Oberhausen, Germany, March 14, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announces that ALi Corporation has selected ACCESS’ award-winning DLNA solution NetFront™ Living Connect SDK to integrate with its system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions designed for set-top-boxes. The ACCESS-powered ALi SoCs will ship to set-top box manufacturers from Q2, 2013.

“By integrating our NetFront Living Connect DLNA Technology Component with ALi Corporation’s SoC solutions, we’re making it as easy as possible for set-top box manufacturers, operators and consumers to make the most of media sharing,” says Koichi Narasaki, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, ACCESS. “It’s the job of ALi to provide set-top box manufacturers with all core functionality on one chip. This announcement is conclusive evidence that DLNA media sharing is now a necessity for set-top-box manufacturers.”

NetFront Living Connect is the market-leading DLNA Technology Component™ solution for multi-screen media sharing on consumer electronics and home networks. It has been integrated with ALi’s digital Set-Top Box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions to provide the simplest path for device manufacturers looking to provide pay TV operators and retailers with set-tops that enable consumers to share and play TV and video content on the TV, smartphone, tablet and other DLNA compliant video device.

“Media sharing is now core functionality that all our set-top-box manufacturer customers need to offer,” says Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi’s International Business Unit. “We chose the ACCESS DLNA Technology Component because it is the most heavily field-tested solution and combines best-in-class functionality with an exciting product road map. I look forward to consumers with ALi SoC-powered set-tops enjoying the advanced use-cases such as multi-screens, smart home services and smartphone/tablet media sharing bridges that NetFront Living Connect uniquely enables.”

NetFront™ Living Connect is a market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component™ solution that enables device manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA standards on consumer electronic devices including mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more.

NetFront Living Connect has achieved an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments on a variety of consumer electronic devices offered by leading manufacturers in markets throughout the world. NetFront Living Connect is packed with features that ensure that ACCESS can provide SoC and device manufacturers, content providers and ultimately end-users with services that provide comprehensive support for all DLNA standards, including the very latest.

About Ali
ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure.  More than 120 Pay TV operators have deployed its solutions globally. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Seoul, and Geneva. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.

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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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