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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – September 16, 2015 – ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today unveiled two new cycling device profiles at Interbike for gear shifting and dropper seat posts, along with an update to its suspension device profile. These innovations are designed to provide riders with immediate control and feedback for improved performance along with the reliability and interoperability they’ve come to expect from ANT+.
New innovations include:
• Developed in collaboration with SRAM, the ANT+ Shifting Device Profile is the first interoperable standard for wireless shifting status, now available as a member early release.
• The ANT+ Dropper Seat Post Device Profile is the first interoperable standard for wireless dropper seat post control. It allows for the seat post to be locked or unlocked using a wireless controller.
• The ANT+ Bike Suspension Profile is the market’s only wireless suspension lockout control standard. New profile additions include additional summary information for post race analysis and free fall measurement and reporting.
The profiles enable wireless control and communication with components including bike drivetrains, suspension, and dropper seat posts. ANT+ interoperability means they can each communicate with many of the same display devices now and in the future. Using ANT+ also means ultra low power, longer battery life and lower maintenance required over time.
Manufacturers and developers who choose to implement the ANT+ Suspension, Shifting and/or Dropper Seat Post device profiles within their product lines can do so with minimal time investment. Adding the profiles to a bike computer, for example, involves minimal development and a simple firmware upgrade for customers. The new profiles also provide a great opportunity to broaden product lines typically more directed at road cyclists to support a larger breadth of cycling disciplines, and reposition them for mountain biking, cyclocross and beyond. The profiles will be available to ANT+ members September 16, 2015.
To see all feature ANT+ innovations at Interbike, visit ANT+ at booth 27223 to learn more about the ANT+ ecosystem of products.
About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com):
ANT is an established protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. With over 100 million devices in the market, ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ products and the collection and automatic transfer 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+ 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. 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.
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.