ACCESS Solution Provides Advanced Preview and Test Environment for Mobile Content Development Community

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany – April 5, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its ACCESS’ NetFront® Mobile Content Viewer has been included in Adobe® GoLive® CS 2 professional Web development software. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer provides Adobe GoLive CS 2 users with a seamless preview and test environment that facilitates the production of advanced mobile content and services for developers targeting ACCESS’ NetFront browser. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer will initially be available for the Microsoft® Windows® version of Adobe GoLive CS 2.

Available as a stand-alone software application or as a component of the Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe GoLive CS 2 is a powerful authoring tool for Web and mobile content that allows Web designers and developers to create, publish, manage, and update content for the latest generation of handheld devices. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer extends this production environment by enabling Web designers to preview and test mobile content directly within GoLive CS 2, reducing development time and speeding time-to-market.

NetFront Mobile Content Viewer provides a complete Windows 2000/Windows XP-based previewing and testing environment that accurately emulates the NetFront browser. It supports a broad set of Internet standards including OMA Browsing 2.2, WML, HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.1 (including Mobile Profile), CHTML, CSS1 and 2 (partial), ECMA Script 3rd edition, DOM level 1 and 2, DHTML (partial), SSL3/TLS1.0 and more. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer can emulate handset screen sizes at 120 x 160 and 240 x 320 pixels with its included handset skins, and it supports various display modes including Full Page, Just-Fit and Smart-Fit Rendering an advanced proprietary rendering technology that intelligently reconfigures full Web pages to fit the narrow screens of mobile devices. NetFront Mobile Content Viewer supports advanced mobile Internet standards like SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

“Adobe GoLive CS 2 is at the leading edge of cross-media content authoring, eliminating the gap between what can be delivered on the Web and what can be authored for mobile devices,” said John Brennan, senior vice president of Creative Professional products at Adobe. “The ACCESS NetFront Mobile Content Viewer provides GoLive CS 2 users with an excellent preview and test solution for targeting the millions of mobile devices powered by ACCESS’ Net Front browser.”

“We’re extremely pleased that NetFront Mobile Content Viewer was selected as one of the key mobile Web development technologies to be included in Adobe GoLive CS 2,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS Co., Ltd. “Our continuing partnership with Adobe is focused on providing advanced technologies to the mobile content community. The combination of the NetFront Mobile Content Viewer and Adobe GoLive CS 2 delivers a compelling mobile content development solution that will have significant appeal to professional mobile content developers worldwide.”

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser recently surpassed over 164.9 million deployments globally that include 515 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, Microsoft® 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, Amoi, AT&T Wireless, Casio, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, TCL, Toshiba, UTStarcom and more.

About ACCESS
ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies to the beyond-PC market. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of making the ubiquitous Internet a reality. NetFront technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp 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. 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