Pioneer goes for Amino HD STBs

InteractiveTV Today and other outlets have reported that set-top box vendor Amino Communications claims to have landed an order for high-definition STBs from Oklahoma's Pioneer Telephone Cooperative. Amino says its A130 and A130M STBs may be used as part of a broad upgrade to as many as 50,000 customers, InteractiveTV Today reports.

The report also mentions that Pioneer is changing middleware vendors, though specifics on that possible change were not available as of early Tuesday morning. Pioneer originally launched its TV service with Myrio middleware, as did several other small telcos, though in recent years some of those service providers have registered public disappointment with the Myrio platform. Nokia Siemens Networks actually acquired Myrio and upgraded its platform last year.

There likely will be further details to come on the reported middleware change, so stay tuned.

For more:
- InteractiveTV Today has this story

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