LAS VEGAS WhiteBlox, a division of Continental Vista Broadcasting Group Inc., announced at the National Association of Broadcasters show here it will collaborate with U.K.-based Amino Communications Ltd. to provide dynamic content and video services over Amino’s AmiNET set-top boxes.
Amino, while working in both MPEG2/4 and IPTV, made a strong push for Internet Protocol systems at NAB, showing new set-top boxes using Texas Instruments Inc.'s DaVinci video processor.
WhiteBlox provides real-time encoding services, bundled with management and distribution platforms that allow small providers to "build your own private-label broadband network," said WhiteBlox chief executive Greg Demetriades.
WhiteBlox (The Woodlands, Texas) will work with Amino to optimize live broadcasts and on-demand services through amino set-tops, and also use the amino systems for business-to-business videoconferencing.
To date, Amino products have been aimed primarily at residential and hotel/hospitality accounts.