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Amino and Minerva to Showcase Whole-Home Digital Video Recorder Solution at NAB 2009


Las Vegas, NV.- Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV entertainment solutions provider, and Minerva Networks, the leading provider of open IPTV services management platforms, today unveiled a complete whole-home digital video recorder (WHDVR) solution.

Amino is demonstrating its field-proven AmiNET530 DVR IP set-top box (STB) integrated with Minerva’s new WHDVR control module. The combined solution will allow service providers to offer advanced DVR services throughout a subscriber’s home while using a single DVR STB. Subscribers will be able to independently play, pause, rewind and fast-forward programming stored on the DVR STB from any TV in their home via other STBs, even those without embedded storage.

“It is important for our customers to deploy differentiated services,” stated Andrew Burke, CEO at Amino. “By working closely with Minerva we will be able to offer a robust, cost effective whole-home digital video recorder solution based on open industry standards.”

The WHDVR solution from Amino and Minerva will offer added viewing flexibility to subscribers without impacting the cost of the consumer premises equipment. Users can access recorded content from any TV in the home. This is in contrast to legacy DVR solutions that only allow recording and playback from the TV set the DVR STB is connected to.

“Operators want to use the in-home broadband network to offer new services without increasing their infrastructure cost,” stated Mauro Bonomi, CEO at Minerva Networks. “Amino and Minerva are demonstrating how to extend the DVR functionality throughout the home without requiring additional set-top boxes with embedded storage, keeping costs low while enabling a better subscriber experience.”


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