Amino Technologies recently managed to secure a large contract to provide set top boxes based on its Live media gateway platform to an unnamed "leading European telecoms operator." Apparently, this operator will deploy these devices as part of a new enhanced offering, which includes a range of pay-TV and over the top (OTT) services, alongside its mobile and fixed line services.
"This is a breakthrough contract with a large and growing operator," said Donald McGarva, CEO of Amino, in a statement. "They recognize that the combination of trusted and secure Aminet pay-TV performance — and a proven global Android (News - Alert) apps development environment — offers an exciting new way to secure and grow their customer base with a powerful multiscreen entertainment offering."
The Live media gateway was launched back in September of this year and is the first hybrid/OTT media gateway to be powered by Intel's (News - Alert) new Atom CE 5300 media processor. The basic advantages of this CPU include the power of dual core processing, a range of new enhanced transcoding and encoding capabilities, allowing for seamless content distribution to TVs, smartphones and tablets.
On the software side, the Live media gateway sports a secure Linux environment based on Amino's own Aminet software stack designed specifically for the delivery of pay-TV video, while a controlled Android virtual machine enables support for OTT applications and services. Furthermore, hardware virtualization features provided by the Intel Atom CE 5300 SoC allows the gateway to run multiple virtual machines simultaneously at full speed.
In September, Amino announced that its A140 and A540 set top boxes utilize a Wi-Fi USB solution using Celeno's video-grade Wi-Fi technology, allowing users of these devices to receive wireless HD content anywhere in the home with consistent signal, low packet drop and superior quality of service.
Earlier this year at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, the company, along with Digital Keystone, showcased a DK Maelstrom-powered gateway solution running on the Amino Live media gateway.
Edited by Brooke Neuman