RDK Management has given details of the current deployment of the open source software, used to power customer-premise equipment (CPE) from broadband and video service providers.
“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.”
The open source software platform standardises core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices.
RDK is now extending into IP-connected cameras and shortly expects to provide software that will enable common methods to support live video feeds, continuous video recording, motion detection, and watermarking.
RDK community member Sercomm, which supplies IoT solutions, will offer RDK software on their IP-connected cameras. James Wang, CEO of Sercomm noted, “Sercomm has devoted significant R&D resources to the development of IoT solutions in order to offer customers with high performance, cost-effective and extensible products. We are proud to be the first in the market to bring RDK-powered cameras to operators around the world.”
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.
Globally, the number of RDK devices deployed is now more 60 million, up from 50 million since last spring. Dozens of service providers across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia are in various stages of evaluation, testing, trials, or deployment.
Companies with publicly disclosed deployment plans for RDK-based services include: Comcast, Cox, J:COM, Liberty Global, Megacable, Melita, MEO, NOS, NOWO, Rogers, Shaw, SFR (part of Altice Europe), Tele Columbus, Vidéotron, Vodafone (formerly Kabel Deutschland), VTR, and Ziggo.