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MCTV selects Amino TV devices and service assurance platform to support IP transition

MCTV selects Amino TV devices and service assurance platform to support IP transition

Amino Communications, a global leader in hybrid TV device and cloud solutions, has secured a new contract to provide TV devices and its Engage service assurance software to North American service provider MCTV.

Founded in 1965, and based in Massillon, Ohio, MCTV delivers fiber-based broadband Internet, cable TV, Phone and Security services to 47,000 homes and businesses across the five counties it serves.

With the company transitioning to IP delivery for existing and future entertainment service delivery, MCTV was looking for a solution that would combine advanced TV devices, integrated MoCA for content delivery around the home and service assurance tools to manage and monitor in-field device performance.

Amino will provide its latest Kamai 450m and Amulet 455m TV devices to deliver linear-based cable TV service and online video through MCTV’s “watchTVeverywhere” service which enables customers to view their favourite content on mobile and tablet devices. In addition, MCTV will deploy Amino’s Engage platform that will enable MCTV to remotely manage devices in the field for software updates, troubleshoot for performance issues and quality of service delivery.

MCTV’s President Bob Gessner said: “We pride ourselves on delivering great quality services to our customers and we were looking for a partner who could provide us with both high quality devices and service assurance capability. We are pleased to work with Amino on this next exciting phase of our development as we move to IP service delivery.”

Amino CEO Donald McGarva said: “MCTV is an ambitious and innovative operator whose vision of future entertainment delivery aligns very closely with ours and we look forward to working with them on their transition to IP service delivery. This new contract underlines our ability to now go “beyond the box” with quality devices and software tools to ensure consumers receive an optimal entertainment experience.”

The Kamai 450M is ideal for multi-room video deployments and is also optimized for streaming media services. It supports MoCA to enable reliable HD video distribution throughout the home using existing in-home coax wiring.

The Amulet 450 incorporates internal storage options for support of DVR and WHPVR applications with a focus on ease of installation through advanced networking options such as 802.11ac Wireless and MoCA.

The Engage platform was originally developed to manage TV devices but has now expanded its capabilities to support residential gateways, media streamers, home monitoring cameras and sensors in the emerging “Internet-of-things” (IoT) market. The modular software design enables operators to remotely manage devices in the field for software updates, troubleshoot for performance issues and quality of service delivery.

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Amino Contact:
Joe Coles
VP Product Management & Marketing, Amino
Mob: +44 7720 497242
Email: jcoles@aminocom.com

About Amino:
Amino Communications is a global leader in innovative hybrid TV device and cloud solutions that enable service providers to connect with consumers. As pioneers of IPTV and with over seven million devices sold worldwide, Amino has a proven track record for industry-leading reliability, innovation and best-in-class customer care. Over 1,000 of the world’s leading service providers, across 100 countries have relied on Amino to provide a seamless delivery of rich entertainment experiences.

We pride ourselves in providing award-winning solutions that enable the delivery of innovative services to enrich the lives of connected consumers. During 2015, Amino has enhanced its offering through the acquisition of cloud TV platform provider Booxmedia, and Entone, a provider of broadcast hybrid TV and connected home solutions.

Amino Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies PLC and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: symbol AMO), with headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom and global offices in California, Finland, Hong Kong and Portugal.
Amino Communications, Registered in England & Wales No. 3490180.
www.aminocom.com

About MCTV:
MCTV “goes the extra smile” for its customers, adding high-touch service to high-tech telecommunications. Since 1965, MCTV’s 160 local employees have been serving their neighbors with a full complement of advanced broadband products for home and business including High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, Phone, television advertising, dedicated fiber optic connections and security systems. More than 47,000 homes and businesses in Stark, Wayne, Summit, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties rely on MCTV for their telecommunications needs. Learn more at www.MCTVOhio.com.

About watchTVeverywhere: watchTVeverywhere (WTVE) is a mobile TV platform developed by MCTV. Customers create a free account on WTVE. That account can then be used to watch live and recorded programs from more than 80 TV networks on computers, mobile devices and gaming consoles. WTVE content is free to MCTV customers based on their TV subscription. Visit www.watchTVeverywhere.com to learn more and create a free account.