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July 17, 2015

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 2015 ANT+ Alliance Symposium Registration Now Open   |   Join us at CES 2016! Spaces available   |   Eurobike & Interbike are Just Around the Corner
NEWS: Garmin and ANT+ Build Safer Smart Cycling   |   ANT Protocol to Complement Nordic Semiconductor’s new nRF52   |   First ANT+ FE-C Enabled Fitness Products Enter the Market   |   ANT Technology Incorporated in Second Generation WASP Bridge Products
NEWLY CERTIFIED PRODUCTS: Consumer Product Listings   |   B2B Product Listings
TECH UPDATES: Stay Informed   |   Critical Bytes   |     |     |  
SUBSCRIPTIONS: Set Your Preferences


2015 ANT+ Alliance Symposium Registration Now Open

Technology is changing the world we’re living in. Be part of the change and uncover all that's in store at the ANT+ Alliance Symposium. ANT+ Adopters and Members are invited to join industry leaders, new innovators and game changers as we meet in the renowned Canadian Rockies and discover the edge of technical realities, receive detailed training, and grow your opportunities with ANT and ANT+.
Register before July 31 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

*Current ANT+ Members and Adopters should have received a Symposium invitation email on June 30th. If you have not yet received the invitation email please check your junk-mail folder as some members have reported their email systems have inadvertently filtered the invitation to the junk folder.* 

Please contact [email protected] for registration support. 
Visit the ANT+ Alliance Symposium web page for event details. 

Join us at CES 2016! Spaces available

Showcase your brand and product at the consumer electronic industry's main showcase event in the most affordable and efficient way.
The ANT Wireless Pavilion, offering turn-key exhibits for our members, is embarking on its sixth year at CES. With a prominent location, we are proud to showcase our ANT+ Annual Members' cutting-edge products to the world at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) in Las Vegas, January 2016. Partner with us to unlock a world of industry connections, generate front of the line exposure and enhance your CES opportunities.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Eurobike & Interbike are Just Around the Corner

Are you launching a new product at Eurobike or Interbike? Let ANT+ help spread the word! 
ANT+ Annual Members planning to release new ANT+ products may contact [email protected] for more information on how the ANT Wireless marketing team can help you promote the release of your new product(s). 

*This service is only available to ANT+ Annual Members. Not a member yet? Sign up here


Garmin and ANT+ Build Safer Smart Cycling

Garmin has released the first-of-its-kind rearview bike radar, radar display unit, smart bike headlight, tail light and remote using the ANT+ Bike Lights device profile. 
Read the full article here

ANT Protocol to Complement Nordic Semiconductor’s new nRF52

Nordic Semiconductor announced that it is sampling the first member of its next generation nRF52 Series of ultra- low power wireless solutions – the nRF52832 System-on-Chip (SoC). Read more about how the nRF52832 redefines the single-chip category by marrying barrier-breaking performance to power efficiency here, and watch the nRF52 announcement video.
ANT Wireless is excited to be making stacks available for single protocol ANT and combined ANT/BLE (Bluetooth Smart) for the recently launched nRF52 Series SoC devices. Read full article here.

First ANT+ FE-C Enabled Fitness Products Enter the Market

On June 2nd, 2015, Tacx and Kinomap announced new wireless interoperability in their bike trainer products, marking the first market entry of products implementing the ANT+ Fitness Equipment Control (FE-C) device profile. Tacx has implemented the FE-C device profile in its Vortex Smart and Bushido Smart trainer models as well as its new indoor training software, while Kinomap has added FE-C support to its interactive training software, creating a new interoperable training opportunity. Read full article here

ANT Technology Incorporated in Second Generation WASP Bridge Products

North Pole Engineering announced the release of three next generation WASP bridge products utilizing ANT Wireless technologies; WASP-N, WASP-PoE-2 and WASP-PoE-3. Click here to read the full article.


Consumer Product Listings

ALATECH Dual Mode Heart Rate Strap
ALATECH Dual Mode Speed and Cadence Sensor
Bontrager Flare RT Tail Light
Bontrager Ion 700 RT
Bontrager Transmitr Remote
Favero Electronic Srl bePRO
Garmin Edge 25
Garmin eTrex30
Garmin eTrex35
Garmin Forerunner 225
Garmin Vector 2
Garmin Virb X,Virb XE
Giant Alarm RideSense Sensor
Jet Black Heart Rate Monitor
Jet Black WhisperDRIVE Speed Sensor
Kinomap Fitness
Kinomap Trainer
MoxyCycle ConnectIQ App
NTT docomo Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G
PerfPRO Studio
Pioneer Pedal Monitoring Sensor SGY-PM910HL/SGY-PM910HR
ROTOR Bike Components INpower
Samsung GALAXY E5
Samsung GALAXY E7
Samsung GALAXY Grand 3 Duos
Samsung GALAXY J7
Samsung GALAXY Tab Active
Schwinn Mpower Echelon2 Console
Sony Mobile Xperia M4 Aqua/ M4 Aqua Dual
Sony Mobile Xperia Z3+
Sony Mobile Xperia Z4 Tablet
Stages Indoor Power Meter
Tacx Cycling App
Velo Reality Corp VRide

B2B Product Listings

Direction Technology Heart Rate Monitor - TXF
Direction Technology Speed and Cadence Sensor - CX-320
Direction Technology Speed Sensor - CX-290
North Pole Engineering WASP-POE


Stay Informed

All ANT Wireless tech announcements, updates and bulletins can be found in our online Developer area. For immediate notification, subscribe to the ANT tech RSS feed.

A summary of recent updates is listed below. Note that you will require a login account to access many of these items.

Critical Bytes

N5 Starter Kit SDK Version 3.0 and Update to OTA Updater
A new version of the N5 Starter Kit SDK has been released and is available for download. This update is designed to work with version 9.0.0 of the Nordic SDK. Existing reference code examples including the bootloader have been updated to work with SoftDevices s210 V5.0 and s310 V3.0 and new examples have been added including:

ANT Scalable Channels Demo
Shows how to setup up to 15 ANT channels.

ANT Scalable Encrypted Channels Demo
Shows how to setup up to 15 encrypted ANT channels.

ANT Scan and Forward Demo
Demonstrates an implementation of an ANT adhoc multi-node solution.

ANT Asynchronous Controller Demo
Demonstrates how to use continuous scanning mode to asynchronously send a message to the nearest device. Compatible with Scan and Forward Demo.

Refer to the updated N5 Starter Kit SDK User’s Manual for installation instructions and more information.

OTA Updater 1.2 has been released to support over the air updates using the new bootloader designed for SoftDevices s210 V5.0 and s310 V3.0. OTA Updater 1.2 is also backwards compatible with the bootloader designed for SoftDevices s210 V4.0 and s310 V2.0.

FIT SDK 15.20 Update
Version 15.20 of the FIT SDK is now available on the downloads page. Changes include a bug fix to float field sizes under Java and C. Listeners may now be unsubscribed in Java and support for fractional timestamps is now available in all SDKs.

ANT+ Fitness Equipment Device Profile Revision 4.1 Released to all ANT+ Adopters
The ANT+ Fitness Equipment Device Profile Version 4.1 is now available to all ANT+ Adopters on the downloads page. This minor revision to the device profile updates fields specific for bicycle trainer control (refer to revision history table in document for a detailed list of changes).

SimulANT+ 1.8 Released
SimulANT+ 1.8 is now available to all ANT+ Adopters on the downloads page. This update implements minor changes added in version 4.1 of the Fitness Equipment - Controls (FE-C) device profile.


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