21 Jul 2014 — C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s high-end Intel® based IPTV platform for the rollout of entertainment services across its ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) consumer broadband Internet access network.
The company will deploy Amino’s Live Advanced Media Centre and A140 devices as part of a triple-play offering including broadband Internet access 100 times faster than national averages, telephone and digital HD television services targeting customers in several Mississippi cities and towns.
This will be the latest deployment of the Live platform and was secured with one of Amino’s North American distributors, AMT.
Powered by the Intel® dual core ATOM™ processor, the Live is Amino’s latest generation home media hub for multiscreen and multi-stream delivery around the home. Catch-up TV services, video on demand, social and user-generated content are all handled seamlessly by the device – which offers ten times the processing power of a standard IP set-top box.
In addition to PVR and Wi-Fi capability, the Live Advanced Media Platform can also record up to seven channels and then play out content securely over the home network.
Offering network speeds of up to 1 Gbps, C Spire has deployed fibre optic infrastructure in several major towns and cities across Mississippi with more to follow as communities work to pre-register homeowners for the suite of services. Local government, community and business leaders have been rallying residents to sign up to ensure their areas are amongst the first to qualify for these advanced services.
“Fibre to the home is a next-generation technology that will help Mississippi cities become hubs for future investment and growth,” said Gregg Logan, chief technology officer for C Spire. “Working with Amino to boost the effectiveness, reach and variety of applications available on our next-generation platform will help ensure that we fulfil our promise to transform communities and improve the overall quality of life in these communities.”
Amino CEO Donald McGarva added: “C-Spire is a hugely innovative operator with high performance networks spanning mobile and fibre. We’re delighted that they’ve selected our Live Advanced media Platform, which is perfectly aligned with their plans to deploy powerful new services into the home. We look forward to working with them on this exciting rollout to communities who are showing a real appetite for these services.”
The service is also expected to pave the way for improvements in the areas of healthcare, education, civic life, municipal services and economic growth.