The upgrade will allow GTD to run a unified user interface, while increasing the lifetime of its set-top boxes.
“One of the biggest issues we are seeing with a number of our customers is the challenge of delivering the modern TV experience consumers demand in a cost-effective way,” says Donald McGarva, chief executive, Amino. “The trouble is operators face the obstacle of modernizing legacy STBs that are not compatible with new systems, and yet most are not in a position to be burdened by the heavy investment required for a costly hardware swap-out.”
GTD has moved to an all IP networks and needed to adapt both its middleware and hardware platforms to the latest network capability. It needed to extend the life of its existing hardware platform, but at the same time wanted a more stable middleware platform.
Amino helped upcycle the telco’s legacy set-top box, while also bringing in new Amino devices.
Cristian Tobar, TV Technical Director at Grupo GTD, notes: “We know it is vital for GTD to keep up with customer demands for a modern user experience, but we need to do this in an efficient way that makes good financial sense. Amino ENABLE has allowed us to do that, improving operational capabilities, reducing ongoing costs and helping us get the most from our existing capital investments.”
ENABLE, which began its life as the middleware for Amino VIEW, is now being rolled out in its own right.