From the Wires
ACCESS and AirTies Joint Media Sharing Solution Enables Operators to Control and Monetize the Multiscreen Consumer Experience
By: Business Wire
Jan. 9, 2013 06:00 AM
2013 International CES − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that AirTies, a leading supplier of advanced technology to the Broadcast and Broadband industry, has integrated ACCESS’ NetFront™ Living Connect with its home gateways and set-top boxes to enable DLNA-based media sharing throughout the home.
The solution features Digital Media Rendering and ‘Play To’ functionality which enables the control of content from external devices. It aims to ensure that consumers and operators can both profit from next-generation media sharing experiences and is now fully DLNA certified and ready for shipping.
“We’ve chosen to work with ACCESS because it shares our vision and supports our roadmap for the delivery of multiscreen media sharing in the connected home,” said Bulent Celebi, Executive Chairman of AirTies. “This partnership with ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect will provide operators and content owners innovative new consumer services through our integrated, enriched product line.”
“ACCESS’ NetFront Living Connect continues to prove itself as the leading solution for those operators that want to capitalize on multiscreen by giving consumers the media sharing functionality they want and at the same time controlling operator branding and content rights,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “We aim to provide the connected confidence that enables operators and content owners to build multiscreen experiences that are creatively and financially successful. We very firmly believe that DLNA is the best standard that has the technical capability and device manufacturer buy-in to deliver this. We look forward to working with AirTies to develop innovative solutions and will continue to develop ‘studio-confident’ media technologies to ensure that multiscreen media sharing is both secure and profitable.”
NetFront Living Connect is a market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component™ solution that enables the quick and efficient implementation of services that support DLNA standards on consumer electronic devices including mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more. NetFront Living Connect has achieved an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments on a variety of consumer electronic devices offered by leading manufacturers in markets throughout the world. It is designed to provide content companies, device manufacturers, operators and consumers with the ‘connected confidence’ to deploy, manage and enjoy powerful media sharing services.
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.
AirTies was founded in 2004 by a senior management and technical team from Silicon Valley, with the strategic intent to become the market leader for the wirelessly connected home. AirTies designs and develops its own software and hardware, wirelessly streaming high definition video to multiple rooms and screens. The comprehensive product portfolio includes broadband Internet devices and Internet based television set top boxes. Its world awarded technology enables seamless wireless integration at the touch of a button, as well as 100% internet wireless coverage in homes. AirTies has an installed base of over 8 million worldwide. More information is available at www.airties.com.
© 2013 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. DLNA is a registered trademark and DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Digital Living Network Alliance is a service mark of the Digital Living Network Alliance All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.
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