Waverly Utilities selects Amino to provide MoCA-enabled IPTV devices

Employing agile Amino devices enables US operator to boost efficiency while enhancing pay-TV video experience for its customers

Cambridge, UK, 12 March 2019Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, announced today that it has been selected by US telecommunications provider Waverly Utilities to supply Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-enabled IPTV devices and AminoOS software that will allow the Iowa multiservice provider to boost efficiency and deliver an enhanced pay-TV video experience.

Waverly selected AminoOS powered Kamai 650M set-top boxes because they enable delivery of the required MoCA connectivity. They will be deployed to seamlessly deliver enhanced IPTV services across Waverly Utilities’ high-speed fiber-optic network. Amino will collaborate with its strategic middleware partner Minerva Networks to facilitate Waverly’s ongoing rollout of video services.

Jeff Magsamen, Waverly Utilities’ Telecom Director, explains: “We need MoCA to take advantage of the existing coax cable deployed in many homes to provide high bandwidth throughput – which is perfect for video. Not only does taking advantage of existing coax give us greater efficiency in deploying the boxes, but it gives our subscribers a better user experience when enjoying real-time TV events such as live sports.”

Donald McGarva, Amino’s CEO, adds: “We believe that Waverly is representative of many operators seeking solutions that can leverage in-home coax cabling via agile devices. The pay-TV industry today requires devices with the agility to allow TV operators to adapt to growing consumer expectations and deliver modern TV experiences – such as enjoyment of 4K UHD content in the future. Agile devices not only empower operators to enhance the user experience but simplify deployment.”

As an existing Amino customer, Waverly Utilities has deployed AminoOS Engage, Amino’s service assurance software, which enables operators to reduce operational costs by quickly resolving subscriber issues and decreasing truck rolls. Waverly Utilities will benefit from a range of cloud-based remote assistance and device management capabilities – fully integrated into their own monitoring tools – to ensure consumers are given high levels of support during and after the transformation process. The enhanced management ability, on top of traditional service management solutions help to differentiate Waverly’s pay-TV services from the myriad of emerging streaming services.

Amino is paving the way for ongoing growth in an all IP/cloud world. To learn more about device agility and how Amino can help in this area, visit the company’s team during NAB Show 2019 at the Amino Communications Wynn Salon Suite (check in at the lobby of the Wynn Tower Suites, accessed via the South Gate), April 6th to 11th in Las Vegas. To book an appointment, just email Amino at sales@aminocom.com.

About Amino
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/cloud innovation, Amino enables operators to meet the challenges they face as broadcast TV and online video moves to an all-IP future with managed over-the-top (OTT) offerings. We are expert in software, hardware and cloud implementation - able to deploy our own leading-edge technologies and integrate these with third-party and 'upcycled' legacy systems. At the forefront of the evolution of TV Everywhere, Amino helps operators to provide the features and functionality modern consumers are looking for in a multiscreen, multi-device entertainment world.

Having deployed over 10 million customer premise devices and the software necessary to link the back end to the user interface, we understand the issues operators face. We partner with operators to deliver end-to-end, operator-ready solutions that enable next-generation customer experiences. We 'upcycle' existing infrastructure to support more advanced services and integrate seamlessly with new technologies to form a unified ecosystem. The result is a fresh consumer offering based on a consistent user experience across all screens, building brand reputation, stemming churn, growing subscribers and increasing average revenue per user (ARPU).

Amino Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies PLC and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: symbol AMO), with headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and global offices in California, Finland, Hong Kong and Portugal. For more details, visit www.aminocom.com

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