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OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY AND SAN DIEGO, Calif., − June 6, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced it is integrating its Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component and HTML5 Browser software solution with the latest set-top box (STB) chipset solution from Entropic, (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. This collaboration will enable cable operators to meet the FCC mandate for cable STBs to include an industry-standard IP interface port, and provide DLNA Commercial Video Profile (CVP) functionality.
ACCESS and Entropic cooperated to develop a complete, robust and fully hardware-accelerated Premium Video and HTML5 solution, running on Entropic’s EN7588 high-performance STB System-on-a-Chip (SoC) platform. ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect DLNA software combined with its NetFront™ Browser NX 3.0 HTML5 software enables operators and device manufactures to quickly implement compelling STB-centric services that can support DLNA guidelines on consumer electronic (CE) devices. Additionally, with hardware acceleration, the solution achieved more than six-fold performance improvement by leveraging Entropic’s dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor with NEON™ extension.
ACCESS and Entropic will demonstrate video delivery supporting DLNA Premium Video guidelines at the upcoming Cable Show 2013, in Washington D.C., June 10-13, 2013 (Booth #2807). The demo will showcase HTML5 Remote User Interface (RUI) features of the DLNA Premium Video Guideline.
“Our partnership with Entropic demonstrates ACCESS’ ongoing commitment to fulfilling cable operator’s needs cost-effectively and efficiently,” said Kunihiro Ishiguro, ACCESS’ CTO. “The FCC validation of DLNA as a suitable industry standard for cable operators looking to support the FCC mandate for IP connectivity is great news as it plays a significant part in standardizing a common feature set for operators to deliver to their consumers. As a vendor of DLNA Technology Components and HTML5 Browser solutions, we look forward to discussing how our technologies can enable operators to meet the FCC requirement for an IP connectivity standard.”
“Integration with ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect and NetFront Browser NX 3.0 solutions enable us to help cable operators meet the evolving specifications of the FCC and DLNA guidelines,” said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Set-top Box Products, Entropic. “The inherent efficiency in our set-top box system-on-a-chip architecture, combined with the superior ARM technologies and its ecosystem, allows Entropic to offer exciting multi-room and multiscreen experiences in IP-Clients and Hybrid set-top boxes.”
Entropic’s EN7588 is a high-performance STB SoC offering a dual-core 5000 DMIPS ARM Cortex-A9 processor with NEON SIMD extensions. It has incorporated advanced 3D graphics capabilities, an innovative power management system, a multi-stream transport processor, and multi-format A/V decoder engines.
NetFront Browser NX is a Webkit-based browser, developed by ACCESS and optimized for embedded devices, is built upon ACCESS’ deep knowledge gained from supplying more than one billion products currently deployed worldwide (as of 2011). NetFront™ Living Connect is a market-leading DLNA Technology Component solution. It enables device manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA standards to improve interoperability across CE devices including mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, game consoles, digital TVs, 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 and adheres to DLNA Premium Video guidelines. The solution also features advanced support for HTML5 Remote User Interface technology. 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. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq: ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic’s next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: http://www.entropic.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic’s STB SoC technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic’s actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic’s dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of Entropic’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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