Optibase EZ TV System Enhances its Support of Amino IP Set-Top-Boxes

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS), a leading provider of video solutions and Amino Communications (AIM:AMO), the world leading IPTV entertainment solutions provider, today announced they have partnered to integrate the Optibase EZ TV System with Amino AmiNET™ set-top boxes (STB). With the newly enhanced EZ TV STB Module, users can access the system’s live or on-demand content on standard-definition or high-definition TVs and plasma screens in addition to PCs and Mac systems.

EZ TV System is an integrated video delivery portal that allows distribution of real-time and on-demand content over existing enterprise IP infrastructures. EZ TV Player provides PC users with an enhanced, interactive web-based viewing experience by supporting multi-format video feeds in a mosaic view of 1, 4, 9 or 16 simultaneous streams.

The integration of EZ TV System with Amino AmiNET STBs allows users to access the entire live and on-demand video content lineup managed by EZ TV on their television screen. With EZ TV STB Module, users can browse video content, choose channels, access information, control volume, and recall channels, by using the Amino STB remote control. In addition, the integration includes automatic database synchronization that ensures that channel guide and content are constantly up to date.

Amino AmiNET STBs offer a cost effective and elegant solution with a state-of-the art feature set. With an Ethernet input and highly flexible audio and video outputs, AmiNET125 and AmiNET130 provide a powerful means of delivering sophisticated interactive digital television including multicast, on demand video and Internet access.

“With the integration of the Amino STB interface, EZ TV is the most comprehensive enterprise video portal available today. Users can control the content either on HD TV screens or on their PCs and yet still maintain centralized management,” said Nir Shalev, VP Marketing at Optibase. “Amino was the obvious partner choice for us. The AmiNET STBs are highly reliable products that provide our customers with comprehensive functionality including full format support from MPEG-2 SD to H.264 HD.”

“Enterprise IPTV is a key market for Amino and we work closely with partners to ensure our products are well suited for this application”, added Nick Sutherland, Head of Product Management, Amino. “High reliability, small form factor and optimised performance coupled with a simple development environment have enabled Optibase to rapidly create an exciting solution across the AmiNET product range.”

EZ TV STB Module will be demonstrated at NAB Show, April 20-23, 2009.