RDK Management has disclosed details about the continued adoption of RDK open source software used to power customer-premise equipment (CPE) from broadband and video service providers worldwide. Globally, the number of RDK devices deployed is now more 60 million, up from 50 million since last spring.
"RDK now powers more than 60 million devices deployed by service providers around the world that require flexibility and control over their CPE software and diagnostics data," said Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK. "The new RDK App Framework enables them to develop and manage apps easily, and RDK broadband software is capable of powering next-gen gateways across DOCSIS, DSL, and GPON. Over the past year, the RDK community has been actively working to develop open source software for connected cameras, which we expect to make available soon, to provide a new avenue of growth for operators."
RDK is an open source software platform that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices.
For video, RDK provides common methods to manage video tuning, conditional access, DRM, stream management, diagnostics, and more. Companies can also use the RDK App Framework to build and manage their own apps, select an RDK pre-integrated app store solution, such as the Metrological App Store, or choose an RDK Video Accelerator, a fully integrated IP set-top box, from suppliers such as CommScope, Humax, KAON and Technicolor.
For broadband, RDK provides consistency across DOCSIS, DSL, GPON, and Ethernet gateways. It enables support for routing, WiFi, device management, diagnostics, DNS, and IoT interfaces, such as Bluetooth, Thread and Zigbee. Suppliers including Altice Labs, CommScope, Humax, Sagemcom, and Technicolor are enabling operators to deploy RDK across their various broadband networks.
For IP-connected cameras, RDK expects to provide software in the coming weeks to enable common methods to support live video feeds, continuous video recording, motion detection, and watermarking. RDK community member Sercomm, a supplier of IoT solutions, will offer RDK software on its IP-connected cameras.
Device provisioning, data diagnostics reporting, and telemetry are consistent across all RDK software profiles, enabling service providers to manage video, broadband, and cameras in uniform way.
There are now more than 430 technology companies participating within the RDK community. The community includes consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers, system-on-chip (SoC) companies, software developers, system integrators, and service providers making innovative code contributions and downloading RDK software components more than 7 million times per month. RDK software is available at no cost to RDK licensees, and RDK community member companies can contribute software changes and enhancements back to the community.