- Global leaders deliver cutting-edge connectivity, interactivity and enhanced home networking experience to consumers
Tokyo, Japan and Manisa, Turkey, June 8, 2010 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Vestel Electronics, a leading OEM and ODM in the consumer electronics and digital products markets, today announced that Vestel has selected ACCESS NetFront™ Browser, NetFront™ Living Connect and recently announced HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) Plug-in package for its entire range of connected digital TVs and set-top boxes.
Vestel will use ACCESS technologies to add cutting-edge capabilities to its rich family of DTV products, including TV-optimized full Internet browsing with NetFront Browser, new digital home networking capabilities with NetFront Living Connect and seamless access to broadband and broadcast programs and services alike, with the HbbTV Plug-in package. Vestel is the second largest global OEM supplier of digital TV products, with 10 million units sold last year. ACCESS NetFront™ series technologies, including NetFront Browser and NetFront Living Connect, have reached almost 900 million deployments worldwide in over 2000 different devices.
“Consumers are eager to benefit from true IP connectivity in all their electronics,” said Hakan Hutlu, Deputy General Manager for Marketing, Vestel Electronics. “ACCESS is the only company to offer the combination of proven technologies we need, with embedded software solutions that are ready to be deployed. Integrating our products with ACCESS solutions gives Vestel a unique opportunity to bring to market a differentiated, cost-effective new generation of connected devices that deliver on the promise of true IP connectivity and interactivity.”
ACCESS NetFront Browser is the most advanced, versatile and powerful full Internet browser for mobile and beyond-PC devices. Specifically designed and optimized to deliver high performance in resource-constrained environments, it supports major Internet-browsing standards, including CE-HTML, Open IPTV Forum and BML. NetFront Browser has been deployed by major operators, set-top box middleware vendors, handset manufacturers and consumer electronics manufacturers around the world.
ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect is a complete DLNA Certified software solution designed to enable the implementation of multimedia home networks and to support the management and control of the varied devices within a home network. Designed as a robust solution optimized for resource-constrained embedded environments, NetFront Living Connect is a highly portable software solution, adaptable to a wide variety of hardware environments. This tested and certified solution, poised to evolve with DLNA 2.0, allows Vestel to integrate home networking capabilities in its existing products rapidly.
ACCESS’ HbbTV Plug-in package gives OEMs, middleware companies and operators the ability to significantly advance their existing devices and solutions by adding interactivity to linear broadcasting thanks to a seamless hybrid of broadcast and broadband content. The plug-in approach ensures a smooth HbbTV-compliant upgrade path. Based on existing, proven components from companies with longstanding experience in the digital TV market, the HbbTV plug-in package combines stability and flexibility with optimized development and can work in synergy with other ACCESS solutions for the connected digital TV market.
“We are very pleased that Vestel has chosen ACCESS technologies for its digital TV and set-top boxes” said Tomihisa Kamada, president, CEO and co-founder of ACCESS CO., LTD. “Being selected by a leading OEM player in the DTV area shows how innovative and flexible our solutions are, and how seamlessly they can be integrated in state-of-the-art hardware. We are committed to delivering powerful solutions that provide a highly satisfying consumer experience while offering OEMs new exciting business opportunities.”
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform™ and Garnet™ OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in 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 www.access-company.com.
Vestel Group is comprised of 25 companies operating in the manufacturing, technology development, marketing and distribution fields in the consumer electronics, IT, digital technologies and household appliance markets, with €3.7 billion turnover. Vestel is the largest TV manufacturer in Europe, accounting for 14% of the LCD TV, 25% of the digital set-top box, and 10% of the household appliance markets. For further information, visit our web site at www.vestel.com.
© 2010 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved. ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, NetFront, ACCESS Linux Platform and Garnet are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. The registered trademark LINUX® is used pursuant to a sublicense from Linux Mark Institute, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis. DLNA is a registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Digital Living Network Alliance is a service mark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. All copyrights, trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.