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Visit Amino (Booth C1546) at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, 14-17 April

Amino recognized for successful completion of the MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program

Amino receives award at 2008 NAB Show in Las Vegas

Cambridge and Las Vegas, NV – April 14, 2008 – Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, announced today at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, that the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) honored Amino yesterday for its successful completion of the Premium Conformance Tier of the MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program. Amino's AmiNET130 and AmiNET530 STBs became the world's first HD H.264 IPTV and HD H.264 DVR STBs to meet the requirements. Through its participation, Amino has contributed to driving MPEG-4 industry standards in the IPTV industry.

MPEGIF is the world's largest advocacy group for MPEG technologies, and plays a significant role in facilitating the widespread adoption and deployment of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 as the industry's standard video compression technology powering next generation television and most mainstream content delivery and consumption applications including packaged media.

"Amino and MPEGIF share the same vision about the international open standard MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 and the promotion of advanced video compression technology, products and services," said David Price, VP of the MPEGIF. "We're pleased to see Amino receive the award for its achievements and hope others will follow their path."

"This award highlights Amino's dedication to developing the best IPTV technologies possible for our customers," says Rick Sailor, VP Sales Americas at Amino. "We're thrilled to be recognized by a world renowned independent organization such as the MPEG Industry Forum and hope to share this news with existing customers and prospective clients at the NAB Show this week."

In addition, Huw Price-Stephens, Director of Marketing and Strategic Business Development for Amino, participated in a roundtable discussion of the MPEGIF Master Class Conference at the NAB Show on Sunday, April 13 at 10:40am.

The panel, entitled 'How Tomorrow's TV might look ... Differences & Progress', examined how the future of television will look, and how the changes will impact telcos, cable operators, broadcasters and customers alike.

Amino is showcasing the following products at the NAB Show, Booth C1546:

AmiNET125: The world's first standard definition multi-codec STB designed for IPTV and Internet TV applications. This award-winning, advanced STB with a low-cost chipset features a combined programmable codec DSP and host processor. This enables development of new services to increase revenue per subscriber while offering protection against changing standards. With an Ethernet input and highly flexible audio and video outputs, the AmiNET125 provides an elegant and powerful means of delivering sophisticated interactive digital television including multicast, on demand video and internet access.

AmiNET130: The world's first HD H.264 IPTV STB to meet the Premium Conformance Tier of the MPEG Industry Forum. The compact, elegant AmiNET130 supports High Definition, H.264 (MPEG4/AVC) video streams and is modeled on the same award-winning design as previous AmiNET generations. The AmiNET130 provides the service provider with a cost effective means to deliver end-to-end digital High Definition TV as multicast, on-demand video and multi-room IPTV services. It enables service operators to offer stunning TV quality with minimal capital expenditure.

AmiNET530: The world's first HD H.264 IPTV DVR STB to meet the Premium Conformance Tier of the MPEG Industry Forum. On top of PVR functionality, the AmiNET530 offers low-cost deployment, advanced video codecs and the support of HD video and graphics, providing an exciting and dramatic viewing experience with great realism and detail. This demonstration will have a live feed from the SES AMERICOM stand showing their IP-PRIME service, as consumers receive it at home.

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
aminouk@lewispr.com

Antonio Gimeno, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100
agimeno@aminocom.com
https://www.aminocom.com

PR contact for Amino in the US:

Megan Grenter
LEWIS PR
T: +1 202-349-3775
megang@lewispr.com
www.lewispr.com