Cochrane, Alberta (PRWEB) March 23, 2009
ANT Wireless (a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc.) today announced that A&D Medical, a leading provider of blood pressure monitors, precision weight scales, and other medical devices, has joined the ANT+ Alliance. A&D's participation in the established ANT+ interoperability network has the potential to bring additional choices to consumers where ultra low power wireless wellness sensors are desired. This leading global company will also expand the B2B development platform for all ANT+ members, further advancing the Alliance's unique business model.
"Joining the ANT+ Alliance is important to our advancement of personal monitoring sensors and home health measurement," stated Brandon Katz of A&D Medical. "We see great value in the ANT+ infrastructure and technology."
The ANT+ managed network is the first available interoperable technology that facilitates the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of complete personal wellness data. Already the de facto interoperable standard in sport monitoring, ANT+ (built on the proven, ultra low power ANT wireless protocol), now facilitates optimized solutions for wireless wellness and home health care applications.
"A&D is a key worldwide wellness provider and a synchronistic partner as we naturally transition our firm position in sport and fitness to health and home monitoring applications," remarked Brian Macdonald, Director, ANT Wireless. "Our combined expertise will enable solutions that today's health-conscious consumers are demanding."
About ANT™ / ANT+
Proven and practical, the ANT 2.4 GHz wireless network minimizes power, integration costs and time to market. It is designed for ease of use, efficiency, and scalability with an installed base of over four million nodes to date. ANT easily handles peer-to-peer, star, tree and practical mesh topologies (with a capability of up to 65,536 slave nodes talking to one master over a time slot shared single channel).
The ANT+ ecosystem enables wireless connectivity in a new generation of consumer Personal Area Network (PAN) products with the ANT+ interoperability ecosystem. Features include reliable and seamless data communications, flexible and adaptive network operation and cross-talk immunity. All companies utilizing ANT+ interoperability are members of the open ANT+ Alliance, now representing 120 companies. http://www.thisisant.com
The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin(R) 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. http://www.dynastream.com
A&D Medical is a division of A&D Engineering, an ISO 13485:2003-registered company with operations in Asia, Europe, Australia, Russia, and North and South America. Since 1977, A&D Medical has manufactured and distributed a full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment and health care products for home and professional use. The company has established itself as a leader in home health monitoring technology through the development and introduction of a variety of unique products. A&D's blood pressure monitor lines and weight scale lines have garnered numerous industry awards.