Rutronik has become a global distribution partner of with immediate effect. The subsidiary of Garmin administers the wireless protocol ANT as well as the standardized ANT+ application profiles. The company also develops wireless modules.
The distribution agreement is valid worldwide and covers the entire Dynastream product portfolio. This includes various wireless modules and USB adapters based on the popular ANT-enabled RFIC series made by Nordic Semiconductor.
The focus in this case is on the new N5 module families with the pre-programmed S210 SoftDevice, which is supplied with the ANT protocol on board (www.thisisant.com). Thanks to the standardized ANT+ application profiles, Dynastream has successfully established itself in the sport and fitness market with its ANT protocol. The company is now applying ANT increasingly to the IoT M2M market.
To meet demand for Bluetooth SMART as well, Dynastream is offering an ANT-BLE combo stack for downloading with the S310 SoftDevice from Nordic Semiconductor. Lan Hong, Product Sales Manager Wireless Competence Center at Rutronik, explains: “The Dynastream modules are unique in supporting the ANT protocol in parallel with Bluetooth SMART. Their small size and attractive price also sets them apart from wireless network solutions.
For this reason, we are delighted that the expanded franchise agreement will now also enable us to market European developments in Asia and the USA.” Mike Paradis, Global Sales Manager adds: “With its targeted approach, Rutronik will effectively support our customer development in the USA – as it does in other markets. Rutronik is already a key pillar for Dynastream in Europe in terms of growing our market share.”
Rutronik has been distributing the Dynastream modules in Europe since 2007. The distribution agreement also covers the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Asia with immediate effect. To keep lead times as short as possible, deliveries to the respective Rutronik warehouses or logistics hubs will take place from the Dynastream warehouse in Canada or from the production facility in Taiwan.