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ACCESS Twine™ for Car is the first automotive service recognized as official ‘media platform’ by German Media Authority

Tokyo, Japan, 12 March 2018ACCESS CO., LTD today announced that its ACCESS Twine™ for Car solution has been certified as a ‘Privileged media platform’ by the Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein Media Authority (Medienanstalt Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein, “MA HSH”), the German state media authority responsible for the approval of private broadcasting in both regions and for the supervision of platforms as well as licensed radio and television programs. ACCESS Twine for Car is the first automotive service to obtain this certification.

The certification cements the position of ACCESS Twine for Car as an innovative infotainment service provider leading the industry by providing a full scale media platform for in-car services. The product complies with the needs of content owners and ensures that services launched by car manufacturers respect all the requirements of video streaming for automotive use cases. As the first automotive platform to receive this certification, ACCESS Twine for Car opens the door to rich media experiences inside moving vehicles, enabling automotive manufacturers to develop In-Vehicle Infotainment solutions that support the next generation of cars, including Electric Vehicles and driverless cars.

“Since inception, we have invested heavily in innovative solutions supported by real business use cases. For us, certifications are a fundamental step towards realizing our vision of  innovation powering services that are built to create enriched societies and lifestyles around the world,” said Dr. Neale Foster, CEO at ACCESS Europe. “We are especially pleased that the German MA HSH has provided its stamp of approval for our ACCESS Twine for Car solution, as Germany is one of the core markets and drivers in the automotive world.”

ACCESS Twine™ for Car enables automotive manufacturers and suppliers to provide advanced content experiences tailor-made for all car passengers, whatever the circumstances of their journey. ACCESS works with Tier 1s, studios, broadcasters, content rights owners, 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.

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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

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