• NetFront Living Connect Provides AirTies Wireless Home Networking Products With DLNA-Compliant Media Sharing Capabilities

IP&TV World Forum, London, March 17, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that AirTies, the innovative wireless home media networking vendor, has selected ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect 2.0 as its DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) software solution of choice. NetFront Living Connect will be integrated into AirTies’ Media Gateways and STB (set-top box) devices, providing customers with advanced, DLNA-compliant media sharing capabilities.

NetFront Living Connect is a DLNA Technology Component solution that allows end users to seamlessly enjoy their digital content anytime and anywhere. By selecting NetFront Living Connect AirTies will quickly be able to bring next-generation DLNA Certified solutions to market. The solution will give AirTies the ability to enable its device users to seamlessly enjoy their personal content on multiple devices within a connected home media network.

“We always aim to provide simple, reliable solutions that allow consumers to share and access video and data wirelessly around the home between any Ethernet-enabled device and because of this we had a long list of functionality requirements for a DLNA solution,” said Jim Lomax EVP International Sales & Marketing at AirTies. “Unlike other suppliers, ACCESS has already integrated functionality that anticipates the next-generation DLNA guidelines so they were able to fulfill our requirements now. ACCESS also has a long history of working in DLNA and the company’s solution is widely deployed so we knew we were in safe hands.”

“Both ACCESS and AirTies share the vision of making the connected home a reality so we’re delighted that they’ve chosen to integrate our DLNA solution,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of global sales IA, at ACCESS. “AirTies are looking to the future and want to be able to provide consumers innovative features such as Smart Media Manager (SMM), Remote User Interface (RUI) and Content Synchronisation so NetFront Living Connect 2.0 was perfect for them. We’ve gone through a rigorous process of interoperability testing with them and they’re very happy with the results.”

AirTies DLNA-compliant devices, featuring ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect software solution, will be demonstrated for the first time at IP&TV World Forum in London Olympia from 22-24 March at AirTies’ booth #270 and ACCESS’ booth #155.

About AirTies
AirTies develops and markets consumer electronics products which provide 4 fundamental services (high speed internet access/ADSL, Wireless LANs, internet based telephony/VoIP, and internet based television/IPTV) for service providers, small businesses and consumers. AirTies was formed in February 2004 by a management and technical team from the Silicon Valley, USA, with the strategic intent to become the leader in emerging markets. AirTies has more than 5 million installed base world-wide and is aiming to expand into additional broadband markets. In contrast to its competitors which are dependent on chip companies and ODMs to develop their products, AirTies designs and develops its own hardware and the embedded firmware. Technology innovations include wireless video distribution to multiple TV’s, wireless coverage range extension, and network setup at a touch of a button. AirTies believes in exceptional customer service such as 7/24 technical support in English, Turkish, Greek and Russian and no questions asked defective unit replacement. AirTies is a member of Endeavor, a not-for-profit organization, which helps leading entrepreneurs in emerging countries to build profitable businesses to benefit their country’s economy. More information is available on their website at www.airties.com.

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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