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Amino and Prime Time Communications partner for smooth HD IPTV upgrade

30 June 2009

Alpharetta US, Salt Lake City, US June 30, 2009: Prime Time Communications, a leading provider of integrated IP-based services, and Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV entertainment solutions provider, have completed a major upgrade program to deliver new expanded HD services to its customers in Utah.

Prime Time, which offers IP-based services to over 10,000 subscribers including 4,000 customers across Salt Lake City's fiber-to-the-home UTOPIA network, faced a challenging schedule to upgrade service to customers of Mstar, the Utah-based internet service provider, which it acquired in April 2009.

With the current MPEG2 stream set to end, Prime Time programmed a rapid two week changeover programme, to convert 3,800 customers to MPEG4 video signalling using Amino's award-winning AmiNET130 and AmiNET530 HD set-top boxes (STBs).

An intensive communications programme before - and during - the changeover, helped ensure a smooth transition and enabled Prime Time to bring an exciting and expanded new range of services to their newly-acquired customers.

"Our triple play offering has been very well received and we're seeing residents who took just phone and broadband now moving to IPTV services as well." says Bryon Wentzlaff, Director of Sales at Prime Time.

"Amino's set-top boxes are proven performers and the transition to HD boxes has been very smooth and well received by our customers. Having the Amino partnership has also helped us increase our HD offering to over 60 channels - and reduce the overall cost of our package to a very competitive rate," he added.

Amino's Sales Director Western Region Dan Carufel commented: "With many operators considering changing to HD services, this was an object lesson in how to make a smooth effective transition - and add value to the customer offering. Our high performance MPEG4 STBs are the ideal choice for these programmes and we're delighted to receive such positive feedback from both Prime Time and their customers."

About Prime Time:
Prime Time Communications is a leading provider of integrated, IP-based services - including the fastest Digital Internet, the clearest Digital Television and the richest Digital Telephone packages - over cutting-edge, fiber optic networks. Prime Time offers premium services that stream directly to the home through a single, lightning-fast fiber connection. This state-of-the-art technology allows subscribers to enjoy the clear benefits of fiber optics while experiencing a broad range of superior IP based service options. Prime Time currently services customers in Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Kansas, and Mississippi. Founded in 2005,headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.


PR contact for Prime Time:
Bryon Wentzlaff
T: 1 (303) 872-2080

About Amino Communications:
Amino specializes 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 maximize 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, personalize 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

PR contacts for Amino:
Kate Cartmell
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100

Harriet Diener, Desert Moon Communications
T: +1-845-512-8283