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Amino enables Portugal's first ever IPTV service
Novis selects Amino for their IPTV roll-out


Cambridge, UK, 9 December 2005: Amino, leading IPTV software and consumer premises equipment provider, today announced it has been selected by Novis, a major Portuguese Telco, for a residential service to be branded as 'Clix Smartv'. A commercial test launch with AmiNET110 set-top boxes is scheduled for December 2005 in Lisbon and Porto, with full commercial deployment planned for 2006 in all major cities. The service will include an electronic programme guide (EPG), Video on Demand (VOD), and a personalised choice of channels.

"We are very pleased to be working with Amino to bring IPTV to Portugal for the first time" explained Susanna Barbato, Managing Director of IPTV services for Novis "Amino's proven interoperability and excellent track record made them the obvious choice for us. With a strong IPTV offering, we expect to create a large subscriber base in Portugal over the coming years". Amino's IntActTM software platform delivers stability, reliability, and the ability to integrate with world-leading partners in Middleware, Conditional Access Systems, Browser, & VOD servers in the IPTV market. This helps service operators to reduce time to revenues.

The service will offer 50 channels for the test launch, increasing to 100 when the commercial deployment commences. The AmiNET110 is an ideal choice for residential deployments due to its flexibility. "The AmiNET110 has proved to be a very successful product this year on a worldwide scale, due to the combination of award-winning design, industry-leading software interoperability and high quality. With Novis, Amino is well positioned in another emerging market", said Bob Giddy, CEO Amino.

The AmiNET110 is compatible with the ReadyLinks SmartfootTM and Coaxsys home networking adapters, allowing operators to avoid costly wiring of CAT5 cable throughout the home.

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About Amino

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.

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