Irdeto joins RDK Technical Advisory Board

 By joining the RDK Technical Advisory Board, Irdeto strengthens its market leadership position in the open-source software platform and enhances its ability to share its expertise and innovation in certification, content protection, OTT monetization, and cybersecurity with the RDK community.

AMSTERDAM – April 13, 2023 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, today announces it has become a member of the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB). Members of the RTAB are experienced RDK advocates and contributors committed to driving innovation and technical roadmap development for the RDK community.  Irdeto’s more than 50-year track record of technical and innovative solutions makes it an ideal member of the RTAB. As a trusted industry leader, Irdeto brings valuable expertise to the table. Its collaboration with other leading organizations and experts in the field further advances the industry’s capabilities.

RDK is an open-source software solution deployed in over 100 million devices that standardizes core functions used in video, broadband, and IoT connected devices. With more than 600 members, RDK is a collaboration between some of the world’s largest pay-TV operators, CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, and system integrators. It provides software that can be used to create set-top boxes, gateways and other connected media devices. RDK provides much of the essential code needed to run these products and focuses on the lower and middle layers of the software stack, leaving the operator to add their specific user interface and customizations.

For pay-TV operators in need of a more turnkey video solution, the RDK Video Accelerator program provides access to certified, deployment-ready set-top boxes from leading OEMs. The RDK Video Accelerator program maintains product specifications and porting guides, which allow OEMs and SoC partners to build certified platforms on which operators can build their video products. Through its membership, Irdeto empowers pay-TV operators to effectively and securely utilize the latest enhancements and benefits that RDK Video Accelerators bring to market.  

Irdeto’s RDK Video Accelerator program combines Irdeto’s award-winning content protection solutions and security certification for pay-TV operators, the Irdeto Certified Secure Experience. Irdeto’s unique certification service enables operators to fast-track the secure deployment of RDK Video Accelerators and access content from premium apps. This certification provides operators with the assurance that their systems are secure and compliant with industry standards and best practices.

“We are excited about taking our strategic relationship with RDK a step further, solidifying our position as a market leader in the best open-source software platforms. We are continually driving key super aggregator solutions and technology initiatives and we feel honored to be part of this select group at RTAB,” said Doug Lowther, Chief Executive Officer at Irdeto.

“Irdeto is a global leader in providing critical content protection services and capabilities to pay-TV operators around the globe,” said Jason Briggs, President and General Manager of RDK.  “As such, we are delighted to have them join the RDK Technology Advisory Board and provide their continued insights, guidance, and support to the RDK community.”

With more than 50 years of experience in the pay-TV industry, Irdeto has gained a deep understanding of the market and how to support operators in securely distributing content and growing their business. The company’s market-proven certifiable and reusable approach allows operators to deploy new technologies and services while minimizing the associated costs and risks.

Irdeto’s agnostic approach offers operators access to the leading OEMs and chip vendors, empowering them with flexibility and business continuity. This key advantage allows operators to choose the hardware and software solutions that best meet their needs, rather than being locked into a single vendor or technology. Overall, Irdeto’s experience and innovative approach make it a valuable partner for operators in the pay-TV industry.

To learn more about Irdeto’s RTAB membership, Irdeto RDK Video Accelerator and Irdeto Certified Secure Experience, access our website.


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