• Next-Generation DLNA Solution Integrated With Comtrend’s Advanced Home Networking Solutions

IP&TV World Forum, London, March 21, 2011 – ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that Comtrend Corporation, a leading global supplier of advanced networking solutions, has selected ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect 2.0 DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) software solution to be integrated into its advanced home networking solutions.

NetFront Living Connect is a DLNA Technology Component solution that allows end users to seamlessly enjoy their digital content anytime and anywhere. This integration enables Comtrend to provide operators with solutions that give consumers the ability to manage their media and share it between different devices in their homes, making the connected home a reality.

“NetFront Living Connect is market leading and offers the range of DLNA features that our customers are requesting from us today,” said Brian Gregory, Sales Director UK at Comtrend Corporation. “At Comtrend we’re committed to innovation as demonstrated by the integration of the ACCESS NetFront Living Connect DLNA solution to provide the seamless media access consumer’s desire.”

NetFront Living Connect is the only DLNA solution on the market that has integrated functionality that anticipates next-generation DLNA guidelines. These include innovative features such as Smart Media Manager (SMM), Remote User Interface (RUI) and Content Synchronization.

“We’re delighted to be working with Comtrend,” said Dr. Neale Foster, Vice President of Global Sales IA at ACCESS. “NetFront Living Connect is achieving great success in the market place with global providers like Comtrend Corporation because it’s market proven, portable, has a low memory footprint, there’s a full SDK available and because we are unique in being able to commercially deploy next-generation functions.”

Comtrend Corporation’s advanced home networking solutions, featuring ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect software solution, will be demonstrated at IP&TV World Forum in London Olympia from 22-24 March at Comtrend’s booth #237 and ACCESS’ booth #155.

About Comtrend Corporation
COMTREND CORPORATION is the UK market leader of High Speed PLC technology and a key supplier of advanced home networking solutions. COMTREND is an ISO- 9001/14001 certified company that designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment integrating ADSL, ADSL2+, Bonded ADSL2+, VDSL2, VOIP, IP STB Multimedia, Residential Wi-Fi, Auto Configuration Systems, and High-Speed PLC technology. With more than 20 million terminals deployed, COMTREND remains committed to a vision of bringing people together through technology and continues to realize this vision through a focus on innovation and quality service. The company is based in Taiwan and has a global distribution network through its offices in North and South America, Europe and China. For more information please see www.comtrend.com and visit COMTREND at the IP&TV World Forum.

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.html

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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