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Visit Amino (Stand 141) and Ruckus Wireless (Stand 151) at IPTV World Forum, London (5-7 March)

Europe switches on to wireless IPTV with Amino and Ruckus

European operators reduce time to market and obtain savings from groundbreaking IPTV technology

Cambridge, UK, 2nd March 2007: - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, and Ruckus Wireless, today announced an extended partnership and advanced integration and interoperability of their next-generation products which will demonstrated at next week's IPTV World Forum in London. Ruckus will show the transmission of multiple high definition IPTV multicast streams in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi technology.

Amino and Ruckus Wireless are credited as the first to bring wireless IPTV to Europe through a joint customer a year ago.

The joint development includes the creation of custom drivers and firmware that enable a completely plug-and-play wireless IPTV solution that operators can install in minutes with no configuration. The integration opens the door for operators to allow end user subscribers to self install IPTV solutions within the home.

Amino has recently integrated its popular multi-codec AmiNET125 IPTV set-top box (STB) with Ruckus' next-generation MediaFlex wireless USB dongle, a unique, miniaturized wireless multimedia adapter. This new Smart Wi-Fi adapter, which requires no power adapter, reduces the cost and simplifies the deployment of IPTV to the operator even further compared to the first-generation of Ruckus adapters - making wireless IPTV even more affordable.

Amino and Ruckus Wireless have revolutionised the IPTV installation process. IPTV installation within consumer homes typically takes between three to six hours. With the Amino/Ruckus Wireless solution this installation time is cut to less than one hour in most cases for a multi-room IPTV solution. This allows operators to complete three to four times more IPTV installations per day.

Operators want a low-cost, high-value solution that doesn't require them to be systems integrators," said Selina Lo, president and CEO at Ruckus Wireless. "Our combined package with Amino gives operators access to the emerging wireless multi-room IPTV market, allowing them to develop their portfolio of services and tap into these new revenue streams."

"Amino is very pleased to be working with an innovative company such as Ruckus Wireless and together we have enabled this European wireless IPTV milestone," said Roy Kirsopp, VP & General Manager at Amino. "With IPTV opening up an increased choice and a greater diversity of programmes, this integrated wireless technology solves many practical problems, and means operators can target consumers with greater success. IPTV's future is now cemented as a force that will overcome traditional TV viewing models."

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About Amino Communications

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes, renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators' capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG2 and MPEG4 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 set-top boxes has been used by more than 600 customers in commercial deployments and trials in over 50 countries worldwide. The set-top boxes have also been sampled by an additional 900 customers. Amino Communications' 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.

About Ruckus Wireless

Based in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless is a next-generation Wi-Fi company credited with pioneering "Smart Wi-Fi" technology. Named a 2007 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Ruckus Wireless was formed in 2004 at Sequoia Capital. The company designs, develops and markets industrial strength Wi-Fi systems that provide reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 technology. Its flagship product, MediaFlex NG, is used by more than 125 broadband operators around the world to extend digital services such as IPTV throughout the home without wires. The company's patent-pending hardware and software technologies deliver predictable performance, extended range and real-time adaptability to changing Wi-Fi environments. The company has raised approximately $32 million in financing from premier venture capital investors, consumer electronics companies and broadband operators. Ruckus Wireless is led by president and CEO Selina Lo. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ruckuswireless.com.

PR contacts for Amino:
Ross Haddow & Rachel Hodgson at LEWIS, the PR agency
Millbank Tower, Millbank,
London, SW1P 4RS,
UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626
rossh@lewispr.com
rachelh@lewispr.com
http://www.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 Ruckus Wireless:
Kathryn O'Donoghue/Claire Ayles
Johnson King Public Relations
ruckusteam@johnsonking.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 20 7357 7799