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Amino and Minerva to Showcase Whole-Home Digital Video Recorder Solution at NAB 2009

20 April 2009

Las Vegas, NV - April 20, 2009 - Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV entertainment solutions provider, and Minerva Networks, the leading provider of open IPTV services management platforms, today unveiled a complete whole-home digital video recorder (WHDVR) solution.

Amino is demonstrating its field-proven AmiNET530 DVR IP set-top box (STB) integrated with Minerva's new WHDVR control module. The combined solution will allow service providers to offer advanced DVR services throughout a subscriber's home while using a single DVR STB. Subscribers will be able to independently play, pause, rewind and fast-forward programming stored on the DVR STB from any TV in their home via other STBs, even those without embedded storage.

"It is important for our customers to deploy differentiated services," stated Andrew Burke, CEO at Amino. "By working closely with Minerva we will be able to offer a robust, cost effective whole-home digital video recorder solution based on open industry standards."

The WHDVR solution from Amino and Minerva will offer added viewing flexibility to subscribers without impacting the cost of the consumer premises equipment. Users can access recorded content from any TV in the home. This is in contrast to legacy DVR solutions that only allow recording and playback from the TV set the DVR STB is connected to.

"Operators want to use the in-home broadband network to offer new services without increasing their infrastructure cost," stated Mauro Bonomi, CEO at Minerva Networks. "Amino and Minerva are demonstrating how to extend the DVR functionality throughout the home without requiring additional set-top boxes with embedded storage, keeping costs low while enabling a better subscriber experience."

The Amino AmiNET530 and Minerva iTVManager WHDVR demonstration can be seen at the NAB show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 20th - 23rd at the Amino booth (# C2054).

About Amino Communications
Amino specialises in digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution.

Amino's range of software and set-top box systems can be tailored for telecom, broadcast and hospitality firms to offer highly scalable and targeted services. The award-winning AmiNET™ and Mood range is used by leading service operators in over 80 countries.

Amino's 'AssetHouse' technology opens the door for content producers, telecoms companies, broadcasters and web TV firms to maximise opportunities through better services, targeted content and greater choice. It takes IPTV to the next level by allowing clients such as BT Vision to think like retailers and package, personalise and refresh extra revenue-generating services to viewers.

Amino Communications and AssetHouse are wholly owned subsidiaries of Amino Technologies PLC. Listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's HQ is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices in the US, China and Sweden.
www.aminocom.com

About Minerva Networks
Minerva Networks is a leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of broadband television services. More than 130 network operators worldwide use Minerva IPTV solutions to deliver next-generation entertainment and communications services. Minerva Networks is headquartered in Alviso, CA. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com.

Media contacts:

Kate Cartmell, Amino Communications
+44 7717 134 058
kcartmell@aminocom.com
Michelle Kwan, Minerva Networks
+1 408 240 1237
mkwan@minervanetworks.com

PR contact for Amino in the US:
Harriet Diener, Desert Moon Communications
T: +1-845-512-8283
harriet@desertmooncomm.com

PR contact for Amino in the UK:
Sebastian Mathews, Financial Dynamics
T: +44 20 7269 7158
sebastian.mathews@fd.com