“We are working to be a key participant and contributor as there are big opportunities and great value in bringing ANT+ support into our Android devices.”
Cochrane, Alberta (PRWEB) September 28, 2010
ANT Wireless ("ANT" http://www.thisisant.com), a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc. today announces that Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (SEMC) has joined the ANT+ Alliance and hundreds of other leading brands, manufacturers and developers to contribute to the established ANT+ interoperable ecosystem.
“ANT+ is currently the obvious first choice market standard for sports and health wireless devices,” states Kåre Agardh, Corporate Technology Office, SEMC. “We are working to be a key participant and contributor as there are big opportunities and great value in bringing ANT+ support into our Android devices.”
Sony Ericsson is particularly suited to bringing the advantages of cellular integration and open solutions to consumer wellness activities. Their existing line of advanced but small and compact Android devices, such as X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, are specifically designed for active usage.
“It is exciting to work with such an important player as Sony Ericsson as they are positioned as a critical portal into the vast new world of Android applications,” adds Rod Morris, Director, ANT Wireless. “Their current devices are extremely well-aligned for personal area network and ANT+ solutions.”
“We have a vision of full openness and very much want to release the power of innovation through application developers,” concludes Agardh. “ANT+ will help us do that.”
On the eve of the 3rd Annual ANT+ Alliance Member-only Symposium (September 27-30, 2010 http://www.thisisant.com/pages/special/ant-alliance-symposium-2010), ANT+ has gained widespread adoption as the digital standard in wireless communication, growing 100% year over year.. Based on the ANT protocol, ANT+ ensures efficient, seamless and practical functionality while requiring very little battery life. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance facilitates standardized communications, optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.
About Sony Ericsson http://www.sonyericsson.com
Sony Ericsson is a 50/50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson established in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London and operations in major markets around the world. Sony Ericsson’s strategy is to become the industry leader in mobile Communication Entertainment, through new styles of interaction across the internet and social media. Sony Ericsson offers exciting consumer experiences through innovative and feature rich phones, accessories, content and applications.
About ANT / ANT+ (http://www.thisisant.com)
ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications.
ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ Alliance member devices and the collection, automatic transfer and tracking 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 key. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.
The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin International Inc. 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