ANT+ expands mobile reach as Sony Ericsson announces new ANT+ enabled phones

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Sony Ericsson phones add further seamless access to sport and health data and the ANT+ ecosystem of interoperable devices

These smartphones will link to over 25 million available ANT+ products

ANT Wireless ("ANT" http://www.thisisant.com), a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc. today confirms that Sony Ericsson has further expanded its family of ANT+ enabled phones and real-time fitness and health monitoring solutions. In addition to their existing Xperia range, Sony Ericsson announced two new smartphones supporting ANT+, the Xperia™ S and the Xperia™ ion. These smartphones will link to over 25 million available ANT+ products when launched during the first half of 2012.

“We are excited to be leading the industry in mobile platforms that interoperate with the vast array of ANT+ devices,” stated Karl-Johan Dahlström, Head of Developer Relations, Sony Ericsson. “These solutions are designed specifically with the consumer in mind and combine the excellence of active lifestyle, entertainment and connected devices.”

With the Xperia™ S and Xperia™ ion, consumers can seamlessly link to the various ANT+ enabled products. Thanks to this smartphone’s ‘always-on’ internet connectivity, the ANT+ data can be easily and directly transferred to trainers, caregivers, friends, etc.

“Sony Ericsson has done an excellent job of combining the interests of the consumer with the most advanced and functional communication solutions,” said Rod Morris, Director, ANT Wireless. “Their commitment to the best in collaborative devices leads the industry.”

ANT+ has gained widespread adoption as the interoperable standard in ultra low power wireless communication. Many newly-released solutions were featured in the ANT+ Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Exhibiting partners included Sony Ericsson, A&D Medical, Wahoo Fitness, 4iiii’s, Dexcom, Fatigue Science, CardioSport, Garmin, Elbrys, North Pole Engineering, Tracker Security, Pioneer, Dayton and Nordic. The ANT+ Pavilion showcased the latest in continuous glucose monitoring, a WiFi ANT+ bridge, mobile platforms, the 2net health hub, and multiple other sport, fitness and health devices.

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 keys. 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 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

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