SPOTLIGHT: Amino beefs boxes again

Amino, the IPTV set-top box maker in Swavesy, England, is adding interactive capability to one of its high-end set-tops courtesy of Accedo Broadband. The AmiNet130s will be equipped with games, karaoke and "video art" from Accedo, a Stockholm, Sweden firm specializing in interactive content. Rick Sailor, vice president of the Americas for Amino, told FierceIPTV that the set-top maker has deployed nearly 500,000 boxes of various design. The AmiNet130 one of three HD models offered by the company that decodes MPEG-4, the format many U.S. telcos are using to take their IPTV operations hi-def. Accedo posted the announcement in anticipation of IBC in Amsterdam, here.