RDK Hardware Development Platform Application Form


Welcome to the RDK Hardware Development Platform (HDP) program.The RDK Hardware Development Platform (or HDP) is the approved development environment for RDK licensees. The HDP consists of three parts:

  1. The Hardware – A Hybrid-QAM/IP box which allows users to develop and test RDK components and applications.
  2. The RDK – An integrated, royalty-free bundled distribution of shared-source components.
  3. The Standalone App – A simple HTML application that is capable of playing live video, recording programs, and displaying diagnostics of the box. The live video and recorded content can be streamed to client boxes on demand.

It is a simple, low-cost design which eliminates the need to provision the box and eliminates the need for a headend. With the HDP, developers can create new software and test applications without the need for extensive hardware. This solution was created to help speed the development and testing process, but is also a great way to show new solutions to customers in remote locations or at trade shows.

The HDP Developer Box is a Hybrid-QAM/IP development platform available to MSOs, App developers, and system integrators. It consists of the set top box and special software to facilitate demos. It can be connected to other equipment to allow video streaming. (This version is not currently available to SoCs and OEMs.)

The HDP Developer Box is priced at $2000 USD. Pricing includes 4 hours of support, but does not include shipping or applicable taxes. Streaming hardware/ QAM cards not included.

Steps for getting a HDP box:

  1. Fill out application form (NOTE: These boxes are not available to SoCs or OEMs.)
  2. Receive approval (Comcast and platform provider)
  3. Review and sign legal documents
  4. Place an order
  5. We ship units
  6. You start developing!

Company Name:

Point of Contact:

Shipping Address:



Company Website:

Are you a STB manufacturer?:

Yes No

Address(es) of facility where the HDP STBs will reside:

Number of HDP STBs required: (Not available to SoC and OEM vendors)

Specifically describe what you will be doing with the HDP:

Select all that apply to the work you will be doing on the HDP:

App Development
Guide Development
Building client STBs

Brief description of the principal business of the company:

Please select your company type:

If “Other,” please describe