Cable television feeds typically utilize all available bandwidth, so adding channels to the system is not as simple as it used to be. Many times, programming must be eliminated to make room for new programs to be added. Blonder Tongue has two ideal ways to insert a program into an existing system.
In the current video services market, the set-top box plays in helping operators remain relevant and competitive among the many services which are competing for customers’ attention. Amino continually hears statements that the set-top box (STB) is dead, but the frustration of the ‘out of the box’ experience of a new TV, reminded Amino that these easy to make statements sometimes miss the point.
When it comes to connectivity, Chad Williams has a full house. His three boys are constantly gaming while streaming YouTube. The family has more than 20 smart home devices connected to the network. With a 4,000-square-foot, six-bedroom house with three floors, getting a reliable Wi-Fi signal to every nook and cranny can be a challenge. This is when Williams discovered Plume’s HomePass.
Operators can expand the capacity of their upstream path using CommScope’s quad density receiver modules, which provide similar density and power consumption benefits.
In 2020, S&T Communications teamed up with AMT to upgrade their HFC infrastructure in two served markets: Colby and Goodland, Kansas. They had competition in these markets and needed help to accomplish the upgrade projects which exceeded their in-house staff’s capacity.
November 23, 2020
AMT, a leader among CATV and High-End Broadband Electronic Equipment Providers, today announced that Phil Young has been named VP of Sales, CATV and Telco.
Young has almost 40 years of industry experience with a key focus on broadband providers. He will now be leading the CATV and Telco sales divisions. Having joined AMT in 2006, Young has been highly successful in his business development efforts, creating significant growth among key strategic accounts as well as adding strategic products to the AMT portfolio.
“Having been with AMT for nearly 15 years, Phil has demonstrated a unique skill at bringing customers and vendors together for an unrivaled customer experience”, said Ken Mosca, CEO/President, AMT. “In his new role, he will oversee the entire CATV and Telco sales staff, bringing his invaluable leadership to the position with a focus on building a world-class sales team.”
“I am looking forward to the additional responsibility of my new position”, said Phil Young, VP of Sales, CATV and Telco, AMT. “AMT has a tremendous culture that starts at the top. I am excited to lead sales and add products so we can better serve our customers and continue to grow as a company.”
August 20, 2020
INFOVALUE COMPUTING NOW OFFERS INTEGRATION WITH THE AMINO KAMAI SERIES OF SET TOP BOXES TO SERVE HOSPITALITY, ENTERPRISE, HEALTHCARE, AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITH THE LATEST IPTV MIDDLEWARE AND SET TOP BOXES
Elmsford, NY and Deerfield Beach, FL / August 20, 2020 / InfoValue Computing, Inc. is excited to announce their integration with Amino Communications to deploy Amino’s Kamai set top boxes to the market. This integration of InfoValue’s IPTV Middleware framework adds to the inherent capabilities of Amino’s Kamai series and further broadens deployment options for Cable, Fiber Optic and Telco Operators. Whether supporting Hospitality, Enterprise, Healthcare, or Residential customers, this integration provides all the capabilities of InfoValue’s IPTV middleware solution with Amino’s leading set top box platform.
February 3, 2020
Advanced Media Technologies, Inc. (AMT), a leader among CATV and High-End Broadband Electronic Equipment Providers, announced today that Jeff Smith has been named Senior Account Executive for their SMATV division. Smith has over 20 years of industry experience with key focus in cable TV and satellite solutions. He has been Vice President of Sales and Corporate Officer of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. for the last 14 years, has also served as Director of Engineering at WSNet, and as Director of Commercial Installations for Dish Network. His product knowledge and industry experience represent a significant addition to the solid foundation developed at AMT over the past two decades.
“I’m excited to join the professionals at AMT and having such a broad range of top-notch manufacturers and products to work with.” – Jeff Smith
September 30, 2019
AMT is working with Plume to differentiate their broadband offering with personalized whole-home Wi-Fi experiences for their subscribers and unprecedented network visibility and management. All this helps to increase NPS and ARPU while lowering operational costs.
Plume’s complete offering with AMT includes:
- Plume Adaptive Wi-Fiwhich intelligently monitors, adjusts, and optimizes their network for peak performance.
