ACCESS' Integrated HbbTV/BBC iPlayer/DLNA Solution Helps CreNova Technology Power the Future of Hybrid TV

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, announced today that CreNova Technology, the German set-top box specialist, has selected ACCESS’ market-leading HbbTV, BBC iPlayer and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) software solutions to power its hybrid set-top boxes.

The selected ACCESS technologies include NetFront™ Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition, NetFront™ Browser DTV Profile BBC iPlayer Edition and NetFront™ Living Connect 2.0, a DLNA Technology Component™ with market-proven, DLNA Certified device deployments in markets throughout the world.

ACCESS’ NetFront Browser DTV Profile HbbTV edition is the most widely deployed, platform-independent HbbTV software solution in the market today and enables CreNova Technology to bring HbbTV compliant set-top boxes to market, quickly and affordably. NetFront Browser solutions for HbbTV and BBC iPlayer as well as NetFront Living Connect 2.0 will be combined into one binary for integration with CreNova Technology’s hybrid set-top boxes. ACCESS powered CreNova Technology set-top boxes will be available to operators in the third quarter of 2011.

“HbbTV, iPlayer and DLNA capabilities are becoming must-haves for operators around the world,” said Metin Atalan, CEO at CreNova Technology. “We chose ACCESS because it’s unique in offering all three high-quality embedded software solutions that can be integrated into one complete package for our set-top boxes. ACCESS’ NetFront Browser for HbbTV and BBC iPlayer and NetFront Living Connect 2.0 are widely deployed, with the NetFront series integrated in over one billion devices, so they’re fully proven, and its customer support is second to none.”

NetFront™ Living Connect 2.0 is a DLNA Technology Component that lets consumers seamlessly access and enjoy their digital content anytime and anywhere. It is presently the only DLNA software solution with advanced features like Remote User Interface (RUI) and Scheduled Recording Service (SRS) that anticipate next-generation DLNA guidelines, future proofing CreNova Technology’s set-top boxes. All ACCESS solutions are portable and have low memory footprints and low power consumption. ACCESS also provides a full support package for its customers.

“We’re delighted that CreNova Technology has selected our HbbTV, BBC iPlayer and DLNA solutions,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Our pre-integrated solutions enable CreNova to quickly and affordably deploy market-leading HbbTV, BBC iPlayer and DLNA capabilities, to deliver exciting future-TV services to the consumer.”