C Spire using Amino boxes for gigabit triple play
C Spire will be using IPTV set-tops from Amino to deliver the triple play to customers of the gigabit network the company is building in parts of Mississippi.
The company said it will use Amino's Live Advanced Media Centre and A140 devices to provide broadband, telephone and digital HD television services.
Amino’s Live product is built around Intel’s dual core Atom processor. The system acts as a home media hub supporting multiscreen and multi-stream delivery around the home, as well as catch-up TV services, video on demand, social and user-generated content.
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, the company said.
"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."
The service is also expected to pave the way for improvements in the areas of healthcare, education, civic life, municipal services and economic growth.
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."