Oberhausen, Germany, August 15, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that it has added support for HbbTV to its NetFront Browser to ensure that automotive manufacturers and solutions providers can deploy ACCESS multiscreen solutions on a global basis.

The main solutions that ACCESS provides to the automotive industry are:

  • NetFront™ Browser is a high performance HTML5 engine provisioning HMI for automotive infotainment systems, HTML5 Internet browsing and bespoke automotive applications. Includes support for all relevant broadcast standards and video and automotive specific functionality to enable the automotive industry to deploy in all geographical markets
  • NetFront™ Living Connect is a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) multiscreen solution, which enables TV, video audio and other content to be shared throughout a car. A key case for this solution is to enable content to be shared between automotive infotainment systems, home hubs, tablets and smartphones.
“By providing automotive solutions with support for all relevant standards including HbbTV in Europe, BML in Japan, CML in China and GINGA in South America, ACCESS ensures that the car industry can address a truly global market,” said Dr. Neale Foster ,VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “NetFront Living Connect provides the automotive industry with a standards based multiscreen media sharing solution that can make the most of the rise in smartphone and tablet usage to address the growing need to share content and personalize the in-car experience.”

NetFront™ Living Connect is a market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component solution from ACCESS. It enables automotive manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA standards to improve interoperability across consumer electronic devices including in car entertainment systems, mobile phones, tablets, game devices, digital cameras 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 and adheres to DLNA Premium Video guidelines. The solution also features advanced support for HTML5 Remote User Interface technology. NetFront Living Connect is optimized for embedded devices and features high portability and a flexible modularity that allow it to function with any OS or CPU while also providing for easy customization.

NetFront™ Browser is a platform-independent HTML5 browser with lightning fast rendering speed that now supports CSS 3D Transforms, CSS Filter and CSS writing-mode, along with Canvas, and delivers the most up-to-date Web experience based on HTML5. By supporting key multiscreen building blocks such as Web Socket alongside HTML5 RUI, NetFront Browser provides service and user interface (UI) discovery, inter-application communication and barrier-free multiscreen UIs, enabling car manufacturers to deliver intuitive UIs and services seamlessly to multiple devices in the connected home environment. NetFront Browser is an ideal solution for automotive infotainment systems, DTVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray Disc™ players, etc.

Note to editors: if you would like to book a meeting at IBC – the digital content creation, management and delivery exhibition, RAI Amsterdam, 13-17th September, 2013, www.ibc.org – with ACCESS, or have any other queries, please contact Rajin Kang, rajin@platformpr.com, (T) +44 207 486 4900.

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. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
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