Cambridge, UK, 30 June 2022 – Amino, the global media, and entertainment technology solutions provider, has announced that it has completed a project with Vodafone Iceland to upcycle its existing Samsung set-top boxes (STBs).
Vodafone Iceland needed a software platform which could provide long term software support for its already deployed Samsung STBs as well as a source for new devices as required. Amino utilized its established upcycling methodology to migrate these boxes to AminoOS in the field while retaining the existing Nagra conditional access. This is the second deployment of software from the group, as Vodafone Iceland was already running a multiscreen OTT video service powered by Amino’s sister company 24i.
AminoOS is a hardware-agnostic platform middleware that can be deployed across both new and – via upcycling – legacy devices. This gives operators mature device software that provides the relevant interfaces and subsystems for security, management, players, and network integration – independent of the underlying hardware.
The AminoOS solution gives Vodafone Iceland a platform on which it can innovate and adopt advanced service features, benefitting from its roadmap that delivers customers a continual evolution of services that allows them to maximize their STB investment. The solution has been rolled out across Vodafone Iceland’s STBs. The complete solution includes Amino Engage, a SaaS platform for streamlining customer service and providing management tools designed to reduce operational costs.
“We are delighted that the proven quality of our solution and our ability to deliver a great service has led Vodafone Iceland to upcycle its devices with us. It is particularly pleasing that Vodafone was already running an OTT multi-device video platform from 24i, a sister company of Amino, further evidence that customers are increasingly choosing solutions from both companies,” said Amino CEO, Donald McGarva.
“AminoOS will provide Vodafone Iceland with the device agility necessary to keep its investment relevant to the rapidly changing needs of the marketplace. Our Engage solution will also help Vodafone to reduce support costs and device lifecycle management – dramatically reducing the timescales of rolling out upgrades and new advanced services,” concluded McGarva.
About Amino Communications
Amino is a global leader in media and entertainment technology solutions and an IPTV pioneer, working with over 250 operators in 100-plus countries. Drawing on more than 20 years’ experience delivering IP and cloud innovation, Amino enables Pay TV providers to seamlessly deliver live, local and on-demand broadcast or streaming content with all the features required in a multiscreen entertainment world.
Amino Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aferian PLC and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: AFRN), with headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and global offices in Brno, California, Finland, Hong Kong, and Portugal. For more details, visit www.amino.tv
About Vodafone Iceland
Vodafone Iceland is a publicly-listed telecommunications provider that is licensed to operate under the Vodafone brand, without being the property of Vodafone Group. It offers mobile, fixed line, and broadband services to businesses and consumers. It operates one of only two IPTV services in Iceland and owns the only nationwide DVB-T/T2 television and radio distribution system, broadcasting HD TV to reach 99.9% of the population. www.vodafone.is