Fremont, CA – July 8, 2003 – ACCESS Systems America, the U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies, today announced that FingerTwitch, a provider of engineering services to the mobile entertainment market, has joined its mobile content alliance program.
The alliance program provides mobile content providers with the services, technology and tools to quickly market compelling and revenue-generating applications and content to wireless operators. By partnering with FingerTwitch, ACCESS Systems America can now offer engineering services, such as porting between mobile application platforms, including J2ME™ and BREW™, handset-specific customization of applications, and quality assurance testing, to its content developer partners and operators.
“Through ACCESS’ partner program we now have greater exposure to the mobile content developer community,” said Jimmy Giliberti, CEO and President, FingerTwitch. “In turn, we bring value to ACCESS’ content partners by offering cost-effective and efficient porting services that greatly facilitate the availability of their mobile content across multiple handset platforms and models.”
“It is our mission to provide mobile operators with solutions to successfully generate revenue from mobile data, including sophisticated content billing infrastructure and, of course, appealing content,” said Sergei Krupenin, director of strategic development, ACCESS Systems America. “By partnering with FingerTwitch we can now offer our operator customers and content partners engineering services that will greatly speed the time-to-market for their content offerings, and reduce the barriers created by differences between handsets.”
FingerTwitch, Inc. is a fast growing provider of software engineering services to the mobile entertainment market. FingerTwitch helps content providers expand their reach across the growing number of diverse devices and operating environments present in today’s wireless world. By providing engineering services such as mobile platform porting and quality assurance testing on multiple devices, FingerTwitch eases broad title deployment & improves ROI for publishers and developers. For more information, visit www.fingertwitch.com.
About the Alliance Program for Mobile Content
ACCESS Systems America’s Alliance Program for Mobile Content, launched earlier this year, facilitates the distribution and sale of mobile content in cooperation with mobile operators around the world. The alliance program provides mobile content partners with the services, technology and tools to quickly market compelling and revenue-generating applications and content such as games, ringtones and personalized information services. Partners include Faith West, Handango, NuvoStudios and TKO Software.
About ACCESS Systems America, Inc.
Based in Fremont, CA, ACCESS Systems America is the U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies. ACCESS develops and markets PCSS, an integrated platform that enables wireless network operators to rapidly deploy value-added data services on 2.5G and 3G networks and generate revenue from premium branded third-party content. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront™and Compact NetFront browsers power approximately 200 different commercial products worldwide. The NetFront micro browser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. More information is available at www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront is registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under license. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner.
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