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Samsung selects ACCESS Solution to Power Connected Experience for Optical SMART Hub

ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect DLNA Technology Component enables Samsung’s newly launched Optical SMART Hub to wirelessly stream and play CDs and DVDs to connected smart devices

Oberhausen, Germany, – April 12, 2012 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, has selected NetFront Living Connect to provide its Optical SMART Hub optical disc drive with connectivity to DLNA Certified® devices.

“Adopting ACCESS’ DLNA Technology Component means our customers will be able to use the Optical SMART Hub to effortlessly connect and share content with a huge variety of smart devices,” said Won Kim, senior vice president of Samsung’s ODD R&D. “We are pleased to be working with such an experienced partner and are confident that end users will reap the benefits of our collaboration.”

NetFront Living Connect is a DLNA Technology Component solution which enables users to access their digital content across any device within the connected home media network. Combining ACCESS’ NetFront solution with the Optical SMART Hub allows end users to stream their CDs and DVDs directly onto their connected devices and enjoy the audio and video content anywhere. Samsung’s SE-208BW is the first in the Optical SMART Hub line-up to have interoperability with DLNA Certified devices, and also provides file back-up and CD and DVD writing functionality.

“ACCESS and Samsung are excited by the prospects of a connected home environment made possible by DLNA standards,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “ACCESS has a wealth of experience designing powerful solutions that run in resource-constrained environments and our NetFront Living Connect DLNA Technology Component integrates beautifully within devices such as the Optical SMART Hub, providing end users with the freedom to access their content where and whenever they want.”

NetFront Living Connect has achieved an extensive track record of successful DLNA CertifiedR device deployments through 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.

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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 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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ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. ZebOS is either a registered trademark or trademark of IP Infusion Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. DLNA is a registered trademark and DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Digital Living Network Alliance is a service mark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.