Pace integrates RDK into middleware
Michelle Clancy
| 06 May 2014
Founding Reference Design Kit (RDK) licensee Pace has integrated the RDK into its Elements middleware platform.

Elements is based on open-source components and supports the design, delivery and management of digital content and services into and around the home.

Pace has been working Comcast and other operators on RDK product roll-outs across North America, and has shipped over three million RDK-compliant devices in the United States alone. It said that it is also planning to expand into DVB markets with RDK product deployments in partnership with other major MSOs like Liberty Global.

The RDK was first developed internally by Comcast using open-source components and by working with various vendors. Now, the RDK is a community-based ecosystem that allows developers, vendors and cable operators to use a defined stack of software on one layer in order to provision set-top boxes and gateways. Developers can write once and then scale across multiple environments – in both the CableCard/ QAM/MPEG-2 environment of today, as well as in the IP environment of tomorrow.

Pace also has expanded its relationship with RDK Management by signing up to the RDK Advanced Support Program (ASP) and Media Sponsorship Program (MSP). The RDK ASP provides access to a suite of development tools, testing platforms, advanced training and testing frameworks; while the MSP enables enhanced communications between Pace, RDK Management and the other RDK stakeholders.

"It's great to see Pace expanding its role as a key member of the RDK community, their expertise across hardware and software has been an integral part of evolving the RDK," said Steve Heeb, president and general manager at RDK Management. inShare0