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Consult Red joins RDK Technical Advisory Board

September 2, 2022

Consult Red, an employee-owned tech R&D innovator, has joined the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB).

RDK is an open-source software platform that standardises core functions used in video, broadband, and IoT-connected devices. By standardising these functions, service providers can develop and deploy applications and services, independent of hardware platforms. RDK enables service providers to control their device diagnostics data, business models, and apps to improve the customer experience and drive business results.

Consult Red’s relationship with RDK spans over a decade since its early adoption in 2012. Since then, Consult Red has built one of Europe’s largest RDK R&D teams. Consult Red also chairs the RDK Downloadable Application Containerisation (DAC) Special Interest Group (SIG).

In its work with pay-TV, media and OTT brands, Consult Red contributes to the RDK platform, leads key RDK technology initiatives and helps operators deploy RDK and launch RDK-based applications.

Raghu Venkatesam, Consult Red CEO, said: “We are thrilled to join the RDK Technical Advisory Board. It means we can continue to play a leading role in developing a platform for Video, Broadband and Cameras that benefits a global community of operators, silicon vendors, OEMs, application developers and system integrators. As an early adopter, Consult Red spotted the potential of RDK to transform the way the industry works; make it more efficient, get products to market faster and reduce costs. A decade later, all of that has proven to be true. We’re constantly looking to innovate and are proud of our contributions to RDK and the world-leading products and user experiences built on RDK technology.”

Jason Briggs, President and General Manager of RDK, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Consult Red onto the RDK Technology Advisory Board. Throughout our long relationship, they have played a proactive role in supporting the RDK platform. As a member of RTAB, the Consult Red team can continue to bring their expertise across RDK profiles – video (RDK-V), broadband (RDK-B), and camera (RDK-C). Their contributions will continue to help operators and the wider RDK community develop smart, immersive and engaging products for their customers.”

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