LONDON – May 17, 2017 – At the 2017 Connected TV World Summit, RDK Management, LLC today provided an update about the continued global adoption of RDK (Reference Design Kit) software solutions that provide a common platform for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) for TV and Internet service providers.
“Due to the passion and maturation of our community, the RDK has become a prime software development platform that powers more than 25 million set-top boxes and broadband gateways used by pay TV operators around the world,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management, LLC. “On both the video and broadband front, operators are actively embracing our transparency and open-source software, collaborating with leading technology companies, and contributing new innovations back to the RDK community. Together, we’ve embraced the best practices of the software industry, enabling operators to iterate faster than ever before.”
RDK-V and RDK-B
RDK software enables TV and Internet service providers to standardize certain elements of CPE and to easily customize the applications and user experiences that ride on top. It enables operators to focus their attention on enhancing customer experiences that drive business results, rather than technical interoperability issues.
The RDK-V (video) software solution provides a common method to manage various video functions on set-top boxes such as tuning, IP video, third party DRM, and media streaming. Operators that have built new UIs atop the RDK are reporting metrics such as, higher customer satisfaction, increased television viewing, and higher VOD purchases.