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Amino's pioneering IPTV HD contract

14 September 2009

Alpharetta, GA - September 14, 2009: Amino Communications, the world leading independent IPTV specialist, has won a significant order from Pioneer Telephone Cooperative for high definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs).

Oklahoma-based Pioneer will use Amino's A130 and multi award-winning A130M STBs as part of a major HD upgrade for its 50,000-plus customers. One of the leading telephone co-operatives in the US, Pioneer offers a range of services including 161 channels of digital TV that can be bundled with a range of voice, cellular and broadband services.

The upgrade comes as Pioneer switched its middleware provider. By choosing Amino, with experience in integrating over 80 IPTV ecosystems, the transition has been seamless with no negative service effects to Pioneer's customers.

Pioneer's Scott Ulsaker, Manager Pioneer Long Distance, Broadband & Video Services, said: "Our digital TV offering gives us a competitive edge and delivering HD will further reinforce our market-leading position. The A130 series is proven technology that combines excellent performance with sleek good looks that our subscribers will be pleased to have in their homes."

Amino Communications Director of Sales (Western Region), Dan Carufel said: "Pioneer is a leading player in IPTV deployment and we are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, by working together on this significant new rollout. We share with Pioneer an independent spirit and a clear focus on ensuring customers enjoy the best possible entertainment experience."


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About Amino Communications:

Amino, the world leading independent IPTV specialist, providing entertainment solutions for pure and hybrid IPTV, OTT (Over-The Top) Internet video and in-home multimedia distribution.

Amino delivers a range of award-winning set-top boxes and software to over 800 customers in 80 countries, including telecoms operators, service providers, broadcast, enterprise and hospitality companies. Amino boasts the industry's widest range of pre-integrated IPTV ecosystems, enabling its customers to offer profitable, scalable and targeted video services.

Amino's 'AssetHouse' modular software solution allows telecoms companies, content producers, broadcasters and web TV companies to profit from on-demand services by maximising their content asset inventory.

Amino Communications is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's Global headquarters is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices in the US, China and Sweden.

PR contacts for Amino:
UK
Kate Cartmell
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 189
kcartmell@aminocom.com

US
Harriet Diener, Desert Moon Communications
T: +1-845-512-8283
harriet@desertmooncomm.com

About Pioneer:
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., an industry leader in rural telecommunications services, is a multi-service telecommunications corporation providing communications products and services to more than 140,000 customers/members in 76 communities encompassing 30 Oklahoma counties in Western Oklahoma and 14 counties in Southern Kansas. Pioneer provides an array of telecommunications products and services, including Local Telephone Service, Digital TV, Cellular, High-Speed Internet, Long Distance, Security Systems, Business Solutions and Yellow Pages Advertisement. For more information, please call your local business office or visit our website, www.ptci.com.


Cindy Gore
Public Relations Specialist
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
1.888.782.2667, ext. 0250
cmgore@ptci.com