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ACCESS Unleashes Digital Life at 3GSM World Congress 2007

  • Showcasing product portfolio that delivers open, extensible, unifying platforms
  • Demonstrating ACCESS Linux Platformv1.0, including native third party applications
  • Debuting latest version of NetFrontBrowser
  • Launching ACCESS Connect Ecosystem global partner program

BARCELONA, SPAIN—3GSM World Congress — February 12, 2007 — Highlighting its theme for the 2007 3GSM World Congress—Unleash Your Digital Life—ACCESS CO., LTD., is showcasing a number of its products and technologies that enable device manufacturers, operators and application software companies to develop, distribute and enhance a wide variety of mobile phones and converged devices.

ACCESS also announced that the Product Development Kit (PDK) for ACCESS Linux Platform is now available to licensees. The Company has also begun distributing a pre-release version of the Software Development Kit (SDK) and Garnet VM Compatibility Kit to a number of select developers.

This year’s 3GSM World Congress also marks the launch of the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) global partner program. The program is launching with over 45 charter members. ACCESS is also debuting the ACCESS NetFront Browser v3.5 and showcasing the ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 software. The Company recently announced that ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 Product Development Kit (PDK) is now available to licensees.

Located in CY06 in the Courtyard area of the Fira de Barcelona, ACCESS’ two-story booth features a wide variety of product demonstrations including ACCESS Linux Platform, NetFront Browser, and NetFront Mobile Client Suite.

ACCESS enables a Digital Life by delivering open, extensible and unifying platforms that handset and device manufacturers, operators, partners and third party application developers can leverage and build on including:

  • ACCESS Linux Platform
    A complete next-generation mobile Linux® platform for smart mobile devices
  • NetFront Browser
    Technologies that deliver full-Internet browsing and related services to mobile devices worldwide. NetFront browser is widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world
  • NetFront Mobile Client Suite
    A mobile browser and application suite now in millions of devices worldwide
  • NetFront Living Connect
    Advanced technologies for the home networking and digital TV markets based on Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standards
  • NetFront IMS Client Package and NetFront Media Player*
    One of the industry’s first IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution for businesses that provides leading edge IMS solutions that tightly integrate Internet viewing and messaging environments with audio and visual media

“ACCESS always looks forward to participating in each year’s 3GSM World Congress,” said Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS co-founder and CTO. “We are especially excited this year to showcase our portfolio of technology and products that provide handset and device manufacturers, global operators and third party software application developers with the complete solutions they need to develop and distribute innovative and exciting new mobile phones and consumer devices.”

ACCESS Connect Ecosystem Global Partner Program
The ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Partner Program is a global initiative that brings together companies in the telecommunication, consumer electronics and media industries to drive market leadership of converged solutions developed by ACCESS and its partners. The ACE partner program joins together the current partner programs from ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. (PalmSource’s Palm Powered Mobile World.), and ACCESS CO., LTD. (ACCESS Advanced Alliance program). The newly created ACE partner program is designed to create an ecosystem of world-class partners that will unleash the potential of the digital life generation by driving development and adoption of new mobile and converged technologies and solutions.

ACCESS Linux Platform Demonstrations
ACCESS will be featuring a number of ACCESS Linux Platform demonstrations in its booth during the 3GSM World Congress. These demonstrations include telephony, messaging and multimedia entertainment.

Astraware, the company that has developed a number of games for games for handheld devices will be showcasing one of its most popular games, Bejewled, running native on the ACCESS Linux Platform. Astraware will also demonstrate Solitare running native on the ACCESS Linux Platform.

ACCESS will also showcase the ACCESS Linux Platform running on the Marvell PX3xx applications processor and the OMAP platform from Texas Instruments.

The Product Development Kit (PDK) for ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 is now available to licensees. The PDK includes all the necessary components, tools, samples and documentation to develop customized ACCESS Linux Platform-based mobile devices including:

  • All platform components (including a Linux reference kernel)
  • Reference drivers and development kit
  • Application development kit
  • A complete Eclipse-based set of development tools
  • Documentation

In addition to ACCESS Linux Platform PDK, the Company also announced that a beta version of ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 SDK has been released to a number of developers selected to participate in the ACCESS Developer Network Early ACCESS Program.

Further, the Garnet VM Compatibility Kit has also been distributed to a number of developers. This Compatibility Kit delivers Garnet VM in an environment that developers can use to test their Garnet-based applications for compatibility with future versions of ACCESS Linux Platform-based devices. The kit includes the same software that ships in ACCESS Linux Platform built for standalone execution on a personal computer running Linux or Microsoft Windows. A debugging version of the Garnet VM Compatibility Kit is also available that enables testing with additional parameter checking and error reporting.

ACCESS Booth Location and Exhibit Hours
The ACCESS booth will be located in the Courtyard of the Fira de Barcelona in CY06. The 3GSM World Congress 2007 will be held Monday, February 12 – Thursday, February 15 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Exhibit hours are:
Monday 12th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Tuesday 13th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 14th February: 09.00 – 19.00
Thursday 15th February: 09.00 – 17.00

ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront browser, Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS®) and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813.
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  • The NetFront IMS Client Package and NetFront Media Player were developed by OKI ACCESS Technologies, a joint venture established by ACCESS and OKI Electric Industry Corporation in November 2005.

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