NetFront™ Browser BE is an advanced HTML5 solution that provides In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platforms with a comprehensive platform to offer services via standardised HTML5 rather than operating system specific binaries or applications. This enables highly portable applications that can be readily deployed to multiple units by using responsive design techniques. The NetFront™ Browser BE Chromium Blink engine features enhanced security, controlled memory usage, high stability and market leading performance on embedded platforms.
NetFront™ Browser BE utilises ACCESS’ experience of the embedded browser and CE equipment markets and leverages the latest Chromium Blink technology to provide a dependable and secure solution for the automotive market. NetFront™ Browser BE addresses the real world shortcomings that affect Chromium Blink browsers, including instability in constrained environments, high platform memory usage, large code size and inability to utilise preferred automotive media player solutions.
NetFront™ Browser BE is available for popular automotive operating system platforms, including QNX and Linux, and is provided as an embeddable Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK approach provides the OEM or Tier 1 maximum flexibility to integrate standards based HTML5 capabilities within their platform and still ensure the best OEM branded presentation of the human-machine interface (HMI) and browsing experience.
NetFront™ Browser BE’s multi-process architecture enables automotive designs to take best advantage of platform and hardware capabilities, such as multi-core CPUs, accelerated graphics processing units (GPUs) and OpenGL-ES. Enhanced compositing algorithms enable the rendering engine to dynamically choose hardware or software rendering based on the content in order to provide the best user experience (UX).
The SDK is a commercially provided solution that includes documentation, world class engineering support and, where required, engineering services. ACCESS professional services help OEMs and Tier 1s to tailor the delivery to a particular device or environment and ensure the success of automotive projects.
Based on Chromium Blink HTML5 technologies and provided as an embeddable technology component Software Development Kit (SDK), NetFront™ Browser BE is a highly capable next-generation UI engine that can deliver greatly enriched user experiences (UX) including 3D graphics and animations, HTML5 application stores and HTML5 based applications.
NetFront Browser BE for Automotive is based on market-proven browser technologies that have been successfully deployed in over one and a half billion devices throughout the world. This unique set of technologies have been adapted to improve platform stability, resilience to low memory situations, portability and ability to take advantage of chipset specific features such as multi-core CPUs and the availability of a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
* code size dependent on target CPU and pre-existing platform libraries