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AmiNET130 completes MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264


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AmiNET130 completes MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 World's first HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 IPTV STB to obtain top level conformance

Cambridge, UK and Chicago, IL - October 22, 2007 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced that its AmiNET130 Set-Top Box (STB) is the first HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 IPTV STB to meet the Premium Conformance Tier of the MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program offered by the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF).

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is a part of the MPEG-4 standard (MPEG-4 Part 10) and enables the AmiNET130 to deliver video compression offering high quality at low-bit rates. This effective compression technology offers excellent results across a broad range of bandwidths including the transport of High Definition (HD) streams for entertainment services and TV broadcasting.

"We are welcoming Amino as a new member of MPEGIF and are delighted that the HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 capable AmiNET130 IPTV STB has successfully participated in our MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program" said Sebastian Moeritz, President of the MPEGIF.

Dominique Le Foll, Vice President of Engineering for Amino, said "it is a pleasure to join MPEGIF, an international non-for-profit organisation championing the adoption of MPEG standards".

The AmiNET130 uses the latest innovations in video compression technology to provide the optimum in HD quality using compressed video data. This means users with low bandwidth speed available at their homes can still benefit from a HD video experience. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 gives as high quality as MPEG-2 but with up to a half the data rate by using the best compression technology available.

The AmiNET130 is an advanced STB enabling service providers to deliver end-to-end digital High Definition TV as multicast, on-demand video and multi-room IPTV services. The AmiNET130 is the world's first IP STB capable of displaying HD graphics for HD gaming.

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About MPEG Industry Forum

The MPEG Industry Forum (www.mpegif.org), the world's largest advocacy group for MPEG technologies, represents more than 40 international companies and organizations from diverse industries and promotes the adoption of MPEG standards. MPEGIF, founded in 2000, has played 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. MPEGIF, with more than 2500 people subscribed to its mailing lists, serves as a single point of information on technology, products and services for these standards, offers interoperability testing, a conformance program, marketing activities and is present at international trade shows and conferences.

MPEGIF is also running the MPOEGIF Logo Qualification Program, which is designed to help guide interoperability among products and technology. The program, based on a self-certification process, is free of chargeand open to all companies using MPEG technology, not just members of MPEGIF although, membership is encouraged. Qualified products have the right to display an MP4 Qualification Mark and also list their status in their documentation, literature, and advertising. They will also have their product listed in the MPEGIF Product Directory (http://logo.mpegif.org).

MPEGIF's homepage: www.mpegif.org

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:
Rachel Hodgson, Lewis PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626
aminous@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 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