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Cochrane, Alberta – April 18, 2016 – ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today announced the release of its new Extended Display profile (EXD) for ANT+ Alliance members. The profile is the first to define communication between a fitness device and an extended display (e.g., a bike computer or sports watch and an extended heads up display unit). This expands ANT+ device-to-device communication beyond control and coordination use cases. Features include:
• Data Streaming: data from a user’s main device (e.g., fitness watches, bike computers, etc.) is streamed to an extended display (e.g., a heads-up display) allowing the user to check performance metrics and navigation without having to take their eyes away from their activity.
• Custom Configuration: users can configure exactly what data is displayed on their extended display from their central fitness device.
• Alerts and Notifications: the user’s main device can send notifications (upcoming navigation directions, phone alerts, work out alerts, etc.) to their extended display.
“At ANT Wireless, we are continuing to introduce technologies that enable innovative devices to communicate seamlessly,” said Mike Rounding, Product Manager for ANT+. “With the Extended Display device profile, athletes can see their data where they want it as part of the ANT+ interoperable sport and fitness product ecosystem.”
The new profile is currently being used by Garmin Edge 520 and 1000 to communicate with the newly released Varia Vision In-sight Display, Garmin’s first heads-up display device.
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.