Amino Communications, which acquired AssetHouse Technologies earlier this year, announced that it has agreed to acquire Tilgin AB's IPTV set-top box (STB) division. The moves comes amid a new forecast from ABI research suggesting the STB market could decline after 2012, yet Amino has made assertive moves in the sector with the connectivity options, feature support and design of its STBs. That work paid off last week at the TelcoTV 2008 event, where Amino won a Telco TV Vision award for Best Customer Premise Equipment, as well as the Best in Show award.
As the STB market is changing rapidly, consolidation may be exactly what's needed. The acquisition of Sweden-based Tilgin IPTV will augment U.K.-based Amino's support for H.264 HD IPTV STBs, as well as better access to middleware solutions from Tilgin partners Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks.
Amino said in a press release that "new features stemming from the acquisition will include picture-in-picture, whole-home connectivity and green-power..."
- Here's the Amino press release
ABI said the STB market is headed for a swoon
Amino announced the AssetHouse deal in June