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: www.access-company.com/developers
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
* All platform components (including a Linux reference kernel)
* Reference drivers and development kit
* Application development kit
* A complete Eclipse-based set of development tools
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 www.access-company.com
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