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AmiNET530 also completes MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264


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AmiNET530 also completes MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

World's first HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 IPTV DVR STB to obtain top level conformance

Cambridge, UK - November 6, 2007 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced that its AmiNET530 Set-Top Box (STB) is the first HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 IPTV DVR STB to meet the Premium Conformance Tier of the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) Logo Qualification Program.

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is part of the MPEG-4 standard (MPEG-4 Part 10) and enables the AmiNET530 to deliver video compression offering high quality at low-bit rates. This effective compression technology offers excellent results across a broad range of bandwidths including the transport of High Definition (HD) streams for entertainment services and TV broadcasting.

"Amino's pioneering commitment to drive the adoption of MPEG standards in IP STBs further underscores the role of MPEG-4 as the long term replacement for MPEG-2," said David Price, Vice President of the MPEGIF.

Dominique Le Foll, Vice President of Engineering for Amino, said "We are pleased to have recently achieved two world firsts with the AmiNET130 and the AmiNET530. This will provide more confidence to our customers, and the IPTV industry in general, about the proven reliability and readiness of MPEG-4/H.264 with our STBs."

The AmiNET530 is an advanced, compact and cost-effective DVR/PVR IPTV STB, which combines the benefits of low bit-rate codecs including MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and offers the user the ability to drive high definition displays via analogue and HDMI connections. This advanced interactive STB also includes the ability to view recorded content either locally or via other connected STBs in the home.


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About MPEG Industry Forum

The MPEG Industry Forum (www.mpegif.org), the world's largest advocacy group for MPEG technologies, represents more than 40 international companies and organizations from diverse industries and promotes the adoption of MPEG standards. MPEGIF, founded in 2000, has played a significant role in facilitating the widespread adoption and deployment of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 as the industry's standard video compression technology powering next generation television and most mainstream content delivery and consumption applications including packaged media. MPEGIF, with more than 2500 people subscribed to its mailing lists, serves as a single point of information on technology, products and services for these standards, offers interoperability testing, a conformance program, marketing activities and is present at international trade shows and conferences.

MPEGIF is also running the MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program, which is designed to help guide interoperability among products and technology. The program, based on a self-certification process, is free of charge and open to all companies using MPEG technology, not just members of MPEGIF although, membership is encouraged. Qualified products have the right to display the MP4 Qualification Mark and also list their status in their documentation, literature, and advertising. They will also have their product listed in the MPEGIF Product Directory (http://logo.mpegif.org).

MPEGIF's homepage: www.mpegif.org

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:

Rachel Hodgson, Lewis PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626
aminouk@lewispr.com

Antonio Gimeno, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100
agimeno@aminocom.com
https://www.aminocom.com

PR contacts for Amino in the US:

Megan Grenter, LEWIS PR
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
T: +1 202 349 3775
aminous@lewispr.com