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Amino selected for first ever Croatian IPTV deployment

AmiNET STBs delivering IPTV in new region

Cambridge, UK, 7 August 2006 - Amino, leading IPTV set-top box (STB) supplier, today announced that it has been selected by Vodatel for Croatia's first ever IPTV deployment. A substantial volume of STBs has been ordered so far, with further orders expected as the service area grows. The service will provide subscribers with full triple-play (telephone, broadband internet and television) and is the first time that a multiple advanced service has been available within the country.

Vodatel will provide its triple-play service via fibre to the home (FTTH), a broadband telecommunications system, based on fibre-optic cables and associated optical electronics. Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, the system integrator for this project will install and maintain this network.

"Consumers in Croatia will be experiencing a broadcasting format which is completely new to them thanks to our service" said Sebastian Popovic, CEO of Vodatel "It is imperative that their first encounter with IPTV is faultless. Therefore, we needed a highly dependable and proven STB - that was where Amino came in". All of Amino's STBs are pre-tested with the main value chain component suppliers, including all leading browser, conditional access and middleware providers, making for fast time to market and a reliable product.

"This deployment is an important step for Amino as it brings IPTV to a previously untapped market and demonstrates Amino's dedication to driving the geographic spread of the technology to new areas across the globe." Said Roy Kirsopp, VP & General Manager of Amino Communications. "Croatian consumers will soon be able to take full advantage of innovative IPTV offerings."

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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.

Approximately 700,000 AmiNET IPTV set-top boxes have been used in over 50 countries worldwide by more than 400 customers in commercial deployments and trials. 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.

PR contacts for Amino:
Jenna Keighley, EML
+44 (0)20 8408 8000
amino@eml.com

Joanne Martin-Loat, Amino Communications
+44 (0)1954 234 100
https://www.aminocom.com