ACCESS’ NetFront Browser BE DTV Profile Selected for Panasonic’s New DIGA Blu-Ray Disc Recorder to Support New 4K Satellite Broadcasts*1
Creating a Broadcast Content Viewing Environment with Higher Definition and Greater Realism than HD Television
Tokyo, Japan, 20 September 2018 − ACCESS CO., LTD announced that its NetFrontTM Browser BE v2 DTV Profile, latest version of the high-performance browser for televisions, has been selected by Panasonic Corporation for its DIGA Blu-ray disc recorder with built-in 4K tuner (DMR-SUZ2060), to be released for the Japanese market. Panasonic plans to release DMR-SUZ2060 with NetFront Browser on November 16, 2018.
Panasonic’s DMR-SUZ2060 can be used to view and record new 4K satellite broadcasts and can copy programs to Blu-ray discs*2, making it a convenient way for users to archive their favourite 4K programs. It features the NetFront Browser BE v2 DTV Profile browser, which provides data broadcast and closed captioning functions for the latest 4K satellite broadcasting services. Panasonic chose to use an ACCESS TV browser in one of its recorders for the first time based on its high evaluation of ACCESS’ data broadcast browser market experience and knowledge.
NetFront Browser BE DTV Profile is a HTML5 browser for high-end devices. Based on the NetFront Browser BE Chromium Blink browser, it supports viewing data broadcasts for major broadcasting and communications standards used in Japan and overseas, alongside diverse Web services such as Over-The-Top (OTT) video. It has been deployed on many televisions, set-top boxes and other devices shipped in Japan and around the world.
The latest version, v2, supports the specifications of Japan’s new 4K/8K satellite broadcasting that will go into service in December 2018, including multimedia services (ARIB-HTML5), subtitle and closed captions (ARIB-TTML, ARIB STD-B62/TR-B39). It provides a viewing environment for broadcasting services, offering resolution and realism that are four times higher and greater than those of full high-definition television.
ACCESS will continue to use advanced browser technology to help broadcasters and manufacturers such as Panasonic to provide next-generation services.
*1: Viewing BS4K/110 degree CS4K (new 4K satellite broadcasts) and BS/110 degree CS digital broadcasts requires an antenna and receiving equipment that support viewing of the intended broadcasts. A separate viewing subscription is required to view Pay-TV broadcasts. 8K broadcasts are not supported.
*2: New 4K satellite broadcasts are recorded in DR mode (broadcast quality). New 4K satellite broadcasts copied to
Blu-ray discs cannot be played back on past DIGA models.
Recordings can later be downconnverted to between 1.5x and 15x recording quality (high-definition television quality).
Multiple BS4K/110 degree CS4K (new 4K satellite broadcasts) programs cannot be recorded simultaneously. New 4K satellite broadcasts cannot be viewed or recorded while using the 4K tuner to record a terrestrial digital, BS digital, or 110 degree CS digital program.
*For details regarding the new Panasonic DMR-SUZ2060, see the official Panasonic website: http://panasonic.jp/diga.
About NetFront Browser BE
NetFront Browser BE is an advanced HTML5 browser based on the Chromium Blink core engine. It is designed to make full use of the hardware resources of high-end embedded devices, such as multicore CPUs/GPUs. It was developed utilizing ACCESS’ know-how, accrued by the extensive experience of deploying embedded browsers in over 1.5 billion devices, and features an interface design optimized for embedded devices. This browser is deployed on a diverse range of embedded devices, such as 4K digital televisions, set-top boxes, in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVIs), game consoles, and multifunction devices.
See the following site for details.
NetFront Browser BE: https://www.access-company.com/en/products/browser/netfront-browser-be/
NetFront Browser DTV Profile: https://www.access-company.com/en/products/browser/netfront-browser-nx-dtv-profile/
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centred around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com
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