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Amino appoints new director of product marketing Karthik Ranjan brings wide broadband industry experience to global IPTV drive.


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Amino appoints new director of product marketing.
Karthik Ranjan brings wide broadband industry experience to global IPTV drive.

Cambridge, UK, 3 February 2005: Amino Communications has appointed a new director of product marketing, Karthik Ranjan, to lead its global product marketing and communications operation from the company's Cambridge headquarters. Ranjan, previously headed Amino's highly successful US sales operation and was instrumental in arranging key contracts with US telcos & hospitality customers including, Surewest, Ringgold and TotalVision.

Prior to Amino, Karthik Ranjan worked at Intel and was at the forefront of the standardisation efforts within the broadband arena with g.lite and DOCSIS standards. He also led an industry-wide initiative to make broadband easier to deploy. His experience with Liberate Technologies allowed him to make significant contributions to the advancement of interactive TV technology and the definition of next-generation set-top software & application. While working at Irdeto Access, Ranjan worked closely with Telcos and major broadcasters to facilitate the licensing of content from Hollywood Studios specifically for video over IP networks.

"Karthik Ranjan's background in broadband standards, set-top box hardware and content licensing for video over IP networks makes him the ideal person to fully understand our market and future strategic development," commented Bob Giddy, CEO, Amino Communications. "As IPTV expands globally, Amino will be a key provider of IP set-top boxes and software solutions for next generation televisions. Karthik will help to ensure our strategic marketing approach reflects and allows for this growing worldwide demand."

Amino released its results for the 11 month period ending on 30 November 2004 on 24 January 2005. The company's turnover leapt from £1million in 2003, to £13.2million and the pre-tax profits were £530,000 (the company registered a loss for the same period in 2003). "Karthik will be instrumental in continuing this successful trend," explained Giddy.

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About Amino
Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) is a designer and supplier of electronic systems and consultancy, specialising in products for digital broadcast and on-demand TV, IPTV (telco triple-play applications), and in-home multimedia distribution.

The Amino range of small, low cost, high functionality set-top boxes and gateway products is designed for consumer applications in telecom, satellite and digital terrestrial broadcast markets, as well as on-demand systems for hotels and hospitality markets, healthcare, retail and education. Amino also provides systems consultancy, and partners with world-leading companies in content aggregation, middleware, conditional access, and head-end systems.

Amino Communications is part 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.

For further information please contact:
Geoff Boyes/Jenna Keighley, EML
The Albany Boathouse, Lower Ham Road, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 5BB.
+44 (0)20 8408 8000, amino@eml.com

Joanne Martin-Loat, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge. CB4 5UQ.
+44 (0)1954 234 100, https://www.aminocom.com


EMQ1158 - 03/02/2005