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Nos taps Tata Elxsi for RDK rollout

NOS Sede 3Portuguese pay TV operator Nos is tapping technology provider Tata Elxsi to deploy RDK-based TV services.

Tata Group-owned Tata Elxsi is set to demonstrate its RDK technology at the RDK Americas Summit in Denver next week. Solutions on show will include RDK Prime, described by the company as a “next generation, ready to use application suite” with in-built app store, cloud DVR and a other features.

Tata Elxsi’s DevOps platform includes FalconEye, a CI-friendly test automation framework. According to the company, its DevOps platform builds on relationships and partnerships withi OEMs, SoC providers and independent software vendors.

“Continuous integration environment and a fine tuned test strategy are two key aspects to accelerate release cycles in RDK rollout. Leveraging its DevOps platform and deep to accelerate platform rollouts expertise in RDK testing, Tata Elxsi has helped leading operators to fast-track RDK deployment. We are proud to be a key partner to NOS at this juncture of transformation with RDK,” said KP Sreekumar, VP broadcast business, Tata Elxsi.

“Continuous Integration is key for Nos’s future product strategy. We need the ability to quickly deploy new customer engaging features, services and products, as well as correct bugs in the field as we discover them. RDK in a continuous integration environment gives us the tools that we need to achieve these objectives,” said Pedro Bandeira, product development director at NOS.

Nos launched its Uma TV hybrid IP video service last year, based on Arris’s ZD4500 set-top box and Espial’s G4 STB client. The launch marked the first European deployment of the RDK 2.1 environment.

Additional features of the service included Nuance Dragon TV Voice Recognition and Nagra anyCAST Connect content protection.

The Uma TV launch also included a significant investment by Nos in 4K video.

Tags: Elxsi, NOS, RDK, Tata