Oberhausen, Germany, − 07 September 2017 − ACCESS CO., LTD (IBC stand 14.D14), and Zenterio AB (IBC balcony suite BS20), today announced demonstrations of their joint solution for operator services, combining Zenterio OS and JetUI with the NetFront™ Browser family for seamless experiences on all screens. Today, the solutions are used by a number of tier 1 operators in Europe, including Deutsche Telekom, Hrvatski Telekom, OTE Group and M7 Group.
“Our relationship with Zenterio started in 2014. Since then, we have together established the benefits of a tight integration between operating system and HTML5 platform to provide the flexible, fast moving environment that operators need,” said Dr. Neale Foster, Managing Director and COO at ACCESS Europe. “Zenterio shares our strong belief in developing turnkey solutions based on open standards, and we are proud that innovative operators looking to offer best in class multiscreen services are deploying our joint solution. Our IBC demonstrations will showcase to operators how they can deliver exciting media experiences in the living room, on the go and in the connected car.”
The ACCESS NetFront™ Browser NX HTML5 solution is based on enhancing open source solutions with technologies and experience deployed in over 1.5 billion devices worldwide and is compatible with worldwide industry standards for interactive services such as HbbTV, BML and Hybridcast.
Visitors to IBC will be able to witness the joint solution, which combines ACCESS’ NetFront Browser NX HTML5 engine with the independent operating system for interactive TV Zenterio OS and the Operator focused HTML5 user experience, JetUI. The expertise of ACCESS and Zenterio reduces integration time and provides operators with a flexible choice of set-top box platform to enable them to offer the latest advanced services to their customers both more quickly and at lower cost.
“Our relationship with ACCESS is based on mutual understanding of the value achieved by combining our standards focused products, and our track record implementing Zenterio OS with the NetFront Browser family confirms that together we are delivering the high quality multiscreen service platform that operators need,” added Marco Frattolin, VP Product Management, Zenterio. “At IBC, we will showcase JetUI, a high performance HTML5 based user experience running on NetFront Browser NX pre-integrated with Zenterio OS on Broadcom and MStar based set-top boxes to excite operators about standards based solutions.”
Market-leading HbbTV software solutions
ACCESS provides the most advanced and versatile HTML5 browser portfolio available from any commercial browser vendor. Delivered as embedded Software Development Kits (SDKs) for smart TVs, set-top boxes and other IP-connected devices, ACCESS’ NetFront Browser solutions are widely recognized worldwide as one of the leading browsers in the connected TV and game console markets.
ACCESS’ solutions provide a true choice of the Chromium or WebKit HTML5 engines for support of HbbTV standards. Solutions are available for all major global standards such as HbbTV 1.5 and HbbTV 2.0.1 as well as regional or country specific standards such as Freeview Play 2017 in the UK.
The integration of ACCESS solutions with Zenterio OS will be showcased at IBC on the ACCESS stand #14.D14 and Zenterio balcony suite BS20.
On Sunday, September 17 at 15:30 – 16:15, ACCESS will also be taking part in a panel discussion entitled “Service design considerations for the multi-screen OTT world” in the Content Everywhere Hub (Hall #14.J10). Attendees to the panel discussion will be able to learn about the various elements to take into account when developing a multiscreen-friendly user experience.
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Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
About Zenterio (www.zenterio.com)
Zenterio delivers solutions that enable TV operators to grow their revenues, offer a compelling multiscreen user experience, and harmonize software programs for new and legacy devices and set-top boxes. Zenterio’s portfolio of technologies, products, and services includes an intuitive multiscreen user interface, a powerful data analytics solution, an independent OS for set-top boxes, consulting services, and additional value-added services. Zenterio partners with global system integrators, set-top box suppliers, CA/DRM providers, chipset manufacturers, and services providers.
The Chairman of the Board is former Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and the CEO is former Ericsson Executive Jorgen Nilsson.
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