Multichannel News – September 18, 2018
Recognizing that its pay TV constituents need a quick, effective way to provide customers with apps to popular over-the-top services, RDK Management has partnered with Metrological to create a two-pronged solution for integrating apps into RDK set-tops.
The announcement was made at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.
The first approach involves the new RDK App Framework, which allows service providers to create HTML5 and native applications on set-top boxes using the RDK Firebolt App SDK. The solution also provides on-boarding and life cycle management tools, and enables app portability across various set-top box models.
Driven by the RDK open source community, with key contributions from Metrological, RDK App Framework provides a complete development, build and test environment for web and native apps across RDK-based set-top boxes. Service providers now have a common technical framework to support native premium video apps, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video, along with a wide-variety of niche or third-party HTML5 apps. Technical details are available at: https://wiki.rdkcentral.com/display/RDK/Firebolt.
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 350 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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