UK-based TV technology outfit Amino has launched what it calls its global Upcycling initiative, a programme that id designed to enable TV operators to launch new TV services using legacy equipment.
Operation Upcycle aligns with Amino’s portfolio of technologies. According to the company, examples include using legacy set-top boxes by using Amino’s Enable software to deliver new forms of OTT content over them via a software-only upgrade.
IP migration for cable TV is also possible via the introduction of a multi-tuner Android TV gateway to bring IP video services to consumers without changing outside plant or back-office systems, according to the company.
Amino is also supporting replacement of legacy Mediaroom TV systems, enabling operators to deploy Amino Enable to remotely upgrade an installed base of set-tops to enable them to work with new middleware platforms.
“The primary objective is to help operators engage customers while maximising return on capital. We want operators to reap the benefits of their legacy infrastructure while continuing to add innovative new services. Giving consumers a better viewing experience does not always require massive new investment. Upcycling is about combining the best of both worlds: providing state-of-the-art content and user experiences while making smart use of already deployed resources,” said Amino CEO Donald McGarva.