Reference Design Kit (RDK) is using INTX 2016 in Boston to tout some growth numbers within the global pay-TV market, announcing that more than 15 million devices are now running RDK, a software stack for IP set-tops, gateways and other devices.
That number is up from the five million deployments RDK announced during last year's INTX. According to RDK Management, more than 25 total cable, satellite and telco providers across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia are members of the RDK community.
RDK Management says that more than 275 total companies across CE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and pay TV service providers are using the software, either through a direct license or through a third party. Operators using RDK include Liberty Global, Cox Communications and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA).
"It's well known that our X1 set-tops rely on the RDK-V software solution," said Sree Kotay, executive vice president and chief software architect at Comcast Cable, in a statement. "What is less known is just how far we have come with RDK-B over the past year. We already have the RDK-B software solution enabled in broadband gateways in subscribers' homes today, and RDK-B will serve as the underlying software on our broadband devices going forward."
RDK-B is built for managing broadband functions like home-networking interfaces, including Wi-Fi and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), wide area networking, local area networking, device management and diagnostics, smart home / IoT (Bluetooth, Thread, Zigbee) and video service (multicast video).
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