DLNA Members Meeting sees ACCESS Demonstrate Enhanced Support for Upcoming DLNA CVP-2 Standard
Oberhausen, Germany, October 8, 2013 − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that it will demonstrate its NetFrontTM Living Connect solution for ‘studio confident’ media sharing supporting the new DLNA Commercial Video Profile-2 (CVP-2) guidelines during the DLNA Members meeting in Hawaii on Thursday, October 10th.
The CVP-2 guidelines were developed by the DLNA in conjunction with the service providers to improve the digital delivery of movies and network television to the home. The CVP-2 guidelines enable secure playback across multiple devices such as TVs, tablets, smartphones, Blu-ray players, game consoles and more while also providing advanced protection for the copyright owners and content providers.
This new standard allows the operators to leverage standardised technologies such as HTML5 Remote User Interfaces (RUIs), HTTP Adaptive Delivery and Authentication, on top of its already available DTCP-IP-based link layer protection, to stream premium content inside the home. CVP-2 also includes new 3D Media formats, ‘Diagnostic’ and ‘Low Power’ mode capabilities to improve the service delivery to the customer. Support for CVP-2 will be available in ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect Technology Component and NetFrontTM Browser NX 3.0.
“By developing a modular product package for both our technology component and our browser, we are providing support for CVP-2 for both client and server,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA,ACCESS. “This product extension for CVP-2 shows our investment in providing timely support for media sharing standards and in helping operators meet the FCC connectivity mandate for the US cable industry to comply with an open industry standard.”
ACCESS’ tailored approach enables operators and middleware companies to choose the most relevant functionality for their activity. The solution can be deployed on multiple devices, including Video Gateways, STB, Smart TV’s, Video Player devices, tablets and smartphones.
To ensure the operator can easily deploy CVP-2 while retaining the ‘studio confident’ security required by the market, ACCESS also provides an API layer for integration with existing Conditional Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems, while NetFront Browser NX’s advanced HTML5 support enables the operator to build a consistent user experience on connected devices.
This new development continues to ensure that ACCESS is at the forefront of delivering the latest in DLNA functionality. ACCESS believes that standards are critical in driving the multi-screen revolution forward and that DLNA is the only standard that can securely deliver media sharing at a mass-market level. The demonstration will show ACCESS’ capabilities to offer an entire solution for operators to implement DLNA CVP-2 on various platforms such as Set-Top Boxes (STBs), gateways and tablets.
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. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.