Amino has become an RDK Video Accelerator (RDK-VA) member. The Cambridge tech firm now has RDK-V devices and software systems ready for deployment.
The first device to receive RDK-VA certification will be the R180.
It’s one of the first devices to be powered by RDK on the next-generation Amlogic X4 SoC chip and offers operators a simple way to benefit from the pre-certified OTT services and standards available through RDK without the time and expense of bespoke integrations.
“The combination of AminoOS and RDK-V enables operators to take a ‘best of both worlds’ approach, by combining live and catch-up TV, VoD and streaming apps through their own branded UI,” said Jonny McKee, VP of Product Management & Customer Support, Amino. “In the past, deploying RDK was a significant undertaking, restricted to the largest operators with their own engineering teams. By combining RDK and the Video Accelerator program with AminoOS, we have produced a packaged solution that allows much smaller operators to take advantage of the community’s investment in RDK without significant upfront integration. AminoOS is now an ‘operator ready’ RDK software environment that has all the power and flexibility to ensure that operators can be successful both financially and creatively.”
The R180 also marks a significant step forward in sustainability with the use of 100% recycled plastic, plant-based glues and ink and minimal packaging when being shipped.