Paris, France & Oberhausen, Germany, 11 September, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets today announced that the ACCESS IBC stand (14.101) will host a demo of an innovation developed jointly with Alcatel-Lucent which enables operators to deliver a seamless, unified TV experience through the cloud, including content sharing across all devices via a centralized HTML5 Remote User Interface (RUI). The proof-of-concept solution is based on the DLNA Premium Video Guidelines and can be extended to any device, including tablets and smartphones, reducing the time and complexity of integration with OTT video solutions.

The IBC demo follows the integration of ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect DLNA-based media sharing and ACCESS™ MediaPilot client solutions with Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix CDN technology.

Paul Larbey, Vice President and General Manager of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Video business, said: “Our industry leading CDN solution, Velocix, solves the issue of getting content into the home with the highest quality. By combining our content delivery technology with ACCESS’ media sharing solutions, service providers can offer consumers access to content on more devices without the need for complex infrastructure changes. This is crucial given the continued explosion of consumer uptake of multiple devices in the home.”

The Alcatel-Lucent Velocix CDN is designed for service providers and used successfully by many around the world. This on-net solution leverages network intelligence and subscriber data to turn the network into a high-performance digital media delivery platform. With the Velocix CDN service providers can:
  • Satisfy consumers and content providers by delivering a superior QoE
  • Reduce transit, storage and transport costs by delivering multi-source content from within the network
  • Increase revenue and partnership potential by securely delivering personalized TV and video service to any connected device
  • Expand reach by supporting more streaming and delivery mechanisms
“The CDN is a critical tool in enabling operators to deliver high quality IP video experiences to their consumers,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “The joint IBC demo will show how the Alcatel-Lucent Velocix CDN together with ACCESS’ media sharing solution and ACCESS MediaPilot client enables operators to reach connected devices such as mobiles and tablets throughout the home. In effect, we are extending the TV experience by taking the power and flexibility of the cloud and spreading it throughout the home, offering an exciting solution for operators looking to launch unified TV experiences.”

NetFront Living Connect is a market-leading DLNA Technology Component™ solution that enables the quick and efficient implementation of 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 also offers support for DLNA Premium Video Guidelines, enabling the secure sharing of high-quality, premium commercial video.

ACCESS MediaPilot is a software solution that enables consumers to seamlessly access, share and control digital media between any local network connected DLNA-compatible device on the home network. ACCESS MediaPilot users can share and control the movies, music and photos between the PC and a TV, tablet, digital camera or mobile phone without having to hook up cables or copy files.

NetFront Living Connect and ACCESS MediaPilot are designed to provide device manufacturers, content companies, operators and consumers with the ‘connected confidence’ to deploy, manage and enjoy powerful media sharing solutions.

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