Oberhausen, Germany, June 1, 2011 — ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that it has become a member of AFDESI, The Association for the Development of Enhanced TV Services and Interactivity. AFDESI represents the interests of companies involved in interactive television across France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK.

AFDESI aims to give the interactive television industry a single voice at an international level by representing and promoting the interests of developers, publishers, channels, operators and service providers. The current format of AFDESI arose as an expansion of the original French branch, created in 2000.

“We’re delighted that ACCESS has chosen to become a member,” said Jean Dacie, General Delegate at AFDESI. “As a market-leading hybrid TV Browser and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) solutions vendor, ACCESS plays a crucial role in the interactive TV sector in Europe so it’s great to have the company involved.”

“AFDESI plays a key role in providing a clear voice for the interactive television industry in Europe so we’re very excited to be involved,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP Global Sales, IA, at ACCESS. “AFDESI aims to stimulate growth of the interactive sector in Europe and we’re keen to help them speed up the penetration of HbbTV throughout Europe. As part of this initiative we’re providing AFDESI with NetFront HbbTV Browser, validation tools and technical support.”

AFDESI has recently been heavily involved in promoting ‘Mes Services TV’ in France, an interactive bouquet for independent service publishers. Mes Services TV is based on HbbTV solution and the trial will launch in France during the second quarter of 2011.

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.

###

© 2011 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries.
DLNA is a registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Digital Living Network Alliance is a service mark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.