In-band DVB-SI is intended to provide data reliability for TV service providers that operate one-way networks, or that are in the process of transitioning to two way networks. ARRIS' new contributions extend the RDK Media Framework (RMF) to support a common method for extracting DVB streams, and also provide an open source reference DVB implementation that can be adopted and extended by DVB-based operators and suppliers. The new RDK capability adds to previously supported DVB components such as teletext and subtitles released last year.
The RDK - a joint venture among Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) and Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) - is a pre-integrated software bundle designed to provide a common framework for powering CPE from TV service providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and converged devices. DVB-SI provides RDK-based devices with in-band table of contents and data required for EPGs and other services.