Moto Licenses Comcast Video RDK

Motorola Mobility is licensing the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for the set-top box development cycle. The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle intended to create a common framework for powering tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes and video gateway devices for next-generation video services such as cloud-based VOD and improved guides. Comcast licenses the RDK to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor manufacturers, software vendors and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).

The traditional, or current, implementation of the RDK includes CableLabs' "Reference Implementation" for OCAP and tru2way, as well as the Java Virtual Machine. Open-source components of the RDK include GStreamer (a media management framework); QT (a windowing framework that allows cable operators to do multiple applications within the same runtime environment); and WebKit, all of which are execution environments that can be tailored to each MSO. There are also optional plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash and Smooth HD.
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