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Amino ranked world leader in Pure IPTV Set-Top Box market for third consecutive year

Record year for Amino bears fruit with industry leading position

Cambridge, UK, 10 April, 2008: Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, has been named as the top vendor of pure IPTV Set-Top Boxes (STBs) worldwide by ABI Research for the third consecutive year.

Amino has recently been ranked as the world leader in a new classification from ABI Research entitled 'Pure IPTV'. The focus of this segmentation is to classify and separate 'Pure IPTV' and 'Hybrid IPTV' services. The latter typically involves a traditional broadcast service (terrestrial, satellite or cable), coupled with IP for limited interactivity and for VOD.

Making the transition from Hybrid to Pure IPTV requires that the deployed equipment has sufficient IP capability to handle all service requirements. Some hybrid systems currently available do not have the IPTV technology elements to do this.

Bob Giddy, CEO at Amino, said, "We are very pleased to be recognised as the leading manufacturer of Pure IPTV STBs by ABI Research. For several years ABI Research has led the way in publishing comprehensive research and analysis of the IPTV domain, including detailed segmentation of the market. We are delighted that ABI Research will now include Hybrid IPTV vs Pure IPTV as one of the axes of segmentation, differentiating 'enhanced broadcast' from the more radical and innovative 'everything over IP' approach."

Cesar Bachelet, Senior Analyst, Multi-Channel Video at ABI Research, commented, "The STB is particularly important when it comes to assembling an end-to-end IPTV solution, since it represents a significant proportion of the per-customer CapEx. If hybrid is seen as an interim technology, then what happens when the delivery mechanism switches entirely to the IP domain? Service providers must ask this question when selecting an STB. It's for this reason that ABI Research has begun to separate Hybrid IPTV and Pure IPTV STBs in its detailed research, with the latter increasing in importance as the value of IP-centric IPTV solutions continues to grow."

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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