Amino and SmartLabs make online video available to IPTV service providers

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 
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Amino and SmartLabs LLC offer new interactive services to IPTV service providers; IPTV subs now can search and view popular Internet-based video content directly on Amino IP STBs

CAMBRIDGE and LONDON, UK — Amino Communications (AIM: AMO) 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.”

“By integrating with AmiNET STBs, SmartLabs is giving consumers access to a wealth of popular OTT content such as You Tube and catch up TV on their televisions,” added Roy Kirsopp SVP Sales, Amino. “This solution keeps Amino at the forefront of current internet video trends and gives our customers a great advantage on selecting Amino.”

Visit Amino on stand 24 at IPTV World Forum.