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Amino announces opening of Shanghai office

Beijing Olympics to increase demand for Set-Top Boxes

Cambridge and London, UK - March 12, 2008 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, has announced at the IPTV World Forum that it is opening an office in Shanghai at Suite 2702, City Gateway, No.398 Caoxi (N) Road, Shanghai (200040). It will act as a focal point for Amino's operations group, which provides local support for its manufacturing partners.

2007 saw Asia emerge as the market leader in terms of sales of IPTV technology. This is set to continue with the onset of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which is expected to generate 4.5 million subscribers and $231m in Set-Top Box (STB) revenue1.

Acknowledging China's increasing importance within the global IPTV market, Cambridge-based Amino first started operating in the country in 2003, and over 1.7 million IPTV STBs have been manufactured in China. Amino began its relationship with Chengdu USEE, a broadband multimedia company based in the Chengdu region of China, five years ago. The opening of this office will enable this partnership, as well as Amino's relationships with In-Tech Electronics and Wistron NeWeb Corporation, to develop further. Amino and USEE co-develop products incorporating Amino's IntAct software stack in order to provide applications such as AVS (advanced audio and video standard) codec technology, video telephony, VoIP, gaming, etc.

Alan Masterman, VP Operations at Amino, commented, "The IPTV industry in China is growing at a rate of 34.5 per cent every quarter2. 2008 is set to witness an even faster growth rate with events such as the Beijing Olympics increasing interest in high quality, high-speed multimedia. With the opening of the Shanghai office, we have created a focal point of our operations in this market which will provide a sustained, high-quality service throughout China."

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  • 1According to a report by In-Stat, July 2007
  • 2According to research by Analysys International, February 2008

To arrange a briefing with Amino at the IPTV World Forum please contact:

Louise Tullin at LEWIS, the PR agency
Tel: (0)207 802 2626
Email: louisetullin@lewispr.com

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