RDK Community Updates

RDK and its role in the transformation to a data-driven video product organization

In the not so distant past, it took a pay-TV operator up to 36 months to build a new platform and several years to roll it out completely to millions of homes. New entrants to digital video including Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google have never been held back by long hardware rollouts. They have instead […]

RDK-B and DOCSIS 3.1: A Marriage Made in Heaven

By Charles Cheevers, Chief Technology Officer, Customer Premise Equipment, ARRIS It’s been a couple of years now since we pointed out the natural one-two punch that is RDK for Broadband (aka RDK-B) and the DOCSIS 3.1 platform. Or, as I like to call it, a marriage made in heaven. It’s natural, because it’s a Software […]

RDK Community Updates – RDK-V Client HDP on the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a deck of cards that has sparked a revolution with tinkerers and teachers around the world. When the Raspberry Pi Foundation released their first product in 2012 they could not know the impact it would have on tech industry. Several iterations later and even Microsoft has […]

RDK Community Updates – Technicolor Pushing Open Collaborative Technologies at CES 2017

At Technicolor, we believe that the best way to fulfill the potential of this rapidly evolving digital environment is for the entertainment technology community to embrace a strategy of open innovation and collaboration across the entire value-chain. We are building on the value of open source solutions such as the Reference Design Kit (RDK) to […]

RDK Community Updates – Connect with SeaChange at CES 2017

NitroX Multiscreen User Experience Products Integrate with SeaChange RDK-based Gateway Software SeaChange’s newest generation of user experience software products empower service providers and content owners to optimize live and on-demand video consumption across multiscreen and OTT. Ensuring seamless, consistent and converged presentation on every device subscribers choose, the SeaChange NitroX family includes user experience products […]

RDK Community Updates – Best Practices for Set-Top Box Product Development and Management

The Set-top Box continues to be the central device in the home. The addition of features such as PVR, video-on-demand gives the consumer significantly more choice in what they can watch. However, the speed of change in the industry means that video service providers must move rapidly to delivered new features, to keep subscriber bases […]

RDK Community Updates – How and Why We Upstreamed the RDK

By Wouter-lucas van Boesschoten, VP of Technology and Innovation, Metrological 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. […]

RDK Community Updates – Tata Elxsi: Accelerating RDK-B Rollouts

Tata Elxsi is a key partner to US Cable Major in RDK development, system integration, testing and triage of defects (RDK-V and RDK- B). With RDK seeking a DevOps transformation in rollout, operators are keen to learn how post rollout issues can be addressed more effectively. In DevOps, planning for future rollouts is equally important […]

RDK Community Updates – Support Halo Emphasizes Proactive Delivery of Support Services

Cognizant has created a new predictive analytics tool for call centers and help desks. It is a perfect solution for sophisticated multiphase rollouts of new technology such as RDK based set tops and modems. The tool leverages analytics to predict difficult trouble tickets and issues from open cases, allowing support teams to prioritize efforts and […]

RDK Community Updates – NOS and Espial Transform the Video Experience in Portugal

The Challenge: Redefine the Subscriber Video Experience in Portugal “Our true competition is starting to appear through the Internet… We needed to be prepared; we needed to have an answer so that our customers would not have a need to subscribe to their services.” Pedro Bandeira, Head of Development, NOS NOS – Portugal’s leading cable […]