Amino ENABLE has already been deployed by international operators including Cincinnati Bell and PCCW Media. It will receive its public debut at ANGA COM this month.
“ENABLE is an abstraction layer that enables the software from the hardware to sit on third-party devices and enables operators to bring set-tops back to life,” explained Amino’s Jamie Mackinlay.
The software has been in action for over a decade as the software core for Amino VIEW, the world’s most deployed IP STB.
Mackinlay said the strategy fitted the current operator trends to take a more modular approach across a variety of vendors.
Third party partners for Enable include STB hardware companies like ZTE, Samsung, Hybroad, and Xavi, and a range of software integrations including CA, DRM and media management. These legacy STBs are transformed by utilizing the Enable software to virtualize underlying hardware, providing portability of video applications across both old and new devices.
Mackinlay said ENABLE would run on any set-top box capable of running HD or H.264.