ACCESS Brings Seamless Digital Living to IBC 2010

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Showcases next-generation connectivity solutions for the expanding catch-up and connected TV markets

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has announced its attendance at IBC 2010 (10-14 September, Amsterdam). ACCESS will showcase TV browser and DLNA-based (Digital Living Network Alliance) solutions that enable its customers to provide the consumer with seamless connectivity across all devices, including the TV and the set-top box.

Dr Neale Foster, vice president of sales & business development, ACCESS Systems Europe, comments: “We are delighted to be accelerating our activities in the digital TV space. IBC 2010 presents an ideal platform for us to reach out and show how we are making seamless digital living a reality, through giving consumers a simple way of joining the dots of their digital experience and accessing their media wherever and whenever they choose.”

Already the world leader in TV browsers, ACCESS has designed and produced a portfolio of solutions that support global and specific local TV standards to meet the expanding market for catch-up and connected TV services. The company’s TV-centric solutions include NetFront™ Living Connect, a next-generation DLNA Certified software solution that makes home networking a reality; NetFront™ Browser, which enables a number of TV applications and environments, including catch-up applications such as BBC iPlayer and HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV); NetFront™ Media Player, for playback of streamed and broadcast video; and NetFront™ Widgets, which enables the creation of a widget ecosystem for content providers, device manufacturers and service providers.

ACCESS is appearing at IBC with some of its European partners, including:

  • Cabot Communications Ltd (Booth 1.A33) – ACCESS and Cabot have jointly developed an HbbTV solution that can be plugged into any digital TV or set-top box platform. The companies will show a HbbTV demo, as well as a fully integrated DLNA solution
  • Pirelli Broadband Solutions (Booth 4.A71) – the company’s Residential Gateway DRG A226M is operating with ACCESS NetFront Living Connect and has successfully completed the DLNA Certification & Logo program
  • Vestel Electronics (Booth IP350) – has selected ACCESS’ NetFront Browser, NetFront Living Connect and recently announced a HbbTV plug-in package for its entire range of connected digital TV’s and set-top boxes.