Amino Adds Austrian National Telco to Customer List; Telekom Austria Selects Amino for Highly Successful IPTV Roll-out
CAMBRIDGE, England --(Business Wire)-- June 22, 2006 -- Amino Communications (LSE:AMO):
Amino, leading IPTV set-top box supplier, today announced that it has added yet another national Telco to its list of customers. Telekom Austria, the country's leading telecommunications operator has ordered additional supplies of the AmiNET110 to meet customer demand for its aonDigital TV service. The IPTV package was rolled out to subscribers in March 2006, following a customer-friendly soft launch in December 2005 and offers a flexible range of broadcast and video on-demand (VOD) channels to Austrian homes with DSL connectivity.
"We are pleased with the level of subscriber interest in our aonDigital TV service which has exceeded our expectations after only a few months of full deployment," commented Stefan Tweraser, VP Marketing, Telekom Austria. "Amino's technology integrated seamlessly with the other elements of the deployment and the AmiNET110's small size and attractive design meant that our subscribers could add it to their existing home entertainment networks without any difficulty."
The AmiNET110 is based on Amino's multi-award-winning series of STBs and offers high quality MPEG-2 video support and pre-tested interoperability with all major providers of middleware, content security, headend and browser technologies.
Roy Kirsopp, VP and General Manager of Amino Communications noted, "We aim to provide the most flexible customer premises technology and unrivalled technical support to ensure that our Telco partners' deployments are as smooth as possible." He continued, "Telekom Austria has found the AmiNET110 to be a reliable and attractive component of their IPTV service, which has experienced considerable consumer demand after only being available for a few months."
Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET(TM) 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(TM) 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.
About Telekom Austria
Telekom Austria is Austria's leading provider of telecommunications services. It was listed on the Vienna and New York stock exchanges in November 2000. The Group has two main business areas: the wireline segment encompasses fixed line telephony, data, Internet, security and multimedia services and the wireless segment covers mobile communications. The Telekom Austria Group has international operations in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Liechtenstein.