Amino announces Minerva Broadband TV certification for entire product range

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 
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New feature set includes high grade HLS enabling operators to extend network reach

LAS VEGAS — Amino Communications (AIM: AMO), innovators in IPTV/OTT, today announces that its entire product range – including the new hybrid/OTT Live media gateway – has been certified compatible with middleware partner Minerva’s Broadband TV solution.

Both companies have worked together for many years on a wide range of deployments and this latest development will enable customers to access all the benefits of Minerva’s innovative IPTV/OTT Broadband TV solution. This offers linear TV programming with whole-home DVR, cloud-based video on demand, Internet content, personal media and a selection of apps and widgets.

Improvements to the Amino range – which is now compatible with Minerva 5.3 – includes:

  • Improved http live streaming (HLS): this enables reliable video service delivery over networks where network performance creates challenges, enabling operators to provide services “off-net” over the open Internet. Also included are HLS whole home PVR and audio channel support
  • OTT trickplay and recording: offering the same smooth fast forward, rewind and accurate skips for HLS-based services as users experience from recorded and live content

Other improvements include Verimatrix ViewRight web support and a number of other features to improve the customer user experience. Amino is now progressing rapidly towards Minerva 5.4 certification.

Amino’s products that are now compatible include the A129/A140/H140 and A540 PVR plus the new Live media gateway which includes the Aminet software stack for payTV and an Android virtual machine for OTT services.

Amino SVP Product Management Mike Greenall said: “This latest certification – and the strides we’re making towards 5.4 – underline the strong relationship we have with Minerva and our partnership approach to offering customers market-leading solutions to help them continuously enhance the competitive service offerings they need to grow their business.”

Pancrazio Auteri, Sr. Director of Product Management, Minerva, said: “Consumers can now enjoy a broad range of services and content sources through a single, responsive and intuitive user interface while service providers can capture new revenue streams with minimum additional capital and operating expenses. For operators – whether they have already delivered TV services or not – the Minerva Broadband TV solution also enables operators to quickly and cost effectively launch and deploy a new pay TV service tier.”