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Cochrane, Alberta – October 3, 2013 – ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today confirms that Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) has once again incorporated the ANT Radio Service and ANT+ interoperability into its recently released smartphones, the Xperia™ Z1 and Xperia™ Z Ultra. Adding to their existing portfolio of 17 ANT+ enabled phones, Sony Mobile now gives their customers even broader access to the millions of available ANT+ fitness, sport and health devices. This ANT+ integration continues to demonstrate Sony Mobile’s commitment to both premier products and active lifestyle connectivity.
“Sony Mobile was the first to integrate ANT+ into their handsets, and it is exciting to see consumers benefit from the increasing breadth of Sony’s product line that is interoperable with the ANT+ ecosystem,” stated Rod Morris, Vice President, ANT Wireless. “These new phones also incorporate the very latest ANT+ features allowing consumers to run multiple apps and displays concurrently.”
The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra are newly certified as ANT+ Capable and require only an ANT+ application download to link to the millions of available ANT+ certified devices. For details on the range of ANT+ certified devices, see www.thisisant.com/directory
Sony Mobile is also the first ANT+ product manufacturer to ship devices using ANT’s common Android system software. Waterproof and dust resistant (IP55 & IP58), the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra exhibit the quality and performance indicative of the Sony brand and are excellent additions to the ANT+ ecosystem. https://www.thisisant.com/directory/filter/168/~/~/
ANT+ and Xperia Z1 - https://www.thisisant.com/directory/xperia-z1/
ANT+ and Xperia Z Ultra - https://www.thisisant.com/directory/xperia-z-ultra/
Sony Mobile: www.sonymobile.com/pressreleases
Native ANT capability in smart phones and tablets enables the networking advantages of ANT technology and the industry proven interoperability of ANT+. This fully integrated ANT mobile solution can be up to eight identities (master and/or slave) concurrently. As an example, multiple smartphones and/or tablets can connect to each other, independent of WiFi or cellular network connections, to selectively share information, concurrently. The possibilities are limited only by the creativity of the applications built into the phones.
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About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com)
ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. ANT+ is the pervasive ULP wireless technology facilitating the capture of critical market share in the exploding mobile sensor sector. With over 60 million devices in the market, ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ devices and the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data. 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.
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. 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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