• NetFront Browser HbbTV Edition, NetFront Widgets and NetFront Living Connect to Be Integrated With LOGIWAYS’ Leading TV Middleware

Oberhausen, Germany, April 27, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, announced today that following a successful trial, LOGIWAYS, the French VOD, conditional access and TV middleware specialist, has selected ACCESS’ solutions including NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition, NetFront Widgets and NetFront Living Connect 2.0 DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) software, for integration with Magello, its DVB middleware product.

NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition is a market-proven, platform-independent HbbTV software solution with a small RAM/ROM footprint and low CPU power consumption, which allows Logiways’ customers to launch HbbTV capable devices and services quickly, efficiently and affordably. NetFront Living Connect 2.0 is a DLNA Technology Component solution that allows Logiways’ customers to deliver home network DLNA connectivity to consumers. NetFront Widgets enables the creation of an Internet widget ecosystem through which service providers can deliver high value Web 2.0 services to consumers.

“Our customers demand rich and interactive solutions at an affordable cost, and with the integration of ACCESS technology, LOGIWAYS is poised to take the market to a whole new level by offering a complete hybrid solution for customers who want to deploy HbbTV STBs,” said Laurent Pellegrin, LOGIWAYS’ CEO. “We chose ACCESS because they’re a one-stop shop for all our IP requirements. Their HbbTV, DLNA and widget solutions are widely deployed and competitively priced, enabling optimal end-user device cost. Our technical team extensively tested all of ACCESS’ solutions and found them to be reliable and robust.”

“ACCESS is unique because we’re the only provider of globally deployed and supported HbbTV and DLNA software solutions that can be pre-integrated to create a complete solution,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of global sales IA, at ACCESS. “We’re delighted that Logiways has seen the benefit of this and decided to integrate our widget platform as well. With widgets, HbbTV and DLNA we cover all bases for middleware vendors needing to deploy next-generation TV services and applications.”

Logiways has developed a complete portfolio of solutions for consumer electronic device manufacturers looking to provide market-leading solutions including Magello, a scalable DVB middleware, SafeAccess, the only EAL4+ CAS conditional access system and VodAccess, a unique push-VOD solution.

LOGIWAYS’ ACCESS powered middleware will be demonstrated at ANGA Cable in Cologne from May 3 to 5 (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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