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IntAct Software ported onto WNC IPTV STB

IntAct and NXP collaboration lands first design win

Cambridge, UK, 7th September 2006 - IntAct, an Amino Technologies public limited company, today announced that its software has been ported onto a set-top box (STB) designed by leading Taiwanese original device manufacturer (ODM), Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC). NXP is the newly independent semiconductor company founded by Philips and the STB design is based on NXP Semiconductors' STB810 reference design integrating the IntAct software stack with NXP's Nexperia™ home entertainment engine-PNX8950. WNC's STB will allow Telcos in the emerging markets to license IntAct software and to deploy standard definition (SD) IPTV services at minimum cost. By embedding the software from IntAct, already deployed in more than 700,000 STBs worldwide, WNC can offer its customers a product which is based on industry-proven technology.

Bob Giddy, CEO of Amino Technologies PLC noted, "This is the first port of IntAct's proven software in a STB design from a company other than Amino Communications. The combination of the optimised IntAct software with a powerful silicon solution from NXP will enable WNC to bring a high-performance product to market rapidly. By using IntAct, WNC will eliminate the need for substantial R&D resources required to ensure such widespread interoperability with other elements of the IPTV supply chain."

According to a recent report from industry analysts, iSuppli, the global IPTV subscriber base will rise from 2.4 million in 2005 to 63.1 million in 2010. Within the report, the most rapid growth in subscriber figures is predicted to take place in the Asia Pacific region.

"The availability of low-cost and highly reliable IPTV equipment will play a critical role in the rapid spread of IPTV services across both Asia and wider emerging markets," commented Menno Kleingeld, Senior Marketing Director STB & Home Media Devices, NXP Semiconductors, "we are happy to be able to support WNC in their aim to be first to market with an attractive competitive alternative to the traditional local suppliers."

Haydn Hsieh, CEO & President of Wistron NeWeb Corp. said, "By basing our design on the STB810 reference platform running the IntAct software, we have been able to produce a compelling product with a variety of configurations. Our customers in the emerging markets can now use equipment with widely proven software, at a cost that competes with the local big name manufacturers." He continued, "Our customers will also be able to apply their own corporate branding to the equipment, thus making the link in consumers' minds between the service and the provider."

The WNC device is available now and will be demonstrated during IBC at the IntAct Suite - Holiday Inn Amsterdam from 8 to 11 September 2006. Please contact David Cormie (details below) for more information or to arrange a demonstration.

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IntAct Software Limited develops and licenses software and hardware technology for broadband connected devices and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Amino Technologies PLC group of companies. Products include the IntActTM IPTV software stack, and advanced multi-standard video and audio decoder software.

Use of the IntAct IPTV software stack provides IPTV service operators with a standard unified platform for IPTV applications and middleware enabling operators to reduce capex costs by sourcing hardware from multiple IntAct compliant set-top box vendors, and reducing opex costs by relying on one company for the software stack to run on multiple hardware platforms.

IntAct software products are licensed to IPTV service providers and manufacturers of IPTV set top boxes, and power the AmiNET range of set-top box products from Amino Communications Limited.

The IntAct IPTV software stack supports the widest range of IPTV industry middleware and CA systems and has been ported to leading set-top box architectures. It is used in over 50 countries worldwide, with approximately 700,000 IntAct enabled set-top boxes used by more than 500 companies in commercial deployments and trials.

To learn more about IntAct Software, visit: www.intactos.com

IntAct Contact:

David Cormie
Commercial Manager
Intact Software Limited
+44 (0)7887 533 201

PR Contact for IntAct

Jenna Keighley
+44 (0)208 408 8000

About NXP

NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in 20 countries across the world. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.NXP.com.

Wistron NeWeb Corp. WNC is a designer and manufacturer specialized in Advanced Wireless Communication. Founded in 1996, WNC consistently introduces the latest communication-enabling technologies to all customers. WNC dedicates to research and develop new wireless communication products. Cutting edge of trends, WNC expects to be a Global Leader in Wireless Communication Industry.

Contact details:

Molly Lin
Wistron Neweb Corp.
Senior Director/ IR & Marketing Center
+ 886-3-6667799 EXT. 3888