Amino showcases new Live media gateway at TelcoTV 2012

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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New Live media gateway combines pay-TV security with exciting Android OTT capabilities

Amino Communications (AIM: AMO), leaders in IPTV/OTT solutions, will showcase at TelcoTV 2012 in Las Vegas a new breakthrough version of its Live media gateway that delivers a powerful combination of pay-TV security and exciting Android-based OTT content delivery.

The Live media gateway is the first hybrid/OTT media gateway to be powered by the new Intel® Atom™ CE 5300 media processor. This combines dual core processing power with a range of new enhanced transcoding and encoding capabilities with multi-screen distribution to deliver content seamlessly to TVs, smartphones and tablets around the home.

Now the product has been enhanced – with a secure Linux environment, based on Amino’s proven Aminet software stack, for the delivery of payTV video, and a controlled Android virtual machine to support a wide range of OTT applications and services. The device will utilise the unparalleled hardware virtualisation features available in the Intel® CE5300 SoC to run multiple virtual machines at full speed.

By combining trusted and secure Aminet performance – and Android’s proven global apps development environment – operators can benefit from dramatically reduced development time and cost in deploying a multi-screen experience by leveraging the same app store environment across mobile, tablet and TV, according to Amino CEO Donald McGarva.

“We’re seeing a number of Android-based set-top boxes coming to market but concerns remain from pay-TV content owners around security with a general unwillingness to provide certification. This new version of our media gateway product meets this issue head on – with our Aminet Linux-based software stack providing reassurance based on a 10-year plus heritage of delivering secure pay-TV services plus all the apps and OTT content development opportunities from the global Android community,” he said.

“Combined with the powerhouse dual core performance of the Intel® Atom™ CE 5300 media processor, we now have a premium product that aligns perfectly with market demand for flexible – but secure – content multi-screen delivery. This will also allow operators to replicate success seen in mobile app stores to create new revenue generating opportunities through the combination of secure pay TV delivery and access to a worldwide community of apps developers. Operators will be able to evolve their own platform seamlessly in-house via the readily available Android developer pool.”

At the Amino stand – #525 – visitors can see the new device in action showing how content from a range of sources – including the open Internet – is formatted into a high quality “televisual” experience for TV, tablets and smartphones. The device also delivers 3D gaming, user generated content plus on-demand and traditional