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Amino launches new virtual STB software

Amino has launched its Enable virtual set-top box (STB) software.

Designed to aid TV operators’ migration to an all-IP and cloud future, Enable will “save operators billions” and help keep pace with sophisticated consumer demands, according the company.

“As we move into the era of all IP/cloud television and video, the massive barrier facing operators across the globe is the millions of legacy set-top boxes they are invested in,” said Donald McGarva, Amino chief executive.

“It’s upcycle or die, as these installed STBs need to be brought into the modern multiscreen, multi-device, multi-service world – but the expense of doing so is chilling. Most players need a cost-effective way to provide state-of-the-art services across their entire customer base.

“Enable gives them the ability to do that and shift towards a world in which all applications and services can be delivered over IP, on-demand from the Cloud to any device, anytime, anywhere.”

Mark Evensen, CTO, Amino, added: “Every day I am in discussions with operators who are seeking to modernise their TV service with advanced applications such as Android TV and streaming video.”

“In most cases, there is not a straight line from A to B because they want to maximise the value of their existing infrastructure. Enable is the essential tool we use to launch next-generation applications and services simultaneously on legacy hardware, regardless of supplier, and the latest device platforms.”