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Eurofins Joins RDK Ranks

Eurofins Digital Testing has joined a growing list of vendors and operators to license the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software stack for hybrid and IP-only set-tops and gateways being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter Communications (via its acquisition of Time Warner Cable). 

Eurofins (formerly Testronic Labs Belgium) said it has been picked by multiple operators to manage TV service testing on RDK-based set-tops. Those MSOs where not named, but others MVPDs that have licensed RDK include NOS of Portugal, Rogers Communications, Kabel Deutschland, and Japan’s J:COM, among others.

“By providing insight into the availability, stability and quality of next-gen video services, companies like Eurofins play an important role in helping operators speed the deployment of RDK based products,” said Jason Briggs, senior director of licensing and strategic development at RDK Management, in  a statement.

“Test automation is fast becoming one of the most important factors for operators looking to accelerate deployment of video services and deliver the very best experience,” added Johan Craeybeckx, CEO of Eurofins Digital Testing Belgium Division.

RDK Development said the platform is supported by more than 250 companies including CE manufacturers, SoCs vendors, software developers, system integrators, and network operators.

In May, RDK Development announced that more than 15 million devices were running the RDK.

RDK started out as a platform for video devices (now called RDK-V), but has since branched out to include broadband gateways (RDK-B).