ACCESS and OBLO Living automate IoT and multimedia everywhere

The adoption of ACCESS Twine™ by OBLO Living ensures the highest level of security for all IoT data to offer best in class experiences without compromising on information confidentiality

Oberhausen, Germany and Novi Sad, Serbia – 17 May 2018 – ACCESS CO., LTD and OBLO Living today announced the availability of a solution based on the award-winning ACCESS Twine™ 360° Smart Media Platform and OBLO Living Gateway. The combined Smart Home solution will seamlessly integrate both the Internet of Things (IoT) and multimedia worlds, enabling end users to quickly manage complex home automation scenarios as part of the multimedia experience already available in their homes.

The partnership enables both companies to offer a one-stop solution for use cases available in and out of the home. Combined with ACCESS’ Remote Access technology, the solution enables end users to experience and manage their smart homes remotely. The secure Peer2Peer (P2P) connection provided by the unique ACCESS Twine™ Remote Access component warrants the privacy of the content being shared, while pre-integrated Rights Management enables the creation of personalized, fine-grained user groups that can access home multimedia content and surveillance cameras via ACCESS Twine™, as well as to IoT devices managed by OBLO Living Gateway. This unique combination of features and security enables the application of ACCESS Twine™ for Smart Home in home entertainment as well as in industrial environments.

The innovative User Interface simplifies the complexities of IoT – making them invisible to end users. This allows device vendors and operators to multiply their offerings and enriches the end user’s creativity in managing their smart homes.

The solution offers compatibility with users' favorite ecosystems like the Amazon Echo/Alexa, Google Home/Assistant and provides a rules engine for “if this then that” functionality to help smart devices work together.

“We are thrilled to announce that OBLO Living's IoT can be combined with ACCESS Twine™ 360° Smart Media Platform. OBLO Living is known for its strength in the home IoT solutions, and this partnership offers strong support for both our businesses in providing a unique combination of multimedia and IoT products not yet available on the market,” said Dr. Neale Foster, CEO at ACCESS Europe.

“The partnership with ACCESS and its ACCESS Twine™ 360° Smart Media Platform gives us the opportunity to extend the reach of Smart Home IoT to completely new use cases and to merge the multimedia and IoT silos in to a single offering. The combined product is the missing piece of the truly smart home”, said Michael Pauli, VP Business Development, OBLO Living LLC.

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.

About OBLO Living
OBLO Living, shortly OBLO, provides world-class solutions for home automation (HA) to service operators, consumer electronics distributors/retailers and installers. The company is a spin-off of RT-RK, one of the biggest development houses in Southeast Europe.
OBLO Living combines end-to-end software solution for home automation with in-house developed home automation devices to cover lighting, security, safety, energy management and other aspects of the fast-growing home automation market.

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