Amedia Joins Its All-in-One Residential Gateway and Media Portal with Amino IPTV Platform To Form Foundation for New Broadband Entertainment Center Demo at CES
Amedia and Amino Take In-Home Multimedia Distribution to the Next Level, Enabling Broadband Web Browsing and Access to Full Home Media Libraries On Any Television
Eatontown, NJ — January 5, 2007 — Amedia Networks, Inc. (OTC BB: AANI), a provider of next generation media gateways to distribute and manage ultra-broadband triple-play services in the home, today announced that it will feature Amino’s flexible AmiNET130 HD/SD MPEG-2/4 IPTV device in Amedia’s demonstration of its Broadband Entertainment Center — an all-in-one gateway, home networking appliance, and media portal — at the 2007 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Booth #26731 in South Hall 2, running Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas, NV.
In addition to combining the collective functionality of a modem, router, wireless access point, VoIP adapter, and more within a single device, Amedia also provides an easy-to-use Media Library — allowing users to store, organize, search, and select their movies, home videos, music, and other downloaded or streaming multi-media content through a customizable interface or “portal.”
The Amedia gateway, built on the Broadband Entertainment Center platform, essentially replaces the computer as the central “media hub” within the networked home. Working in conjunction with Amino’s compact AmiNET series, the Amedia gateway empowers residential users with the ability to surf the web at ultra-broadband speeds directly on their TV screens — from the comfort of their couches. Supporting HDTV displays at 720p and 1080i resolution, the AmiNET130 enables service providers to deliver cost effective on-demand video and multi-room IPTV services (supporting the triple play offering of voice, data and media). The elegant AmiNET130 supports H.264 (MPEG4/AVC) video streams and is modeled on the same award-winning design as the AmiNET100 series allowing viewers to experience superior video quality of movies stored on their gateway — with the full capability to access, search, select, and play multimedia from their personalized media libraries right from their TVs.
“By consolidating various home networking gear into a single device and offering a new pathway to enjoy multi-media content throughout the home, the Amedia gateway offers all the best in comfort and quality for the home entertainment experience,” said Frank Galuppo, President, CEO, and Director of Amedia Networks. “While these capabilities have clear and tangible benefits for the home user, the Broadband Entertainment Center ultimately provides telecommunications carriers with a platform to better manage residential triple-play services and expand revenue opportunities at the same time.”
The Amedia gateway also features a built-in, industry-standard software operating system. This unique feature can be used by telcos to access previously untapped revenue streams by allowing them to deliver proprietary or third-party software programs and networking capabilities to subscribers, such as in-home messaging, remote home monitoring, a virtual family calendar, personalized family firewall, and much more. Additionally, the gateway offers a Quality-of-Service (QoS) console for subscribers and carriers alike, and can transmit wireless HDTV via Ultrawideband (UWB) to various home entertainment and media devices throughout the home.
“In-home media distribution is rapidly evolving, evident by Amedia’s most recent breakthroughs with its Broadband Entertainment Center platform — which presents a new and exciting paradigm in home entertainment centered around the television and family room, rather than the PC and home office,” said Roy Kirsopp, VP and General Manager at Amino. “As consumers continue to drive demand for more enhanced home media, such as HDTV and IPTV, Amino is committed to delivering powerful and flexible solutions to support new challenges faced by carriers.”
Amino Communications supplies the AmiNET series of set-top boxes renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators’ capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG2 and MPEG4 encoding standards, standard and high definition TV, personal video recording and home networking. The high performance coupled with the innovative design of Amino’s set-top boxes, have brought the series industry accolades and the company a leading position within the IPTV market. The AmiNET series of IPTV set-top boxes has been used by more than 600 customers in commercial deployments and trials in over 50 countries worldwide. The set-top boxes have also been sampled by another additional 800 customers. Amino Communications’ principal customers are telecommunications, broadcast and hospitality service operators. Generally, AmiNET products are supplied with the IntAct IPTV software stack pre-loaded.
Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies plc. listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino is based near Cambridge, UK, and has offices in Atlanta (Georgia) and Hong Kong. For more, visit www.aminocom.com
About Amedia Networks
Amedia Networks, Inc. (OTC BB: AANI) provides next generation residential media gateways to distribute and manage high-quality voice, high-definition video, and high-speed data services throughout the networked home. The Amedia residential gateway offers a single, compact, configurable device with the collective functionality of a modem, wireless access point, router, VoIP adapter, and family firewall — all in one. In addition, it features external media storage and a built-in operating system for carriers to continuously develop and deliver new, ultra-broadband applications to the home. The company is led by an executive team with a long and proven history in the voice, data, and telecom industries, and its core technologies have been co-developed by Lucent Technologies, Inc.’s renowned Bell Laboratories unit. For more information, visit www.amedia.com.
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This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Amedia’s actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Amedia’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and include, but are not limited to, the success and market acceptance of Amedia’s triple play solution, the sufficiency of cash reserves to meet operating and other requirements, the relatively fast pace of obsolescence in the broadband communications equipment market, and the competitive environment in the economy generally and in the telecommunications specifically. Amedia assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.