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ANT+ Update

August 06, 2013

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Headlines: ANT+ Alliance Member Symposium – October 1-4, 2013, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada   |   Create Industrial or Home Automation Solutions with ANT/ANT+   |   Free Android App Certification - Deadline extended to September 30, 2013   |   FIT2 Module Now Available   |   Tech Updates   |   Holiday Spectacular Gift Guide Promotion Recap   |   Cool New Products with ANT+   |   Newly Certified Products   |   ANT+ Members in the News
Everyday Opportunities: Member Networking Tools   |   ANT+ Product Directory   |   Promote Your Brand!   |   Let’s Get Social!   |   Upcoming Events   |   Manage Your Subscriptions


ANT+ Alliance Member Symposium – October 1-4, 2013, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada

Experience the latest in wireless realities, hands-on technical education, and commercial opportunities with new partners, customers and markets. Click here for daily itineraries and registration information.

Agenda Highlights:

• ANT+ TWG Meetings
• Hands-on Workshops
• General and Breakout Sessions:
    - Industry Trends, Trials and Futures
    - Real-time Data and Gamification
    - What We Don’t Tell Consumers, But Should
    - Shortcuts to Market

ANT+ advANTage Awards:
Nominations are now open for the 2013 ANT+ advANTage Awards. These prestigious awards honour and celebrate ANT+ members and companies that have excelled in a variety of areas over the past year. Click here for nomination information.

Create Industrial or Home Automation Solutions with ANT/ANT+

ANT/ANT+ technology offers an ideal solution for home and industrial automation with many advantages. Click here to view a video demonstration of an ANT lighting control system. For more information on industrial and home automation, please contact [email protected].

Free Android App Certification - Deadline extended to September 30, 2013

Certify your app today to confirm interoperability, obtain branding rights and be listed on the ANT+ Product Directory.

FIT2 Module Now Available

The FIT2 is a certified RF module for fitness consoles designed to provide a communication link to portable ANT+ devices. FIT2 is the 2nd generation of fitness modules from Dynastream and addresses requests made by the market when the FIT1e was introduced. This state-of-the-art module enables users to transfer data to and from a fitness console, send data to the cloud and provides a more consistent sensor pairing range. This part is priced competitively to meet the needs of the retail market. Click here for more information.

Tech Updates

All ANT 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.

ANT+ Embedded Reference Design Version 1.3
- Fixed some serial and ANT-FS related issues

ANT+ Certification Tool  Version 1.3.4
- Bug fixes

ANT+ Certification Specification Version 2.1
- New tests and fixes

Bike Power Device Profile 4.0 Beta 002
- New custom calibration status flags
- Updated common pages 81 and 82 to reflect latest version of the common pages document
- Minor cosmetic updates

Common Pages Document
- Updated battery status page to support multiple batteries
- Expanded software revision in product information page
- Minor fixes and updates

ANTware II Version 3.4.00 and ANT Windows Libraries Version 3.1 Released
- Now supports advanced burst, single channel encryption, event filtering and buffering, fast channel initiation and asynchronous transmission

Android API Documentation
- Now available online

Fitness Equipment Demo Software Update Version 2.3
- Bug fixes and software improvements

Online Power Estimator Update
- Added support for the nRF51422

Reminder: Beta ANT+ Device Profiles Available 
Beta ANT+ device profiles are solid, backwards compatible profiles exclusively available to ANT+ Members. Current available beta profiles include:

- Activity Monitor
- Bicycle Power 
- Continuous Glucose Monitor 
- Pressure Sensor Array 
- Racquet 

Join an ANT+ Technical Working Group  
ANT+ Technical Working Groups (TWG’s) are progressive, efficient and piloting the industry. Help set the direction for new standards and benefit with early access and focused development support.

Current TWG Opportunities:
- ANT+ Bike Power - Influence another superior generation of profiles and impact futures
- ANT+ Bike Trainer - Help set the direction for this multiple use profile
- ANT+ Controls - Go beyond the DSLR camera remote and reap the benefits of ANT+ expanded topologies
- ANT+ Muscle Oxygen – Set standards in new segments

For more information or to sign up for a TWG, contact [email protected].

Holiday Spectacular Gift Guide Promotion Recap

In June, six ANT+ Alliance Members – 4iiii Innovations, o-synce, Tanita Corporation, Recon Instruments, A&D Medical and Performance IQ – participated in the Holiday Spectacular Gift Guide Promotion hosted in New York by the Max Borges Agency. 145 premier media members attended the event to get the scoop on the latest cutting-edge ANT+ devices to feature in their upcoming holiday gift guide articles/segments in the fall. Some of the notable media outlets in attendance included New York Times, GQ, SELF, Maxim, Men’s Journal, Prevention, Popular Science, Real Simple, TELL, US Weekly, Woman’s Day, Woman’s Health, and more. Stay tuned for other similar opportunities.

Cool New Products with ANT+

The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Road Bike – Factor Vis Vires
With electronics incorporated from the ground up, data is captured like never before with a complete, accurate and fully integrated system of high-end monitoring devices. Needing flexible and reliable technology, FACTOR used ANT+ as their wireless sensor technology of choice making the Vis Vires compatible with the millions of ANT+ devices that dominate the cycling market today.

Cycle in a Virtual World - Spivi Home Edition
The Spivi Home Edition is innovative 3D virtual training software that utilizes ANT+ heart rate, speed, cadence and power sensors to control the movement of an avatar through a selected cycling course. This Windows’ software provides stationary cyclists with a set of well-structured indoor cycling workouts within a stimulating, social-networked virtual world.

