TV Connect Sees ACCESS and Verimatrix Launch New ‘Studio Confident’ Secured Media Sharing Solution to Enable Operators to

  TV Connect Sees ACCESS and Verimatrix Launch New ‘Studio Confident’ Secured
  Media Sharing Solution to Enable Operators to Deliver Advanced Multiscreen
  TV Services

TV Connect 2013

Business Wire

OBERHAUSEN, Germany -- March 20, 2013

ACCESS CO., LTD and Verimatrix today announced that they have worked together
to produce a new product, Verimatrix Gateway, which will be launched and
demonstrated at TV Connect (Verimatrix booth #173). The solution integrates
NetFront Living Connect™ the market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance
(DLNA) Technology Component™ from ACCESS with Verimatrix security to provide
an integrated ‘studio confident’ security and in-home media sharing solution.

“Right now security is by far the biggest hurdle to the adoption of
multiscreen media sharing,” said Kiyoyasu Oishi, Chairman and CEO, ACCESS
Europe. “The TV Connect demonstration of our advanced media sharing solution,
NetFront Living Connect, secured by Verimatrix’s ViewRight Gateway security
solution, demonstrates a route to providing operators with ‘studio confident’
security that has to be in place before flexible in-home media sharing can
really take-off.”

The collaborative technology aims to extend operator services to an even wider
range of connected devices, providing improved levels of interoperability
which in-turn reduces the number of outbound customer support calls. The
ViewRight Gateway security solution delivers the advanced security level that
studios now expect, opening up profitable new business models such as in-home
HD media sharing.

The demo sees ViewRight Gateway enable translation between incoming content
streams from a managed distribution network, or stored recordings, and
corresponding stream formats that are optimized for in-home distribution using
NetFront Living Connect. The demonstrated and trusted secure formats are
DTCP-IP and enhanced security HLS.

“This cooperative development is the latest example of the collaboration
between ACCESS and Verimatrix, which aims to expand the security envelope for
today’s advanced services,” states Petr Peterka, CTO Verimatrix. “Any service
operator who needs to enable the broadest range of in-home devices will find
the approach straightforward and compelling.”

NetFront^™ Living Connect is a market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance
(DLNA) Technology Component solution from ACCESS. It enables device
manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA
standards to improve interoperability across 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 and
adheres to DLNA Premium Video guidelines. The solution also features advanced
support for HTML5 Remote User Interface technology. NetFront Living Connect is
optimized 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 customization.

The Verimatrix ViewRight Gateway solution provides the fine grain control
mechanisms required by content owners that are managed through the single
security authority VCAS™ head end and maintained across the translation
boundary. ViewRight Gateway is designed to efficiently and securely manage the
format translation process for both incoming linear content streams and for
local assets recorded on a DVR. Incoming formats supported include IPTV
content streams protected by VCAS for IPTV and RF streams protected by VCAS
for DVB. To extend the applications of this sophisticated Gateway capability,
the same enhanced security HLS support is available to extend content
redistribution business models from legacy smartcard delivery systems.

Note to editors:

If you would like to meet with an ACCESS spokesperson at TV Connect, please
contact Sally Douglas of Platform PR: sally@platformpr.com, (T) +44 (0)20 7486
4900.

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software
products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds,
digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio including
its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time
to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched
NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users.
Additional information about NetFront Life is available at
www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates
subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is
listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For
more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network,
multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and
independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and
ViewRight®solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT
operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business
models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company
has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide
harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new
hybrid network combinations.

Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards
organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to
provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security
as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of
connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more
information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow
us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedInto join the conversation.

© 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. ZebOS
is the registered trademark and services mark of IP Infusion Inc., in the U.S.
and 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.

Contact:

ACCESS CO., LTD.
Head Office (Japan)
Miyuki Hanzawa, +81 (43).212.2230
prinfo-gr@access.co.jp
or
Platform PR
Europe
David Bramley, +44 (0)20 7486 4900
david@platformpr.com
or
Herrick Media
U.S.
Ursula Herrick, +1 408-202-0865
ursula@herrickmedia.com
 
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