Mobile World Congress 2011, Barcelona, February 2, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced its participation at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011, which takes place February 14-17 in Barcelona, Spain. ACCESS will showcase “Solutions for the New Mobility” a collection of technologies that include consumer and enterprise apps for Android™ OS and iOS, a comprehensive e-Publishing solution, a browser solution for mobile TV, an HTML5 browser, solutions for media-rich photos and advanced UI development as well as networking solutions for next generation networks. ACCESS will also host demonstrations of joint solutions developed with its ACE™ (ACCESS™ Connect Ecosystem) partners.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. The event brings together approximately 1,300 companies from around the world, including mobile operators, device and equipment manufacturers, and software companies, to showcase their latest mobile technologies and services. Mobile World Congress 2011 marks ACCESS’ 11th consecutive year participating at Mobile World Congress.
ACCESS highlights at Mobile World Congress 2011 include:
- Consumer & Enterprise Apps [NetFront™ Life]
ACCESS will demonstrate the latest versions of its NetFront™ Life series of applications for consumers and the enterprise including a new video calling solution for enterprise smartphone customers. Additional applications include NetFront™ Life Browser, an HTML5 compatible, browser, NetFront™ Life Documents, a Microsoft® Office document viewer, NetFront™ Life Screen, an application that enables users to customize their device’s home screen, and Graffiti®, a single-stroke, handwriting recognition application. NetFront Life applications are designed to provide enhanced functionality, productivity and ease of use.
- e-Publishing [Digital Publishing Solution for Android OS/iOS]
ACCESS will also introduce the ACCESS™ Digital Publishing Ecosystem, a new digital publishing service and technology ecosystem for Android™ OS and iOS devices for global markets. The ACCESS Digital Publishing Ecosystem provides publishers with a comprehensive and cost-effective solution that enables them to reach and engage users with enhanced digital publications in a powerful native application format. The centerpiece will be demonstrations of iBunko, Japan’s most popular e-book reader application, store and bookshelf features and NetFront™ magazine viewer.
- Mobile TV [Browser Solutions for Mobile TV]
ACCESS will introduce a one-seg Ginga browser, as a new version of its industry leading browser developed for the Brazilian mobile TV market. The new browser supports the Brazilian standard for digital mobile broadcast TV (ISDB-Tb), which includes Ginga-NCL, the Brazil-specific interactive middleware layer.
- HTML5 Browser [NetFront™ Browser]
ACCESS’ NetFront Browser is widely recognized as among the fastest and most advanced browsers in the world today, with unique features that enable rich interactive experiences on devices ranging from smartphones to DTVs. With added support for the HTML5 standard, ACCESS expands the opportunities for browser-based solutions for the connected home as well as other market applications.
- Media-Rich Photos [hipix™ and Transcoder]
ACCESS will demonstrate the hipix™Rich Picture Format compression technology, developed by Human-Monitoring Ltd., in combination with ACCESS’ transcoder. hipix is a powerful compression technology that can reduce the size of a high-resolution still image file by more than 50%, enabling the addition of audio, GEO, URL, contact and text annotations. This will be the first joint demonstration since the two companies announced their partnership in December 2010.
- Advanced UI Solution [NetFront™ FlexUI]
ACCESS will present NetFront™ FlexUI a comprehensive user interface framework solution based on Flash technology. Introducing new products to the market quickly and at a low cost is vital in the current environment, where the competition to develop new devices is intensifying. UI framework solutions also need to support rapid, low-cost development of rich user interfaces, since the UI is increasingly the focus of device differentiation efforts. NetFront FlexUI significantly facilitates device differentiation by providing a comprehensive, Flash-based UI framework solution.
- Networking Solutions [Technologies for Next Generation Networks]
State-of-the-art networking solutions developed by ACCESS’ American subsidiary IP Infusion Inc. (IPI) will be introduced. The exhaustion of IPv4 addresses has become an urgent issue with the rapid growth of products like smartphones, tablet devices and connected TVs in recent years. An advanced IPI technology to be demonstrated at the exhibition provides a solution to this problem. Based on ZebOS® Rapid Deployment, it enables efficient allocation of global IPv4 addresses to a large number of devices.
- ACCESS™ Connect Ecosystem [ACE™]
ACCESS will also host demonstrations of solutions jointly developed with its ACCESS ACE partners. ACE partners participating with ACCESS include Lotaris, a leader in Managed Mobile and Licensing Services, Evernote, developer of the award winning multi-platform application that’s helping the world remember everything, Alfred Music Publishing, the world’s largest educational sheet music publisher, Moblyng, the leading publisher and developer of HTML5 games for mobile devices and social networks and MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications.
The ACCESS booth at Mobile World Congress 2011 is located in the Hall 3 courtyard, booth number CY23. For additional information visit the ACCESS Mobile World Congress page at www.access-company.com/news/events/mwc_2011/mwc2011/.
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™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. 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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