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ACCESS Announces i-mode™ Global Profile for NTT DoCoMo’s Rapidly Expanding i-mode Global Service

Profile Provides Comprehensive, Integrated Software Solution For i-mode Global Deployments

TOKYO, Japan / FREMONT, USA / Oberhausen, Germany – September 21, 2004 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced the immediate availability of its new i-mode Global Profile, an integrated software solution that is optimized for the i-mode services deployed NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode alliance partners.

i-mode Global Profile is a new profile that forms part of ACCESS’ NetFrontMobile Client Suite. i-mode Global Profile integrates ACCESS technologies previously deployed for DoCoMo’s i-mode Global service into a comprehensive solution that offers current and future international i-mode operators and their handset providers seamless integration while reducing overall cost and time-to-market.

ACCESS’ i-mode Global Profile features mobile Internet technologies proven in over 40 million deployments of i-mode handsets in Japan and over 3.5 million deployments world-wide.i-mode Global Profile includes ACCESS’ market-leading NetFront technology as well as a Multi-Media Messaging Client, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and an SSL encryption module. All technologies comprising i-mode Global Profile were developed by ACCESS and offer tight integration and functionality optimized specifically for i-mode.

“ACCESS has supported DoCoMo’ phenomenally successful i-mode service throughout the years beginning with ACCESS’ development of the subset of HTML which i-mode is based on,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “And we continue our support for i-mode with ACCESS’ i-mode Global Profile, a comprehensive solution that streamlines the deployment of i-mode Global services by mobile operators throughout the world.”

i-mode Global Profile specification:
Browser: NetFront
Java Virtual Machine: JV-LiteTM 2 Wireless Edition
SSL encryption module: AVETM-SSL
TCP/IP protocol stack: AVETM-TCP
Embedded file system: AVETM-File
Messaging software: NetFront MMS client

Additional Tools:
Content Viewer: NetFront Mobile Content Viewer

i-mode Global deployments that feature ACCESS technology:

[Handset:]N223i, N331i, N341i, N400i, m341i, m342i, TS222i, P341i, S341i, TSM30

[Mobile Operator:]
KPN (Holland), e-PLUS (Germany), BASE (Belgium), Bouygues (France), Telefonica (Spain), WIND (Italy), COSMOTE (Greece)

[Mobile Operator:]FET

About NetFront
NetFront recently surpassed over 139 million deployments globally that include 293 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.

About ACCESS Co., Ltd.
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 293 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 FOMATM services. To date, over 139 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 or

ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and in other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. Japan
Kazunori Takahashi +81 (3) 5259-3685

China Contact:
ACCESS China Inc.
Delia Liu +86 (10) 6566-9636

Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck  +49 (208) 8290-6432

US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales +1 (510) 438-7708

Bite Communications
Anne-miek Hamelinck +1 (415) 365-0395