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Amino shows Atom-based set-top

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 8:00am
Brian Santo

Amino Communications is also jumping on the Intel Smart TV/Google TV bandwagon with a new set-top box based on Intel's Atom processor and its new MeeGo open software platform.

Yesterday, Boxee came out with a set-top for OTT video, also based on the Atom processor. The introductions are concurrent with Intel's developer's conference being held this week.

Amino CTO Dominique Le Foll demonstrated the company's Freedom hybrid/OTT media center.

According to Le Foll: "Time to market is critical in the entertainment market. By choosing the MeeGo open source platform and the Intel Atom processor, we were able to reduce our software development threefold."

He added: "MeeGo packaging and full alignment with the upstream Linux kernel has enabled us to activate the security features required for television without having to close the platform to external applications. This means the Amino Freedom can combine both traditional encrypted broadcast TV with open Internet access and applications on a single platform."

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