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ACCESS NetFront™ Life Connect Receives DLNA Software Certification

Certification Completes First End-to-End Offering For Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Looking to Implement Digital Media Access, Playback and Control Services That Support DLNA Standards

Sunnyvale, US, — July 5, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, announced today that its NetFront Life Connect app has been Certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) under its new Software Certification program. NetFront Life Connect allows users to seamlessly access, play and control digital media like photos, videos and music, from any DLNA Certified® device within a home Wi-Fi network. This includes DTVs, stereos, tablets, printers, network attached storage storage (NAS) devices, game consoles, Windows® 7 PCs, and other consumer electronics devices.

As a DLNA Certified® software application, NetFront Life Connect completes ACCESS’ end-to-end DLNA offering for devices, which includes NetFront Living Connect, a DLNA Technology Component with an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments by leading consumer electronics manufacturers throughout the world, as well as a new NetFront Living Connect Software Development Kit (SDK). The introduction of this offering means that for the first time, consumer electronics manufacturers have an end-to-end solution for implementing media sharing, playback and control services for consumer electronics devices that support DLNA standards.

“Software Certification is an essential step in facilitating product interoperability between the range of DLNA Certified® products and those devices in the digital home that may not have attained Certification,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA. “ACCESS is an active DLNA Promoter Member and their newly Certified software, NetFront Life Connect, will help drive our vision for the fully connected digital home.”

NetFront Life Connect is available now as a free download for any Android OS 2.1 (or later) smartphone from the Android Market and will be available as a free download from the Amazon Appstore within the next few weeks.

“We’re very pleased that NetFront Life Connect is now DLNA Certified®,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “NetFront Life Connect along with NetFront Living Connect and our new SDK demonstrate our commitment to DLNA and to enabling consumer electronics manufacturers throughout the world to implement media sharing, playback and control services on their devices that abide by the DLNA standards.”

About NetFront Living Connect
NetFront Living Connect is a market-leading DLNA Technology Component that allows consumer electronics manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement media sharing, playback and control services on devices like mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, DTVs, set-top boxes, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more.

NetFront Living Connect has achieved an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments on a variety of consumer electronic devices offered by leading manufacturers in markets throughout the world. NetFront Living Connect is optimized for embedded devices and features high portability and a flexible modularity that allow it to function with any OS or CPU while also providing for easy customization.

For additional information on NetFront Living Connect, please visit:

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 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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