are managed by ANT Wireless, a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.
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.
Visit www.dynastream.com for more information.
ANT+ offers a progressive and innovative work environment where employees can launch their extreme ideas and contribute to the creation and promotion of cutting-edge products. See current job openings and learn why the industry’s top professionals choose ANT+.
ST Ericsson builds in ANT+
Android USB supports ANT+
Adidas launches the GEN2 Speed_Cell for soccer. ANT+ technology captures running and various metrics for other sports such as soccer, basketball and tennis
MOTOACTV with ANT+ launched
HTC releases ANT enabled phones
Sony initiates design of first ANT enabled smartphone
First combo connectivity chip released with ANT support
Bluetooth SIG releases 4.0
ANT+ technology was tested by Schwinn mPower trainers at the IDEA conference in Anaheim, CA. There were no problems reported in the room with 80 bikes, each with a head console and two sensors, and many with ANT+ heart rate straps
Team Columbia uses HTC Legend cell phones to track riders in the Tour de France
Digifit releases first ANT+ iPhone bridge
Texas Instruments releases the CC257x, ANT transceiver parts with integrated ANT-FS functionality, and improved RSSI
ANT+ launches the FIT1-e module, an ANT+ based OEM module designed specifically for fitness equipment. This PCBA establishes a simple and reliable connection between fitness equipment and ANT+ devices
Wahoo fitness releases iPhone API support of ANT+
Nordic Semiconductor releases the nRF24AP2, the second generation ANT transceiver, with many new features, and improvements
ANT+ and Star Trac bring wireless to fitness clubs. Spin bikes linking to multiple heart rate and cadence sensors. No cross talk or interference
First ANT+ Symposium
Release of AT3 chipset, the lowest power ANT solution with SensRcore
ANT+ Alliance formalized
ANT+ SDM added to Garmin Fitness line up; provides running cadence; complements GPS. Garmin acquires Dynastream
Nordic Semiconductor introduced the nRF24AP1, the first 2.4 GHz transceiver with ANT protocol
ANT, the first ever ultra low power wireless standard, is introduced to the market with products from Suunto and Atomic.
The ANT wireless protocol is born