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In a move it says will ‘liberate’ operators’ legacy TV infrastructures, IP-based/cloud video software and device specialist Amino has launched a virtual set-top-box (STB).

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“As we move into the era of all IP/Cloud television and video, the massive barrier facing operators across the globe is the millions of legacy set-top boxes they are invested in,” commented Amino chief executive Donald McGarva. “It’s upcycle or die, as these installed STBs need to be brought into the modern multiscreen, multi-device, multi-service world – but the expense of doing so is chilling. Most players need a cost-effective way to provide state-of-the-art services across their entire customer base. Enable gives them the ability to do that and shift towards a world in which all applications and services can be delivered over IP, on-demand from the Cloud to any device, anytime, anywhere.”

Third-party partners for Enable include STB hardware companies like ZTE, Samsung, Hybroad, and Xavi, and a range of software integrations including CA, DRM and media management. It will be deployed globally with operators such as Cincinnati Bell and PCCW Media.