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ACCESS Announces NetFront™ Mobile Content Viewer Previewing and Testing Solution

Full-Featured Application Ensures Compatibility of Mobile Content and Mobile Web Sites with ACCESS’ NetFront Browser

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany, / BEIJING, China – November 19, 2004 – ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies announced the release of NetFront® Mobile Content Viewer a comprehensive previewing and testing application that ensures the seamless compatibility of mobile content and mobile Web sites with ACCESS’ popular NetFront® browser. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer is a free application that will be initially available for download from the ACCESS Web ( site beginning in mid-December of 2004. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer can be used as a plug-in previewing and testing solution with the professional XHTML editor in Adobe® GoLive® CS software.

NetFront Mobile Content Viewer provides a complete Windows® 2000/Windows® XP-based previewing and testing environment for professional mobile Web developers targeting NetFront browser. It supports a broad set of Internet standards including HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.1 (including Mobile Profile), CHTML, CSS1 and 2 (partial), ECMA Script 3rd edition, DOM level 1 and 2, DHTML (partial), SSL3/TLS1.0 and more. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer can emulate handset screen sizes at 120 x 160 and 240 x 320 pixels with its included handset skins, and it supports various display modes including Full Page, Just-Fit and Smart-Fit Rendering an advanced proprietary rendering technology that intelligently reconfigures full Web pages to fit the narrow screens of mobile devices. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer supports advanced mobile Internet standards like SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

“ACCESS is committed to helping the mobile market grow and one very direct way to do this is by providing the mobile development community with world class tools,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “NetFront Mobile Content Viewer facilitates the development and testing of mobile content and Web sites and ensures seamless compatibility with NetFront browser. We’re very pleased to be able to offer NetFront Mobile Content Viewer to the mobile development community.”

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 FOMA 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. Adobe and Adobe GoLive are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe in the US and/or other countries. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and 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
Risako Onoda
+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 Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395