Latens Strengthens IPTV Offering to US Telcos with Amino DVR STB integration

Monday, November 10th, 2008
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Latens CAS integrated with the AmiNET530 HD DVR STB to offer Telcos secure and tested IPTV solution

ANAHEIM, CA (TelcoTV) — (Latens Booth #326, Amino Booth #555) — Latens, the leading provider of software only conditional access and middleware for IPTV and digital pay-TV, today announces that Amino Communications (London AIM: AMO) has successfully integrated the company’s software conditional access with the AmiNET530 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) set-top box (STB). Amino Communications is the world leading IPTV platform supplier, and this integration adds to the range of Amino IPTV STBs fully protected and enabled by Latens software conditional access.

The integration between Latens software conditional access (CA) and the AmiNET530 STB further enhances the ability of both companies to enable additional revenue opportunities for operators by supporting advanced IPTV functionality such as DVR, pause live TV and pushed content modules.

The AmiNET530 advanced interactive IPTV STB has the ability to view recorded content either locally or via other connected STBs in the home. It delivers the benefits of low bitrate codecs including MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and allows connection of high definition (HD) displays via analogue and HDMI outputs. Class leading picture quality and HD graphics provide an enhanced user experience.

“We are delighted to have completed this integration with Latens, and that we have further improved our ability to offer a highly attractive business solution to the IPTV market. The superior performance of Latens software conditional access solutions for the IPTV and telco market, and the consistent quality of its integrations and deployments with Amino STBs makes Latens the ideal partner for our success,” commented Nick Sutherland, Head of Product Management, Amino.

Latens software only CA provides IPTV operators a highly robust and field tested security solution. Approved by the major content owners, and successfully deployed in over 100 operators worldwide, Latens CA provides the highest levels of security that enables maximum business flexibility and revenue generation for operators. Latens’ range of CAS products also offers the option of a preconfigured software only conditional access solution that is specifically tailored to meet the unique demands of the telco operator rolling out IPTV services.

“To compete with established operators, telcos need to have a strong and secure DVR offering, and our integration with Amino provides telco TV operators with a high quality and proven solution for their IPTV customers,” said Dean Kashlan, Vice President and General Manager Americas, Latens. “The success of this integration is also testament to the strength of Latens’ strategic partnership with Amino, and I look forward to our continued future successes,” concluded Kashlan.