ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite Showcased at EclipseCon 2007

- Featuring ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite, an Eclipse-based

native application development kit for ACCESS Linux Platform

- Highlighting Garnet VM Compatibility Kit

- Demonstrating ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0

Mar 05, 2007, 00:00 ET from ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc.

    EclipseCon, SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS Systems
 Americas, Inc., a member of the ACCESS CO., LTD., group of companies, is
 participating in EclipseCon 2007, March 5 - 8, as a Silver Sponsor. The
 conference is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa
 Clara, California. Located in booth 600, ACCESS will be showcasing the
 ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite (SDK & Developer Tools) for ACCESS
 Linux Platform(TM) v1.0. The Company will also demonstrate a number of
 applications running on ACCESS Linux Platform.
     ACCESS recently announced that the Product Development Kit (PDK) for
 ACCESS Linux Platform is now available to licensees. The Company has also
 launched their Early ACCESS Program for qualified third party developers
 interested in being first to market using the ACCESS Linux Platform
 Development Suite and Garnet(TM) VM Compatibility Kit.
     Eclipse(TM) is the foundation of a powerful set of new development
 tools delivered in the ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite. The Eclipse
 IDE, along with the C Developer's Toolkit (CDT), has been augmented by
 ACCESS to work closely with the ACCESS Linux Platform(TM) Simulator for
 application deployment and source-level debugging. Eclipse works with a
 custom version of the Glade open source GUI utility, allowing application
 UIs to be simply constructed. ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. (formerly
 PalmSource, Inc.) is an Add-in Provider to the Eclipse Foundation and an
 active participant in the development of the Eclipse ecosystem.
     "We are committed to providing developers with a comprehensive software
 development suite that enables them to develop and deliver exciting and
 innovative new mobile applications," said Larry Berkin, senior director
 developer ecosystem & technology acquisition for ACCESS Systems Americas,
 Inc. "Because it includes three runtime environments, ACCESS Linux Platform
 represents an attractive opportunity for third party developers. Developers
 can create applications that are ACCESS Linux Platform native, Garnet(TM)
 OS (previously known as Palm OS(R)) native or Java native. No other
 platform can do this."
     ACCESS Linux Platform(TM)
     ACCESS Linux Platform combines the best-in-class open source Linux(R)
 components with proven mobile technologies from the portfolios of ACCESS
 Systems Americas, Inc. (formerly PalmSource, Inc.) and ACCESS CO., LTD.
 These components have been optimized and integrated to provide a flexible,
 customizable and open operating system software platform designed to
 provide handset and mobile device manufacturers, operators and third party
 developers with a solution that will enable them to deliver innovative and
 exciting new products.
     ACCESS Linux Platform v1.0 includes ACCESS Garnet(TM) VM, a
 compatibility layer that allows thousands of existing applications written
 for ACCESS Garnet(TM) OS to run seamlessly (with little or no modification)
 on the ACCESS Linux Platform software. This unique compatibility layer has
 been designed to provide an easy migration path for users who rely on these
 applications and expands the addressable market for the current 30,000
 68K-based Palm OS(R) applications.
     Also included in ACCESS Linux Platform is the Company's Hiker(TM)
 Application Framework, the industry's first open source mobile Linux
 application framework for commercial use. Released under the MPL v1.1
 license, the Hiker Application Framework integrates communication between
 applications, enabling a seamless user experience for music, messaging and
 other advanced features. The Hiker Application Framework also provides
 services needed for commercial products, including security and application
 management. The Hiker Application Framework is available for download at:
     ACCESS Linux Platform Development Suite
     The ACCESS Developer Network has released the ACCESS Linux Platform(TM)
 Development Suite (SDK & Tools) to a number of independent developers
 participating in the ACCESS Developer Network Early ACCESS Program. The
 Early ACCESS Program provides qualified third party developers access to
 pre-release technical and market development resources to accelerate
 innovation on ACCESS Linux Platform.
     ACCESS Garnet(TM) VM Compatibility Kit
     ACCESS Garnet VM provides the ability to run existing ACCESS Garnet(TM)
 OS (formerly known as Palm OS(R) Garnet(TM)) applications on the ACCESS
 Linux Platform(TM). As part of the Early ACCESS Program, the ACCESS
 Developer Network has released the ACCESS Garnet(TM) VM Compatibility Kit
 to a group of leading Palm OS(R) developers for external testing and
 validation. The ACCESS Garnet VM Compatibility Kit is a stand-alone kit
 enabling developers to test their ACCESS Garnet OS-based applications'
 compatibility with ACCESS Linux Platform.
     Developers interested in participating in the Early Access Program may
 apply at:
     ACCESS Linux Platform PDK
     The ACCESS Linux Platform v 1.0 PDK is now available to licensees. The
 PDK includes all the necessary components, tools, samples and documentation
 to develop customized mobile devices based on the ACCESS Linux Platform
 software including:
      *    All platform components (including a Linux reference kernel)
      *    Reference drivers and development kit
      *    Application development kit
      *    A complete Eclipse-based set of development tools
      *    Documentation
     About the ACCESS Developer Network (ADN)
     As ACCESS' global developer program for ACCESS Linux Platform and
 ACCESS Garnet OS (previously known as Palm OS), the ADN connects developers
 to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they
 can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in
 the U.S., Europe, Japan and China, ADN provides technical and business
 development support to mobile developers, handset manufacturers and
 operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching
 mobile applications and services for ACCESS Linux Platform and ACCESS
 Garnet OS to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at:
     About ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc, and ACCESS CO., LTD.
     ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. (formerly PalmSource, Inc.), is the
 Company behind ACCESS Garnet(TM) OS (previously known as Palm OS(R)), a
 leading operating system powering mobile devices and phones. More than 40
 million Garnet OS-based mobile phones, handhelds, and other mobile devices
 have been sold worldwide.
     ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology,
 software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless
 handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio, including
 its NetFront(TM) browser, ACCESS Garnet(TM) OS (formerly Palm OS(R)),
 Hiker(TM) Application Framework and ACCESS Linux Platform(TM), provide
 customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and
 customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29
 subsidiaries and affiliates throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.
 ACCESS CO., LTD., is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under
 the number 4813.
     For more information about ACCESS, please visit
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 Framework and certain other trade names, trademarks and logos are
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 France, Germany, the United Kingdom and other countries. PalmSource, Palm
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 ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. or its affiliates, or are licensed by ACCESS
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 likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages
 or discredits ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc., its licensor, its subsidiaries
 or affiliates.
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 the mark in the U.S. and other countries, and licensed exclusively to the
 Linux Mark Institute, from whom ACCESS obtained its non-exclusive license
 to the mark.
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