Reference Design Kit, is a fully modular, portable, and customizable open source software solution that standardizes core functions used in video, broadband and IoT devices.
It enables operators to manage devices and easily customize their UI’s and Apps, and provides analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results.
Series 1: RDK-B
RDK Connect talks with Alex Ball, Technical Manager at Liberty Global, about how RDK-B differs from other solutions.
RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages the Reference Design Kit (RDK). RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband devices, set-top boxes, and IoT. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 430 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit: www.rdkcentral.com.
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Effective: February 5, 2015
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