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17 July, 2013 - 23:08 By News Desk

US Midwest deal for Cambridge tech firm


A NASDAQ quoted communications company in America’s upper Midwest is taking Cambridge UK technology to boost entertainment services for business and residential customers.

HickoryTech Corporation has deployed Amino’s HD set-top boxes as part of its IPTV service offering.

Working closely with one of its US distributors Power &Tel, Amino says it was able to demonstrate not only the advanced features and performance of its Aminet range but also its ultra-reliability and expert technical and customer support.

Amino will provide its A140 HD set-top boxes to HickoryTech which operates a 4,100 mile state-of-the-art fibre network across five states, including Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Amino CEO, Donald McGarva said: “HickoryTech has a great heritage and is very forward-looking in its deployment of fibre to deliver great entertainment experiences.

“The combined approach of Power & Tel and Amino underlines how our partnership approach with distributors and key middleware providers is underpinning our progress in securing new customers in this key market.”

HickoryTech’s Sr. manager of Network Engineering Mark Sharpless, added: “HickoryTech’s mission is to be the best choice for progressive communications services that enrich how our customers work and live.

“Amino has a very good reputation for quality and reliable technology – a key factor in helping us deliver entertainment services cost-effectively.”

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Amino CEO, Donald McGarva

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