• Showcases next-generation connectivity solutions for the expanding catch-up and connected TV markets

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 3, 2010 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has announced its attendance at IBC 2010 (10-14 September, Amsterdam). ACCESS will showcase TV browser and DLNA-based (Digital Living Network Alliance) solutions that enable its customers to provide the consumer with seamless connectivity across all devices, including the TV and the set-top box.

Dr Neale Foster, vice president of sales & business development, ACCESS Systems Europe, comments: “We are delighted to be accelerating our activities in the digital TV space. IBC 2010 presents an ideal platform for us to reach out and show how we are making seamless digital living a reality, through giving consumers a simple way of joining the dots of their digital experience and accessing their media wherever and whenever they choose.”

Already the world leader in TV browsers, ACCESS has designed and produced a portfolio of solutions that support global and specific local TV standards to meet the expanding market for catch-up and connected TV services. The company’s TV-centric solutions include NetFront Living Connect, a next-generation DLNA Certified software solution that makes home networking a reality; NetFront Browser, which enables a number of TV applications and environments, including catch-up applications such as BBC iPlayer and HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV); NetFront Media Player, for playback of streamed and broadcast video; and NetFront Widgets, which enables the creation of a widget ecosystem for content providers, device manufacturers and service providers.

ACCESS is appearing at IBC with some of its European partners, including:

  • Cabot Communications Ltd (Booth 1.A33) – ACCESS and Cabot have jointly developed an HbbTV solution that can be plugged into any digital TV or set-top box platform. The companies will show a HbbTV demo, as well as a fully integrated DLNA solution
  • Pirelli Broadband Solutions (Booth 4.A71) – the company’s Residential Gateway DRG A226M is operating with ACCESS NetFront Living Connect and has successfully completed the DLNA Certification & Logo program
  • Vestel Electronics (Booth IP350) – has selected ACCESS’ NetFront Browser, NetFront Living Connect and recently announced a HbbTV plug-in package for its entire range of connected digital TV’s and set-top boxes.

About ACCESS in TV
ACCESS develops software solutions that enable broadcasters, operators and consumer electronics manufacturers to provide consumers with seamless media access, ensuring that the broadcast world can connect with the consumer electronic universe to successfully launch new business models and consumer services.

At the core of its offering are NetFront Browser, NetFront Living Connect, NetFront Media Player and NetFront Widgets software solutions, which are making connectivity an exciting reality across set top boxes, TVs, mobile phones and other connected consumer devices.

About ACCESS
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.

 
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