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Amino Communications and BitBand Integrate to Supply Advanced IPTV Functionality


Joint solution deployed at customer site in Ireland's first IPTV deployment

Telecom Video Europe, Amsterdam, May 10, 2005 - BitBand Technologies and Amino Communications announce the successful completion of the integration between BitBand's Video On Demand solutions and Amino's IPTV (Internet protocol TV) set-top box. This joint offering by the two market leading companies is already successfully deployed at customers' sites, including the first IPTV deployment in Ireland, by digital services provider Magnet Networks. BitBand's video delivery and distribution solutions, coupled with Amino's IPTV set top box enable Telcos and service providers to offer advanced IPTV applications. These innovative applications include personalized service and targeted content offering based on individual subscriber viewing habits.

"The successful integration of BitBand Client into Amino Set-Top-Box strengthens the appeal of our joint offering to Telcos, providing them with an advantageous and differentiated IPTV solution." Says Yuval Sovinsky, EVP Marketing & Sales, BitBand.

"The joint offering of BitBand's widely deployed solutions, and Amino's highly popular Set-Top-Box presents an advanced IPTV solution, and demonstrates the technological expertise and experience of both companies in the market." Says Karthik Ranjan, VP Marketing, Amino Communications.

About BitBand
BitBand (www.bitband.com) is a world leader in providing video content distribution and delivery solutions over IP broadband networks for Telcos. The company's solutions are targeted at large scale deployments of TV-centric residential subscribers and are optimized for Telco's hybrid and distributed network architectures. BitBand MaestroTM Content Distribution and Video network Management Suite and BitBand VisionTM appliance servers form the most scalable and cost-effective On-Demand solution existing today for the IP-TV environment. BitBand helps Telcos and Next Generation Service Providers realize the Triple Play offering, enabling quick entry into new markets, faster ROI and a safe track to profitable large scale service. BitBand's technology is field proven and widely deployed, serving more than 200,000 commercial subscribers, more than any other IP-TV VOD technology vendor. Additionally, BitBand partners with many system integrators and suppliers of other components of the IP-TV value chain, to provide the operator with a complete end-to-end solution.

About Amino
Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) is a designer and supplier of technology, 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, and Hong Kong.

Media Contacts
Amino Communications
Jenna Keighley,
EML
+44 (0)20 8408 8000,
amino@eml.com

Joanne Martin-Loat,
Amino Communications
+44 (0)1954 234 100,
jmartin-loat@aminocom.com

BitBand
Sharona Meushar
Marketing Communications Manager
+972(9)8637148
sharona@bitband.com

Tiffany Archambault
INK Communications for BitBand
+1-617-488-0988 ext. 7
tiffany@theINKstudio.com