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Amino becomes first British company to join the Open IPTV Forum

World leading IPTV platform supplier to help set specifications for IPTV

Cambridge, UK - Jan 23rd 2008 - Amino, the world leading IPTV platform supplier, has been accepted as a member of the Open IPTV Forum.

Forum Steering Group Chairman, Mr. Yun Chao Hu, announced Amino's membership along with new members from nine different countries. All new members will share in the Open IPTV Forum's objective to develop a new and complete set of specifications for IPTV.

Commenting on Amino joining the Open IPTV Forum, Yun Chao Hu said, "We welcome Amino as a member of our organisation, reinforcing the view that the market requires a forum that drives the next generation of IPTV services beyond the currently deployed Live Broadcast TV and Video on Demand services."

Amino is a specialist in products and technology for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution. It supplies the award-winning AmiNET™ series of high performance IPTV Set-Top Boxes for deployment in leading telecommunications, broadcast and hospitality markets worldwide.

The Open IPTV Forum was established with the intention of creating a specification for IPTV. It intends to publish and promote its IPTV specifications as an open standard that may be used by vendors of communications systems to secure interoperability between the services and devices. The list of new members includes prestigious organisations such as Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica.

"It is key to have the major players on board while critical decisions are taken," added Helmut Schink, Steering Group Vice-Chair.

Dominique Le Foll, VP of Engineering at Amino concluded, "Amino's membership of the Open IPTV Forum is of great importance to us. It enhances our reputation as a leading developer of IPTV technologies and enables Amino to interact with other major manufacturers within our industry. Standardisation of IPTV is a complex issue, so we applaud the Open IPTV Forum's objectives to derive open standards for IPTV that will enable far greater interoperability amongst technology vendors. We are very proud to be the first British company to help assist the Forum in its aims and look forward to being a very proactive member."

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About the Open IPTV Forum

The Open IPTV Forum is a pan-industry initiative with the purpose of producing end to end specifications for IPTV in order to take the next generation of IPTV into a mass market service. The forum, which is fully open to participation across the communications and entertainment industries, will focus on development of open standards that could help to streamline and accelerate deployments of IPTV technologies, and help to maximize the benefits of IPTV for consumers, network operators, content providers, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and home and network infrastructure providers.

The Open IPTV Forum founding members are Ericsson, France Telecom, Nokia Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony, and Telecom Italia

For more information, visit www.openiptvforum.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

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

PR contact for Amino in the US:
Megan Grenter, LEWIS PR
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
T: +1 202 349 3775