• All New DTVs and Set-Top Boxes Shipped By Vestel Are Now DLNA Certified Devices Powered By NetFrontLiving Connect
 

IP&TV World Forum, London, March 22, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Vestel Electronics, a leading OEM and ODM in the consumer electronics and digital products markets, today announced that Vestel DTVs and set-top-boxes (STBs) powered by NetFront Living Connect have successfully completed the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Certification & Logo program and are granted use of the “DLNA Certified” logo. Vestel is now shipping the NetFront Living Connect DLNA software solution in all of its new DTVs and STBs.

“The Consumer Electronics (CE) market now expects IP connectivity and their Media, especially video playback on DTVs. DLNA is the answer here. Working with ACCESS has enabled us to offer the leading combination of proven and differentiated technologies we need, that are ready to be deployed now to the mass market,” said Hakan Kutlu, Deputy General Manager for Marketing, Vestel Foreign Trade. “It’s crucial to get DLNA into as many devices as possible now, so that we future–proof consumers buying today. But it’s important that we can do it in such a way that we can support tomorrow’s technologies. This is what we get from ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect”

NetFront Living Connect
NetFront Living Connect is a DLNA Technology Component solution that allows end users to seamlessly enjoy their digital content anytime and anywhere. ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect 2.0 is presently the only DLNA software solution to be able to deploy features such as Remote User Interface (RUI) and Scheduled Recording Service (SRS) that anticipate next-generation DLNA guidelines. The solution is portable and has a low memory footprint.

To date over one billion NetFront Software Series products have been shipped around the world in a wide variety of devices including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes, mobile handhelds, game consoles, automobile navigation systems and many other types of products.

“I’m delighted that the ACCESS DLNA solution has been chosen by one of the world’s leading DTV and STB manufacturers to deliver a connected life to its customers,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Home networking is key to any company wanting to deliver the future of DTV. I’m pleased that with ACCESS powered Vestel iDTVs and STBs now in retail, ACCESS and Vestel are delivering the future of television to today’s consumers.”

ACCESS will be demonstrating NetFront Living Connect 2.0 at this year’s IP&TV World Forum in London (stand #155). The company will also be demonstrating NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition, which enables OEMs, middleware companies and operators to upgrade or launch HbbTV capable devices and services quickly, efficiently and affordably and is the most widely deployed HbbTV solution on the market. Demonstrations will be shown on a variety of devices including digital cameras, digital photo frames, mobile phones and tablets based on iOS.

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 Vestel
Vestel Group is comprised of 25 companies operating in the manufacturing, technology development, marketing and distribution fields in the consumer electronics, IT, digital technologies and household appliance markets, with €3.7 billion turnover. Vestel is one of the largest ODM LCD TV manufacturers in Europe. For further information, visit our web site at www.vestel.com

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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