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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, — February 14, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced the ACCESS™ Digital Publishing Ecosystem, a new digital publishing service and technology ecosystem targeting iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™ devices across global markets. The ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem provides publishers with a comprehensive and cost-effective solution that enables them to reach and engage users with enhanced digital publications in a powerful native application format. With ACCESS as a partner, publishers are poised to make a significant impact in today’s high-powered digital marketplace.
The ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem includes content conversion and formatting for mobile and tablet devices, worldwide content hosting and delivery, a native application storefront for discovering and purchasing content, a bookshelf library for organizing and accessing purchased content, and a viewer with an enhanced multimedia-capable format for interacting with content, all housed in a publisher-branded environment. As a major component of the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem, the NetFront™ Magazine Viewer provides users with a memorable and engaging user experience through advanced and intuitive navigation and multimedia capabilities. By reducing the cost and complexity of digital publishing, ACCESS significantly reduces barriers to entry and time-to-market for content providers who wish to digitally publish and distribute their materials.
Alfred Music Publishing, the world’s largest educational sheet music publisher, is utilizing the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem to bring thousands of popular sheet music titles to mobile and tablet device users. ACCESS has developed a native iPad application, the Total Sheet Music App, on behalf of Alfred Music Publishing. The application will allow users to browse and purchase titles, download content and view it inside the application using the NetFront Magazine Viewer. The Total Sheet MusicTM App leverages all of the technology and service components provided by the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem, and will be available for download later in Q1 of 2011.
“Our goal is to offer the volumes of popular sheet music we provide in an easy-to-find manner that will appeal to the growing numbers of tablet device users around the world,” said Bryan Bradley, Chief Operating Officer of Alfred Music Publishing. “Through ACCESS’ expertise in digital publishing and strong technology offering, we are not only able to reach more music makers in the ever expanding digital world, but also to do so in a cost-effective way.”
“ACCESS has leveraged our expertise in developing successful mobile applications and services like the NetFront™ Life application series, to bring advanced solutions to the growing digital publishing market,” said Tomihisa Kamada, president and CEO of ACCESS. “Unlike competitive digital publishing solutions which are complicated to implement and have expensive and often unnecessary features, our ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem is a comprehensive, feature-appropriate mobile application platform that meets the majority of digital publishing requirements, and enables publishers to be successful in today’s increasingly competitive digital publishing market.”
Additional information about the Digital Publishing Ecosystem is available at dpub.access-company.com.
Demonstrations of the ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem and the Total Sheet Music App will be held in ACCESS’ booth (CY23, Hall 3 courtyard) at Mobile World Congress 2011, Barcelona, Spain from February 14th to 17th. For additional information about Mobile World Congress, please visit www.mobileworldcongress.com.
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™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. 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 www.access-company.com.
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