- HomePasswhich lets users control guest and child access to their network, set up profiles, and pause the internet.
- AI Security to detect and block potential security threats, customize content access, and eliminate unwanted ads.
- A range of elegantly designed pods, including the powerful tri-bandSuperPod, that plug directly into outlets to ensure reliable, whole-home coverage.
- The highly-rated Plume app, which will use the Provider’s brand, puts consumers in control of all of these home services.
November 15, 2018
Advanced Media Technologies, Inc. (AMT), a leader among CATV and High-End Broadband Electronic Equipment Providers, announced today that Raul Orozco has been named Director of Sales for its Latin America (LATAM) division. Orozco has over 25 years of industry experience with a key focus in the LATAM market, and will lead AMT’s LATAM sales division. Having joined AMT in 2005 and previously serving as Sales Manager – LATAM, Raul has been highly successful in his business development efforts, creating significant growth among key, strategic accounts. His in-depth industry knowledge and proven track record will help ensure AMT’s continued success as the performance leader in the rapidly changing LATAM market.
“I’m honored to be given this opportunity with AMT and confident in the continued growth of AMT’s sales in the LATAM market. I’m proud to work with an amazing group of individuals and grateful to lead the LATAM sales team.” – Raul Orozco
Advanced Media Technologies is a proud supporter of the Habilitation Center. The Habilitation Center has been helping adults with developmental disabilities reach their potential since 1978.
Pictured from Left to Right: Paul Thompson- AMT Warehouse Manager, Linda Cooke- Habilitation Center Director of Marketing, Ken Mosca- AMT President & CEO, Michael Klein- AMT Vice President of Finance
April 29, 2015
Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) today announced it has signed a channel partner agreement with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU). Under this agreement, AMT will market, distribute and service Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Routing, Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Fixed Access (GPON / EPON) product to the Multiple System Operator (MSO) market in the United States. The agreement complements Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership in ultra-broadband access technologies and highlights its commitment to expand its customer base beyond traditional communications service providers. “The channel partner agreement with AMT is a perfect example of how two organizations with expertise in complementary offerings can jointly serve customers,” said Vijay Sharma, Vice-President Americas Partner Sales, Alcatel-Lucent. “These are the types of channel partnerships we are seeking with a select group of companies in a variety of sectors, and Alcatel-Lucent is looking forward to working with AMT to make additional inroads within the market.” Ken Mosca, President & CEO, Advanced Media Technologies said: “With a history of providing meaningful, cost effective solutions to our customers, AMT continues that legacy and is pleased to introduce Alcatel-Lucent’s innovative products and services to our customers. When combined with AMT’s strong value-add proposition, Alcatel-Lucent products are uniquely positioned to help our Tier 2 and Tier 3 customers deal with the challenges they face in today’s market.”
March 27, 2013
Advanced Media Technologies, Inc. (AMT) announced today that they will serve as a stocking distributor for a new line of price shattering optical transmitters, receivers, and nodes manufactured by ATX Networks. The new line of high quality, low cost 1310nm CATV transmission products are designed specifically for transporting QAM and NTSC signals in campus and MDU applications. The new price points will allow facilities to utilize fiber optic technology to transport RF over long distances and to multiple locations while staying within budget. Now available is the QFCT, a 1310nm optical transmitter with optical power outputs from 4mW (6dBm) to 22mW (14dBm) and a frequency response from 54-1000MHz. The new receiver lineup includes the QHFCN, a standard +25dBmV output mini-node and the QFHPN, a high output node featuring built in AGC and a +40dBmV RF output level. The QFHPN is also available as a one way receiver with dual +44dBmV outputs. AMT will be stocking these game changing products at their Deerfield Beach, FL distribution facility. Check out ATX’s full product line at amt.com.
