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Amino Releases New High Definition, PVR-Capable Set-Top Box for Advanced IPTV Solutions at NXTcomm 2007

World leader in IPTV technology to demonstrate the benefits of a cost-effective, flexible platform enabling operators to deploy revenue-generating IPTV services

Cambridge, UK and Chicago, IL - June 18, 2007- Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced the release of its newest high definition (HD) product, the Personal Video Recorder (PVR/DVR) enabled AmiNET530, at NXTcomm 2007 in Chicago. At booth #2023, Amino will showcase the AmiNET530 as a fundamental component of a service provider's multiplay strategy, by offering cutting edge, high quality on-demand, IPTV, PVR, gaming and HD services to end-user consumers using MPEG-2/4 codecs.

The AmiNET530 is a next-generation IPTV Set-Top Box (STB) that provides the ability to decode low bit-rate MPEG-4 (AVC/H.264) video streams and is capable of supporting HD video and graphics. With PVR functionality, the AmiNET530 can act as a hub for all the services and applications used for playing, recording and streaming video - it also includes Amino's reliable, cross-platform IntActTM client software that ensures compatibility with an extensive range of middleware and conditional access systems.

The AmiNET530's video on demand feature gives consumers the ability to select and view video content in an interactive, real-time setting. This feature, combined with the product's PVR capabilities, meets the ultimate demand from consumers today - freedom to make their own choices.

"NXTcomm is the perfect place for us to unveil our most advanced product yet. Surrounded by leaders from around the world seeking the best in the converged communications industry, we have the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to excellence with the development of technology that connects the consumer to the expanding universe of IPTV services and devices," said Rick Sailor, VP Sales Americas at Amino. "We also understand that service providers face the challenge of reducing customer churn, increasing ARPU and offering its customers access to content anytime and anywhere. The AmiNET530 not only meets this demand, but also gives providers the peace of mind knowing they have a competitive advantage - IPTV HD MPEG-4 PVR support from the most experienced and innovative company in the market."

The most notable features of the AmiNET530 are the following:

PVR functionality -The flexibility of features such as pause and play of live TV, instant record and instant replay are key buying requirements for consumers and a significant factor for service providers seeking to reduce churn. The AmiNET530 also offers the ability to schedule recording of multiple HDTV streams simultaneously, unlike traditional cable or satellite PVRs which are restricted by the number of tuners they include.

High definition - The support of HD video offers an exciting and dramatic viewing experience, with greater realism and detail especially in large display formats. In addition to HD video the AmiNET530 also supports HD graphics, which offers the service operator the ability to display more information on the screen. The AmiNET530 provides the opportunity to add value to the consumer and create new revenue streams with personalized services such as weather forecasts, stock quotes, or targeted advertising.

More channels to more people - The support of low-bit rate advanced video codecs provides operators with the opportunity to grow revenue generating services while maximizing the efficient use of network bandwidth, creating the ability to reach a greater number of subscribers, increase the number of available interactive and multicast channels, and enhance the viewing experience with HD channels.

Low cost deployment -The AmiNET530 uses high performance single chip technology for economical deployment of leading edge services.

Proven reliable platform - The AmiNET530 leverages the established and proven wide range of integrations with industry leading partners, on Amino's proven IntAct IPTV client software platform. Amino will use its established partnerships with leading technology providers to accelerate the growth and profitability of evolving IPTV services.

Flexible platform - The AmiNET530 plays a pivotal role in home entertainment system. Its flexibility will ensure it meets consumers' future requirements.

Amino's customer base has grown steeply - its STBs have been deployed and trialed in over 80 countries worldwide. In April 2007, ABI Research declared Amino the world's leading seller of IPTV STBs for the second consecutive year. This accolade recognizes Amino's expanding footprint in emerging markets, as well as within the growing US market.

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About NXTcomm 2007

NXTcomm will bring together top executives from every segment of the global industry to exhibit, explore new business opportunities and buy the latest technologies driving the converged communications and entertainment industry. Showcasing hundreds of new and innovative products, the NXTcomm exhibit floor will reflect the dramatic changes in the industry. The show will also feature a broad range of educational programming. For more information, go to www.NXTcommShow.com.

NXTcomm, the new industry venue co-owned by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) that will feature the business and technology of communications, information and entertainment, comes to Chicago's McCormick Place June 18-21, 2007. NXTcomm will unite the premier information and communications technology (ICT) industry supplier and technology companies with the world's leading communications and entertainment companies that are together driving broadband-based innovation.

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; MPEG2 and MPEG4 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:
Antonio Gimeno, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100
agimeno@aminocom.com
www.aminocom.com

PR contacts for Amino in the US:
Megan Grenter, LEWIS PR
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
T: +1 202 349 3775
aminous@lewispr.com