Innovative Systems and Amino showcase New IPTV Solution at TelcoTV 2010

Friday, November 5th, 2010
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MITCHELL, SD — Innovative Systems and Amino Communications (LSE: AMO), the world leading developer of pure IPTV and hybrid/OTT devices and solutions, will showcase a revolutionary new IPTV solution at TelcoTV 2010 that brings together multiple voice and video solutions into a single platform.

The Innovative Systems Version 2 IPTV solution includes a redundant APMAX system that provides voice, Internet and now IPTV services all at the same time. It includes IPTV middleware, AES 128 encryption (integrated with the Verimatrix key server), web and Android-based DVR control, voice-controlled channel change and IPTV video stream monitoring.

The new solution also delivers improved CSR (Customer Support Representative) support including notification of head end issues in real time, virtual remote for the CSR, error reporting and tracking, remote diagnostics, customer and set-top box management and video streaming. The next release will include ad insertion, integrated network maps and vehicle tracking for the field technicians. The Innovative Systems IPTV solution is a redundant pre-integrated IPTV solution with blended voice and internet services in one APMAX system that use only 120 watts of power.

The Innovative Systems Version 2 IPTV solution has been created on the industry leading Amino set-top boxes. The two companies will demonstrate the new solution at TelcoTV 2010 (booth #431 and #633) running on Amino’s next generation A140 and A540 IPTV set top boxes plus in the near future the Intel ®-powered Amino Freedom media centre, featuring the Intel ® CE4100 Atom processor and running the Intel® and Nokia operating system, MeeGo™ with integrated IPTV and OTT.

The IPTV Middleware component of this release includes the following features: all the normal DVR features plus folders for recording, recording bookmarks, next generation look and feel of the program guide including weather, Whole Home DVR, Web page controlled DVR, Android Mobile Phone based Virtual Remote, voice controlled channel change, Integrated telephone applications including Caller ID, and recent calls list with click to call.

According to Roger Musick, CEO of Innovative Systems, “Our IPTV solution has come a long way in the last couple years. We have spent the last few years catching up with the industry, but with version 2 we are excited to lead the way with next generation services for the tier 3 markets. Our selection of set-top boxes and tools has allowed us to deliver on the promise of blended services and will allow OTT very soon. Our mission is to make IPTV affordable, easy to deploy and maintain as well as making it easy for the end user to operate. We believe the only way to accomplish this economically is a pre-integrated solution from one supplier focused on the tier 3 market.”

Amino Chief Executive Officer Andrew Burke said: “Our customers tell us that they want to deliver the new kinds of services that will help maintain their competitive edge. We have worked closely with Innovative on this new platform and it’s very exciting to see it go live with the kind of feature-rich functionality – and leading-edge performance capabilities – that are very much in tune with market demand.”

Realizing that support of IPTV has been a challenge for the industry, the Innovative Systems solution integrates an IMS style customer management system into the APMAX which includes set-top box and customer services management. When viewing a customer in the APMAX the CSRs and Tech support staff will immediately see the all services, including not only IPTV, but also voice mail, conferencing, single number service and a host of additional services that are available in the APMAX. The next APMAX release will include an integrated network mapping system with technician vehicle tracking. This will effectively turn set-top boxes into network monitors featuring a map display of network errors with historical error reporting in order to help isolate network problems proactively removing the need for additional network monitoring systems.