Amino Launches Operator Ready RDK

UK media technology vendor Amino has joined the RDK Video Accelerator (RDK-VA) group and launched RDK-V devices and software.

The company has also announced that its R180, driven by its Amlogic X4 SoC (System on Chip) will be the first device to receive RDK-VA certification.

By integrating its AminoOS software with RDK-V, Amino has given operators a simpler way of implementing pre-certified OTT services and standards available through RDK without costly and time-consuming bespoke integrations. The R180 also boasts improved sustainability credentials with its use of 100% recycled plastic, plant-based glues and ink, with minimal packaging for shipping.

“RDK is increasingly important for operators looking to provide linear TV combined with advanced streaming services and apps,” said Donald McGarva, CEO of Aferian Group, the new name for Amino. “RDK has a huge installed base, and the investment made by large tier-1 operators means that RDK is now a powerful and cost-efficient route for operators launching advanced video services.”

“The combination of AminoOS and RDK-V enables operators to take a ‘best of both worlds’ approach, by combining live and catch-up TV, VoD and streaming apps through their own branded UI,” added Jonny McKee, VP of Product Management & Customer Support, Amino. “In the past, deploying RDK was a significant undertaking, restricted to the largest operators with their own engineering teams. By combining RDK and the Video Accelerator program with AminoOS, we have produced a packaged solution which allows much smaller operators to take advantage of the community’s investment in RDK without significant upfront integration. AminoOS is now an ‘operator ready’ RDK software environment that has all the power and flexibility to ensure that operators can be successful both financially and creatively.”

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