RDK

As Europe’s largest RDK R&D team, we work with Operators, Silicon Vendors and OEMs through the entire product development journey from proof of concept to deployment.

With full-stack knowledge of RDK, we work with all stakeholders in the RDK ecosystem:

Silicon vendors

We’ve worked closely with several silicon vendors to help them deliver RDK compliant drivers and maintain compliance as requirements evolve.

OEMs

We help OEMs integrate RDK on to their devices and recently we worked with Skyworth on the first Amlogic RDK video accelerator. We also work with technology providers to pre-integrate their technology with the RDK.

Operators

One of the great benefits of RDK is the choice it gives operators – every operator is different, and one size doesn’t fit all. We work with operators to help assess and understand the RDK. We undertake customization, network integration, and we’ve helped operators launch RDK products all across Europe.

Hear how we work with Liberty Global to develop and deploy RDK

Olivier Philippe, VP at Liberty Global, talks about working with Consult Red on RDK.

If I could describe Consult Red in three words, they would be:​ Experts​, Thorough​, Flexible​

Olivier Philippe, VP, Liberty Global

Case study

Accelerating the Accelerator – the first RDK Video Accelerator with an Amlogic SoC

Our experience and collaborative approach enabled Skyworth to quickly and efficiently produce a market-leading Video Accelerator and engage with a major operator.

Case study

The RDK Video Accelerator – a quick guide for Operators

As experienced System Integrators with Europe’s largest RDK development team, we’ve helped operators develop and deliver RDK devices to market and here we share our insight to help you do the same.

Our RDK Team

Through our operator work, we consistently contribute to the RDK and lead some of the key technology initiatives.

RDK member since 2012

Experienced Integrator for leading, global operators for more 15 years

A dedicated team of 80 software engineers

Dedicated Architecture Team with T1 Operator experience

We've built the largest RDK team in Europe and work with operators, silicon vendors & OEMs throughout the development journey. We are continually looking to push the boundaries and are proud of our contributions to world-beating products that are based on RDK.

Andrew Stewart, CEO Consult Red

Support through the entire development journey

We’ll work with you every step of the on your RDK journey, managing risk and helping you get to market, faster.

  • Project consultancy

    • Initial Feasibility study
    • Architect RDK solution in co-operation with the customer’s team
    • Rapid Prototyping and POC capability
    • System Integration and Vendor Management
    • Project Planning & Management
    • Development and Customization
  • Development Ops

    With real-world RDK build and integration experience and expertise in RDK build and integration technologies, we work to streamline your RDK project.

    • Establish code acceptance policies & delivery processes
    • Design & configure build systems (Yocto, Cmake, bitbake)
    • Design & configure continuous integration (Jenkins, Gerrit, etc)
    • Implement RDK Upstreaming & Downstreaming
    • Perform & Implement code acceptance
  • Development

    RDK will need customization to make it yours. We work with clients to do just this, with no IP or licence lock-ins – it’s all yours.

    • Hardening RDK to CA standards
    • CA/DRM integration,
    • Middleware customisation, Voice, G Streamer, Graphics
    • Bootloader & Software upgrade, 3rd party Application integration inc. Lighning;
    • App manager & Back office proxy
    • Telemetry, WebPA and TR-069 Configuration,
    • Maintenance screens Navigator, Guide,
    • Broadcast support/Subtitles/DVB-SI/Teletext
    • Integration of Youtube/Netflix/Prime/Disney+/etc… & Containerisation
  • Delivery

    • Functional Testing with help of TDK
    • Network Integration with content discover, recommendations, search and voice.
    • Augment TDK with operator-specific Testing
    • System Integration and Vendor Management
    • Certification testing including CA, Youtube, Netflix, Prime, Disney+, etc…
    • System Integration – Field testing support
    • Post-launch support,maintenance and upgrades
    • Triaging

Consult Red has helped us on the journey to delivered product based on RDK. They have Accelerated our accelerator by providing not just skills but experience that spans silicon to application; IP and broadcast.

Chris Briggs, CTO, Skyworth

RDK-V – take control of the user experience

We’re leaders in Middleware solutions and were awarded ‘Best Product and Service Quality’ at the LG Tech Summit for our contributions to their Horizon 4 platform.

More control for growth

To retain subscribers, and attract new ones, the flexibility of your offer is vital. Lack of flexibility can be an issue when locked into contracts with middleware providers. RDK-V provides the potential for you to gain back some control with a royalty-free solution, enabling you to take control over of all aspects of the user experience. While leveraging the continuous investment from an active ecosystem that includes some of the largest operators in the world. This means you can improve the quality of your offering, creating subscriber loyalty and customer satisfaction.

Helping you innovate

If you’re looking for an alternative to proprietary middleware solutions, Consult Red is here to help. We bring over two decades of experience in media, working for some of the biggest names in Pay TV. As Europe’s largest RDK team in the industry, we support our clients all the way from initial planning to implementation. Giving you the unique opportunity to innovate and differentiate your offering at the application and services layer.

Cost-effective solutions

We ensure unique solutions delivered on time and within budget, with sustainable cost savings in the future where you are free from royalty fees. From the start, we offer a feasibility study and coordinate all partners and third parties, fully managing the process from design and development to deployment.

RDK-B – Harness the power of RDK

We’re leaders in Middleware solutions and were awarded ‘Best Product and Service Quality’ at the LG Tech Summit for our contributions to their Horizon 4 platform.

More control for growth

The home gateway occupies a unique place in the home and with the growth in edge technologies it is poised to offer consumers a range of exciting new services. But to capitalise on this technology operators need an edge ready solution that they can control. Vendor lock-ins and lifelong contracts can stand in the way of innovation. RDK-B allows you to undertake the development and delivery of your own broadband router, with management of everything from the network interface to the backend. RDK-B supports DOCSIS, GPON, EPON, xDSL in a single stack. This means you can tailor the offering to your subscribers, delighting the customer and boosting revenue streams.
As one of the leading RDK-B solutions providers, we have the experience and expertise to develop unique solutions that put you in the driving seat.

Royalty-free solutions

We have capabilities to take you through every stage, from planning and design to implementation and delivery of RDK-B projects. You’ll have control of the entire process and will direct every aspect of the software delivery. With a royalty-free broadband network, you’ll also have better control over costs, and you can focus on driving quality and performance for the end-user.
If you’re looking for an alternative to proprietary communications equipment solutions, get in touch with Consult Red today to discuss your vision.

Hear how we collaborated with Skyworth

We worked with Skyworth, the largest supplier of Set-Top Boxes (STBs), to develop and deploy the first RDK Video Accelerator with an Amlogic SoC.

Chris Briggs, CTO at Skyworth, talks about working with Consult Red on their RDK Video Accelerator.