Iowa-based telecommunications provider Waverly Utilities has chosen Amino to supply Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-enabled IPTV devices and AminoOS software to improve efficiency and upgrade its pay TV video service.
Waverly selected AminoOS-powered Kamai 650M set-top boxes with MoCA connectivity. They will be deployed to deliver IPTV services across Waverly's fiber-optic network. Amino will collaborate with its middleware partner Minerva Networks to facilitate Waverly's ongoing rollout.
Jeff Magsamen, Waverly Utilities' telecom director, said: "We need MoCA to take advantage of the existing coax cable deployed in many homes to provide high bandwidth throughput - which is perfect for video. Not only does taking advantage of existing coax give us greater efficiency in deploying the boxes, but it gives our subscribers a better user experience when enjoying real-time TV events such as live sports."
Donald McGarva, Amino's CEO, said: "We believe that Waverly is representative of many operators seeking solutions that can leverage in-home coax cabling via agile devices. The pay TV industry today requires devices with the agility to allow TV operators to adapt to growing consumer expectations and deliver modern TV experiences - such as enjoyment of 4K UHD content in the future. Agile devices not only empower operators to enhance the user experience but simplify deployment."
Waverly Utilities has also deployed AminoOS Engage, Amino's service assurance software, for cloud-based remote assistance and device management capabilities.