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- NetFront™ Browser from ACCESS Puts Mercedes-Benz Internet Surfers in the Driver’s Seat
Oberhausen, Germany, – June 14, 2011 – ACCESS Europe GmbH, — a subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, announced today that it is to supply its state-of-the-art NetFront™ Browser to Daimler for use in its Mercedes-Benz C-Class and SLK-Class cars worldwide.
Seamlessly integrated with the on-board Mercedes-Benz COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data) APS multimedia system, NetFront Browser is a key component of the new infotainment technologies appearing in the C-Class and SLK-Class car series from spring 2011, and which will gradually be introduced in other model class series.
With the COMAND APS multimedia system, drivers are able to access the Mercedes-Benz Online service, which has been specially designed for rapid loading, ease-of-use and the presentation of relevant information while on the road, e.g. access to weather information and a special destination search via Google™.
The integration of the NetFront Browser with the COMAND APS multimedia system enables additional web functions that enhance the driving experience. For example, weather information for the destination can be displayed on the COMAND APS multimedia system for use while on the road. Users also have complete freedom to surf any part of the web for additional travel resources or other services. In addition, NetFront Browser includes support for Adobe® Flash® which provides users with a rich and compelling user experience.
“We are delighted that Daimler has chosen our NetFront™ Browser for its Mercedes-Benz car division, one of the most respected marques in motoring worldwide,” said Neale Foster, VP Global Sales, IA at ACCESS. “The NetFront Browser is the most widely available embedded Internet browser in the world today because it’s specifically designed and optimized to deliver high performance in resource-constrained environments which makes it perfect for in-car navigation and control systems like the COMAND APS multimedia system.”
More than 1 billion NetFront series products have been shipped around the world to date in a wide variety of devices including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes, mobile handhelds, game consoles, automobile infotainment systems and many other types of products.
About ACCESS and ACCESS Europe
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.
ACCESS Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., with its main office located in Oberhausen, Germany. ACCESS established its first office in Europe in July 2001 as a total solution provider to the mobile and beyond PC markets.
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