ACCESS NetFront™ Browser NX Selected by JVC KENWOOD for Its Latest In-Vehicle Device

Installed in In-Vehicle Infotainment systems of major car manufacturers being shipped into global markets

Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2017 − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT) and digital TV markets, today announced that its NetFront™ Browser NX has been selected by JVC KENWOOD Corporation for its custom in-vehicle device being supplied to car manufacturers for use as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.

The JVC KENWOOD in-vehicle device provides high-resolution audio and Internet browsing capabilities as well as car navigation functionality. JVC KENWOOD is supplying this device to a British sports and luxury car manufacturer for use as the IVI in its latest model targeting the global market, to be launched in 2017. In addition, this system is deployed on the IVI of a Japanese car manufacturer model currently shipped to the Southeast Asia market.

NetFront Browser NX is a WebKit-based browser that features ultra-low levels of memory usage while achieving ultra-fast rendering, enabled by ACCESS' unique technology that improves memory usage efficiency. It ensures powerful rendering on a variety of devices and operating systems. The browser supports cutting edge Web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, WebP, WebSocket, and HTTP Cache. In addition to Internet browsing and YouTube streaming, HTML5, the latest in web technology, was used to design the user interface of JVC KENWOOD’s navigation system to display sophisticated animation while keeping development costs down.

ACCESS will continue to offer cutting edge web technologies that support manufacturers in the development of connected cars, in order to bring IoT services for cars and drivers around the world.

The key features of NetFront Browser NX include:

  • Platform agnostic
  • Unique technology that ensures both efficient memory usage and system stability
  • World leading enhanced HTML5 support
  • Flexible customization of the user interface   
  • Supported operating systems: Linux (Qt/Embedded, GTK+, etc.) and others
  • Compatibility: IVI, Game consoles, TVs, set-top-boxes, smartphones, tablets, multifunction printers and others.

NetFront™ Browser family for Automotive:
As the car becomes more and more connected, in-vehicle information and entertainment services are becoming mandatory features for OEMs. In order to rise to the challenge of delivering connected services and smart applications on different platforms and screen sizes, OEMs have the choice to develop a proprietary solution or to embrace standards. For a standards-based approach, HTML5 is the technology of choice as it enables the development of in-vehicle Human Machine Interaction (HMI) applications, app stores and internet/cloud delivered applications with online content. HTML5 also provides OEMs with the ability to develop highly portable and reusable applications, so they can target multiple vehicle systems with the same application.

Deployed in over 1.5 billion devices, the NetFront™ Browser family enables OEMs to seamlessly integrate powerful connected applications and services utilizing open standards and custom APIs for OEM specific functionality. ACCESS browser solutions are delivered as a Software Development Kit, which enables the HTML5 capabilities to be embedded within the IVI platform. HTML5 applications can then be accessed from within the vehicle itself, or via an Internet connection when available. ACCESS’ NetFront Browser family offers automotive customers a choice of solutions based on multiple high performing rendering engines, backed by engineering expertise and experience in delivering to leading OEMs and Tier1s.

For information about NetFront Browser NX’s other advanced features, please visit: http://eu.access-company.com/

About ACCESS
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.

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