RDK


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 adds support for DVB SI

The Reference Design Kit (RDK), the open source-based RDK software platform for cable devices, has added support for DVB Service Information to its software stack.  The move means that the ability to deliver in-band DVB SI is now included in the RDK and is available to licensees. Arris made the major contribution to extend the […]

Seachange moves to SaaS model, launches new OTT platform

Seachange will look to partner with or acquire new application developers and internet-of-things solutions providers to deliver additional value to service providers as cable transitions to an RDK-based standardised platform, according to the company’s new CEO Jay Samit.  In an exclusive interview, Samit this week told DTVE that cable and other operators would soon look […]

Opera to launch HTML5 rendering engine

Opera Software is delivering a “major upgrade” for its embeddable HTML5 engine for smart TV devices with the release of the Opera Devices SDK 4.2. The latest version of the software development kit includes support for HbbTV 1.5, the most up-to-date iteration of the broadband broadcast specification. Other new features include a media-streaming option with […]

Universal Electronics highlights QuickSet, Control Plus and Evoke

Remote control provider Universal Electronics will use IBC to highlight new innovations in remote control set-up and home entertainment control.  The company will showcase the latest release of QuickSet now includes full compatibility with the RDK initiative, the pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, including […]

Metrological joints RDK

TV app store provider Metrological has jointed the RDK community, the open source initiative to create a standardised hardware platform for next-generation cable services.  Metrological joins more than 160 existing RDK community members comprising chip vendors, OEM hardware manufacturers, app developers and system integrators.  The RDK is intended to provide a common underlying technology layer […]

Innowave licenses RDK software

Portuguese TV technology provider Innowave has licensed the RDK software stack to bring its TV products to operators seeking to deploy RDK-based services. RDK – a pre-integrated software bundle that has as its stated aim to provide a common framework for enabling set-top boxes and other devices for TV service providers – is supported by […]

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 […]

Espial and Samsung to provide RDK devices

IPTV middleware provider Espial has teamed up with Samsung to deliver a joint RDK solution targeted at cable operators. Espial and Samsung, both RDK licensees, will provide an HTML5-based user experience combining Samsung’s IP set-top box and home media gateway with the Espial set-top client. “The RDK platform helps us provide a set-top box platform […]