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2019.05.29

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ACCESS reinforces its position as a global leader of next-generation in-car services

Tokyo, Japan, 29 May 2019ACCESS CO., LTD today announced that it will demonstrate how it is bringing futuristic entertainment experiences into the car by showcasing its ACCESS Twine™ for Car 2.0 solution during an international tour.

The global automotive infotainment market is expected to exceed $40 billion by 20241 as a result of rising consumer demand for in-vehicle entertainment. Both the global content and automotive industries have an opportunity to leverage this trend and transform their relationships with consumers. To realize this opportunity, the two industries will need to collaborate more closely together. ACCESS launched its Twine™ for Car 2.0 solution to help bridge this gap and make next-generation in-car entertainment services a reality. The company will reinforce its position as a global leader in this market by showcasing Twine™ for Car 2.0 at the following events:

  • TU Automotive Detroit (Booth B63, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Detroit, June 4-6 2019)
  • CES Asia (Booth 5546, Hall N5, Kerry Hotel and Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, June 11-13 2019)

1) Report of Hexa Research (https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/automotive-infotainment-market) quoted on https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/global-automotive-infotainment-market-worth-4017-billion-by-2024-hexa-research-2019-03-19

Dr Neale Foster, CEO at ACCESS Europe, says: “Throughout our company history, ACCESS’ core focus has always been to deliver the best possible quality of service for the benefit of consumers throughout the world, irrespective of their device or platform. In this new age of connectivity, we are on the cusp of a revolution, where the connected entertainment battleground moves away from the living room sofa towards the seats in cars. At TU- Automotive Detroit and CES Asia, visitors will see how we are leveraging our extensive experience in both the automotive and media industries to unite these two worlds, and redefine the next generation of compelling in-car services for both drivers and passengers worldwide to create a truly immersive, multimedia in-car experience.”

At both TU-Automotive Detroit and CES Asia, ACCESS Europe will join Irdeto to demonstrate how their joint solution ensures in-car data and services are secure and safeguarded from content piracy attacks and data theft. The two companies will explain how the integrated solutions of Twine for Car and Irdeto Secure Environment enables OEMs and Tier 1s to fully embrace connectivity without fear of cyberattacks, thus protecting brand reputation, revenues for vehicle and component manufacturers, and ensuring a safe and reliable driving experience for consumers.

The ACCESS Twine for Car 2.0 solution
Infotainment area is getting more important to in-car security
The security of in-vehicle Infotainment units requires a multi-layered approach

The ACCESS Twine™ for Car 2.0 solution, which was launched at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, provides the building blocks to enable automakers to protect their brands while evolving vehicles into fully personalized connected media hubs, and provide road users with an additional layer of ease and convenience. Key new features include a refreshed, expandable human-machine interface /user interface (HMI/UI) and an aggregated in-car Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for both Android and Linux. To guarantee the highest level of usability, Twine™ for Car 2.0 also supports journey related ‘car retail’ services such as fuel and parking payments. The solution enables carmakers and suppliers to provide advanced content experiences tailor-made for all car passengers, whatever the circumstances of their journey, including related ‘car retail’ services – such as fuel and parking payments – to ensure the highest level of usability.

ACCESS works with Tier 1s, studios, broadcasters, content rights owners, consultants, the legal profession, licensing and collecting societies, Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and infrastructure providers to help make the next generation of compelling in-car services a reality. ACCESS provides ACCESS Twine™ for Car, a unique solution encompassing all connected entertainment options into a user-friendly interface.

Note to editors: If you would like to know more about ACCESS in automotive or meet with the company at TU-Automotive Detroit or CES Asia 2019, please contact Platform Communications, ACCESS@platformcomms.com, +44 207 486 4900.

About ACCESS
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.

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