Improve Your Tennis Game - Artengo Personal Coach
The Personal Coach is a sensor that can attach to any tennis racquet allowing the athlete to measure and record a variety of real-time racquet sport parameters. Using ANT+, tennis data such as ball speed, number of shots, shot selection and swing accuracy can be detected by the device, stored and transmitted in real-time to the matching Artengo watch or other personal display that supports the ANT+ Racquet profile. The display device can also receive and store data entered by the user such as set count, match count and current score. Data can be stored and tracked on the Personal Coach software.

The Perfect Outdoor Companion - Falk Outdoor PANTERA Series
PANTERA is the ideal training partner for cyclists and outdoor adventurers. This premium GPS bike computer utilizes ANT+ functionality to allow its users to maintain an overview of current speed, cadence and heart rate while riding. Users can view, track and analyze their data to ensure they reach their peak performance.

The Ultimate Indoor Cycling System For Fitness Clubs - Performance IQ
The Performance IQ System networks spin bikes together in a cycling studio while displaying performance and heart rate metrics to the whole class on a big screen. The system features group monitoring display capability unique to ANT+, personal performance data tracking and customizable display and tracking website.

Newly Certified Products

Actigraph ActiSleep Monitor
Actigraph GT3X Activity Monitor
Artengo Personal Coach
Cardiosport ANT+ Bike Combo Sensor*
Cardiosport ANT+ Cadence Sensor*
Cardiosport ANT+ Shoe Pod *
Cardiosport ANT+ Speed Sensor*
Cardiosport G2 Heart Rate Transmitter*
Cardiosport TP3 Heart Rate Transmitter*
Falk Outdoor PANTERA Series
Selfloops Android ANT+ Accessory
Spivi Home Edition Windows Software

*Legacy product – available prior to November 1, 2011, when the certification program came into effect.

ANT+ Members in the News

One Giant Leap Unveils World’s First Kayak Power Meter with ANT+ Connectivity
Selfloops Accessory Brings ANT+ Capability to Over 400 Million Active Android Smartphones
Selfloops Bridges Sport Gadget Divide on Android with Combo ANT+ Adapter and Battery Pack – Engadget
Factor Unveils Vis Vires, the World’s Most Technologically Advanced Road Bike
Factor Introduces Vis Vires Bike with Garmin ANT+ Tracking Down to the Crank – Engadget 
4iiii’s Viiiiva ANT+ to Bluetooth Smart Bridge and Heart Rate Strap In Depth Review – DC Rainmaker
Recon Jet Review - Slowtwitch
Peleton’s Android Powered Static Bike Lets You Spin From Home – Engadget
GSMA mHealth Grand Tour to Feature First of its Kind Diabetes Research Study

Everyday Opportunities

Member Networking Tools

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Member News Forum
Accessible to ANT+ Members only, this confidential new forum allows you to promote a product, find a resource, share an idea, start a commercial discussion and network with other members.

View postings or Add your topic today (Member login account required)

B2B Support
We pride ourselves on providing ANT+ Members with the highest level of B2B support. Whether you are looking for business introductions, synergistic partners or up-to-date information on what your segment of the industry is doing, we are eager to assist you.  To discuss your needs and ANT+ solutions with a member of our Commercial team, please contact [email protected]

ANT+ LinkedIn Group
Open to all interested parties, this social networking group enables communication with others who share the same general business interests.  To join, go to www.linkedin.com, find us under the “Groups” tab, and click the “Request to Join” button

ANT+ Product Directory

The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified and/or verified products and quickly connects visitors to hundreds of industry-leading devices and all compatible products and apps within the vast ANT+ ecosystem. This is an essential guide for consumers in sourcing available product information; for retailers in buying and selling inventory; and for ANT+ Members in promoting products and discovering new market options.  Don’t miss out on this tremendous opportunity.

Is your product listed?
Please review your listings and contact us ASAP if any updates are required. For maximum exposure, be sure to add ANT+ branding and a link to your listing on your product web pages!

Is your product missing?
If your product was available before Nov 1, 2011 (when the Certification Program launched), you may list it with self-verified status (self verification test reports required).  Certification will be required to receive ANT+ certified status. All products released after Nov 1, 2011 must pass ANT+ certification to be listed. Please contact us for self-verified listings, or visit ANT+ Product Certification to apply for certification.

Do you have new product releases planned?
Please allow at least 4-6 weeks before your launch date to prepare your application and complete the process. Visit ANT+ Product Certification for details.

Do you have a white label product or OEM design?
Certify your product to receive branding rights and a listing on a pre-qualified directory geared to commercial audiences.

Promote Your Brand!

Looking to get your brand and product in the spotlight? ANT+ is continually engaged in publicity, promotional and educational initiatives. Let us help tell your story on a global scale. Contact [email protected] for more information, and find out about upcoming opportunities tailored to reach your target audience.

Let’s Get Social!

The ANT+ Facebook page is the perfect platform to leverage your promotional efforts and share your stories with ANT+ consumers. We encourage you to post your pics, perspectives, promotional info, etc. on our page, or send us the information and we will do it for you. Please submit information and suggestions to [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Our team of ANT+ experts travel the globe to share the very latest advancements in ultra low power wireless solutions. These events are great opportunities for you to participate in our member pavilions, provide products for demonstrations and plan key business meetings. Click here for a list of upcoming events.

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