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Amino demonstrates new multi-codec IPTV platform for Asian market

Boosts operator ARPU and ROI while reducing customer churn through enhanced service support

Cambridge, UK - 18th September 2006 - Amino, leading IPTV platform supplier, announces the first ever demonstration in Asia of the AmiNET125 at IPTV World Forum Asia 2006. Roy Kirsopp, VP and General Manager of Amino will also be talking about IPTV technology during his 'Creating the connected home' presentation at 2pm on 28th September.

The AmiNET125 is a new fully featured multi-codec device supporting standard definition (SD) video streams. It offers operators greatly increased return on investment (ROI) and average revenue per user (ARPU) through the provision of support for future services and a low-cost, powerful hardware design.

The AmiNET125 has been built on a new hardware platform, which draws on the popular AmiNET110 MPEG-2 and award-winning AmiNET124 MPEG-4 devices to offer multiple software configurations and support for both traditional and advanced codecs without the need for expensive equipment upgrades. The platform features a programmable DSP to support low bit rate codecs and remote software upgrades without the need for hardware truck rolls. The integrated host processor enables highly responsive support for multiple middleware and enhanced user interface services.

"This device will allow our customers to stay ahead of the curve and offer the most advanced services to their subscribers, boosting ROI and ARPU, while keeping their costs low," commented Roy Kirsopp, VP and General Manager of Amino. "It combines the best features from our previous SD units and the enhanced features will help operators to reduce customer churn."

The unit, which supports home networking, is expected to prove particularly attractive to the Asian markets which have embraced SD IPTV and the increased market reach offered by the latest video compression standards. The addition of a USB 2.0 connector also adds an extra level of future proofing. "We predict that additional applications such as video telephony over IP will become increasingly attractive as time goes by," continued Kirsopp. "Therefore, we are ensuring that our platform can be easily expanded to cope with the changing market needs while also offering immediate value to our customers."

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About Amino

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators' capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG2 and MPEG4 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, have brought the series industry accolades and the company a leading position within the IPTV market.

Approximately 700,000 AmiNET IPTV set-top boxes have been used in over 50 countries worldwide by more than 500 customers in commercial deployments and trials. The set-top boxes have also been sampled by another additional 700 customers. Amino Communications' 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 is based near Cambridge, UK, and has offices in Atlanta (Georgia) and Hong Kong.

PR contacts for Amino:

Jenna Keighley, EML
+44 (0) 20 8408 8000

Joanne Martin-Loat, Amino Communications
+44 (0) 1954 234 100