Celeno chips in with Amino for connected IPTV STBs

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 24-01-2012

As it strives to battle increasingly tough competition in the set top box (STB) arena by extending the functionality of its products, Amino Communications has tapped Celeno Communications for semiconductors seeing use in multimedia Wi-Fi home networking applications.
The move is part of Amino’s recently announced strategy that it would enhance its entire IPTV product range with OTT capabilities to deliver a richer, more dynamic entertainment experience for consumers. All of the company’s boxes are designed to provide operators with the ability to offer a mix of broadcast, on-demand, and content from the open Internet including social media, gaming and applications.
Attempting to achieve this objective through partnership with Celeno, Amino will make use of the OptimizAIR 3x3 video-grade Wi-Fi portfolio which is designed to deliver extended range and consistent throughput to distribute IPTV and OTT and which will be implemented within Amino’s IPTV boxes. Indeed Celeno regards the technology as fundamental to enabling Amino to assure its customers that it can support whole home Wi-Fi networking robust enough for HD IPTV distribution, multi-room DVR and over the top (OTT) video and video on demand (VOD) consumption anywhere in the home.
Moreover, the technology will also enable whole-home wireless PVR functionality, allowing the consumption of centrally stored content anywhere in the home as well as support Wi-Fi/USB dongles powered by Celeno’s CLR250 chip to wirelessly enable after-market IP STBs to receive HD IPTV and OTT content.
“With Celeno’s field-proven Wi-Fi technology and rich Wi-Fi chipset portfolio, we are able to offer our telco customers devices that combine all the quality they’ve come to expect from Amino devices with additional wireless functionality,” said Amino’s CEO Donald McGarva.
“Our Wi-Fi portfolio provides superior home networking infrastructure to customers such as Amino, combining high performance for flicker-free video with the flexibility and ease of use required by consumers,” added Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno.