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Amino secures gateway order from unnamed Euro telco

UK firm Amino Technologies has won a “significant” order for set-top boxes based on its Live media gateway from an unnamed European telecoms operator, described as one of the continent’s leading players.

The operator will deploy the device as part of an enhanced offering, delivering a range of pay-TV and over-the-top (OTT) services to its customer base (which is claimed to be large and growing), alongside fixed and mobile services.

The Live media gateway was launched in September of this year and is a hybrid/OTT model powered by the Intel Atom CE 5300 media processor, which combines dual core processing with new enhanced transcoding and encoding capabilities to deliver content to TVs, smartphones and tablets around the home.

The device ordered by the telco has a secure Linux environment, based on Amino’s Aminet software stack, and a controlled Android virtual machine to support a wide range of OTT applications and services. It will also use the hardware virtualisation features of the Intel chip to run multiple virtual machines at full speed.

Describing the deal as a “breakthrough contract”, Amino CEO Donald McGarva claimed that the combination of pay-TV services delivered by the Aminet platform and a global Android apps development environment offers the telco an “exciting new way to secure and grow their customer base with a powerful multiscreen offering”.

Amino last week predicted that its revenues will be down 20% this year, and revealed plans to close its Swedish office in early 2013 as part of a drive to cut costs.

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