Amino teams With ZTE, Tripleplay

Amino and ZTE sign global agreement for IPTV; launches integrated app suite with Tripleplay and interactive services with SmartLabs

March 25, 2009

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K., and LONDON -- Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV entertainment solutions provider, announced today that it has signed a global co-operation agreement with ZTE, the global provider of telecoms equipment and network solutions.

Amino will provide the full range of its award-winning AmiNET™ set-top boxes (STBs) to ZTE, which has over 20 IPTV deployments globally. With a system capacity of more than 1.5 million user licenses and over a million active STBs, ZTE’s IPTV market share is the largest in Asia. Deployments include Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the largest state-owned telecoms operator in India, and PCCW, a major telecom operator in Hong Kong.

ZTE will include Amino’s STBs – with the latest HD technology - as part of their end-to-end solution. This new agreement further demonstrates both companies’ commitment to delivering the highest quality platform and products to the growing IPTV market.

“We have been very impressed with the Amino product range which will enhance our IPTV offering,” said Zheng Wang, Cooperation Director of Multimedia Product Line of ZTE. “ZTE’s goal is to be a global communications leader, which means working with other leaders in our space and for IPTV; Amino is a great partner for us.”

In a separate release:

Tripleplay Services, the leading innovators in IPTV software and Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV entertainment solutions provider, today announce a fully integrated application suite providing IPTV, VoD (Video on Demand) and digital signage on a single hardware platform.

Amino’s AmiNET130 high definition (HD) set-top box (STB) is now fully integrated with Tripleplay’s next generation IP applications for the hospitality and educational sectors – delivering lower costs and easier maintenance for end users.

“This innovative and exciting strategy will save the customer money by reducing the hardware they need to purchase, reduce integration issues and ongoing maintenance,” said Steve Rickless, CEO, Tripleplay. “Customers are provided with a future proofed platform that can easily be expanded as new features are added.”

In a separate release:

Amino Communications and SmartLabs LLC announced today that at IPTV World Forum 2009 they will showcase an integrated solution that will allow IPTV service providers to offer new popular over-the-top (OTT) internet video services for their subscribers.

SmartBRIDGE, a cutting-edge solution allows IPTV subscribers to search and view Internet-based video content, has now been integrated onto all AmiNET™ IP set-top boxes (STBs).

SmartBRIDGE is an x86-based software gateway for Internet-based video content online encoding and streaming to IP STBs. With SmartBRIDGE, IPTV subscribers can search the content through the IP STB user interface. When a subscriber selects any video they want to watch, SmartBRIDGE gateway requests the video file from Internet-based video content provider, converts it and streams to the subscriber's STB. From a user experience point of view, searching and viewing Internet-based video content are similar to a standard Video-on-Demand service.“With a SmartLabs-Amino joint solution, IPTV service providers have an integrated platform to deliver popular Internet-based content to IPTV STBs,” said Mikhail Grachev, CEO of SmartLabs LLC. “It will allow service providers to develop a STB-centric model which allows subscribers to get more and more services from and through IPTV.”

Amino Communications Ltd.

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