Digital TV Europe – March 20, 2018
RDK Management claims that video and broadband service providers have now deployed more than 40 million devices running the RDK software worldwide.
Announcing the update at the Connected TV World Summit in London this morning, RDK Management said the deployment figure is up 62% compared to the same time last year.
In total, more than 25 video and service providers across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia are members of the RDK community and are in various stages of evaluating, testing, or deploying the software, said the organisation.
There are also now 350 technology companies in the RDK community, up 17% year-on-year. These include electronics manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, and system integrators.
“With more than 40 million RDK-based set-top boxes and broadband gateways deployed globally, it’s clear that service providers, and their suppliers, have found a prime open source software development platform upon which to drive future growth and innovation,” said Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK Management.
“Our transparent approach to solving common technical challenges enables operators to focus their efforts on creating the UIs, applications and back-end data analytics that enhance the customer experience and business results. Our community will also be there with solutions, beyond TV and internet, as the industry expands into IoT and new kinds of smart home services.”
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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