Access, a global provider of software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, has extended its Access family of Linux platforms to include Access Linux Platform 3.0 and the new Access Linux Platform mini, a mobile Linux platform targeted at price-sensitive and emerging markets.
In a presentation to key constituents at its annual Access Day event, Tomihisa Kamada, Access CTO, executive vice president and co-founder, gave a preview demonstration of Access Linux Platform 3.0, the next generation of the company's flagship mobile Linux platform, which provides an advanced UI and LiMo compatibility essential to major carriers worldwide. The demonstration showcased highly detailed visuals, smooth transitions and animations, and an intuitive and
engaging user experience.
Additionally, Access introduced Access Linux Platform mini, the newest member of the Access family of mobile Linux solutions. Access Linux Platform mini is a compact, commercial-grade Linux platform designed for mobile and next-generation Internet-enabled devices. Access Linux Platform mini features a scalable and customizable platform that includes a comprehensive application suite suitable for devices ranging from feature phones and low-end smartphones to Internet-enabled, beyond-PC devices, such as portable navigation devices, portable media players and set-top boxes.
Access Linux Platform mini is well-suited for the more stringent cost and performance requirements of mobile and Internet-enabled devices in emerging markets. The product's market-proven technology has already been commercially deployed in China and Taiwan on devices from manufacturers such as global leader Haier and Shanghai Novarobo Technology.
"Access Linux Platform mini provides carriers with the opportunity to seriously contemplate unlocking data ARPU (average revenue per user) potential in all segments of their subscriber base — not just smartphone users — in a cost effective, proven and scalable way," said Stuart Carlaw, vice president and research director, Mobile Wireless, ABI Research. "This development will be critical in enabling the expansion of the next phase of mobile user experience for the majority of today's mobile phone users, including those in emerging markets."
Access Linux Platform mini includes a complete set of middleware and customizable applications, an optional Linux kernel enhanced by Access and development kit. Access also provides customers and partners with technical and professional services to help enhance their competitiveness in the global
market, including product customization, localization, integration and QA services.