Amino Communications will launch a new “companion” set-top box at CES 2011 aimed at network operators seeking to add over the top functionality to their established pay-TV and broadcast offerings.

The new device – the Freedom Jump – is designed to complement existing cable and satellite set-top boxes, working alongside them to offer access to the wealth of additional content available on the open Internet such as applications, movie-on-demand services, catch-up TV, music services and social networking.?

Based on the company’s Amino Freedom hybrid/OTT media centre, the Freedom Jump is powered by the Intel Atom processor CE4100 and MeeGo for the TV, and has been designed to support common Internet formats such as Adobe Flash together with high definition 1080p capability.?

The provision of an HDMI input to connect the existing service provider’s set-top to the Freedom Jump is designed to deliver a seamless entertainment experience with the operator’s existing service offering.? ?A wireless option also enables connectivity to content from other networked devices in the home – with a further option allowing games controllers to be added via Bluetooth.

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