Editor | 06-09-2013
Video service delivery firm Alticast is to unveil a Reference Design Kit (RDK) and RDK set-top box on a system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform from connected home semiconductor producer Entropic.
Alticast works with major US, European and Latin American operators to leverage RDK as part of the transition to IP. It combines standard RDK or extended RDK for DVB Networks with its application framework, providing operators with the flexibility to implement specific content delivery and business solutions. For its part, Entropic offers both single-core ARM Cortex-A9 and dual-core Cortex-A9 processors bundled with its leading Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) connectivity solution.
The two companies, who will demonstrate the solution at the forthcoming IBC Show, believe the integration expands the breadth of RDK SoC providers, giving operators new options when selecting their STB solution. In addition they say that combining their expertise will enable them to offer more competitive IP set-top box solutions for global pay-TV operators.
“The integrated solution allows operators to accelerate their move to new IP-based STB solutions, which is critical in the evolution from traditional broadcast to gateway/client architectures,” explained Roger Gregory, Entropic’s vice president of marketing adding, “Alticast’s experience with RDK allowed quick integration with the Entropic STB SoC and MoCA platform."