TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany, / BEIJING, China – January 20, 2005 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced the availability of NetFront™ v3.3 browser engine, a new version of the world’s most advanced browser for the beyond-PC market which includes mobile phones, PDAs, set-top boxes, digital television, automobile telematics, and other Internet devices.
NetFront v3.3 browser engine delivers new features that provide a more powerful and functional Internet browsing experience. Key elements include enhanced support for Dynamic HTML, intelligent frame handling, pop-up blocking and support for Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Additional key features include Atom Feed, a file format for content distribution via XML used to access popular Weblogs, support for international domains, encryption and saving of Web data with a specified URL, and management of Web data and passwords.
NetFront v3.3 browser engine adds to the comprehensive feature-set already supported by NetFront browser which includes support for WAP 2.0, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML as well as unique technologies like Rapid-Render™, an incremental rendering technology that significantly accelerates the presentation of Web pages, and Smart-Fit Rendering™, a rendering technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. NetFront is also the only mobile browser in the world to provide integrated support for Adobe® Reader® and Adobe’s ubiquitous portable document format (PDF).
“With its comprehensive feature-set and unique technologies, NetFront v3.3 browser engine provides our customers throughout the world with a distinct market advantage, whether they be mobile operators, mobile device manufacturers, automobile telematics manufacturers or Internet device manufacturers,” said Toru Arakawa, president and chief executive officer of ACCESS. “Just as significant, NetFront v3.3 browser engine provides end-users with a better Internet experience whether they are using their mobile phone, digital television, or any of the other Internet devices that are rapidly becoming part of daily life.”
About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser most recently surpassed over 150 million deployments globally that include 342 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, Amoi, AT&T Wireless, Casio, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom 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 342 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 150 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 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.
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
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