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ANT’s ULP Mesh Capability Opens Opportunities in Wireless Home Automation

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Tokyo, Japan – May 28, 2014 – ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today showcases its first implementation of the ANT based ULP mesh portfolio.  Presented as a home lighting demonstration, this capability incorporates multiple, battery-operated nodes controlled simultaneously via smartphones and tablets.  Featuring lighting as just one of the potential building blocks for an extensible ANT connectivity solution, the ANT shared channel technology simply combines with distributed mesh capabilities for an overall home solution.  This available framework is being presented at Wireless Japan, ANT Booth #W23.

The ability to scale up to 65K devices and pair seamlessly is intrinsic in the ANT protocol and confirms ANT as an established technology for home and light industrial scenarios.  Utilizing Dynastream’s newly launched N548 SoC with Nordic’s dual protocol nRF51422 chip, the ANT mesh capability demonstrates the flexibility of ANT topologies and direct connection to mobile platforms.  Learn more about the N548 at www.dynatream.com/developer/n5 

“Over the past ten years, ANT has pioneered the ease of use of ultra lower power wireless in both simple and complex networking scenarios,” stated James Fujimoto, Director, ANT Wireless.  “Add to this the proven interoperable ecosystem of ANT+ and you have a technology that is extremely well poised to significantly impact the ‘last few meters’ in the Internet of Things.”

Scenarios such as home automation benefit from the breadth of ANT technology and allow manufacturers to create and expand product solutions to suit their desired use case.  Home lighting can be replaced or added to with a variety of other controllable home functions such as temperature, entry control, and appliance monitoring.  One real-world consumer experience can involve all family members using their personal mobile devices to control various home devices simultaneously. In other words, while son Johnny is using his tablet to control the big screen TV, Mom can mute the TV with her phone and push an incoming call over to the TV as Dad brings up the lights with his laptop.  Together, they can then chat with their daughter Sue via Skype.

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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, 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.

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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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