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ACCESS Shares Expertise in Media-Sharing at 2013 DLNA Technology Seminar, China

Oberhausen, Germany, July 18, 2013 ACCESS, today announces it will be participating in the DLNA Technology Seminar on Friday 19th July 2013. The Seminar will be held simultaneously in Shenzhen and Beijing and will have a two-way broadcast. As a DLNA Promoter Member, ACCESS will be commenting on media-sharing strategies and discussing the company’s vision of true interoperability within the digital home. DLNA has invited industry consortiums, Consumer Electronics manufacturers, TV Service Providers and other DLNA member companies to introduce DLNA Certified® products and describe its benefits for the industry.

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ACCESS Licenses Reference Design Kit from Comcast to Provide DLNA Technology Components and Lightning Speed HTML5 Browser to Users of this Emerging Ecosystem

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 9, 2013 −  ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that it is licensing the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack from Comcast to enhance the development and deployment of next-generation video services that support DLNA Premium Video Guidelines and HTML5. The RDK cuts the development time in half for set-top boxes, allowing vendors to bring rich multiscreen viewing experiences to market faster.

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ACCESS, Entropic Partner to Enable U.S. Cable Operators to Meet FCC IP Connectivity Mandate

Oberhausen, Germany and San Diego, Calif., June 6, 2013 - ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced it is integrating its Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component and HTML5 Browser software solution with the latest set-top box (STB) chipset solution from Entropic, (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home.

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ACCESS Industry-leading HbbTV and HTML5 Solution Enables HyperPanel Lab to Deliver Next Generation TV

Oberhausen, Germany, 28 March 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announced that HyperPanel Lab, a leading provider of Digital TV middleware, has selected ACCESS’ NetFront™ Browser NX for integration with its middleware solution. NetFront Browser NX is an advanced WebKit-based HTML5 browser which is compliant with the latest HbbTV 1.5 standard. NetFront Browser NX’s combination of HbbTV and HTML5 provides HyperPanel Lab with best-in-class hybrid connected capabilities to cost-effectively deliver advanced multiscreen TV services.

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ACCESS Integrates its NetFront Browser NX with Broadcom Set-Top Box Chipsets and Demos Lightning Fast HTML5 Rendering Speeds at TV Connect

Oberhausen, Germany, 19 March 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announced that its lightning quick TV-centric HTML5 browser, NetFront Browser NX™ 3.0, is making its European debut at TV Connect (Stand 127, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, 19 – 21 March, 2013). ACCESS will also demonstrate important new features of the browser, such as enhanced YouTube Leanback HTML5 functionality, expanded set-top box and TV chip support and seamless sharing of content and UIs from the PVR with other connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and set-top boxes.

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ALi Corporation Selects ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect DLNA Technology Component™ for its Set-top-box SoC Solutions

Oberhausen, Germany, March 14, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announces that ALi Corporation has selected ACCESS’ award-winning DLNA solution NetFront™ Living Connect SDK to integrate with its system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions designed for set-top-boxes. The ACCESS-powered ALi SoCs will ship to set-top box manufacturers from Q2, 2013.

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TV Connect Sees Launch of ACCESSMyTV™ 2.0 Enabling Operators to Compete and Win against OTT Providers

Oberhausen, Germany, March 14, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announced that it is to launch ACCESSMyTV™ 2.0 at TV Connect. New features include social TV enhancements and operator specific APIs providing security functionality that make ACCESSMyTV 2.0 ready for prime time. The platform has been designed to provide operators with the simplest route to launch OTT or TTM services of their own. ACCESSMyTV 2.0 enables broadcasters to promote their existing content libraries and even augment with freely available Internet content in a service that complements their existing broadcast services.

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ACCESS Combines HTML5 & DLNA Functionality to Give Operators the Confidence to Forge New Multiscreen Roadmap

Oberhausen, Germany, 6 March 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announced that for the first time it will be demonstrating at TV Connect how operators can create true and viable multiscreen business models through the integration of HTML5, with its ability to enable advanced UI (User Interface) and application creation, and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology, to enable the secure sharing of media in the multiscreen ecosystem.

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ACCESS Doubles-Up on TV Connect Award Shortlist

Oberhausen, Germany, March 4, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, today announced that its lightning-speed HTML5 browser and multiscreen media sharing solution have been shortlisted for two prestigious TV Connect Industry Awards:

  • NetFront™ Living Connect 3.0 selected for “Best TV multiscreen solution”
  • NetFront™ Browser NX selected for “Best component or enabler”

ACCESS’ has been selected in acknowledgement of its ongoing commitment to developing advanced multiscreen solutions based on open standards that add value to the connected entertainment ecosystem. The winners will be announced at The TV Connect 2013 Awards hosted on 20th March 2013 at One Mayfair, London.

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New Version of the Stratosphere SDN Platform Provides Extended Functionality for Network Virtualization

TOKYO—February 7, 2013 — Stratosphere Inc. (“Stratosphere”), a joint venture established by ACCESS CO., LTD. (“ACCESS”) and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (“IIJ”), to conduct R&D on infrastructure software based on software defined network (SDN), today announced the latest version of the network virtualization platform Stratosphere SDN Platform 1.1 (SSP 1.1) will be released on February 28. SSP 1.1 will be sold to data center operators, cloud service operators, telecom operators, service providers, and others through ACCESS and IIJ sales channels.

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