We are excited to announce that the Link by AKC smart collar won the 2017 award for 'Best of Innovation' and is already making waves in the connected devices market.
The team at AndPlus architected and engineered the various states the collar can activate. When the dog is at home it automatically connects to the local WiFi to save power and data consumption, when it's near the owner and their phone it reverts to Bluetooth Low-Energy and when you're out and about at the park or on a hike, it automatically switches to cellular data over 3G.
The team implemented a "Lost Dog" mode for when the dog is away from the base station and given area unexpectedly. When Lost Dog mode is triggered, a push notification is sent to the owners app. When the user clicks on it, they can see the exact location of the dog on a map and begin tracking where their dog is via GPS tracking. The Link AKC collar is the perfect marriage of various wireless protocols.
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