NetFront™ Browser BE is an advanced HTML5 browser for smart TV, STB, game consoles and automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems providing.
NetFront™ Browser BE has been engineered to leverage the Chromium Blink HTML5 engine for embedded platforms, with ACCESS providing enhanced based on experience from being deployed in over 1.5 billion units worldwide. ACCESS extensions include unique APIs to enable support for custom media players from SoC vendors, middleware providers and industry specialists. Optimizations have been applied to enhance general memory consumption and a framework has been developed to enable vendors to improve system stability in low memory situations.
An innovative in-process plugin framework enables ACCESS customers to simplify the development additional functionality and extension APIs within the complex multi-process browser architecture. Security extensions to restrict downloaded content have also been developed. The inclusion of the Chromium Embedded Framework v3 APIs enhances the NetFront Browser BE SDK by including a standard set of functionality and API.
ACCESS also adds support for worldwide DTV standards such as HbbTV 2.0.1, ARIB STD-B62/TR-B39 (2nd generation digital broadcasting) and Freeview Play 2017. Experience with YouTube on TV 2017 certification and support for other OTT services ensures SoC vendors, device manufacturers and operators can provide the services their customers need.
By providing external media player APIs, including a media decoder framework, NetFront Browser BE enables quick integration of third party media players and the ability to utilize hardware accelerated decoding for services that utilize EME, such as YouTube.
NetFront™ Browser BE leverages ACCESS’ market-proven experience and browser technologies that have been successfully deployed in over one and a half billion devices throughout the world. This experience enables ACCESS to provide manufacturers and operators the capability to improve platform stability in low memory situations, leverage the availability of a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and to provide market leading APIs for media integration into a Chromium Blink based browser SDK. NetFront Browser BE is offered as a comprehensive commercial grade Software Development Kit (SDK) complemented by world-class engineering support, professional services and documentation.
NetFront™ Browser BE enables SoC vendors, connected TV manufacturers and Operators to leverage today’s high performance platforms to deliver an enhanced, standards based, user experience (UX) to their customers. It supports features from HTML5 (Canvas 2D, SVG, etc.), CSS3 (3D Transforms, Animations, Transitions, etc.) and WebGL, enabling STB/DTV manufacturers to take full advantage of hardware capabilities. NetFront Browser BE is a next-generation TV UI engine capable of delivering greatly enriched user interfaces (UIs) and user experiences (UXs) incorporating video, 3D graphics and animations on today’s latest SoC platforms.