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ACCESS and Vestel Combine to Make Multiroom TV a Reality

ACCESS’ DLNA Technology Component™ integrated into Vestel multiscreen media sharing TVs

Oberhausen, Germany, − August 8th, 2012 − ACCESS CO., LTD today announced that it is working with Vestel, a leading OEM and ODM in the consumer electronics and digital products markets, to provide consumers with rich media playback and enhanced content control features on their TVs and other home devices. Vestel has chosen to integrate ACCESS’ DLNA Technology Component™ solution, NetFront™ Living Connect, with its newly DLNA Certified® Digital Media Player (DMP) and Digital Media Renderer (DMR).

The new integration of NetFront Living Connect with Vestel’s DMP/DMR provides consumers with a number of exciting new features including the easy movement of content from secondary screens such as an iPad or mobile to the main TV screen. Consumers can now also benefit from media playback over the fast growing population of DLNA Certified® devices.

Vestel TVs can also be now combined with any DLNA Certified® controller application for example with ACCESS™ MediaPilot to enable the control of Vestel TVs from tablets and smartphones. ACCESS MediaPilot is a DLNA Certified® software solution based on NetFront Living Connect that enables consumers to seamlessly access, share and control digital media between devices connected to the home network.

“It is very important to us that we both simplify and enrich user experiences and the ACCESS solution has enabled us to do this by providing powerful yet consumer friendly media sharing for our TVs,” said Hakan Kutlu, Deputy General Manager, Vestel. “ACCESS has a deep-rooted heritage of delivering class leading multiscreen media sharing solutions, so it made sense for us to select NetFront Living Connect for integration with our products.”

“Vestel’s choice of NetFront Living Connect is further validation that our DLNA Technology Component solutions are the number one choice for device manufacturers serious about providing their customers with a real ‘connected’ experience,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Hundreds of consumer device manufacturers have standardized on DLNA as the way to help consumers connect and enjoy digital content within the home. It’s very encouraging to see one of the world’s largest producers of TVs committing to NetFront Living Connect to make the most of this opportunity and we look forward to consumers enjoying the benefits of our combined efforts.”

About NetFront Living Connect
NetFront Living Connect is a market-leading DLNA Technology Component™ solution 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.

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ Software Series and the ZebOS® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the ACCESSTM Digital Publishing Ecosystem for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing and the NetAd mobile advertising platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States.

About Vestel
Vestel Group are comprised of 25 companies operating in manufacturing, technology development, marketing, and distribution fields in the consumer electronics, digital technologies, and household appliances . With US$ 4.2 billion turnover, Vestel is one of the largest TV manufacturers in Europe

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