RDK licensees up 63% to more than 220 in 12 months

RDK Management has announced that more than 220 companies have licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK), a 63 percent uptick in the last 12 months.

RDK is a pre-integrated software stack for IP-capable set-top boxes, gateways and other devices. 

RDK licensees include top pay-TV operators such as Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Liberty Global, Canada's Rogers Communications and Japan's J:COM. Also included are a range of consumer electronics companies, chipmakers, software developers and systems integrators.

According to RDK Management, the Reference Design Kit has now been deployed in more than 5 million devices worldwide by technology companies including Arris, Cisco, Human, Pace and Samsung. 

RDK Management is using the run-up to the INTX show to promote its tech--a number of licensees will be demoing RDK devices at the Chicago event next week. 

"The RDK provides a modern software platform on which pay TV providers worldwide can provide new video services to customers," said Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK Management, LLC. "The community is starting to take advantage of the benefits of having source code access for their STB software, and the RDK continues to gain traction around the globe--as will be showcased prominently at INTX 2015."

For more:
- read this RDK press release
- read this Multichannel News story

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