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Amino develops Plug-In PVR technology for its IPTV Set-Top Boxes (STBs)

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Amino develops Plug-In PVR technology for its IPTV Set-Top Boxes (STBs)

A new flexible approach to Personal Video Recorder (PVR)

Cambridge, UK and Amsterdam, NL - September 12th, 2008 - Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV STB platform supplier, introduces a new approach enabling Telcos to up-sell PVR functionality without the need for hard drive units during the initial installation.

Plug-In PVR simplifies installation and maintenance as the user can easily attach or replace the USB drive to their existing STB. This delivers better value to both customer and service provider as the cost is only incurred when users are ready to upgrade to PVR. Operators can create offers using different drives with capability ranging from Pause-Live-TV to full PVR and optionally charge an upgrade fee to enable the feature.

"Put simply, Plug-In PVR technology means increased flexibility and reduced costs for the operator," said Andrew Burke, CEO at Amino. "This development provides a clear upgrade path enabling consumers to benefit from falling hard drive prices and increasing capacity. This growing freedom is yet another positive enhancement to the way we watch television."

"Over the coming months, we will see the introduction of this more flexible, user-friendly, external storage solution. It is technology like this that will form the foundations of next-generation IPTV."

This new Plug-in PVR concept adds the AmiNET530 capability to the AmiNET130 and newly-launched AmiNET130M, a 100% digital, high definition (HD) STB. Plug-In PVR is a future-proof technology designed specifically to handle this ever-changing 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.


PR contacts for Amino in the UK:

Kate Cartmell, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 1954 234189

Lorna Hughes, LEWIS PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS
T: +44 207 802 2626

PR contact for Amino in the US:

Megan Grenter
T: +1 202-349-3775