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June 07, 2012

itaas Offers Comcast RDK, Demonstrates Latest Technology at Cable Show 2012

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Expanding the availability of entertainment options was a key focus for those companies attending the Cable Show 2012 in Boston last month. itaas was on hand, demonstrating its latest innovations in this space.

TMC’s (News - Alert) Erik Linask made the rounds at the show, stopping to talk with Jim Elayan, regional sales manager for itaas. To get the scoop on their conversation and what Elayan was demonstrating at the show, check out the interview in full via the video below.

In other itaas news, the company recently announced it had successfully licensed the Comcast (News - Alert) Reference Development Kit (RDK). This pre-integrated software bundle is designed to power tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes. The bundle includes a number of open source components, as well as the CableLabs (News - Alert) OCAP Reference Implementation software.

This new agreement will ensure itaas can provide the software development, testing and integration services necessary for set-top box and chip manufacturers, in addition to those MSOs who plan to leverage the RDK initiative.

"itaas has always focused on accelerating advanced services to consumers," said Vibha Rustagi (News - Alert), CEO and president of itaas, in a news release. "In licensing RDK, we will leverage our depth and breadth of experience with industry leading chipsets and middleware platforms making us an ideal partner for providers looking to deploy RDK-based solutions or vendors porting RDK to their hardware." 

The development and integration of advanced gateway, set-top, and system on a chip (SoC) platforms are streamlined with the Comcast RDK initiative. Services and engineering teams will be offered by itaas (News - Alert), that will expedite quality development, as well as time to market. 

Steve Reynolds, senior vice president, CPE and Home Network for Comcast, shared that the company’s goal is to make the RDK available to companies like itaas to enable the acceleration of development for advanced software solutions throughout the industry. Consumers will benefit from the creation of rich, multi-screen viewing experiences available in less time.

To learn more about the impact itaas is making in the industry and plans for the near future, check out the Cable Show video in full.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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