Amino Unveils Freedom Jump Companion Set-Top Box
[Satellite TODAY 01-07-11] Amino Communications is set to launch a companion set-top box intended to add functionality to the pay-TV and broadcast offerings of its network operator customers, the manufacturer announced Jan. 5.
The device, dubbed Freedom Jump, is designed to work alongside existing cable and satellite set-top boxes to offer access to additional content available on the open Internet such as applications, movie-on-demand services, catch-up TV, music services and social networking.
“There is a real gap in the market for a powerful, low-cost device that works with, rather than competes against, operators’ existing pay-TV devices,” Amino CEO Andrew Burke said in a statement. “Initial feedback from operators has been very positive. … The Freedom Jump minimizes costly product change outs, whilst at the same time offering a new layer of content to customers.”