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ACCESS' NetFront™ Browser NX Selected by Nintendo For Its Latest Nintendo Switch Lite Game Console

Tokyo, September 3, 2019ACCESS 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 Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch™ Lite game console. The Nintendo Switch Lite will launch in various countries worldwide on September 20, 2019.

NetFront Browser NX is a WebKit-based browser component that features ultra-low levels of memory usage, enabled by ACCESS’ unique technology that improves memory usage efficiency and ensures powerful rendering on a variety of devices and operating systems. The browser supports the latest Web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, Gamepad API, WebP, WebSocket, HTTP Cache. It also uses proprietary expansion spatial navigation technology, which enables smooth movement controlled by a +Control Pad and maximises usability. NetFront Browser NX is deployed in a wide variety of devices including Nintendo game consoles, TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI) that are shipped globally.

The NetFront™ Browser series developed and provided by ACCESS is used in models of Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo 3DS LL, Wii U™, New Nintendo 2DS™, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS LL and Nintendo Switch released since 2011. The Nintendo Switch Lite is the eighth model to use the ACCESS NetFront Browser series.

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: Game consoles, TVs, set-top-boxes, IVI, smartphones, tablets, multifunction printers and others

For information about NetFront Browser NX’s other advanced features, please visit: https://www.access-company.com/en/products/browser/

On Nintendo Switch Lite, NetFront Browser NX is used as cooperation function with Nintendo Account, Nintendo eShop, upload of screen photos on SNS and more. For information on the features and specifications supported by the Nintendo Switch Lite game console, please refer to the official information provided by Nintendo.

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 350 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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ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries.
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.  
All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.

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