ANT WIRELESS CONTINUES ITS COMMITMENT TO BIKE SAFETY; VARIA™ REARVIEW RADAR FROM GARMIN FIRST TO ADOPT PROFILE
Cochrane, Alberta – December 10, 2015 – ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today announced the member early release of the ANT+ interoperable device profile for Bike Radar sensors, the cycling industry’s first-of-its-kind wireless standard supporting radar-based cyclist safety.
For bicycle commuters and road cyclists alike, vehicular traffic is a constant source of worry and potential danger. Knowing what’s in front of you is easy, but knowing what’s behind you is not. The new device profile wirelessly transmits live feedback of the relative distance and speed of vehicles behind the cyclist and displays this critical information in front of them so they can keep their eyes on the road.
“The new ANT+ Bike Radar profile, along with the already released Bike Lights device profile, demonstrates the ANT+ commitment to innovation and developing technologies for our community that make cycling safer,” said James Fujimoto, Director of ANT Wireless. “With these new profiles, we are providing higher awareness and safety for both riders and motorists.”
The first product to adopt the Bike Radar profile is the Varia™ Rearview Radar from Garmin. The Varia sensor can send data to Edge 1000 bicycle computers, the Varia Head Unit, or any other display device that supports the Bike Radar profile. The interoperable profile makes it possible for display device manufacturers to incorporate the Bike Radar sensor information into their products, and gives sensor manufacturers the ability to build their own bicycle safety systems.
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.
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