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ACCESS Unveils NetFront™ Document Viewer to Deliver Full Viewing of Microsoft® Office Documents to Mobile Users Worldwide

PHS Devices from Sanyo and Japan Radio Company (JRC) Adopt Full Browser, JAVA, E-Mail, and Adobe PDF Viewing Features

TOKYO, Japan – September 27, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange:4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced the availability of NetFrontDocument Viewer, an advanced software solution that enables full viewing of Microsoft Office documents including Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint® on mobile handsets. NetFront Document Viewer supports documents created with versions of Microsoft Office 97 and newer and includes user-selectable document zooming and rotation features. NetFront Document Viewer is an ideal solution for handset manufacturers and mobile operators who want to meet the needs of mobile professionals requiring access to Microsoft Office documents while on the go.

Based on market proven technology developed by Naraworks, Inc., NetFront Document Viewer is available as a standalone solution, or as a component of ACCESS’ comprehensive NetFront Mobile Client Suite software suite.

The NetFront Document Viewer will be embedded as a component of the NetFront Mobile Client Suite (NMCS) in Sanyo’s PHS WX30SA, which is slated for distribution by Willcom in November of this year. JRC also plans to ship its PHS WX310J in January 2006. In addition, because the WX310SA and WX310J will include Adobe® Reader® LE software developed jointly by ACCESS and Adobe Systems Incorporated, they will also be able to display Adobe PDF documents.

“With NetFront Document Viewer and NetFront browser’s integrated support for Adobe Reader LE, ACCESS has developed a powerful mobile solution that will deliver millions of mobile users full viewing of the world’s most popular PC document formats,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “We are delighted to be able to provide full viewing support for Microsoft Office documents to the world’s mobile phone operators and mobile phone users.”

ACCESS’ award winning NetFront browser is widely recognized as one of the most advanced and popular browsers in the world. NetFront provides a comprehensive feature-set that includes support for the OMA Browsing 2.2, WML, HTML 4.01, and cHTML standards. NetFront also features unique technologies that make mobile Internet browsing highly responsive and intuitive like Rapid-Render, a sophisticated incremental rendering technology that dramatically accelerates the presentation of Web pages; and Smart-Fit Rendering, a technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the screen width of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. NetFront was the first browser to be deployed for a commercial 3G mobile service (W-CDMA), and it continues to be the choice of leading mobile handset manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide. NetFront also provides integrated support for Adobe PDF files via Adobe Reader LE, which is a first for mobile browsers.

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed 195 million deployments globally representing 650 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 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, Microsoft® 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, JRC, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom and more.

About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, MMS Client, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java virtual machine and more.

ACCESS is a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: or

ACCESS, NetFront, Rapid-Render and Smart-Fit Renderingare trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries. Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Kyoko Obara
+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