Entropic's Open RDK Platform Enables Operators and OEMs to Develop Applications Once and Deploy Them Across Multiple Set-Top Devices in Record Times
LONDON, June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its participation on the Advanced Television RDK (Reference Design Kit) roundtable in London. This roundtable, led by Advanced Television's Editor-in-Chief Nick Snow, will address the RDK opportunity to be the global standard for IP integration and the reliable route to TV Everywhere for cable networks. Entropic's Vice President of Marketing, Roger Gregory will provide the system-on-a-chip (SoC) perspective to RDK innovation, growth and key milestones for global expansion.
An early licensee of the RDK, Entropic offers its Open RDK SoC platform, which is comprised of its ARM®-based SoCs and Software Development Kit (SDK). It is the first RDK-focused SoC solution to leverage the OpenEmbedded core technology and the Yocto Project™ development environment, which maximizes the commonality of code used on different set-top devices and allows operators implementing the RDK the opportunity to minimize software diversity in their set-top devices. This in turn makes the RDK architecture agnostic and lets operators save significant time and resources on application development by increasing the reuse of software.
"As a SoC provider, we have a great opportunity to help the cable market move forward in both innovation and the velocity at which new subscriber services are deployed," said Roger Gregory. "Entropic's Open RDK platform ensures RDK implementations are fully-accessible across multiple device types. By offering a truly transparent, hardware-agnostic platform, we are enabling operators and OEMs to develop applications once and deploy them across multiple set-top devices in record times."
The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) from TV service providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and converged devices. It was created to accelerate the deployment of next-gen video products and services. The RDK is supported by more than 140 licensees, and is administered by RDK Management LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and Liberty Global.
The Advanced Television RDK roundtable will be a taped session on Monday, June 23, 2014, and will air online via the Advanced Television website. Panel highlights will also be captured in the September/October issue of Euromedia Magazine, which will be distributed at IBC.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's SoC technologies, its related prospects and its role in RDK-based solutions and the future of connected home entertainment. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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