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ACCESS’ Enriched NetFront™ Browser To Be Deployed on Sony’s New Blu-ray Disc™ Player Series

NetFrontBrowser capabilities extended to support British Web Video Services

Tokyo, Japan, – March 15, 2010 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that its world-leading NetFront Browser will be provided on the newly-announced Sony Blu-ray Disc Player models BDP-S370, BDP-S470, BDP-S570 and BDP-S770. Sony’s Blu-ray Disc Player lets users watch BBC iPlayer programs in high-resolution format.

ACCESS has extended the capabilities of its acclaimed NetFront Browser to support services like BBC iPlayer, an increasingly popular video streaming service in the UK. By connecting a Blu-ray Disc Player to a digital TV, users can watch high-resolution TV content streamed over the Internet via services like BBC iPlayer.

NetFront Browser is the most advanced, versatile and powerful full Internet browser for mobile and beyond-PC devices. With its strong features of low power consumption, easy customization and a broad range of plug-ins, NetFront Browser has been deployed on numerous networked devices around the world. NetFront Browser with optional video streaming support for Web Video Services can reduce the time to market for manufacturers who wish to offer this capability on information appliances, such as digital TVs, set top boxes, BD players and game consoles.

NetFront Browser has already been deployed on numerous digital TVs shipped in Japan and has supported major video streaming services since 2007.

“We are pleased that Sony has chosen NetFront Browser to equip their new Blu-ray Disc Player series,” said Tomihisa Kamada, president, CEO and co-founder of ACCESS. “We hope NetFront Browser’s video streaming capabilities will accelerate the development of even more new information appliances for innovative online entertainment services. ACCESS will continue to help manufacturers of networked and mobile devices create value-added products that bring an enhanced digital lifestyle to people all over the world.”

According to a comScore report conducted in September 2009, ACCESS’ NetFront Browser is the most widely available mobile handset browser in Europe and the U.S. NetFront products, including NetFront Browser, have been deployed in approximately 900 million devices worldwide, representing over 2000 different device models.

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform and Garnet OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit

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