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Optical entertainment network selects amino to deliver standard and high definition set-top boxes for FISIONTM FTTH service

World Leader in IPTV Set-Top Box Equipment and Software to supply STB's for Rollout in Houston, Texas

 
 

Las Vegas, NV, October 05, 2005: - Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) announced that Amino will supply standard and high definition Set-Top Boxes (STB's) for FISION's fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Video service. Cambridge, United Kingdom based Amino, the leading provider of consumer premises equipment for broadband and IPTV based services, will deliver the first generation STB's for FISION, that will receive over 300 video channels including over 50 channels of High Definition Television (HDTV), video-on-demand (VOD) and original and specialty programming.

"We are very pleased to add Amino's proven technology and technical architecture to the FISION Network family. Amino's product line, which includes SDTV and HDTV Set-Top Box formats made them an easy choice to supply our consumer premises equipment for our subscribers", said Allen Easty, Chief Technical Officer of Optical Entertainment Network, the parent company of the FISION service.

Amino will provide the AmiNET120 STB, a High Definition Set-Top Box fitted into Amino's award winning ultra-compact form factor, which is fully capable of driving HDTV and SDTV displays. The AmiNET120 is compatible with leading worldwide providers of conditional access and middleware solutions enabling a full end-to-end IPTV solution including both broadcast TV and Video-On-Demand. In addition, FISION will make available Amino's AmiNet 500 STB, which features built-in PVR functionality.

"Amino is thrilled to have a partner such as Optical Entertainment Network. The FISION service launch in Houston provides Amino with distribution into a lucrative U.S. market and places our technology at the forefront of home entertainment technology", said Rick Sailor, Vice President Sales Americas, Amino Communications LLC.

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About FISION
FISION is scheduled to launch in December 2005 in Houston, Texas, the 10th largest Television market in the U.S. In addition to delivering over 300 channels of entertainment programming, FISION will deliver High-Speed Internet at unprecedented speeds of 10 to 100 Mbps per subscriber. FISION will also provide IP Voice services including local and long distance services, to deliver on the promise of true convergence from one company.

About Optical Entertainment Network
Optical Entertainment Network is a Houston, Texas based company providing the first major market deployment of Video, Internet and Voice to residential and commercial customers over a system specifically designed to optimize Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology. The company is a platinum member of the FTTH Council. More information can be found at the company's website at www.4fiber.tv.

About Amino
Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) develops core software technologies and customer-premises products for the convergence between television, broadband, voice and the Internet, and partners with world-leading companies in content aggregation, middleware, conditional access, and head-end systems. It has recently been ranked top IPTV set-top vendor by research firm, ABI Research.

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.

For additional information on Optical Entertainment Network, contact:
Cathy Clarke, CNC Associates
(617) 527-2089

For additional information on Amino, contact:
Jenna Keighley, EML
The Albany Boathouse, Lower Ham Road, Kingston, Surrey, KT2 5BB, UK
+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