SkitterTV selects Amino OTT-enhanced IPTV set-top boxes for US deployment

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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NEW ORLEANS — TelcoTV 2011 — Amino Communications (AIM: AMO), the leading IPTV/OTT solutions provider, has secured a contract to provide SkitterTV with its latest OTT-enhanced Aminet IPTV set-top boxes.

A hybrid IPTV/over-the-top video video platform, SkitterTV enables telecom service providers to encode, configure, deliver and monetize streaming media services by combining live TV, audio, web video and personal media assets in one converged entrtainment environment. The Atlanta-based company selected Amino devices because of their ability to deliver both traditional IPTV services and a new layer of content delivered over the open Internet including video-on-demand, gaming, applications and user generated content.

The Aminet A140 – and A540 with DVR – utilises HLS (HTTP live streaming) and HTML5 to help deliver this new entertainment experience HLS is an adaptive streaming technology that works by selecting optimum network speeds over open and unmanaged networks to ensure a continuous high quality television service. It can also enhance content choice by delivering video-on-demand and live TV from aggregated and cloud-based services without additional investment in network infrastructure.

HTML5 provides a standardized framework for video and audio playback inside the browser, and will further enrich the viewing experience by allowing operators to create a rich walled garden of OTT content for their customers.

SkitterTV CEO Robert Saunders said: “Amino has provided us with the ideal set-top box solution – and the kind of value added experienced technical and customer support that will help us deliver a compelling offering to our customers. The A140 is a proven performer in the IPTV market – and these recent OTT enhancements are right for our service offering and the way the market is moving towards a blend of core entertainment services and the excitement of the open Internet.”

Amino CEO Andrew Burke added: “We have worked very closely with SkitterTV in ensuring we are closely aligned with their innovative service offering. The A140 and A540 have been a major success in North America for their leading edge performance, price point and adaptability – it’s great to see our new enhanced devices gaining immediate market traction.”