Broadband TV News – February 25, 2020
Humax is joining the RDK Video Accelerator Program. The South Korean manufacturer has also announced its first RDK Video Accelerator 4K IP reference set-top box and new RDK-powered GPON and DOCSIS Broadband Gateways.
Humax’s RDK Video Accelerator set-top box is pre-integrated with the RDK application framework and the Metrological App Store. It is designed to enable service providers to rapidly develop, test and launch new video applications while maintaining control over consumer-facing applications, user experience and set-top box data. Humax also unveiled its RDK-powered 4K Soundbox, GPON gateway and DOCSIS 3.1 gateway.
“Humax is committed to continuous innovation, and that is especially true when it comes to RDK devices,” said Jeff Kim, EVP of Worldwide Sales of Humax. “For many of the leading video and broadband providers around the world, RDK is their software platform of choice, and we’re excited to deliver them this portfolio of new products. From our 4K IP set-top box and 4K Soundbox, to our GPON and DOCSIS gateways, we have RDK-powered solutions to meet the growing market demands.”
RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardises core functions used in broadband, video and IoT connected devices.
“Humax has been a leading contributor to the RDK community for years, and today’s announcement is another powerful case in point,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK. “On the video side, their stylish new RDK Video Accelerator IP set-top box will enable service providers to quickly test and launch new video applications for deployment. On the broadband side, Humax’s state-of-the-art RDK gateways for fiber and cable are designed to serve the needs of our community today, and into the future.”
The new products are expected to be available during the second quarter.
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