IBC sees ACCESS Demonstrate Solutions to Drive
Multi-room and Multi-screen Success
Oberhausen, Germany, 09 September, 2013 – ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that IBC (stand 14.101) will see it demonstrate a range of solutions to enable operators to profitably launch multi-room and multi-screen services.
“Our media sharing and HTML5 UI solutions combine to give operators an exciting platform offering a seamless staged approach to multi-room and multi-screen,” says Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “Our solutions mean that an operator could start by launching multi-room, by for example sharing Personal Video Recorder (PVR) or Live TV functionality over wireless throughout the home. The operator could then move on to streaming content between all devices in the home before reaching its goal of providing consumers with full advanced multi-screen media sharing, with broadcaster content stored on tablets and smartphones.”
ACCESS multi-room and multi-screen solutions include:
<!-NetFront™ Living Connect – a DLNA Technology Component™ which has been integrated with conditional access to provide ‘studio confident’ media sharing
<!-NetFront™ Browser NX – a lightning fast WebKit-based HTML5 browser that provides a UI and application development platform for advanced TV services
<!-ACCESS™ MediaPilot is a software solution for Microsoft® Windows® PC, iOS and Android that enables end-consumers to seamlessly access, share and control digital media between any local network connected device in their home network.
The ACCESS solutions combine to provide the following multi-room and multi-screen services:
<!-Secure sharing of video throughout a house without the requirement for multiple set-top boxes (STB)
<!-The sharing of PVR functionality to all devices enabling operators to reduce the cost of a multiple set-top box architecture
Pushing of content from Mobile and tablets to the TV
Combining TV and second screen applications via Remote User Interface and notification technology
<!-Sharing and storing content between all connected devices enabled by ACCESS’ ‘studio confident’ secured media sharing
“Security is the key issue applying a brake to the multi-screen revolution. We have worked with content conditional access vendors to integrate Conditional Access System (CAS) to provide our multi-screen solutions with the ‘studio content’ security. Without such trusted security content owners will not have the confidence to allow the multi-screen revolution to reach its goal of offering full media sharing and the storage of broadcast content between all devices,” concluded Foster.
Multi-screen and multi-room are the seamless connection between Cloud Services, TV’s, PC’s and a wide range of mobile devices to consume personal and premium content such as pictures, music and video. It is driven by the consumer demand to consume and share content and the personal experience anywhere, anytime and on any device. The ACCESS multi-room and multi-screen solutions provide the following functionality required for profitable services:
flexible technology to support device diversification
support offline, online distribution and adaptive delivery to support all required use cases
support for all relevant industry standards
support for UPnP enabling seamless device and content discovery
HTML5 enables fast and quick adaptation for different screen resolutions
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.