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Our continued effort and commitment to developing outstanding technologies to connect everything over the Internet will soon bear fruit as a society where the Internet of Things (IoT) is extensively deployed is just around the corner.
Connecting all the various platforms to the Internet demands advanced technology for embedding network environments inside devices. ACCESS, the first company in the world to connect a mobile phone to the Internet, provides diverse solutions for enabling IoT services, including browsers and other embedded software, a diverse range of IoT devices (hardware), such as beacons, and cloud integration expertise.
IoT solutions put forward by ACCESS are currently employed in a wide range of sectors to help deliver novel services with high added value. They encompass IoT deployment in logistics, automotive telematics, care monitoring, online-to-offline (O2O) retail marketing and automated attendance management.
In addition, digital publishing solutions that apply ACCESS’s world-standard browser technologies have been adopted by many popular comics and are supporting the expansion of the market.
ACCESS continues to develop technologies to support the creation of an IoT society where real-world platforms and services are connected via the Internet, thereby instilling greater value in our customers’ businesses.
Information is collected through
networks from sensors
embedded within platforms
The results of the analysis
are fed back to platforms,
triggering specific operations
Big data is gathered and
analyzed in the cloud
ACCESS technologies are being used worldwide. Over 1.5 billion devices around the world such as mobile phones, cars, TVs, and game consoles are fitted with ACCESS’s browser technology.
BLE beacons are attracting attention as sensor technology for the IoT. ACCESS provides beacon devices, application services, and cloud technologies as an integrated package. We have shipped the largest number of beacon devices in Japan.
ACCESS is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where we have contributed to the development of specifications of HTML5. We provide a wide range of solutions that all meet the latest standards for wireless technologies, such as BLE, LoRaWAN, and Wi-SUN.
* Based on ACCESS research on volume of shipment of BLE built-in beacon devices in September 2017.
Place beacons with acceleration sensors in cars and synchronize them with the driver’s smartphone. In the event of an accident, sensors that have detected the impact will react, enabling the insurance company to quickly make contact. This is a new type of service that uses IoT for insurance.
In addition to TVs and game consoles in the home, all consumer electronics such as air conditioners and refrigerators are connected to a network that controls optimizes energy usage. We provide all the web technologies necessary for the IoT to realize smart meters, smart keys, and security systems.
Consumers can place a robot with video chat, facial recognition functions, and wireless technology in their homes. Even when they are out, they can use their smartphones to communicate with family members at home through the robot for rich communication that brings a ‘you-are-there’ feeling.