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Amino selected by On Command for in-room IPTV

Deployments offer increased potential revenues for hospitality industry

Cambridge UK, 20 October 2006: - Amino, leading IPTV platform supplier, today announced that On Command Video Corporation has commercially deployed the AmiNET series to provide the latest in-room interactive entertainment and guest service systems to hospitality customers around the world. The AmiNET range of set-top boxes ensures pre-tested interoperability with major system components, facilitating rapid deployment essential for the hospitality industry. In these deployments On Command has used Amino products to create a customised, cost effective solution that enables them to optimise their existing deployments whilst still utilising the hotels' coaxial cabling.

On Command provides in-room entertainment and guest information services to more than 800 thousand hotel rooms worldwide. The deployment through On Command allows guests to order pay-per-view movies as well as enjoying broadcast channels, on-demand games, and information services through the television set enhancing the guests viewing experience while providing a potential increase in revenue for hotel partners.

"Amino is an established leader in the IPTV set-top box market and they have delivered reliable, high-performance set-top boxes to On Command," said Christopher Altomari, vice president of manufacturing for On Command.

"The potential for IPTV in the hospitality sector is only starting to be truly appreciated," commented Roy Kirsopp, Vice President & General Manager, Amino. "Using IP networks or basement centred distribution, hotels can provide interactive information services, premium gaming or video content on-demand with billing and access to content easily controlled from a central point. In order to tap the potential additional revenues offered by premium services, hotels must ensure that their offering is attractive to end users and easy to use. Amino has worked hard to ensure that its products are easily integrated into any system, are powerful enough to handle all applications and offer a simple interface to the customer to ensure maximum value to all parties."

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About Amino Communications

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.

The AmiNET series of IPTV set-top boxes has been used by more than 500 customers in commercial deployments and trials in over 50 countries worldwide. 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.

For further information please contact:

PR contacts for Amino:
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,
www.aminocom.com

About On Command Corporation

On Command Video Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is a leading provider of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship industries. On Command is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group (NASDAQ: LCAPA). On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and sports; video games; and music-on-demand services through Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest rooms and managed by leading edge video-on-demand navigational controls and a state-of-the art guest user interface system. The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 800,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.

On Command's direct served hotel properties are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry including, Accor, Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Gaylord Hotels (Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Texan, Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Hotel at Opryland), Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Inter-Continental, InterContinental Buckhead, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn), New York Palace Hotel, Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.