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Amino sets the standard with one-millionth AmiNET110 sale

IPTV vendor shapes global MPEG-2 standard definition Set-Top Box market

Cambridge, UK, 5 February, 2008: Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced that it shipped its millionth AmiNET110 Set-Top Box (STB) in H2'07.

The AmiNET110 has become the benchmark MPEG-2 standard definition product for the IPTV industry. With nearly half a million AmiNET110 STBs distributed in 2007 alone, Amino offers an award winning compact STB, ideal for multicast and video on-demand applications.

"The success of the AmiNET110 is a clear indicator that Amino benefited from its position as early innovator in the growing IPTV market. Our sales were largely supported by dominance in MPEG-2 which continues to be a suitable technology in countries where telcos have good network infrastructure," said Bob Giddy, CEO at Amino. "The AmiNET110 leads the IPTV field, and this achievement shows that our customers can maintain their competitive edge."

"Consumers demand an IPTV solution that works, so we had to deliver a proven, reliable IPTV service that not only would perform faultlessly, but also would provide new exciting interactive applications. The AmiNET110 has been the perfect choice," said Jorge Atton, CEO of Telefónica del Sur in Chile.

The AmiNET110 STB provides an elegant and powerful means of delivering sophisticated interactive digital television including multicast and on demand video along with Internet access. A USB interface is provided to support functionality such as games controllers. It also offers Ethernet input and flexible audio/video outputs, together with S/P-DIF and an RF Modulator output.

Shane Walker, Industry Analyst, IMS Research, added: "We will see increased shipments of both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC IP STBs throughout 2008. Despite the rapid rate of change in this developing industry, Amino continues to rank as one of the top IP STB suppliers in the world.

The success of the AmiNET110 has allowed Amino to expand its STB range and led to the development of the AmiNET125, a multi-codec IP STB designed to deliver IPTV and Internet TV services together with added value applications such as VoIP. This innovative mix of performance and flexibility won the CSI 2007 Product of the Year Award in the category Best IPTV Technology.

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About Amino Communications

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes (STBs), renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators' capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding standards, standard and high definition TV, personal video recording and home networking. The high performance coupled with the innovative design of Amino's set-top boxes, has brought the series industry accolades and the company a leading position within the IPTV market.

The AmiNET series of IPTV STBs has been used in commercial deployments and trials in over 80 countries worldwide. Amino's principal customers are telecommunications, broadcast and hospitality service operators. Generally, AmiNET products are supplied with the IntAct™ IPTV software stack pre-loaded.

Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies PLC. listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's HQ is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices worldwide.

PR contacts for Amino in the UK:

Louise Tullin, Lewis PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626

Antonio Gimeno, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100

PR contact for Amino in the US:
Megan Grenter
T: +1 202 349 3775