Reference Design Kit (RDK) community membership and operator licensees grew by approximately 60% over the past 12 months, according to RDK Management.
The growth figure was announced ahead of the Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago next week, where members of the RDK community including consumer electronics manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and TV service providers will showcase their RDK-related products and services.
“The RDK provides a modern software platform on which pay TV providers worldwide can provide new video services to customers,” Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK Management.
“The community is starting to take advantage of the benefits of having source code access for their set-top box software, and the RDK continues to gain traction around the globe – as will be showcased prominently at INTX 2015.”
The RDK was designed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video products and services. It enables TV service providers to standardise certain elements of these devices, but also customise the applications and user experiences.