ACCESS Provides Media Sharing for Skyviia Powered Android TVs and Set-tops
Skyviia Selects Award-wininning ACCESS NetFrontTM Living Connect to Provide Media Sharing Capabilities for its Android SoC TV Chips
Oberhausen, Germany, July 10 2012 − ACCESS CO., LTD today announces that Skyviia Corporation has chosen the award-winning ACCESS NetFront Living Connect™ to provide media sharing capabilities for its Android System on a chip (SoC) being built specifically for TVs and set-top boxes.
Based in Taiwan, Skyviia is a pioneer of SoC solutions enabling manufacturers to produce exciting multimedia devices with advanced functionality and reduced time-to-market. Licencing this ACCESS solution enables content to be shared to and from camcorders, NAS drives, PCs and smartphones with Skyviia powered Android TVs.
Commenting on this new licence deal, Edward Shan, Vice President Sales Division & Product Marketing Division of Skyviia said: “We chose NetFront Living Connect because in addition to its DLNA certification and class-leading interoperability, ACCESS has ensured that its solution has advanced features such as Android support for client and server, a ‘Play-To’ feature and fully developed applications which will ensure our SoC can provide CE manufacturers with best-in-class media sharing.”
“We’re delighted to be working with Skyviia to bring something new and fresh to the Android TV market,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “We have designed NetFront Living Connect to provide consumers with exciting new features that they will really enjoy, such as sharing media from one device to another with the touch of a fingertip. Skyviia’s choice of NetFront Living Connect further validates its position as the best-shipping DLNA solution on the market.”
ACCESS NetFront Living Connect 3.0 is an award-winning next-generation solution which creates a seamless, connected home ecosystem. Rising to the challenge of turning the concept of ‘the connected home’ into a reality, NetFront Living Connect 3.0 offers support for DLNA’s Premium Video profile, enabling the secure sharing of high-quality, premium commercial video. With DLNA Premium Video, service providers can offer consumers the ability to stream their favourite television programs and movies to DLNA Certified® products such as digital televisions, tablets, mobile phones, Blu-ray disc players and video game consoles. NetFront Living Connect 3.0 also allows service providers to deliver cloud based content to the home network through pre-developed plug-ins.
NetFront Living Connect 3.0 was recently awarded ‘Best Enabling Product/Solution for the Connected Home’ at the 2012 Connected Home Industry Awards.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ Software Series and the ZebOS® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the ACCESSTM Digital Publishing Ecosystem for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing and the NetAd mobile advertising platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. www.access-company.com.