Amino first for price, performance ratio
Amino first for price, performance ratio15 Jun 2011
AMINO FIRST FOR PRICE, PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION IN GLOBAL IP STB MARKET, SAYS NEW REPORT
Amino Communications IPTV set-top boxes offer the best price to performance ratio in the world, according to new research.
The company is also recognised as leading the market in its product roadmap and pricing - and performs strongly in terms of brand awareness and quality customer support.
The report from Infonetics Research - "Set-Top Box Features and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey" - surveyed service providers around the world to capture their requirements for IP set-top boxes and views on 11 leading suppliers.
According to the search sample, which focused on respondents involved in purchasing decisions, Amino was the most installed set-top box and rated second highest as the device currently under evaluation by service providers. In terms of brand awareness, Amino is number one in North America and in the top three globally.
In the key area of buying criteria - eight separate questions covering technology, security, and innovation - Amino scored strongly, including:
- First for product roadmap
- First for pricing
- First for price-performance ratio
- Second place for customer service and support and technology innovation
Amino was also placed in the top three for set-top box management and security.
The report also details service providers' future requirements to ensure they are able to deliver more advanced services. Support for HDMI inputs, MPEG-4/H.264 encoding, multiple tuners to support DVR services, and more advanced SoCs (system on a chip) to support decoding are all critical features in future commercial success, the report notes.
According to the report: "The STB remains critical to success, since it is the most visible point of interaction the subscriber has with the service provider. It will be important for IP STB vendors to optimize their platforms to support these future requirements without compromising the basic building blocks of a solid IPTV service: audio and video quality, access to new applications, and most importantly, low overhead."
Amino Chief Executive Officer Andrew Burke said: "This report provides an important insight into the way the market is thinking now - and its future needs. We're delighted that Amino is recognised for the strength and performance of our offering, particularly in terms of our price/performance ratio, against a strong field of 11 other set-top box providers. Key areas that we have focused on - brand, performance and functionality - have all been recognised by the respondents to this report as key factors when selecting their set-top box provider.
"It's also very gratifying to see the elements of our proposition that we work hard on - customer service, support and innovation - acknowledged. Further, this report provides the wider industry with a clear view of how it must respond to service provider needs and it's great to see how closely our roadmap is aligned to these key demands."
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV and hybrid/OTT innovator - bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. With over three million devices sold to 850 customers in 85 countries, Amino's award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide. Amino's speed-to-market, agility and leading-edge technology has secured important partnerships with global vendors, including Intel and Ericsson, to deliver the rich entertainment experience consumers are demanding. Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM: symbol AMO). It is headquartered near Cambridge, in the UK, with offices in the US, China and Sweden.
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