Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, announced that Chilean company GTD is the latest major TV operator to deploy Amino Enable, its virtual set-top box (STB) software platform. The result is GTD is able to upgrade its STBs and provide a unified user interface across its customer base, while extending the lifespan of its legacy devices – leading to huge cost savings.
Having moved to an all IP network, GTD needed to adapt both its middleware and STB hardware platforms to take advantage of access to new network capabilities. With an extensive customer base still using legacy STBs, it was vital for GTD to not only extend the life of its existing hardware deployments, but also enhance its infrastructure by implementing a more stable middleware platform, explained Amino in a statement.
Amino said it worked closely with GTD achieve this through Enable, ‘upcycling’ the telco’s legacy STBs while providing the means to bring in new Amino devices. Adopting Enable has allowed GTD to provide a consistent user experience across its entire subscriber base, while reducing capital expenditure and realizing major operational cost savings.
“One of the biggest issues we are seeing with a number of our customers is the challenge of delivering the modern TV experience consumers demand in a cost-effective way,” said Donald McGarva, Amino’s Chief Executive. “The trouble is operators face the obstacle of modernizing legacy STBs that are not compatible with new systems, and yet most are not in a position to be burdened by the heavy investment required for a costly hardware swap-out.”
“Amino Enable has empowered GTD to overcome this impediment, transforming its legacy base and future-proofing its entire service”, McGarva added.