Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, has become an RDK Video Accelerator (RDK-VA) member and now has RDK-V devices and software systems ready for deployment. The first device to receive RDK-VA certification will be the R180.
The R180 is one of the first devices to be powered by RDK on the next-generation Amlogic X4 SoC chip. By integrating the advanced AminoOS software with RDK-V, Amino has given operators a way to benefit from the pre-certified OTT services and standards available through RDK without costly and time consuming integrations.
“RDK is increasingly important for operators looking to provide linear TV combined with advanced streaming services and apps,” said Aferian Group CEO, Donald McGarva. “RDK has a huge installed base, and the investment made by large tier-1 operators means that RDK is now a powerful and cost-efficient route for operators launching advanced video services. As an RDK Video Accelerator member, I look forward to our advanced software powering devices that enable operators, whatever their size, to delight customers by driving innovation and service differentiation through RDK.”
“The combination of AminoOS and RDK-V enables operators to take a ‘best of both worlds’ approach, by combining live and catch-up TV, VoD and streaming apps through their own branded UI,” said Jonny McKee, VP of Product Management & Customer Support, Amino. “In the past, deploying RDK was a significant undertaking, restricted to the largest operators with their own engineering teams. By combining RDK and the Video Accelerator program with AminoOS, we have produced a packaged solution which allows much smaller operators to take advantage of the community’s investment in RDK without significant upfront integration. AminoOS is now an ‘operator ready’ RDK software environment that has all the power and flexibility to ensure that operators can be successful both financially and creatively.”