ACCESS Launch of NetFront™ Living Connect 3.0 Makes Seamless Media Sharing Ready For Primetime

New NetFront™ Living Connect 3.0 features include DLNA Premium Video, Support For Cloud-based Applications and New Functionality

IP&TV World Forum 2012


SUNNYVALE, Calif.--ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that it will launch the latest version of its DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Technology Component™ solution, NetFront™ Living Connect 3.0, at IP&TV World Forum 2012 (March 20, 2012). NetFront Living Connect 3.0 is a next-generation solution which enables device manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA standards on Consumer Electronic (CE) devices including digital TVs, set-top boxes and mobile phones. The new features in NetFront Living Connect 3.0 include support for DLNA Premium Video, increased cloud integration and Remote User Interface integration.

NetFront Living Connect 3.0 offers support for DLNA 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 favorite television programs and movies to DLNA Certified® products such as digital televisions, tablets, mobile phones, Blu-ray disc players and video game consoles.

At IP&TV World Forum ACCESS will also be demonstrating its HTML5 NetFront™ Browser NX integrated with NetFront Living Connect 3.0 to provide DLNA functionality such as RUI (remote user interface), enabling web applications access to network home services. This increase in NetFront Living Connect functionality continues ACCESS' commitment to providing solutions which adhere to the latest DLNA Guidelines and that enable the media and CE device industries to provide consumers with exciting new services and opportunities.

As well as enabling access to premium content, NetFront Living Connect 3.0 also allows service providers to deliver cloud based content to the home network. With pre-developed plug-ins NetFront™ Living Connect consumers can enjoy content from their favorite online storage and web content on their own DLNA devices. This deeper integration with the Cloud means that NetFront™ Living Connect now offers consumers and service providers the option of accessing and sharing media content both locally and externally.

"The launch of NetFront Living Connect 3.0 provides a real step-change for organizations that want to securely profit from DLNA media sharing," says Kunihiro Ishiguro, CTO of ACCESS. "NetFront Living Connect 3.0 enables secure media sharing, without which content owners will never sanction the sharing of premium video. We integrate plug-ins enabling users to access highly popular cloud-based services such as Flickr and YouTube on multiple devices throughout the home. And finally with NetFront Living Connect 3.0's browser integration we're making it easier than ever for DLNA to be used throughout the home on any DLNA device. The combination of security, cloud-based services and advanced functionality is a real game-changer and means that seamless home media sharing is now fully ready for primetime!"

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio including its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers' Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

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