Cisco implements first cloud-based RDK IPTV for Europe

Cisco has implemented what it says is the industry’s first Reference Design Kit (RDK)-based IPTV system for pilot purposes in Croatia’s largest operator, T-Hrvatski Telekom. Cisco said it completed the deployment in only 90 days. The new service was implemented using Cisco Videoscape, deployed as a combination of data centre-based equipment and Videoscape Cloud Services […]

Liberty Global joins RDK venture as third JV member

Liberty Global has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) joint venture, joining existing members Comcast and Time Warner Cable to develop the Comcast-originated platform for next-generation consumer premises devices for cable. The move was announced at Cable Congress in Amsterdam yesterday. Liberty Global will provide technical, financial, and management oversight resources to support the joint […]

Kabel Deutschland licenses RDK

German cable giant Kabel Deutschland has licensed the Comcast-supported Reference Design Kit (RDK) for in-home devices from RDK Management.  The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for IP and hybrid set-top boxes and gateways. A number of device manufacturers and chipset vendors have already licensed the RDK […]

Opera launches Chromium/Blink for RDK

Opera Software has launched a version of the Google-supported Chromium/Blink web browser engine that is designed for set-tops based on the Comcast and Time Warner Cable-backed RDK architecture. According to Opera, its Devices SDK integrates into the RDK environment, replacing Qt/WebKit as the rendering engine and providing direct integration to the RDK ServiceManager and the […]

Pace chooses Myriad for RDK Java Virtual Machine

UK-based set-top box provider Pace has chosen Myriad Group’s Java technology for use in its range of RDK-compliant set-top boxes. US cable giant Comcast’s RDK specification, a pre-integrated software bundle for set-top boxes, multi-tuner video gateways and client devices, includes the Java Virtual Machine as a key component. “Pace is a leading global developer of […]