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Amino wins set-top box contract with the CYTA


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Amino wins set-top box contract with the CYTA

Set-top box (STB) vendor Amino has been awarded a contract from the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) for its AmiNET100 STB.

CYTA, the leading provider of advanced telecommunications services in Cyprus, covering a population of approximately 750,000, will initially use the device for the domestic consumer market before extending it to networked digital video systems, such as those in hotels. The small, low cost, high functionality STB has been enhanced with NDS's VideoGuard® content protection and rights management software, part of NDS Synamedia's™ broadband solution.

"This contract confirms what an appealing offering we have for operators who want to deploy secure broadband IP services," said Bob Giddy, CEO of Amino. "The AmiNET100 meets the demands of multimedia content distribution while providing significant cost benefits by reducing the capex requirements of network installations."

"Amino's STB provides us with all the functionality and flexibility we require at low cost," said Mr Photios Savvides, Deputy General Manager at CYTA. "We can now offer our customers value-added multimedia services, such as video on-demand, as well as interactive digital TV."

At IBC 2003, Amino and NDS will demonstrate three members of the AmiNET series of STBs, all incorporating VideoGuard content protection and rights management, highlighting the different service options open to both broadcasters and broadband operators. These include: the ultra-small, entry-level AmiNET103 for IPTV services; the AmiNET213, which incorporates a DVB-T tuner, enabling it to support Free-to-Air digital terrestrial TV as well as IPTV services; and the AmiNET500, which incorporates an internal disk drive for personal video recorder (PVR) functionality.


12/09/2003