Leaders in media technology join forces to develop first RDK Video Accelerator (VA) with Amlogic SoC

Consult Red and Skyworth collaborate to drastically cut costs and time to market for operators

Two of the largest and most trusted entities in media technology, Consult Red and Skyworth, have joined forces to develop the first RDK Video Accelerator to use an Amlogic SoC.

By working together, Consult Red and Skyworth believe they help operators, even operators entirely new to RDK, to reduce costs and get to market faster.

Cutting costs and time to market

Already the largest supplier of Set Top Boxes (STBs), Skyworth have developed a Video Accelerator that delivers a pre-integrated solution to operators to simplify development, cut integration times and launch product quickly. This, along with Amlogic’s SoC, means that Skyworth’s RDK Video Accelerator becomes a more cost-effective option for Operators.

The operator is in control

Skyworth’s new RDK Video Accelerator developed with Consult Red, Europe’s largest RDK R&D team, means media operators can cut costs and time to market, yet still have the flexibility to customise and tailor the product and be in full control of the user experience.

More silicon choice

The development of this new RDK Video Accelerator represents a significant milestone for the RDK community and underscores how the RDK ecosystem is expanding to give operators more silicon choice.

Operator adoption

The Skyworth Video Accelerator is already being adopted by Operators with product launches imminent; by bringing together Skyworth’s extensive STB hardware development experience, with Consult Red’s proven track record in RDK development, operators can deliver innovative STBs to market in record time.

Andrew Stewart, MD of Consult Red, said:
“One of the great benefits of RDK is the choice it gives operators – every operator is different and one size doesn’t fit all.  The Skyworth Video Accelerator is a fantastic addition to the RDK ecosystem and already proving an attractive option for operators. We look forward to working with Skyworth on future projects where their products with our System Integration skills accelerate operator deployments – while still delivering the custom solution they need.”

Chris Briggs, CTO of Skyworth said:
“The Skyworth Video Accelerator is a great option for operators in terms of both features and cost. This is our first RDK product and it shows, with the benefit of an experienced partner like Consult Red, how we can rapidly deliver a compelling product.”

About Consult Red

Consult Red is a technology development partner that has worked with major global media operators to launch RDK products across multiple territories. In the last five years, Consult Red has built the largest RDK team in Europe – this unparalleled experience and capability is a tremendous advantage to operators seeking to deploy RDK. For more information, please visit http://consult.red/rdk

About Skyworth

Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. LTD., (Skyworth Digital) is the world’s leading provider for connected home products and solutions. Skyworth Digital is 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 Skyworth Digital