Oberhausen, Germany, April 26, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced its attendance at ANGA Cable 2011 (May 2-5, Cologne). The company will be showcasing its market-leading NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition and NetFront Living Connect 2.0 DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Technology ComponentTM software solutions, in conjunction with five of its partners at the show including CreNova, Fortis, LOGIWAYS, S&T, and Vestel.

The NetFront technology series has been deployed in over a billion devices globally and ACCESS’ NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition is the most widely deployed HbbTV browser in the market today. The platform-independent solution is optimized for embedded environments, and features a small RAM/ROM footprint, low CPU power consumption, support for HTML5 and is backed by ACCESS’ global support network.

“HbbTV has seen rapid adoption in the last year, and we’re expecting the trend to continue throughout 2011 because the standard enables CE device manufacturers to provide rich broadcast and Internet services with minimum requirements,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Our HbbTV browser gives OEMs, service providers and middleware companies advanced, fully-proven technologies providing them with a quick and easy route to market. We’re delighted that so many of our partners will be demonstrating the benefits of our HbbTV solution and our market leadership by showing their ACCESS-powered HbbTV ready devices at this year’s ANGA Cable.”

ACCESS’ NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition can be easily integrated with ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect 2.0 DLNA Technology Component to make seamless connectivity between home consumer devices a reality. NetFront Living Connect 2.0 is portable, has a low memory footprint and is presently the only commercially deployable DLNA Technology Component software solution that includes features such as Remote User Interface (RUI) and Scheduled Recording Service (SRS) that anticipate next- generation DLNA guidelines. ACCESS is currently the only provider of fully deployed HbbTV and DLNA Technology Component software solutions.

ACCESS’ solutions will be shown at the following stands:

  • CreNova Technology (10.1/T21)
  • Fortis (10.1/Q31)
  • LOGIWAYS (10.1/P33)
  • S&T (10.1/V12)
  • VESTEL (10.1/Q9)

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 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component 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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