Amino wins an international award at the IBC event
Amino wins an international award at the IBC event CSI award for the best IPTV technology presented to the AmiNET125
Cambridge, UK and Amsterdam, Holland - September 12th, 2007 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, has won the CSI Product of the Year Award in the category "Best IPTV technology", ahead of the Microsoft® Xbox360® solution for IPTV, and Packetvision®'s IPYV Addressable Advertising Service. This is the third international accolade given to Amino's multi-codec range of STBs in the last 2 years.
Based on the popular award-winning design of the AmiNET series of STBs, the AmiNET125 is a stylish multi-codec STB for IPTV, Video On Demand (VOD) and Internet TV applications. The AmiNET125 enables two different TV delivery methods:
Internet TV - The AmiNET125 brings Internet TV from the PC to TV using Windows Media 9 and the Opera internet browser. This opens up a world of niche or 'long tail' content. The STB plays streams directly from standard Window Media servers and supports an expanding range of features including WMDRM 10 and Orb networks' MyCast software (the world's first integration of the Orb technology in an IP STB).
Telco TV - IPTV and Video on Demand (VoD) applications are hosted on a flexible, reliable platform, allowing for the development of new services with the potential to increase subscriber revenue. The AmiNET125 enables additional services such as video conferencing, gaming and VoIP, and its adaptive DSP-based codec allows for the addition of future streaming formats. The AmiNET125 was the first STB to integrate the AVS codec for the Chinese IPTV market.
Bob Giddy, Amino CEO, said "This award recognises the innovative and enabling technology of the AmiNET125 and reinforces Amino's role in shaping the IPTV and Internet TV markets. This is the perfect way to end an already very successful IBC event for Amino."
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About the CSI (Cable & Satellite International) Product of the Year Awards 2007
The CSI Product of the Year Awards 2007, held at IBC, are one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards anywhere in the world, designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting and IPTV sectors. They are organised by Cable & Satellite International magazine and will be hosted at IBC, arguably the world's most important exhibition for the combined cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcast and IPTV communities. They are open to any company supplying relevant products, software or services etc, providing the technology in question was announced, launched or deployed for the first time during calendar years 2006 and 2007 (up to and including April 30th, 2007).
About Amino Communications
Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNETTM 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 IntActTM 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:
Ross Haddow, LEWIS PR / Rachel Hodgson, LEWIS PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626