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Cable Tech at a Crossroads

Multichannel News, September 26, 2016 This isn’t your father’s “cable” industry anymore. In fact, the word cable is no longer spelled out in the name of the NCTA, which last week rebranded as NCTA-The Internet & Television Association. But that also means that what used to be true about “cable” operators is no longer true […]

Hitron Lends Support to RDK-B

Multichannel News, September 22, 2016 Cable modem and gateway maker Hitron Americas Technology said it is pitching in for RDK-B, the broadband-focused flavor of the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software stack for IP-capable video and broadband devices being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter Communications. Get complete coverage of Cable-Tec Expo 2016 […]

Axiros joins RDK, Breko, Buglas broadband organisations

Telecompaper, September 21, 2016 Axiros, a provider of device management and IoT systems, announced its new membership in three broadband industry organisations, namely RDK, Breko, and Buglas. RDK was created to accelerate the deployment of video products and services. The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for […]

Agama joins RDK community

Advanced Television, September 12, 2016 Agama Technologies, a specialist in video service quality and customer experience, has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community as a licensee. The integration with the RDK pre-integrated software solution will further broaden the applicability of Agama’s assurance and analytics solution to RDK powered set-top boxes. Analytics and automation based […]

Momentum builds for open source set-top boxes, with major IBC announcements around RDK and Android TV

Videonet, September 12, 2016 Ericsson has reached agreement with RDK Management for the integration of its Mediafirst operating system into the RDK platform. It was clear from IBC 2016 that open source set-top box software is gaining momentum. In one notable development, Ericsson is integrating its MediaFirst platform (which provides an advanced UI, among other […]

Ericsson to integrate MediaFirst into RDK

Broadband TV News, September 1, 2016 Ericsson has reached agreement with RDK Management for the integration of its Mediafirst operating system into the RDK platform. Ericsson will integrate the cloud-based MediaFirst TV Platform with the RDK (Reference Design Kit), a pre-integrated software solution to power customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, more than 275 technology companies […]

Ericsson Connects With The RDK

Multichannel News, September 1, 2016 Ericsson said it has integrated MediaFirst, its cloud-based multiscreen platform for MVPDs and OTT providers, with the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software stack for video and broadband devices being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter Communications (via its acquisition of Time Warner Cable). Ericsson said the integration […]

CSI Magazine: Eurofins joins RDK

From CSI Magazine, July 17, 2016 Eurofins Digital Testing has joined the Reference Design Kit community as a licensee. Eurofins (formerly Testronic Labs Belgium) also disclosed that it has been selected by multiple operators to test and validate next-gen TV services and applications running on RDK-based set-top boxes. “Test automation is fast becoming one of […]

Liberty Global addresses home network with IoT in mind

From Digital TV Europe, June 30, 2016 Liberty Global plans to invest in RDK-B-based gateway devices and the in-home network in preparation for anticipated growth in demand for Internet of Things applications as well as growing demand for the delivery of video to multiple devices, according to Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global. […]

Espial Swings Deal for Arris’s Whole Home Solution

From Multichannel News, June 29, 2016 Espial, a Canada-based company that specializes in multiscreen video interfaces and software clients, is deepening its IP video expertise and adding hosted cloud video capabilities via a deal to acquire Arris’s Whole Home Solution (WHS), a multi-room video and apps platform that supports traditional TV services as well as […]

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