(Cambridge, UK) Amino, leader in hybrid TV and cloud solutions, is to showcase at IBC 2016 a world first dual mode 4K UHD device that delivers Android TV capability alongside the company’s existing Enable™ software platform.
The new device – part of Amino’s Kamai range – has been designed to meet growing operator demand for solutions to deliver next generation TV services from the cloud over IP networks to multiple devices anywhere.
Android TV is well suited for operators who embrace this future by providing a platform that seamlessly supports traditional TV, multiple cloud video services and a rich application framework that leverages the massive global Android development community.
The sleek and powerful platform features integrated 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi to support multiscreen content distribution around the home plus full 4K UHD capabilities, including the latest High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. Voice control, federated search and popular OTT apps are also included.
Amino CEO Donald McGarva said: “As industry pioneers, we have assisted hundreds of operators launch IPTV services and understand that very few operators are in an IP streaming green field. Now operators are seeking maximum flexibility as they migrate from their traditional TV service delivery platform to the all IP/cloud future.
“Our new Android TV dual mode device – which we believe is a world first - is created for operators who are looking for maximum flexibility and a new option to help them on their migration journey.”
Fully interoperable with existing ecosystem partners, Amino’s IBC showcase – stand 14 K.20 - will include example Android TV apps from both Minerva and Nordija.
“We are seeing a growing interest in Android TV and the flexibility it offers, but operators still require and expect to be able to offer a full featured, managed solution to meet the needs of customers who are not ready for an immediate transition,” said Eric Freund, Vice President of Product Marketing at Minerva. “Amino’s dual mode Kamai offers the performance and features to provide a great Minerva 10 experience now with the ability to transition to Android TV in the future.”
"Our middleware solution fokusOn is designed to support both Linux and Android devices, though they are targeted two different hardware platforms. And with dual mode Kamai, customers can deploy both of the client architectures on a single device,” says Claus Weng, CTO at Nordija.