What is RDK?

RDK or Reference Design Kit was created to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video and broadband services. It is a pre-integrated, open-source software distribution that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) such as set-top boxes, modem/routers and other devices from communications service providers. It enables service providers to standardize certain elements of these devices, enabling them to quickly launch their own new services or customize applications and user experiences. The RDK speeds time to market while enabling flexibility and competitive differentiation.

The RDK community is comprised of more than 275 companies including: CE manufacturers, silicon vendors, OEMs, software developers, systems integrators, and service providers. Presently, over 15 million devices use the RDK to power their next generation video and broadband services. It is administered as an open source project by RDK Management, LLC, a joint-venture between leading pay TV providers. The RDK software for video (RDK-V) and broadband (RDK-B) devices is available at no cost in open source. Similar to any open source project, RDK community member companies can collaborate and contribute software enhancements to the RDK stack. Check out our latest news and success stories or take a look at the community!

RDK code contributions have primarily moved in the “downstream” direction — into the RDK repository, from companies like Technicolor, ARRIS and, well, us. Contributions in the “upstream” direction are also important to the growth of the RDK, to attract more development and grow the community. So far, we’ve moved RDK code upstream to open source entities like Webkit and Gstreamer….   Read More Here

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