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Amino and TotalVision bring IPTV to Caribbean hotels TotalVision places order for 50,000 set-top boxes


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Amino and TotalVision bring IPTV to Caribbean hotels
TotalVision places order for 50,000 set-top boxes


Cambridge, UK, 22 June 2005: Amino Communications today confirmed that it has delivered 10,000 of it's AmiNET110H set-top boxes to TotalVision, an international provider of in-room entertainment solutions, for use in Caribbean guest rooms. The delivery is part of a larger order for 50,000 units. This deployment represents the first ever rollout of Amino's digital hospitality products in the Caribbean and establishes it as a major technology provider in this market.

TotalVision's service offers guests high-speed internet access, multicast Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and true video on-demand. "We selected the AmiNET110H for our in-room media gateway because it means we can offer the latest digital entertainment technology in a robust and secure unit from the leading IPTV set-top box provider," said Tim Stark, VP Information Technology for TotalVision. "We are also integrating additional revenue-bearing services, and benefiting from simplified installation and reduced operating costs."

The AmiNET110H is an ideal choice for digital guest room entertainment systems based on IP (Internet Protocol) networks. Benefits of the system include simple, remote updates of video content and remote system monitoring, both of which result in fewer on-site service calls and reduced operating costs.

Using the AmiNET110H also obviates the need to route multiple physical networks to each room as an integrated Ethernet switch allows video, internet and voice traffic to share a single IP network without compromising security or video transmission quality. Further cost savings can be realised by integrating other guest services such as telephony and internet access, as well as billing and hotel information, into the system.

Roy Kirsopp, CEO Amino Communications LLC, commented, "We have always considered IPTV to be ideal for the hospitality industry. The concept offers so many advantages to the guests as well as greater revenue opportunities and cost savings for the hotel management. Our set-top boxes are compact, discrete and offer a high level of security, and the fact that this will be the first deployment of our system in the Caribbean makes this a particularly exciting prospect."


About Amino

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) is a designer and supplier of electronic systems and consultancy, 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.

About TotalVision

TotalVision (www.total-vision.net) is an international provider of in-room entertainment, including video on demand, True internet with wireless keyboards, interactive television, games, custom screen branding, and various internet products. The company provides a distinct service to the lodgings industry, using the most up to date technology. TotalVision endows a property with numerous revenue resources, which not only enhance profits, but also the guest's experience.

TotalVision's client base includes hotels and resorts throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as an on-going effort to develop Gulf Coast locations surrounding its corporate location in Foley, Alabama. Throughout 2005, TotalVision will continue to expand in North America and will work to provide its products, services and a full array of amenities, that travelers and vacationers worldwide have come to expect, in Canada and international locations.

For further information please contact:
Geoff Boyes/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

J. Bruce Marr, Senior Vice President, Business Development, TotalVision
Post Office Box, 4047, Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA 36537
+1 251 967 1783, bmarr@total-vision.net, http://www.total-vision.net