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- ACCESS’ NetFront™ Microbrowser Selected for New NEC Handsets on Hutchinson 3G Network
Deployment Further Affirms Global Versatility of NetFront Browser Technology
Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, USA / Oberhausen, Germany – June 16, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFront v3.0 microbrowser has been deployed in NEC’s new e616, c616,e313 and c313 handsets for use on Hutchison 3G’s W-CDMA network in Europe and Asia. NEC also selected ACCESS’ AVE™TM –SSL encryption modules for the handset deployment.
ACCESS’ extensive experience providing browser solutions for handsets deployed on W-CDMA networks, including NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA™ 3G service in Japan and deployments in Europe and Asia ensures NEC e616, c616, e313, and c313 handset users a seamless, secure and content-rich mobile Internet experience.
“ACCESS is thrilled to expand its relationship with NEC through this latest handset deployment,” said Toru Arakawa, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACCESS. “This latest effort is another example of our strategy to cooperate with operators and handset manufacturers in countries around the world to help make the mobile Internet ubiquitous, secure, and easily accessible.”
NetFront recently surpassed over 126 million deployments globally that include 280 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Windows Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW™. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, AT&T Wireless, China Mobile, China Unicom, Handspring, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, PalmSource, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony and more.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 280 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’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode® and FOMA™ services. To date, over 126 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at www.access.co.jp/english or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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ACCESS Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
|Bite Communications||Bill Danon