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Pantech Selects ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect for new Waterproof Android Powered LTE Element Tablet

Oberhausen, Germany, − April 10, 2012 − ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that Pantech Co., Ltd., one of Korea’s largest mobile phone manufacturers, has selected ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect solution for use in its new Android powered Element tablet. The tablet is LTE enabled, and was launched in the US market through AT&T.

The Pantech Element was unveiled at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is the first LTE tablet from Pantech. The 8-inch tablet uses the NetFront Living Connect pre-ported Android Software Development Kit to enable content discovery and the playback of audio, video and pictures. The tablet runs on the Android Honeycomb OS, features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and is one of the very first waterproof tablets on the market.

“Working with ACCESS and using their NetFront Living Connect solution allows the Element tablet to offer support for the latest DLNA Guidelines,” said S. Jay Yim, Chief Marketing Officer, Pantech. “We are very excited that end users will be able to enjoy a product that, straight out the box, is ready to be part of the connected home.”

NetFront Living Connect is a market-leading DLNA Technology Component solution. It enables quick and efficient media sharing, playback and control services that support DLNA standards on devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, DTVs, set-top boxes, network-attached storage (NAS) boxes and other consumer electronics devices.

“We are delighted that Pantech has chosen NetFront Living Connect for its exciting and innovative Element tablet,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Our solutions are packed with features and optimized to ensure that we can provide device manufacturers with support for the very latest, future proofed connective technology and we are confident that Element tablet users will reap the benefits.”

The Pantech Element was released in the U.S. market on the 22nd of January through the U.S. carrier AT&T.

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ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and services that enable content owners, operators, device manufacturers and consumers to make the most of today’s multiscreen, 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 ACCESS 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.

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