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Amino wins NAB Award for Innovation in Media

NAB attendees award the AmiNET124 its second industry title

Cambridge, UK, 4 May 2006: Amino, leading IPTV set-top box supplier, today announced that it has received the NAB Award for Innovation in Media (AIM) at the NAB2006 Conference & Exhibition. Amino was the only set-top box vendor selected for this award in the Content Delivery category during the NAB Technology Luncheon held during the conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"As the professionals who are using broadcasting technologies day in and day out, NAB attendees are in a unique position to recognise the hottest products emerging into the marketplace. The NAB would like to extend its congratulations to Amino for this award," said Chris Brown, NAB Senior Vice President, Conventions & Expositions.

The NAB Awards for Innovation in Media (AIM) are the only official NAB awards solely decided by NAB attendees. Roy Kirsopp, VP and General Manager of Amino said "What makes this award particularly special is that it is voted for by visitors to the show, comprising of professionals from the companies active in the broadcast market. We feel it reflects the fact that our engineers have created a product designed specifically for optimum performance in IPTV applications and at the same time driving down costs per unit."

The AmiNET124 is the first of a number of Amino set-top box products to support the advanced H.264 compression format. This is the second major international award won by the AmiNET124 after the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award at IBC2005 in Amsterdam, which again recognised its innovative design and advanced performance. The AmiNET124 is extremely cost effective for service operators to deploy compared with competing multi-chip solutions available on the market today. This is based on its ability to employ a single chip, the Texas Instruments DM642 DSP, for both H.264 decode and application software, and benefits from the Amino software stack, including the highly efficient H.264 codec, which gives the unit unparalleled performance.

The NAB spring convention is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com

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About Amino

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes renown 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 400 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:
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