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ACCESS Licenses i-mode Homepage Viewer for Adobe’s Professional Web Authoring Tool

ACCESS’ CompactViewer to be Integrated Into Adobe GoLive 6.0

Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA / Orlando, FL – March 18, 2002 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronics devices, today announced that it has provided its i-mode homepage viewer, CompactViewer, to Adobe Systems Incorporated for its Adobe® GoLive® 6.0 web authoring tool. This collaboration will be demonstrated in ACCESS’ booth (#3327) at CTIA Wireless 2002 in Orlando, March 18-20, 2002 and in Adobe’s booth at MacWorld Tokyo 2002 in Tokyo, March 21-23, 2002.

Adobe GoLive 6.0 is the only web authoring tool that includes an i-mode homepage viewer. The licensing of ACCESS’ CompactViewer into Adobe GoLive 6.0 was announced worldwide in January.

“By working with ACCESS, we are delivering content creation solutions that let developers design, preview and deploy wireless Web content directly from within GoLive. This directly supports our vision of network publishing,” said Miki Ishii, vice president, Adobe Systems Co., Ltd. “Now, our customers will be able to quickly and easily extend their Web sites and business-critical data to next-generation wireless devices.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with a leading web software company like Adobe. This collaboration further enables mobile phones and devices to be connected to the Internet throughout the world, in countries that haven’t yet experienced what Asian markets have,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd. “In the near future, mobile Internet accessibility will be a part of our daily lives. ACCESS is firmly dedicated to providing technology that contributes to a universally connected world.”

About CompactViewer
CompactViewer is a Compact HTML viewer developed by ACCESS. CompactViewer is the first and most popular Compact NetFrontmicrobrowser supporting Compact HTML developed to monitor how i-mode content is displayed. This viewer displays i-mode and Internet content in progress and simulates the screen size, color, font size and the cache size of pages show n on an i-mode phone. The most notable function of CompactViewer is that it allows i-mode content to be simulated onto a PC screen, allowing content to be displayed and monitored as it is shown on each i-mode screen.

About GoLive 6.0
Adobe GoLive 6.0 software is a web authoring tool that offers powerful site management and collaboration capabilities, wireless authoring, and unparalleled support for incorporating print and video content in professional Web design and development. The Web Workgroup Server in GoLive 6.0 is a site management and collaboration tool that is easy to install and set up. It allows multiple users to easily track changes, and share and manage files. It also provides version control and side-by-side comparison capabilities, including the ability to rollback to previous versions. By cooperating with partner companies, various plug-ins are included such as simulators for leading mobile devices. GoLive 6.0 is a cross-media publishing solution for delivering content to various media, including the Web and wireless devices.

About Compact NetFront Microbrowser
ACCESS’ Compact NetFront microbrowser is the industry’s first and most popular microbrowser based on the Compact HTML standard, which has been integrated into millions of NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode phones and NTT East and West’s L-mode service in Japan. Designed specifically for resource-constrained environments and requiring just 300 KB ROM and 150 KB RAM, the Compact NetFront microbrowser supports almost all of the major functions in the HTML 4.0 specification including GIF and GIF animation.

About ACCESS Co, Ltd.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with ACCESS Systems America, its US subsidiary, in Fremont, California, and with ACCESS Systems Europe, its German subsidiary, in Oberhausen, Germany. ACCESS is a leading global provider of software and services for IP-based consumer electronic devices. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront and Compact NetFront browsers power over 150 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. To date, more than 53 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 40 major Internet device manufacturers. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at

This press release is not an offer of any securities of ACCESS Co., Ltd. for sale in the United States. Such securities have not been registered in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an exemption there from.

ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront, Compact NetFront, CompactViewer are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under license. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT Docomo, Inc. Adobe, the Adobe logo and GoLive are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Kazunori Takahashi
81 (3) 5259-3685
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
Antenna Group Public Relations Carrie Bonforte
(415) 977-1925