• Gives hardware partners visibility with over 22,000 developers
  • Charter member ACEECA delivers series of new handheld devices based on ACCESS technologies

Sunnyvale, Calif., August 9, 2010 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced the ACCESS Developer Network (ADN) Foundry, a partner program intended to help hardware developers around the world promote hardware deployment platforms based on ACCESS technologies. Through the ADN Foundry, hardware partners will gain visibility for their products with the over 22,000 software developer members of the ACCESS Developer Network, which provides technical and business development support to independent software developers. The ADN Foundry will serve as a one-stop source of information for software developers by showcasing hardware deployment platforms and devices available from ADN partners as well as links to partner websites.

The first devices to be released by an ADN Foundry partner are a new semi-ruggedized PDA and a rugged digital assistant being introduced by ADN Foundry charter member ACEECA, a New Zealand-based manufacturer specialized in rugged computing. ACEECA has announced the PDA32, a semi-rugged handheld PDA that features a fast CPU and large 2600 mAh battery, and the rugged digital assistant MEZ1500 which includes the MZIO expansion bus for easy customization for vertical market use. Both devices are based on ACCESS Garnet OS, which is popular among many developers and end users. Garnet OS supports a legacy of thousands of software applications, including some of the most popular mobile applications on the market as well as specialized applications for mobile industrial environments such as field-sales operations, manufacturing and transportation industries. Information on ACEECA’s new products is available at www.aceeca.com.

“The ACCESS Developer Network Foundry program will accelerate the opportunities for our ecosystem of 22,000 software developers to work with hardware partners to deliver solutions on new products using ACCESS technologies,” said Tomihisa Kamada, president, CEO and co-founder of ACCESS. “By leveraging our software technology, companies can create and enhance devices to match specific customer needs.”

ADN Foundry companies must be members of the ACE Partner Program, ACCESS’ global partner program that brings together leading companies in the telecommunications, consumer electronics and media industries to drive market leadership of integrated solutions and services developed by ACCESS.

For more information on the ADN Foundry and ACE partner programs, please visit www.accessdevnet.com and www.access-company.com/partners/ace.

About ACCESS
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, digital TVs wireless handhelds 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 Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

 
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