Employing agile Amino devices enables US operator to boost efficiency while enhancing pay-TV video experience for its customers
Cambridge, UK, 13 March 2019 – Amino, 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 [email protected].