(TelcoTV, Las Vegas, Wednesday 10 November 2010)
LENOX MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AWARDS AMINO CONTRACT TO SUPPORT IPTV SERVICE ROLLOUT
Amino Communications, the world leading IPTV specialist, has secured a contract to provide the Lenox Municipal Utilities communications system with a range of PVR set-top boxes to support the rollout of IPTV services.
Lenox Municipal Utilities provides power, water, and broadband to their community in Iowa. Initially, the company will deploy Amino’s A530 PVR set-top boxes to support a rollout of new IPTV-based entertainment services.
The A530 offers both standard and high definition performance plus a personal video recording function that allows pause, rewind, and a range of trickplay services.
Lenox Municipal Utilities General Manager Keith Bennett stated, “We selected Amino after carefully considering a range of providers for this important service rollout to the community we serve. It was important that we secure a partner who provided more than just services. We were seeking a partner who would work with us in ensuring a smooth deployment to our customers, and we are delighted to work with Amino on this successful phase in our rollout.”
Amino VP Sales North America Dan Carufel added, “We have built a strong working relationship with Lenox Municipal Utilities—providing technical and customer support to ensure all deployment deadlines are met. We look forward to working with them on the next phase of their rollout and helping them provide the best in entertainment services to their customers.”
Lenox Municipal Utilities was founded in 1913 as a water provider for the City of Lenox. They later added power and communications services to the services that they provide for the citizens of the city.
CANBY TELCOM SELECTS AMINO FOR IPTV ROLLOUT
Amino Communications, the world-leading IPTV specialist, has secured a contract with Oregon-based Canby Telcom to provide a range of high definition IPTV set-top boxes.
Following a competitive pitch, Canby Telcom selected Amino to partner in the continued rollout of entertainment services to its 7,000-strong customer base and 9,000 access lines. Initially, the company will deploy Amino’s A130 and A530 PVR set-top boxes with a planned migration to next generation A140/A540 devices in the next 12 months.
Amino’s new A140 and A540 PVR set-top boxes are based on the latest STi7105 System on Chip (SoC) solutions and are now available in the US market.
Canby Telcom’s Brandon Zupancic said: “We were seeking a partner for the deployment of our IPTV services who could demonstrate a clear development path with its products that would ensure our customers enjoyed the best possible user experience. Initial deployments of A530 DVR boxes have been very well-received, and we look forward to working with Amino as we continue to deliver IPTV services to our customers.”
Amino’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Burke added: “This was a very competitive pitch, where our products had to really prove themselves both technically and also in terms of end user satisfaction. Working closely with Canby, we were able to demonstrate a clear roadmap for our current and future products and are delighted to have secured this important contract.”
Founded in 1904 as the Macksburg Mutual Telephone Association, becoming the Canby Telephone Association, dba Canby Telcom two years later, Canby Telcom now serves over 7,000 customers across 84 square miles of Oregon.
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