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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Announcements from Amino Communications this week - search/recommendations and interactivity

BLINKX TO PROVIDE SEARCH, PERSONALISATION AND RECOMMENDATION FEATURE FOR AMINO’S AWARD-WINNING HYBRID/OTT SET-TOP BOX
blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Amino Communications, the world’s leading developer of pure IPTV and hybrid/OTT devices and solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, Amino and blinkx will develop an integrated search, recommendation and personalization solution powered by blinkx technology to be deployed on Amino’s hybrid/OTT set-top boxes, including the award-winning Amino Freedom, which brings broadcast, on-demand TV, open Internet and local content together in a single device. Based on technology that was perfected over 12 years at Cambridge University, blinkx uses a combination of patented conceptual search with speech and image recognition software to understand rich media more thoroughly than any other solution available today. This deep understanding of content enables blinkx to deliver unrivaled accuracy and relevancy in its search, personalization and recommendation capabilities. More here

BLUESTREAK TECHNOLOGY AND AMINO TEAM TO DELIVER INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SOLUTIONS TO IPTV AND CABLE OPERATORS
Companies Integrate Multi-screen Presentation Software with High-Definition Set-top Boxes to Provide Web Services, Internet Video, and Applications on TVs
Amino Communications, the world leading developer of pure IPTV and hybrid/OTT devices and solutions , and Bluestreak Technology Inc., a proven leader in delivering software presentation solutions on wired and wireless embedded devices, today announced from Telco TV that they have partnered to provide new interactive television solutions to IPTV and to Cable operators. The joint solution integrates Bluestreak Technology’s MachBlue family of application platform products with Amino’s Freedom DVB-T hybrid/OTT media center to deliver web services, Internet video, and applications to the TV. “Televisions are quickly becoming the primary source for accessing digital services, including live and on-demand television programming, telecommunications products like VoIP and videoconferencing, Internet services and applications, and Over-The-Top (OTT) video,” said Dominique Jodoin, Bluestreak Technology CEO and President. “As a result, our IPTV and cable operator customers are repeatedly turning to Bluestreak Technology to optimize all of these services through a common client and application environment so they can rapidly offer consumers a wide range of services around television entertainment experiences. Companies, like Amino, deliver the powerful, high quality hardware and software necessary for Bluestreak Technology to seamlessly deliver the converged digital services that make it easy and fun for consumers to discover and consume content and web services.” More here


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