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Amino secures set-top box contract with Romtelecom

8 June 2010

Amino Technologies plc (AIM: AMO.L), the world leading independent IPTV specialist, has secured a new contract to provide set-top boxes (STB) to Romtelecom, one of the most important telecom operators in Romania and leader in the fixed communications market.

Deployment of IPTV services – under the Dolce Interactiv brand - is already underway in ten cities in Romania, including the capital Bucharest, Romtelecom offering the largest coverage for this entertainment technology in Romania. The company delivers a wide range of IPTV services, including broadcast content, personal video recording (PVR) functionality and Video-on-Demand (VoD).

Amino will provide Romtelecom with Mood400 single stream personal video recording (PVR) STBs, which deliver a range of advanced functionality including advanced PVR, VoD, in-home media sharing, instant messaging (IM), and other TV-centric entertainment, communication and information applications.

Amino Communications CEO Andrew Burke said: “Romtelecom has a clear focus on developing the breadth and depth of its offering with IPTV, the latest addition to its service portfolio. The Mood STB is an ideal choice – providing a future proof means of deploying advanced services and applications that will delight customers.

“This new contract further underlines the strength of our market leading position in the provision of IPTV solutions in Eastern Europe and we look forward to partnering Romtelecom in their service rollout.”

Joerg Zeddies, Chief Commercial Officer, Residential Segment, Romtelecom stated: “By adding to our portfolio IPTV technology through Dolce Interactiv, we made a step further toward our commitment to offer quality entertainment to our customers. Dolce Interactiv is a new experience which allows customers to interact more with the TV service, to personalize it and with the STBs provided by Amino they will be able to have access to the full range of IPTV features.”

Colin Ashcroft
+44 (0) 7775 806456

Financial Dynamics:
James Melville-Ross / Matt Dixon / Nicola Biles
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About Amino Communications:

Amino specializes in digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution. Amino’s range of software and set-top box systems can be tailored for telecom, broadcast and hospitality firms to offer highly scalable and targeted services. The award-winning AmiNET™ and Mood range is used by leading service operators in over 80 countries. Amino's 'AssetHouse' technology opens the door for content producers, telecoms companies, broadcasters and web TV firms to maximize opportunities through better services, targeted content and greater choice. It takes IPTV to the next level by allowing clients such as BT Vision to think like retailers and package, personalize and refresh extra revenue-generating services to viewers. Amino Communications and AssetHouse are wholly owned subsidiaries of Amino Technologies PLC. Listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's HQ is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices in the US, China and Sweden.

About Romtelecom:

As one of Romania's largest telecommunications companies and a leader in the fixed communications market, with nearly 4.5 million RGUs reported in Q1 2010, Romtelecom offers reliable, innovative and easy-to-use services, from traditional fixed telephony, broadband Internet (fixed and mobile) and digital TV (DTH and IPTV), to the most secure hosting data center in Romania, voice and data bundled services, personalised to answer the customers needs. More details about the Romtelecom promotions and services are available on www.romtelecom.ro, in the company’s shops or by calling at 1930. Romtelecom is part of OTE Group, Greece's leading telecommunications organization and one of the pre-eminent players in South-eastern Europe, providing top-quality products and services to its customers.