Advanced UI Framework Supports All Major Standards for Pushed and Pulled Content and Easy Integration with Handset Applications
San Diego, California, BREW Developers Conference – June 9, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced the availability of NetFront Dynamic Menu, an advanced UI framework that enables the dynamic delivery of advanced mobile services and programs over-the-air. NetFront Dynamic Menu is based on ACCESS’ widely used NetFront Rendering Engine and facilitates full integration between handset applications and all standards-based content benefiting both mobile operators and mobile handset manufacturers.
With NetFront Dynamic Menu mobile operators can push and pull their own branded or co-branded content and services directly to and from any handset, regardless of the operating system. Dynamic content enables mobile operators to provide their subscribers with a new and dramatically compelling mobile experience that generates greater interest and interaction, strengthens operator branding and co-branding, and stimulates end-user participation in new, revenue-generating services and programs.
For example, using NetFront Dynamic Menu technology, operators can allow subscribers to create a customized home screen with favorite services like news, weather, sports scores, SMS or calendars that are dynamically updated throughout the day. Dynamic content delivered directly to the home screen stimulates increased usage and data traffic driving additional revenue and partner opportunities.
NetFront Dynamic Menu also offers significant advantages to content creators since dynamic content can be developed using standard formats like HTML, ECMAScript, CSS, SMIL, SVG, easing the development or re-purposing of original content.
“ACCESS is committed to providing the most advanced mobile technologies in the world. With NetFront Dynamic Menu, we are again driving innovation and delivering benefits throughout the mobile ecosystem, including consumers, mobile operators, handset manufacturers, and content creators,” said Toru Arakawa, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACCESS. “Most importantly, NetFront Dynamic Menu makes the mobile Internet more fun and useful to the millions of subscribers that until now have only enjoyed static content.”
NetFront is the most widely deployed and actively used embedded Web browser in the world. NetFront recently surpassed 115 million deployments globally that include 275 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Windows Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW™. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, AT&T Wireless, China Mobile, China Unicom, Handspring, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, PalmSource, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony and more.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 275 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode® and FOMA™ services. To date, over 115 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at www.access.co.jp/english or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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