Amino becomes first British company to join the Open IPTV Forum

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 
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World leading IPTV platform supplier to help set specifications for IPTV

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Amino (London: AMO), the world leading IPTV platform supplier, has been accepted as a member of the Open IPTV Forum.

Forum Steering Group Chairman, Mr. Yun Chao Hu, announced Amino’s membership along with new members from nine different countries. All new members will share in the Open IPTV Forum’s objective to develop a new and complete set of specifications for IPTV.

Commenting on Amino joining the Open IPTV Forum, Yun Chao Hu said, “We welcome Amino as a member of our organisation, reinforcing the view that the market requires a forum that drives the next generation of IPTV services beyond the currently deployed Live Broadcast TV and Video on Demand services.”

Amino is a specialist in products and technology for IPTV, Internet TV and in-home multimedia distribution. It supplies the award-winning AmiNET™ series of high performance IPTV Set-Top Boxes for deployment in leading telecommunications, broadcast and hospitality markets worldwide.

The Open IPTV Forum was established with the intention of creating a specification for IPTV. It intends to publish and promote its IPTV specifications as an open standard that may be used by vendors of communications systems to secure interoperability between the services and devices. The list of new members includes prestigious organisations such as Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica.

“It is key to have the major players on board while critical decisions are taken,” added Helmut Schink, Steering Group Vice-Chair.

Dominique Le Foll, VP of Engineering at Amino concluded, “Amino’s membership of the Open IPTV Forum is of great importance to us. It enhances our reputation as a leading developer of IPTV technologies and enables Amino to interact with other major manufacturers within our industry. Standardisation of IPTV is a complex issue, so we applaud the Open IPTV Forum’s objectives to derive open standards for IPTV that will enable far greater interoperability amongst technology vendors. We are very proud to be the first British company to help assist the Forum in its aims and look forward to being a very proactive member.”