Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable network operator, has formally joined the RDK community. The company licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from RDK Management aimed at accelerating the development of next-generation in-home devices and video services.
“The RDK provides a unified technological foundation for pay-TV operators and our ecosystem of partners,” said Lorenz Glatz, Chief Technical Officer of Kabel Deutschland. “Kabel Deutschland licensed the RDK because it is one of the most positive and promising developments in terms of standardisation across device platforms. Not only will we benefit from global economies of scale, but it provides the basis necessary for innovation across our products and applications.”
The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid Set-Top Boxes and gateway devices for CE manufacturers, system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors, software developers, system integrators and TV service providers. The RDK was developed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video services and prevent software fragmentation by providing speed-to-market, collaboration and standardisation.