Across Platforms joins cable’s RDK software community


across-platforms-blue-logoRDK-logoThe Boston-based technology and consulting firm has joined the Reference Design Kit (RDK) community. The Reference Design Kit is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and converged devices.

The RDK is supported by more than 160 licensees including CE manufacturers, SOCs vendors, software developers, system integrators, and TV service providers. It is administered by the RDK Management LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and Liberty Global. It enables TV service providers to standardize certain elements of these devices, but also to easily customize the applications and user experiences that ride on top.

Now a member of the RDK community, Across Platforms has licensed the RDK in order to bring Across Platforms’ TV solutions to programmers and advertisers seeking to use the RDK software stack.

“Across Platforms, Inc. and the RDK community are both focused on delivering next-generation television services. Joining the RDK is a necessary part of this evolution,” said Michael Insalaco Project Manager of Across Platforms, Inc. Technologies. “Across Platforms, Inc. is a technology and consulting firm that focuses on helping programmers navigate new multichannel video distribution solutions, most of which will utilize RDK.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Across Platforms as a licensee of the RDK, further demonstrating RDK’s global reach and its applicability in advancing multi-screen services, ” said Jason Briggs, Senior Director, RDK Management. “Together, the RDK community is working to help speed the development and deployment of next-generation video services and devices for pay TV operators around the world.”