Tokyo, Japan, October 2, 2007 – ACCESS CO., LTD. today announced that its NetFront™ Living Connect middleware for home network equipment has been certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) as a DLNA Certified software component, becoming one of the first devices identified as being DLNA v1.5 M-DMS and M-DMP compliant.
NetFront Living Connect supports functions such as the delivery, recording and storage of data, as well as replay on mobile handsets. NetFront Living Connect allows handset makers to develop interconnectivity between devices installed with NetFront Living Connect and a broad range of other devices that comply with DLNA Guideline v1.5 for interoperable networked devices, which defines individual specifications for digital media servers, mobile digital media servers and mobile digital media players.
“As more and more Internet-enabled devices become connected, it is increasingly important to develop standards that ensure these devices can share information, resources and content seamlessly and transparently,” said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO, president and co-founder. “Having NetFront Living Connect certified as a component for interconnectivity has generated a significant amount of interest in what we are doing. ACCESS looks forward to playing a leading role in hastening the launch of highly interconnectable products that meet advanced DLNA guidelines.”
NetFront Living Connect is a middleware that enables smooth interoperability with NetFront™ Browser, the world’s leading browser for mobile handsets and other limited-resource devices. It supports functions such as controlling, uploading, downloading, printing, as well as server and player functions for various consumer electronic devices, including mobile phones, digital TVs, digital cameras, HDD recorders, printers and more.
NetFront Living Connect is a comprehensive DLNA solution that looks ahead to the emergence of the multimedia networked world. It was developed specifically for embedded devices and leverages ACCESS’ experience in home appliance Internet technologies. NetFront Living Connect’s portability allows it to function with any OS or CPU, while its flexible modularity allows for easy customization.
ACCESS will demonstrate the latest version of NetFront Living Connect at the DLNA booth during CEATEC 2007, Asia’s largest IT and electronics exhibition, at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center near Tokyo from October 2nd to 6th.
The DLNA was established in 2003 to formulate guidelines for interconnectivity. The DLNA and its more than 260 member companies work to enable the seamless sharing of digital content between devices and the expansion of home networks by testing interconnectivity and certifying devices that meet the DLNA guidelines.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, Garnet™ OS (formerly Palm OS®) and ACCESS Linux Platform™, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit http://gl.access-company.com/
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