ACCESS and Ocean Blue Software Partner to Provide Connected Home and TV Software

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

OBERHAUSEN, Germany and BRISTOL, UK — ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Ocean Blue Software, a digital TV software specialist delivering quality DVB and middleware products for the digital home, today announced that they will work together to provide cutting edge middleware solutions supporting IP Connected Home and Connected TV.

ACCESS has extensive experience offering innovative and market leading products for the Connected TV and IP Connected Home, including its NetFront™ Living Connect market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component™ solution and its NetFront™ Browser DTV Profile HbbTV Edition, which supports all major Internet-browsing standards for digital television.

The combination of Ocean Blue Software’s experience in providing innovative middleware software solutions that allow digital TV device manufacturers to deliver outstanding multimedia experiences and ACCESS’ embedded expertise will ensure that the partnership will deliver on all fronts. The partnership between ACCESS and Ocean Blue Software will allow both parties to take advantage of their combined expertise and provide a solution which brings together Connected TV and IP Connected Home to offer new experiences to viewers and revolutionize media consumption over the next decade.

“It’s very exciting to be working with Ocean Blue to provide innovative TV services to consumers” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Connected TV is now ready to fulfill its potential and when integrated with Connected Home offers great possibilities for innovation and enhanced consumer experiences. This partnership will be instrumental in carrying out our vision of the connected future”

“In ACCESS we have found a capable and hugely experienced partner which has already supplied its NetFront™ products to more than one billion mobile and beyond-PC devices” said Kenneth Helps, CEO of Ocean Blue. “ACCESS’ knowledge of Connected TV and Connected Home provides us with the possibility to bring both together ensuring our customers can take advantage of the incredible possibilities this convergence can provide”