Amino lands expanded Telecom Italia order for Freedom hybrid/OTT platform

Set-top box maker Amino Technologies said it's received a follow-on order to provide Telecom Italia with its hybrid/OTT technology to support the Italian telecom's' deployment of its Cubovision all-in-one multimedia broadband service.

Telecom Italia launched the service, which offers home TV access to a range of digital terrestrial TV channels, leading web TV sources, and pay-per-view films as well as personal content such as photos, videos and music, in December.

Amino has worked closely with Telecom Italia on the development of the Cubovision device, providing the technology and associated solutions used also on its Amino Freedom hybrid/OTT platform.

"Cubovision is a ground-breaking product which brings together a wide range of entertainment services into a single powerful device," said Amino CEO Andrew Burke. "We very much welcome the opportunity to further develop our strong working relationship with Telecom Italia on this exciting and innovative device."

Connected to the TV aerial and ADSL broadband, Cubovision features the Intel Atom processor CE4150 and has been specially designed to help meet growing consumer demand for TV-based Over-the-top video entertainment. Powered by the first generation of the open-source operating system MeeGo for the TV, supported by Intel, it also supports common Internet formats such as Adobe Flash.

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