Skyworth and Amlogic Launch RDK Video Accelerator Set-Top Box
State of the art RDK-powered IP-STB ready to enable service providers to quickly develop and deploy advanced video apps
Amsterdam(09 Sep 2020)
Pay-TV operators around the globe are seeking high-performance and cost-efficient STBs (set-top boxes) to launch their next-generation of entertainment experiences. To address this need, Skyworth Digital, the world’s largest STB manufacturer, has introduced its first RDKVideo Accelerator STB, powered by Amlogic, a leading fabless semiconductor company.
Specifically, Skyworth has joined the RDK Video Accelerator program, and unveiled a stylish new reference OTT STB that comes pre-integrated with the RDK application framework and the Metrological App Store. The STB gives service providers the ability to rapidly develop, test, and launch new video applications while maintaining full control over consumer-facing applications, user experience, and set-top box data.
RDK is an open source software platform for connected homes that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices. RDK enables service providers to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results.
“The demand for RDK-based products are on the rise by pay-TV operators around the globe,” said Charlie Zheng, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Sales and Marketing, Skyworth Digital. “RDK gives pay-TV operators the flexibility and the capability to develop new TV experiences, and Skyworth is proud to collaborate with Amlogic to help them accelerate those plans.”
“Skyworth is a market leader in consumer electronics and set-top boxes, and we’re very proud to have them join the RDK Video Accelerator program,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK. “Using state-of-the-art chipsets from Amlogic, operators now have a turnkey, production-ready solution that pre-integrates the RDK app framework and Metrological App Store.”
“Many service providers are turning to RDK as their software platform of choice for next-gen video and broadband products, and Amlogic will be there for them,” said James Xie, Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Strategy, Amlogic. “We’re delighted to have partnered with Skyworth in the development of this RDK Video Accelerator platform to speed up time to market, simplify integration, and deliver an exceptional user experience.”
Skyworth’s RDK Video Accelerator is a UHD IP-set top, running on the Amlogic S905X2 or S905X4 chipset with 2GB DDR4 + 8 or 16GB eMMC, 802.11ac dual band 2x2 Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth (BTLE) 4.2, supporting Dolby Vision, all in a compact size of 105 x 105 x 25mm. Additional information is available at https://en.skyworthdigital.com/
Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. LTD., (Skyworth Digital) is the world’s leading provider for connected home products and solutions. Skyworth Digital are continually evolving product and service offerings to satisfy the ever-changing content consumption habits of a global customer base, by providing innovations in networking, digitalization, and solutions for the connected home. Today, Skyworth Digital is the world’s largest set top box manufacturer and as well one of fastest growing manufacturer of broadband CPE and IoT products and solutions.
For more information on solutions, please visit https://en.skyworthdigital.com/
Amlogic is a world leading fabless semiconductor company that specializes in the design, development and application of high-performance, multimedia system-on-chip (SoC). As a result of our cutting-edge technologies and best-in-class solutions, we have actively expanded into new areas including smart vision, wireless connectivity and automotive electronics, ushering in a new era of AIoT. By providing complete turnkey solutions in combination with industry-leading software and hardware technologies, including UHD multimedia processing, artificial intelligence, content security protection, CPU and GPU with advanced process nodes, customers are able to rapidly optimize and develop market-leading products with state-of-the-art performance and power consumption. Founded in Silicon Valley, with R&D, support, and sales offices worldwide including Santa Clara, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Mumbai, London, Munich, Indianapolis, and Milan. Visit Amlogic online at http://www.amlogic.com
About RDK Management
RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages RDK for the global community. RDK is an open source software platform that standardizes core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT devices. RDK enables service providers to control their device diagnostics data, business models, and apps to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 430 companies including CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit: www.rdkcentral.com.