Oberhausen, Germany, March 21 2012 − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that they will provide ‘studio confident’ security through the integration of Verimatrix ViewRight® security with the ACCESS NetFront Living Connect DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Technology Component solution.

The collaboration is designed to make studios and other content owners confident that their most valuable content, such as early release HD movies, can be securely shared between devices and that all business model constraints can be maintained.

“Content owners will quite rightly not sanction the sharing of the most valuable content between devices until they are sure that it’s secure and that all business rules are adhered to: it’s in response to this that ACCESS and Verimatrix have joined forces to bring to market a ‘studio confident’ secured solution,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “I look forward to working with Verimatrix to enable the media sharing of premium content to be both safe and profitable.”

“The ability to stream commercial media between devices is a powerful model for home content consumption and one that benefits from ‘studio confident’ security mechanisms that enable extensions of pay-TV content monetization,” said Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix. “The collaboration of Verimatrix and ACCESS also aims to optimize the security approach across the range of content types and consumer propositions.”

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About ACCESS
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.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.

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