ACCESS CO., LTD. has unveiled details of it Access Linux Platform ALP 3.0 and some information on the new ACCESS Linux Platform mini.
In a presentation at its annual ACCESS Day event, Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS CTO, executive vice president and co-founder, gave a preview demonstration of ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0, the next generation of the company’s flagship mobile Linux platform, which provides an advanced UI.
ACCESS Linux Platform mini is a compact, commercial-grade Linux platform designed for mobile and next-generation Internet-enabled devices, targeted at price-sensitive and emerging markets. It 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 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.
ACCESS Linux Platform mini is optimized for a minimum hardware specifications of 200MHz CPU, 32MB RAM, 32MB ROM.
“The openness and flexibility of Linux are driving innovation in mobile phones and Internet-enabled devices,” said Toru Arakawa, CEO, president and co-founder of ACCESS. “With the introduction of ACCESS Linux Platform mini and the enhanced capabilities of our LiMo-compliant ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0, we can offer our customers a complete range of solutions extending from feature phones through low-end smartphones, to high-end smartphones and Internet devices that will further enable the next generation of mobile Internet use.”