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Oberhausen, Germany, August 24, 2011 – ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that visitors to its IBC 2011 stand (13.115) will see how ACCESS has built upon its global embedded software expertise to develop market-leading browser and software solutions for Connected TV and Connected Home that support standards like HbbTV, BBC iPlayer, DLNA and widgets. ACCESS solutions enable set-top box, Connected TV and other CE manufacturers and middleware vendors to provide network operators with the ability to deploy the most advanced, next generation Connected TV and Connected Home services.
IBC will see the first public demonstration of NetFront™ Living Connect 2.2, the latest version of ACCESS’ market-leading DLNA Technology Component™ solution, which makes multi-screen media access, sharing and consumption a commercial and technological reality within the Connected Home. NetFront Living Connect has 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 and version 2.2 includes an extensive set of new features that raise the technological bar yet again.
New features in NetFront Living Connect 2.2 include:
For Connected TV, ACCESS will be demonstrating several commercial HbbTV deployments as well as BBC iPlayer and widgets solutions.
“It’s fantastic to be the leading provider of software solutions that support DLNA standards for the Connected Home. It’s also great to be the provider of software solutions for Connected TV and HbbTV. But it’s the combination of these positions that’s really powerful,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS.
“Leadership in both Connected Home and Connected TV means that we are providing integrated solutions that provide the ultimate TV and media consumption experience. Because we know what’s happening in Connected TV, our Connected Home solutions are designed in anticipation of future developments in Connected TV. And of course it works the other way around too, with our Connected TV engineers being aware of future developments in Connected Home and media sharing. We look forward to demonstrating just how excited we are about the future of these two markets at IBC, as our integrated solutions are well positioned to help revolutionize the face of media consumption over the next decade,” concluded Dr. Foster.
With a heritage that includes the development of the world’s first commercially deployed mobile Internet browser and over 1 billion embedded device deployments worldwide, the company is expert in providing powerful software solutions for resource constrained devices. Visitors to the ACCESS IBC stand will be able to see how it has built upon its experience to create an exciting portfolio of software solutions to deliver the best in Connected Home / media sharing, Connected TV, HbbTV, BBC iPlayer and widgets. On display at IBC will be the company’s full portfolio of TV-centric solutions, as follows:
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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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