Access licenses Comcast RDK

Technology company Access has licensed the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for advanced set-top boxes and multimedia gateways. 

Acess said its licensing of the RDK would enhance the development and deployment of video services that support DLNA Premium guidelines and HTML5.

Access said that its NetFront Living Connect DLNA platform and HTML5 software, NetFront Browser NX, now support DLNA’s Premium video profile and meet the requirements of the US FCC IP connectivity mandate, meaning that operators  using the Comcast platform could use Access technology to launch new multiscreen services.

“Industry commentators see increased potential for the RDK to become an important ecosystem that provides the functionality and interoperability for operators looking for a standardised route to providing advanced TV services,” said Kunihiro Ishiguro, chief technology officer of Access. “Our solution enables operators to deploy the RDK and at the same time enables operators to launch exciting new multi-room and multi-screen services as well as giving US cable operators a pre-integrated route to meeting the FCC mandate for IP interoperability.”