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Skyworth launches first RDK Video Accelerator box

Set-top giant Skyworth Digital has launched its first RDK Video Accelerator box after joining the RDK Video Accelerator Programme. The device is based on an Amlogic chipset.

Skyworth’s new reference OTT set-top comes pre-integrated with the RDK application framework and the Metrological App Store.

Skyworth’s RDK Video Accelerator is a UHD IP-set top, running on the Amlogic S905X2 or S905X4 chipset with 2GB DDR4 + 8 or 16GB eMMC, 802.11ac dual band 2×2 Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth (BTLE) 4.2, and supports Dolby Vision. The box measures 105 x 105 x 25mm.

RDK is an open source software platform for connected homes that standardises core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices.

“The demand for RDK-based products are on the rise by pay-TV operators around the globe. RDK gives pay-TV operators the flexibility and the capability to develop new TV experiences, and Skyworth is proud to collaborate with Amlogic to help them accelerate those plans,” said Charlie Zheng, VP of strategic partnerships, sales and marketing, Skyworth Digital.

“Skyworth is a market leader in consumer electronics and set-top boxes, and we’re very proud to have them join the RDK Video Accelerator programme. Using state-of-the-art chipsets from Amlogic, operators now have a turnkey, production-ready solution that pre-integrates the RDK app framework and Metrological App Store,” said Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK. “

“Many service providers are turning to RDK as their software platform of choice for next-gen video and broadband products, and Amlogic will be there for them. We’re delighted to have partnered with Skyworth in the development of this RDK Video Accelerator platform to speed up time to market, simplify integration, and deliver an exceptional user experience,” said James Xie, SVP of corporate business strategy, Amlogic.