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IntAct's IPTV Software Lands on TI's DaVinci(TM) Technology

IntAct IPTV Software Stack and MPEG-4 AVC Codecs Demonstrated at IBC on Texas Instruments' DaVinci Technology
Amsterdam - IBC 2006(9/8/2006) -

IntAct, an Amino Technologies plc company, today announced that its internet protocol television (IPTV) software stack and MPEG-4 AVC codecs are now being demonstrated on Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) DaVinci(TM) technology. IBC visitors can see demonstrations of the most popular IPTV solution in the market running MPEG-4 AVC on TI's flagship technology for digital video.

IntAct also announced its internet protocol set-top box (IP STB) hardware reference design based on DaVinci technology can be licensed by telcos and system integrators looking for a turnkey IP STB with H.264 standard definition (SD) performance. This will enable licensees to have the STB manufactured directly through Contract Equipment Manufacturers (CEMs) or ODMs (Original Device Manufacturers) and stamp their name onto the STB.

As a member of the TI DSP Third Party Network, information on IntAct's codecs, IPTV software, and hardware reference designs for the TMS320DM642 and DaVinci processors are now all easily available to licensees through TI's website. As well as opening up a new potential revenue stream for IntAct, TI also benefits by attracting more prospective customers to its site.

"IntAct's software stack is a great complement to our DaVinci technology," said Charlie Gonsalves, digital video new business development manager, TI. "With more than 100 truly commercial deployments, IntAct is one of the most mature software solutions available for IPTV."

"TI's leadership is long-standing and the company has an exemplary track record of developing the most advanced and reliable semiconductor products for streaming media applications," said Karthik Ranjan, vice president Sales & Marketing, IntAct. "Porting the IntAct software stack onto TI's DaVinci platform will offer customers one of the most advanced H.264 standard definition products on the market today."

Please contact David Cormie for more information or to arrange a demonstration from the 8th September at IBC in Amsterdam. TI will also be present in Hall 1, Stand 410, where they will show a live AmiNET125 demo. Amino's AmiNET125 IPTV STB based on IntAct's reference design incorporates TI's DaVinci technology with the TMS320DM644x digital media processor.

IntAct facilitates outsourcing the costly software development function, bringing a reduction in complexity, management and hence operating expenditure; a reduction in time to market; and a reduction in risk through use of an already deployed and scalable product. With IntAct, operators can reduce their overall CAPEX costs by choosing from a number of different STB hardware suppliers, yet maintain low OPEX costs by relying on one entity, IntAct, to deliver the integrated software to run across all their STB hardware platforms.

See us at the IntAct Suite, Holiday Inn Amsterdam

IntAct Software Limited develops and licenses software and hardware technology for broadband connected devices and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Amino Technologies plc group of companies. Products include the IntActTM IPTV software stack, and advanced multi-standard video and audio decoder software.

Use of the IntAct IPTV software stack provides IPTV service operators with a standard unified platform for IPTV applications and middleware enabling operators to reduce capex costs by sourcing hardware from multiple IntAct compliant set-top box vendors, and reducing opex costs by relying on one company for the software stack to run on multiple hardware platforms.

IntAct software products are licensed to IPTV service providers and manufacturers of IPTV set top boxes, and power the AmiNET range of set-top box products from Amino Communications Limited.

The IntAct IPTV software stack supports the widest range of IPTV industry middleware and CA systems and has been ported to leading set-top box architectures. It is used in over 50 countries worldwide, with approximately 700,000 IntAct enabled set-top boxes used by more than 500 companies in commercial deployments and trials.

To learn more about IntAct Software, visit: www.intactos.com

About the Texas Instruments DSP Third Party Network
IntAct is a member of the TI DSP Third Party Network, a worldwide organization of independent companies that offer products and services supporting TI DSPs. As solution facilitators, TI third parties provide expertise across a variety of applications including audio, broadband, control, military, networking, optical networking, security, telecom, video and imaging, voice processing and wireless communications. Third party products and services include a broad range of application software, development hardware and software, and consulting services that help customers increase development efforts and accelerate time-to-market. For more information about the TI DSP Third Party Network, please visit http://www.ti.com/3p

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