Oberhausen, Germany, April 27 – ACCESS CO., LTD celebrates its win of the 2012 Connected Home Industry Awards presented at the Connected Home Global Summit 2012 earlier this week. ACCESS was awarded this year’s Best Enabling Product/Solution for the Connected Home for its DLNA Technology Component solution, NetFront Living Connect 3.0.

NetFront Living Connect 3.0 is a next-generation solution which creates a seamless, connected home ecosystem. Rising to the challenge of turning the concept of “the connected home” into a reality, NetFront Living Connect 3.0 offers support for DLNA’s Premium Video profile, enabling the secure sharing of high-quality, premium commercial video. With DLNA Premium Video, service providers can offer consumers the ability to stream their favourite television programs and movies to DLNA Certified® products such as digital televisions, tablets, mobile phones, Blu-ray disc players and video game consoles. NetFront Living Connect 3.0 also allows service providers to deliver cloud based content to the home network through pre-developed plug-ins.

“We are delighted that NetFront Living Connect has been named as Best Enabling Product/Solution for the Connected Home,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “The award recognizes the investment ACCESS has made in developing and shipping powerful media-sharing solutions. We believe Netfront Living Connect 3.0 provides a truly exciting step-change for organizations that want to profit from high quality media sharing whilst adhering to the latest DNLA guidelines.”

Dr. Foster concluded: “We recognize today’s challenge of connectivity in the modern digital home, and it is an honour to be named as the solution of choice in this market. We are dedicated to enabling mass connectivity and sharing of digital content between devices, while also opening up the opportunity for members of the content industry to collaborate profitably. This award further encourages us to remain focused on delivering solutions that enable ever-evolving and engaging multiscreen experiences.”

NetFront Living Connect has been recently deployed on Samsung’s Optical Smart Hub and Pantech’s new waterproof Android tablet and is also available as a consumer application for PC, Android and iOS at http://mediapilot.access-company.com.

About ACCESS
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront Software Series and the ZebOS® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the ACCESSTM Digital Publishing Ecosystem for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing and the NetAd mobile advertising platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. www.access-company.com.

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