The integration of ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect Technology Component and NetFront™ Browser NX with Zenterio’s operating system delivers UI-friendly media sharing experiences across all connected devices

Oberhausen, Germany, 10 September 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets today announced that it is integrating its technology with Zenterio, the independent operating system developer for TV client devices. Zenterio has chosen to extend its solution with ACCESS’ DLNA Technology Component™ solution, NetFront™ Living Connect, and ACCESS’ TV-centric NetFront™ Browser NX 3.0 to deliver enriched media sharing experiences.

“Our collaboration with ACCESS allows us to create a winning multiscreen strategy that enables operators to enhance their service offering and better monetize their assets by making content available on more devices,” said Marco Frattolin, Head of Product Management, Zenterio. “As well as forming the basis of a profitable business model, it also means we can equip operators with superior, lean-forward streaming experiences and faster, optimized HTML5 user experience that will ultimately build customer loyalty.”

ACCESS’ solutions enables Zenterio to deliver true multiscreen and multi-room features that provide seamless, sharing of protected, premium content including LiveTV streams and DVR content via managed set-top-boxes or unmanaged connected devices such as laptops, iPads and smartphones. ACCESS’ solutions can be integrated with operator CA systems for additional features such as enhanced reporting and ‘studio confident’ content protection.

ACCESS’ NetFront Browser NX supports advanced HTML5 functionality enabling it to demonstrate best in class performance and ‘must-have’ features for the next generation user experience including transitions, animations and 3D graphics through support for Canvas, CSS 3D Transforms and WebGL.
With the Zenterio OS, operators can quickly and cost-effectively provide new interactive services and applications. Key features of the Zenterio OS include:

  • True independence for the operator – with Zenterio OS, operators are free to focus on service development as an independent business driver, rather than staying locked in by their current ecosystem’s limitations.
  • Improved performance – the modular capability of Zenterio has an extremely strong reputation in providing world class performing software. This focus on performance has always been at the core of each new generation of the Zenterio OS, enabling the operator to make the most out of the hardware they deploy.
  • Faster implementation of new services – Zenterio OS enables faster and more cost efficient implementation of new interactive services and applications.
  • Replacement of existing software – Zenterio OS can be deployed not only on new set-top boxes, but also to the base of boxes already in use by the operator’s customers. Zenterio can, through a unique offering called ‘swap-out’, remotely replace proprietary operating systems that are already in use.

“This integration is the latest example of the already successful business relationship between ACCESS and Zenterio,” said Dr Neale Foster, VP Global Sales, IA, ACCESS. “With this integration, Zenterio can leverage ACCESS’ innovative media sharing and HTML5 solutions to offer TV operators an easy-to-deploy route to the perfect mix of TV and Web experiences.”  

The joint integration of the NetFront Living Connect Technology Component and the NetFront Browser NX WebKit-based HMTL5 browser enables device manufacturers and TV operators to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA standards in a HTML5 optimized intuitive user interface (UI) across all consumer electronic devices in connected home environments as it adheres to DLNA Premium Video guidelines. The solution’s high portability and flexible modularity allow it to function with any OS or CPU in embedded devices while also providing for easy customization. Supported devices include mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more.

Note to editors:
If you would like to meet with an ACCESS spokesperson at IBC 2013, please contact Segolene Roche of Platform PR: segolene@platformpr.com, (T) +44 (0)20 7486 4900.
If you would like to meet with a Zenterio spokesperson at IBC please contact Peter Rosenberg, Business Strategy Director, Zenterio. peter.rosenberg@zenterio.com (T) +46 (0)733 633 3411. Zenterio will exhibit at stand 117 at IBC.

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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About Zenterio
About Zenterio Zenterio develops an independent software platform, ‘Zenterio OS’, for interactive TV that is positioned to become a global standard. Zenterio’s software can be used on any new and existing hardware. With the Zenterio OS, operators can quickly and cost-effectively provide new interactive services and applications.   Zenterio partners with global system integrators, set-top box suppliers, CA/DRM providers, and chipset manufacturers. The company evolved from the former Nokia Home Communication, which Nokia divested in 2002. Its headquarters are in Stockholm and its R&D center is in Linköping. The company has sales offices in Prague and Milan. Zenterio is an unlisted company and is mainly owned by private investors. The chairman of the board is former Nokia CEO Mr Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.   For further information please visit: www.zenterio.com. – See more at: http://www.zenterio.com/