Thursday, August 31, 2006

Amino Announces Internet-TV Set-top Box

Amino has entered the Internet TV market with a new set-top box designed for Web-based video services.

The AmiNET125i is a multi-codec unit, designed to deliver Windows Media 9 and MPEG-4 video streams to a TV. The product features a low-cost digital signal processor (DSP) supporting a range of decoders which are widespread in the world of Internet-based content. There is also a host processor to ensure the user experience is on a par with that of a PC-based web portal.

In anticipation of DRM issues, the AmiNET125i supports Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10 (WM DRM10). The unit will also integrate an embedded HTML 4 browser providing JavaScript. This allows content to be resized to fit the larger TV screen, regardless of its dimensions, ensuring the best possible user experience.

Amino is partnering with Narrowstep, a provider of IP-delivered video content, to bring true Internet TV to the living room.

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