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Amino's AmiNET530 is certified with Minerva's iTVManager platform

Amino HD H.264 DVR obtains conformance with market-leading IPTV middleware

Cambridge, UK, and Anaheim, CA - November 11, 2008 - Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, announced today at the Telco TV in Anaheim, that its AmiNET530 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) has been certified by Minerva Networks, a leading provider of open-platform carrier class solutions for the delivery of broadband television services.

The AmiNET530, an advanced, compact and cost-effective DVR IPTV Set Top Box (STB), combines the benefits of low bit-rate codecs including H.264 Advanced Video Codec (AVC) and offers the user the ability to drive high definition (HD) 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.

It has successfully completed both lab and field trials and is now deemed fully compatible with Minerva's iTVManager 3.x platform.

iTVManager, deployed by over 120 operators worldwide, is a comprehensive software solution for the delivery and management of a broad set of television services, including high definition TV (HDTV), digital video recording (DVR), video-on-demand (VOD), music, games, and communication applications.

"The certification process ensures that high-quality products, like the AmiNET530, can be easily integrated with our platform," said Jean-Georges Fritsch, Chief Operating Officer for Minerva Networks. "Operators can deploy IPTV services with confidence, knowing that leading providers of IPTV STBs and middleware have worked together to deliver fully tested, carrier-class solutions."

"This is a great achievement; with the addition of our AmiNET530 DVR, we can now offer our entire SD and HD portfolio with Minerva certification." said Rick Sailor, VP Sales Americas for Amino. "Amino is committed to delivering high quality products which customers can deploy in confidence, and so we are pleased to extend our long standing collaboration with Minerva in the IPTV market".

About Amino Communications:

Amino is the specialist in products and technology for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution.

Amino products provide telecom, broadcast and hospitality firms with a 'front door' to IPTV: a range of software and set-top box systems that can be tailored to offer highly scalable and targeted systems. The award-winning AmiNET™ range is used by leading service operators in over 80 countries.

Amino's 'AssetHouse' technology takes IPTV to the next level, allowing clients such as BT Vision to think like retailers and package, personalise and refresh extra revenue-generating services to viewers. This opens the door for content producers, telecoms companies, broadcasters and web TV firms to maximise opportunities through better services, targeted content and greater choice.

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 worldwide.

www.aminocom.com
www.assethouse.com

About Minerva Networks

Minerva Networks is a leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of broadband television services. More than 120 network operators worldwide use Minerva IPTV solutions to deliver next-generation entertainment and communications services. Minerva Networks is headquartered in Alviso CA. For more information, visit http://www.minervanetworks.com.

iTVManager

Minerva's iTVManager is a proven solution for launching, operating, and growing a profitable IPTV service. Its responsive and elegant user interface has all the latest HD and PVR features and runs on a variety of leading set-tops boxes from ADB, Amino, Cisco/SA, Entone and Motorola. The iTVManager operations and management module offers a complete suite of applications and tools that minimize the cost of running an IPTV service.

PR contacts for Amino:

Kate Cartmell, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100
kcartmell@aminocom.com
www.aminocom.com