December 03, 2012
Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) announced today a DTA Direct Fulfillment Program for Motorola Digital Terminal Adapters (DTAs) where DTA devices are shipped directly from distributor inventory to the subscriber home or business location, by-passing the operator warehouse completely. This service drastically reduces operator costs by eliminating inventory handling and truck rolls to perform in-home installations, speeds up delivery by eliminating a segment in the delivery chain, and enhances the consumer experience as activation calls are no longer required by the subscriber. Building on strengths as Motorola’s #1 distributor, AMT’s DTA Direct Fulfillment Program service includes the complete management of an operator’s inventory of DTA devices. DTAs are allocated, prepared with branding and accessories, and readied for rapid shipment directly to subscriber residences or places of business. Information is received and transmitted daily with the operator on orders to be fulfilled, shipment data, and status. AMT maintains extensive on-hand inventory which addresses the risk of inventory outages, and manages shipping and tracking. AMT’s Engineering and Professional Services team provides integration and configuration assistance should the operator require such help. Recently, Tri-County Communications launched DTAs to reclaim their bandwidth. Our 550 MHz system was absolutely bandwidth locked. We looked at rebuilding, but with plant interruption and customer dissatisfaction, it just wasn’t cost effective. DTAs were the most cost effective solution for reclaiming bandwidth, said Mike Lightfoot at Tri-County. Tri-County benefited tremendously with the auto activation feature that the program offers. “We don’t have a 24/7 answering service with access to our billing system to activate the DTA hit and to look at designing a portal for someone to get into our billing system was too time consuming and expensive. The fulfillment program seemed to fit the bill. We didn’t need to have a 24/7 staff and we saved a lot of time on packaging, sending, and delivering the boxes. We didn’t have the manpower for that without doing a lot of hiring.” said Mike Lightfoot at Tri-County. When asked what ratio of customers requested a truck roll or cable office visit versus utilizing the direct fulfillment concept, Mike stated “I would say 60% of our customers benefited from the fulfillment option. We had greater than 95% self install success.” Motorola’s HD-DTA100u is a smart, simple solution for HD. The small device is an ideal solution for delivering HD to additional TVs in subscribers’ homes or for attracting new basic digital subscribers.
October 19, 2010
AMT (Advanced Media Technologies) today announced a broadcast grade live HD video streaming platform designed to quickly allow operators entry into the over the top (OTT) video delivery market to PC and mobile devices. The RayV powered technology is a revolutionary platform that significantly reduces the monthly streaming and operational costs with a powerful managed Optimized Cloud Streaming architecture. The optimized streaming platform is a complete end-to-end solution, with all the features of streaming, back office business rules, targeted advertising, billing, DRM, adaptive bit rates, real time monitoring and control.
Operators can provide HD TV over Docsis, Fiber, DSL and wireless network (WIFI, 3G, LTE) devices over IP anywhere, anytime. The revolutionary technology, based on RayV’s patented Optimize Cloud Streaming™ technology and its distributed nature, creates a unique and significant advantage in quality, reliability, scalability and efficiency in IP broadcasting. The solution provides over 80% greater network efficiency compared to any other streaming solution, reducing the capital expenditure by up to 10X – all in a managed network – allowing for business strategies and broadcast level of service in extremely large scale.
AMT’s platform empowers operators to generate significant additional revenues by providing new online video (OTT) services to its existing customers, through devices including PC, mobile devices, game consoles, STB’s and slates, and to extend their content offering to local and niche programming not currently carried on the network, without significant bandwidth requirements, all with a reduced time to market.
August 17, 2009
Advanced Media Technologies (AMT), one of the leading large broadband electronics equipment distributors, has moved to a new 50,000 square foot facility in order to accommodate an ever-increasing customer demand from its broadband service provider clientele. Located in Deerfield Beach, the modern standalone distribution facility will significantly expand AMT’s engineering, stocking, and production capabilities.
While the company’s new facility may be a short distance from its original location, its management sees the transition as a very big move for AMT’s standing in the marketplace.
“Our customers have come to depend on AMT for the shortest lead times and expert technical response on a variety of brand names,” says Ken Mosca, AMT’s President. “This new state-of-the-art distribution facility will help ensure that our customers are provided the high level of service and technical expertise they have come to expect from AMT in an increasingly technical and complex marketplace.”
Beyond additional space and a building that is 2009 Miami Dade code hurricane hardened, the climate-controlled warehouse is eco-friendly as well, with lighting and equipment that is Energy Star compliant.
In conjunction with the move, AMT is also upgrading its ERP system in an effort to strengthen logistical efficiencies and its overall customer experience.