RDK Management

RDK Management releases RDK6 for video set-tops

Ahead of its 2023 RDK Summit in Amsterdam, RDK Management has unveiled RDK6 – the newest version of the open-source software bundle designed to underpin video customer-premise equipment for pay TV operators worldwide. RDK6 is designed to further streamline the development and deployment of video functionality and apps across IP and hybrid QAM/DVB set-top boxes and will be […]

RDK Management unveils new Wi-Fi software management

RDK Management (RDK) has unveiled a new Wi-Fi software management component for residential gateways, access points, and mesh extenders to provide advanced Wi-Fi management and telemetry features to the company’s network. The new open-source code software component was contributed via a collaboration of between Comcast and the OpenSync community. RDK for Broadband (RDK-B) consists of […]

RDK surpasses 100 million devices globally

RDK deployments have now surpassed 100 million devices, according to RDK Management. The organisation that manages the open source software platform said that the number of RDK devices deployed globally had risen to 100 million, up from 80 million last year. RDK is currently deployed across leading service providers throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, […]

DTVKit signs up RDK Management as latest member

Shared source software company DTVKit has announced RDK Management as its latest member. RDK Management is an open-source consortium that manages RDK’s software platform globally.  DTVKit has said that its DVB Core is now officially pre-integrated with the RDK, meaning that the Raspberry Pi reference platform will be built to include DTVKit support direct from […]

RDK Management unveils new app programme

RDK Management, the outfit that manages the Comcast-driven RDK open source initiative, has unveiled a new app programme that it says will make it easier to develop and launch apps consistently across RDK-based set-top boxes. The two-pronged programme gives service providers the option to use a versatile new RDK App Framework to build and manage […]

RDK: worldwide deployments up 62% year-on-year

RDK Management claims that video and broadband service providers have now deployed more than 40 million devices running the RDK software worldwide. Announcing the update at the Connected TV World Summit in London this morning, RDK Management said the deployment figure is up 62% compared to the same time last year. In total, more than […]

RDK Management and Broadcom partner for set-top box optimisation

RDK Management and semiconductor firm Broadcom have partnered to integrate chipset-level software development kits (SDKs) from Broadcom with RDK’s open source software. The move is designed to make a common software porting layer to simplify and standardise RDK deployments across set-boxes used around the world by video and broadband service providers.  The companies said that […]

RDK community grows by 60%

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, […]

RDK Management sets up app development initiative

RDK Management, the company set up to administer the RDK cable set-top software initiative, has teamed up with technology company Metrological to create an app development environment for developers to remotely create and test applications.  Metrological combined its application framework with the RDK to create Metrological’s RDK App Emulator. Metrological will administer and distribute the […]

RDK looks to Europe with DVB additions

RDK Management, the company set up by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global to administer the RDK software specifications for advanced TV services for cable, has announced the availability of new components to meet the needs of DVB-based cable operators, initially focusing on support for European subtitling and teletext requirements.  Shiva Patibanda, chief technology […]