IP&TV World Forum, London, March 15, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that it will demonstrate its advanced NetFront Living Connect 2.0 DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) solution and NetFront Browser DTV Profile Edition for HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcasting Broadband TV) and BBC iPlayer at IP&TV World Forum 2011, which takes place on March 22-24 in London. The solutions form an integral part of ACCESS’ NetFront Software Series, a software series that has been deployed in over one billion devices worldwide, including digital TVs, set-top boxes and mobile phones.

“One of the ways in which ACCESS is unique is that we offer commercially deployable DLNA, HbbTV and BBC iPlayer solutions with market-proven success and technological leadership supported by core technologies that have been deployed in over one billion devices throughout the world,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of global sales IA at ACCESS. “This enables us to offer OEMs, service providers and middleware companies advanced, fully proven technologies that provide faster time-to-market. And because we offer core technologies for both interactivity and home media networks, we’re the ideal partner for those service providers and CE device manufacturers focusing on delivering solutions for the rapidly evolving connected home market.”

NetFront Living Connect 2.0 is a DLNA Technology Component solution that allows end users to seamlessly enjoy their digital content anytime and anywhere. NetFront Living Connect 2.0 is portable, has a low memory footprint and is presently the only commercially deployable DLNA software solution that includes features such as Remote User Interface (RUI) and Scheduled Recording Service (SRS) that anticipate next-generation DLNA guidelines. DLNA has emerged as the leading standard for connected devices, enabling operators and OEMs to make the connected home a reality for the consumer.

NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition enables OEMS, middleware companies and service providers to upgrade or launch HbbTV capable devices and services quickly, efficiently and affordably. NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition is the most widely deployed HbbTV browser solution in the market and is integrated in VESTEL’s HbbTV-ready set-top boxes and iDTVs from S&T, Cabot, HyperPanel, Logiways and VESTEL. The browser delivers excellent performance while featuring a small RAM/ROM footprint and low CPU power consumption. ACCESS’ NetFront Browser DTV Profile BBC iPlayer Edition will also be demonstrated at the forum.

ACCESS will be demonstrating its DLNA, HbbTV, and BBC iPlayer solutions in stand #155 at IP&TV World Forum 2011. Demonstrations will be featured on a variety of devices including digital cameras, digital photo frames, mobile phones and tablets based on iOS. ACCESS powered devices will also be shown at a number of other stands at the forum including:

  • AirTies (stand #270) will be demonstrating its NetFront Living Connect integrated devices.
  • Comtrend (stand #237) will be demonstrating its NetFront Living Connect powered router and set-top box.
  • ST Microelectronics (stand #249) in conjunction with Electra will be showing Electra Entertainment’s Trove platform enabled set-top box with NetFront Browser DTV Profile BBC iPlayer Edition.
  • VESTEL (stand #97) will be showing NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition and NetFront Living Connect powered set-top boxes and televisions.
  • Zenterio (stand #247) will be demonstrating its new NetFront Living Connect powered DLNA applications.

In addition to its current and pioneering work in DLNA, HbbTV, BBC iPlayer and Mobile TV, ACCESS has a long heritage of producing solutions for digital TV. The company has provided embedded software solutions for most of the world’s leading TV manufacturers as well as most of the major set-top box manufacturers. ACCESS’ NetFront Browser solutions provide full Internet capability.

About ACCESS in Digital TV
ACCESS provides embedded software solutions that support global and regional TV standards and enable broadcasters, operators and consumer-electronics manufacturers to meet the expanding market for catch-up TV and connected TV services, including HbbTV and VoD. The company also enables seamless media access across connected-consumer devices with a certified Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) software solution.

The company’s core offerings for digital TV include:

  • NetFront Browser DTV Profile – NetFront Browser DTV Profile is optimized for digital TV environments and powers services such as BBC iPlayer, while also providing seamless access to hybrid broadcast and broadband services such as HbbTV.
  • NetFront Living Connect – NetFront Living Connect is a next generation DLNA Technology Component solution that makes seamless connectivity for home consumer electronic devices a reality.
  • NetFront Media Player – NetFront Media Player enables playback of streamed and broadcast video for set-top boxes and digital TVs.
  • NetFront Widgets – NetFront Widgets delivers value added widget-based services for digital TVs.

For more information visit:
www.access-company.com/products/internet_appliances/netfrontdtv/dtv_solution/

About ACCESS and ACCESS Europe
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.

ACCESS Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., with its main office located in Oberhausen, Germany. ACCESS established its first office in Europe in July 2001 as a total solution provider to the mobile and beyond PC markets.

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