ACCESS Solution Now Available From All Major Mobile Operators in Japan

TOKYO, Japan — March 23, 2006 — ACCESS.CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that its NetFrontMobile Client Suite has been deployed by Vodafone K.K. in Japan for the first time. Installed on handsets from NEC, Samsung, and Sharp, ACCESS’ solution is now available from all the major mobile operators in Japan.

ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite’s tightly integrated functionality and modular structure make, it a flexible and highly expansible software solution. This package substantially reduces mobile phone makers’ development time and cost, speeding up time-to-market for cutting-edge mobile devices.

The NetFront Browser and NetFront Messaging Client are now deployed on NEC’s Vodafone 804N and Sharp’s Vodafone 904SH, while the NetFront Browser has been installed on Samsung Electronics’ Vodafone 804SS. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers Vodafone 804N immediate compatibility with Vodafone K.K.’s new automatic content delivery service “Vodafone live! CAST” and its “Deru Moji 3D Pictogram Display” which enables pop-up 3D animation in email messages.

ACCESS’ NetFront Browser is deployed on 801 consumer electronics terminal models offered by the world’s principal Internet equipment makers, and can be found on more than 235.04 million devices worldwide (as of December 2005). A software suite for mobile handsets, NetFront Mobile Client Suite is compatible with Japanese domestic mobile phones featuring leading-edge technology and is in use overseas as well.

“We succeeded in deploying NetFront on the mobile handsets of all the Japanese domestic operators thanks to its advanced technological capability and flexibility,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “In the future, we will continue to provide advanced mobile environments for mobile users throughout the world.”

About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, Messaging Client, Java virtual machine, OMA module (DRM, Download etc.), Document Viewer, Adobe PDF Viewer, Sync Client and more.

About ACCESS
ACCESS is a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. 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 enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. 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.co.jp/english.


ACCESS, NetFront, are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Contacts
 
Japan:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Kyoko Obara
+81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
 
U.S.:
Maureen O’Connell
+1 (408) 400-1543
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
 
Europe:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
+49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
 
China:
Access China Inc.
Delia Liu
+86 (10) 6566-9636
delia.liu@accesschina.com.cn