NetFront Browser for Pocket PC Selected as Best Internet Browsing Solution for Pocket PC Devices

The Senate of the Republic of Italy was looking for a wireless solution that would allow its members to securely access email and back-office applications while they are away from the office. Cartesio S.p.A, assisting the Senate with its decision, found NetFront 3.1 for Pocket PC to be the best, all-round Internet browser currently available for Pocket PC environments and devices as well as the best choice to support the requirements from the Italian Senate.

“The Senate of the Republic of Italy tasked us to supply them with the most advanced and flexible wireless solution, one that could be easily integrated with its current email and back-office environment,” said Mario Aurelio Forgione, president of Cartesio S.p.A. “After carefully reviewing offerings from several vendors in the space, we selected ACCESS’ NetFront browser as the best solution to support the Senate’s current and future requirements.”

“ACCESS has worked very hard to provide the most advanced browser technologies to the broadest number of mobile platforms, including the Pocket PC platform,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “The decision by Cartesio S. p. A. to use NetFront v 3.1 browser for Pocket PC to wirelessly enable the Senate of the Republic of Italy demonstrates that the mobile market is responding positively to our efforts.”

About NetFront
NetFront recently surpassed over 139 million deployments globally that include 293 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.

About ACCESS
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 293 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 139 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.

About CARTESIO
Cartesio S.p.A provides IT products and services throughout Italy. The company’s labarotories, located in Rome, Perugia and Bari, develop and supply application software for a variety of vertical markets. Cartesio has collaborated with the University of Bari since 1997 and has earned the Ministry of Universitiy and Scientific Research’s prestigious title of “Research Center”. In 2002 Cartesio founded the CERIT consortium, an information technology research and knowledge center. Cartesio S.p.A. is ISO-9001 certified, both in software development and IT management, and in the quality of services distribution, emphasizing the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction. More information is available at www.cartesio.net


ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and in other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Risako Onoda
+81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
China Contact:
Access China Inc.
Delia Liu
+86 (10) 6566-9636
delia.liu@accesschina.com.cn
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
US Contacts:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395
annemiek.hamelinck@bitepr.com
Cartesio S.p.A. Alfredo Visconti
+39 (348) 6512664
cartesioba@cartesio.net