ACCESS to power Samsung Optical SMART Hub for connected devices

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Oberhausen, Germany. April 12, 2012 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., a software provider to the mobile, “beyond-PC” and digital TV markets, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in digital consumer electronics, has selected NetFront™ Living Connect to provide its Optical SMART Hub optical disc drive with connectivity to DLNA Certified® devices.

NetFront Living Connect is a DLNA Technology Component™ system which enables users to access their digital content across any device within the connected home media network. Combining ACCESS’ NetFront with the Optical SMART Hub allows end users to stream their CDs and DVDs directly onto their connected devices and enjoy the audio and video content anywhere. Samsung’s SE-208BW is the first in the Optical SMART Hub line-up to have interoperability with DLNA certified devices, and also provides file back-up and CD and DVD writing functionality.

“Adopting ACCESS’ DLNA Technology Component™ means our customers will be able to use the Optical SMART Hub to effortlessly connect and share content with a huge variety of smart devices,” said Won Kim, senior vice president of Samsung’s ODD R&D. “We are pleased to be working with such an experienced partner and are confident that end users will reap the benefits of our collaboration.”

“ACCESS and Samsung are excited by the prospects of a connected home environment made possible by DLNA standards,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “ACCESS has a wealth of experience designing powerful solutions that run in resource-constrained environments and our NetFront Living Connect DLNA Technology Component integrates beautifully within devices such as the Optical SMART Hub, providing end users with the freedom to access their content where and whenever they want.”

NetFront Living Connect reportedly has an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments through a variety of consumer electronic devices offered by leading manufacturers in markets throughout the world. NetFront Living Connect is optimised for embedded devices and features high portability and a flexible modularity that allow it to function with any OS or CPU while also providing for easy customisation.

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of software systems 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.


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