SPOTLIGHT: Amino joins Open IPTV forum

Amino has become the first British company to join the Open IPTV forum. The Open IPTV Forum seeks to create specifications and guidelines for IPTV and promotes them as an open standard for vendors to secure interoperability between services and devices. Companies which have recently joined the forum include Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, ZTE Corporation, Telefonica, LG Electronics, TeliaSonera, Tilgin and Verimatrix. Amino is a major manufacturer of set top boxes, shipping 600,000 boxes last year to Russia, Europe and North America and having Amino join the forum is a fillip to the organization. There is expected to be a plethora of devices hit the market over the next five years with over 160 million consumers expected to take up internet TV. -Report