Oberhausen, Germany, November 09, 2021 - ACCESS Europe GmbH today announces that its ACCESS Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) platform has been chosen by BEAN TECH to power an integrated in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system for next-generation vehicles. Content for the service is being provided by NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), a subsidiary of ACCESS Europe and a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems. The joint ACCESS Twine™ for Car (Twine4Car) and BEAN TECH solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) was successfully demonstrated at IAA Mobility event held in Munich in September 2021.
Next generation IVI platforms will enable access to consumers’ favourite services
The combination of Twine4Car and NetRange provides automotive OEMs with access to the widest range of content, including leading international premium VoD programming, sports, games, news, and linear TV channels through hundreds of apps from over 100 countries.
Together they remove the headaches of negotiating complex rights deals across multiple countries, which are essential in launching modern, adaptable, and worldwide entertainment solutions for the car, and allow BEAN TECH to concentrate on their core intelligent driving services. Based on providing the widest range of content and premium services, Twine4Car with NetRange is a highly cost-efficient bundled solution that saves customer costs on content and services integration, as well as software licensing and integration.
“We are delighted to kick off our partnership with BEAN TECH by enabling vehicle manufacturers to deliver connected content in Europe. The combination of Twine4Car and NetRange content solves a big problem for automotive OEMs today,” says Michi Uematsu, CTO, ACCESS Europe. “ACCESS has a unique history of helping OEMs navigate the global shift to in-car entertainment. We have experience of providing software solutions for over 30 million cars, we are truly global, and through NetRange we bring OTT know-how and content that is simply unmatched anywhere else.”
“Connected services in the car are set to become a key battleground for OEMs, and content is at the heart of it. Twine4Car provides access to audio and video services through a software development kit which makes it easy for us to apply services to OEM branding. This is crucial for how we will together enable auto OEMs to deploy advanced IVI experiences in next-generation cars launching in 2021 and beyond,” said Mr. Pingsheng Xie, CEO at BEAN TECH. “Together with the amazing content that NetRange brings, we are able to put our customers at a significant competitive advantage as the era of the connected car takes off.”
ACCESS’ innovative Twine4Car system is a unique content aggregation platform for automotive that brings together the latest in IVI technology and premium content for the first time in an OEM-branded interface. Twine4Car acts as a central hub for all in-vehicle media services and brings content from multiple partners across the world and a wide range of apps, TV services and VOD offerings for a multitude of markets. Twine4Car is a flexible solution that will work on any OS, including Android, Linux and QNX-based systems, and is pre-integrated with major DRM solutions.
About BEAN TECH
Founded in March 2019, BEAN TECH is a technology company focusing on travel in the IoT era. We are committed to promoting the digital upgrade of the automotive industry and helping automobile manufacturers transform themselves into user service providers in the new era.
BEAN TECH offers intelligent vehicle solutions, smart marketing multiterminal solutions, and intelligent data services. It provides an intelligent closed-loop platform dedicated to the mobile intelligence space to leverage big data based on the user to build up a new ecological marketing service.
In 2020, the number of vehicles connected to BEAN TECH intelligent platform exceeded 1 million, and it is estimated that by the end of 2021, the number of vehicles connected to BEAN TECH intelligent platform will exceed 2.5 million.
NetRange, an ACCESS CO., LTD. company (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813), is a leading pioneer of Smart TV and a global provider of white labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and app stores.
NetRange operates an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, including Vodafone, Grundig, Arçelik, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, IKEA, MSH, Thomson HD+. Its fully featured Smart TV Appstore includes local and global premium VoD stores, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. It makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world.
In addition, NetRange also leverages its content relationships and broadcast technology expertise to provide OS.CAR, a connected car infotainment platform and VISNOS, a client-based Smart TV OS that significantly reduces the BOM cost for TV manufacturers through enabling a full Smart TV through devices with low-powered CPUs.
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813) has been providing advanced IT solutions centred on 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 more than 350 companies. Utilising its network virtualisation technology expertise and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialisation of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company maintains 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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