Alticast Set-Top ‘Stick’ Will Run The RDK

An all-IP, HDMI-connected set-top “stick” Alticast will demonstrate at the Consumer Electronics Show next month will run the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the pre-integrated software bundle developed for IP and hybrid IP/QAM gateways being managed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the vendor confirmed.

The RDK-powered set-top stick will be one of several products Alticast will show at the gadgetfest, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. The company makes an RDK stack that has already been shown to run on set-top chips from Broadcom, STMicro and Entropic.

Offering more evidence that IP video form factors continue to shrink, Alticast’s new set-top stick can be used as a client with a gateway or receive content directly via the cloud over IP, the company said.

Also at the show, Alticast said it will show off its TV Ready Application Framework running in conjunction with the RDK, and feature a TV Ready User Agent that enables operators to implement HTML5, Android, and native user apps on one set-top platform. 

Alticast will also demonstrate a Cloud DVR, an app store, and offer the U.S. premiere of  Windmill 2.0, a next-gen, personalized  user interface (pictured at left).