Amino strengthens leadership position in hospitality IPTV market
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Amino strengthen leadership position in hospitality IPTV market
Guest-Tek works with Amino for significant hotel deployment
Cambridge, UK, 8 February: Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., a leading provider of broadband technology solutions for the hospitality industry, has selected Amino's AmiNET110H as its in-room set-top box to deliver interactive IPTV services to its global hotel rooms. The AmiNET110H set-top box allows guests to take full advantage of the hotel's IP network, which can offer guests high-speed Internet access, multicast Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and true video-on-demand from their rooms.
"We were keen to extend our use of the Amino set-top box platform", explained Thomas Pullen, VP of IP video-on-demand for Guest-Tek. "Amino's proven track record in the hospitality market, and their engineering team support were deciding factors", he continued. "It was important that the Amino set-top boxes provided seamless integration with our interface browser and our conditional access providers while delivering high-quality IPTV services".
Guest-Tek's high-speed Internet access is currently deployed in a hotel base of more than 435,000 rooms. "Guest-Tek's Internet infrastructure means IPTV services are the logical choice for hospitality", noted Rick Sailor, Vice President Sales Americas, Amino. "The AmiNET110H is ideal for in-room media gateways because it offers the latest digital entertainment technology in a robust and secure unit".
More than 30 of the most prestigious hotel groups have visited the "On the Ave" hotel in New York - where Guest-Tek has deployed the AmiNET110H - to view the installation. This 'showcase' will be a demonstration of a successful implementation, facilitated by the use of Amino's compact and powerful equipment.
Specifically designed for use in the hospitality industry, the set-top box is an ideal choice for digital guest room entertainment systems based on IP (Internet Protocol) networks. Hotels can easily offer additional revenue bearing services while operating costs and on-site service calls are kept to a minimum through simple, remote updates of video content and remote system monitoring.
Using the AmiNET110H 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.
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Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) develops core software technologies and customer-premises products for the IPTV market, and partners with world-leading companies in content aggregation, middleware, conditional access, and head-end systems.
Amino software is designed to manage all types of digital content, enabling the provision of multiple services such as voice, data, broadcast TV, and on-demand services in a single consumer device. We also develop and supply the AmiNET family of digital set-top boxes, based on our software technology, which have been adopted by telecom service providers for broadband TV deployments worldwide. Building further on our core software, we also develop digital, on-demand TV systems specifically for the hotel and leisure industry.
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.
Guest-Tek has become the largest provider of high-speed Internet service in the world through its reputation for high quality service and support. Through ongoing innovation, Guest-Tek now delivers and supports the full Triple-Play including HSIA, digital Video-on-Demand, and Voice over IP. All its top quality solutions are backed by its exceptional Help Desk and Network Operations Center. Guest-Tek has more than eight years experience in the hospitality industry
Guest-Tek Headquarters are in Calgary (Canada,) with offices in Los Angeles (USA), Reading (UK), Rome (Italy), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Bangkok (Thailand).
For further information please contact:
Joanne Martin-Loat, Amino Communications