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AmiNET130 completes certification with Minerva's iTVManager platform

Amino HD H.264 STB obtains conformance with market-leading IPTV middleware

Cambridge, UK, and Las Vegas, NV - June 16, 2008 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, announced today at the NXTcomm08 Show in Las Vegas, that its AmiNET130 Set-Top Box (STB) has been certified by Minerva Networks, a leading provider of open-platform carrier class solutions for the delivery of broadband television services.

The AmiNET130, which offers service providers a cost-effective means to deliver end-to-end digital High Definition (HD) TV, has successfully completed both lab and field trials and is now deemed fully compatible with Minerva's iTVManager 3.x platform.

iTVManager, deployed by over 120 operators worldwide, is a comprehensive software solution for the delivery and management of a broad set of television services, including high-definition TV (HDTV), digital video recording (DVR), video-on-demand (VOD), music, games, and communication applications.

"The certification process ensures that high-quality products, like the AmiNET130, can be easily integrated with our platform," said Jean-Georges Fritsch, Chief Operating Officer for Minerva Networks. "Operators can deploy IPTV services with confidence, knowing that leading providers of IPTV set-top boxes and middleware have worked together to deliver fully tested, carrier-class solutions."

"The certification process brings huge benefit to both us and the end-user," said Rick Sailor, VP Sales Americas for Amino. "A STB which has achieved and maintained this certification generates more confidence than one that has only been unit tested. The AmiNET130 has been proven to be compatible with Minerva's middleware, helping ensure a robust and reliable service."

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.

About Minerva Networks

Minerva Networks is a leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of broadband television services. More than 110 network operators worldwide use Minerva IPTV solutions to deliver next-generation entertainment and communications services. Minerva Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit http://www.minervanetworks.com.


Minerva's iTVManager is a proven solution for launching, operating, and growing a profitable IPTV service. Its responsive and elegant user interface has all the latest HD and PVR features and runs on a variety of leading set-tops boxes from ADB, Amino, Cisco/SA, Entone and Motorola. The iTVManager operations and management module offers a complete suite of applications and tools that minimize the cost of running an IPTV service.

PR contacts for Amino in the UK:

Lorna Hughes, Lewis PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626

Kate Cartmell, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100

PR contact for Amino in the US:

Lauren White, LEWIS PR
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
T: +1 202 349 3799