ACCESS has announced that its NetFront 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, 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 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.