Smart Router

The broadband router is poised to become the heart of the smart home.

Key open source players, RDK and prpl are accelerating development of its fixed-function into an agile platform to exploit the intelligent edge.

With deep expertise in embedded systems and containerised technologies, we are ideally placed to take you through every stage of your project, from planning and design to implementation and delivery.

Smart Router Benefits

The pandemic has amplified the demand for smart appliances for security, climate control, lighting and health alongside smart TVs. Connectivity is likely to become so pervasive to the extent of being embedded in every household device in the coming years.

The router’s unique place in the home network means it can save power, protect privacy, provide autonomy, absorb gateway boxes and much more. These benefits are a springboard for new services and operational savings and can only be realised by creating an innovative environment and ecosystem at the network edge that enhances value for the operator.

The broadband router is established as a secure, managed edge-of-network device. Transforming it from a fixed-function terminal into a smart router has the potential to deliver a significant competitive advantage for operators seeking agility, innovation and security.

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  • Agility:  Future proof and build versatility into your business model
  • Innovation: Unlock a wealth of value from emerging technologies at the network edge
  • Secure: Add a myriad of features to enhance services or deliver new functionality with everything locked inside its container

The beauty is that the same technical solution – Smart Router – can be the platform to serve all those needs.

How we can help with Smart Router

We have extensive experience in embedded devices. Working closely with Sky, Comcast, Liberty Global and others to add production quality support for standards-compliant containers technology into the RDK-V open-source project.

Our CTO Rahul Mehra chaired the RDK special interest group for DACs. Deployed in over 10M devices – it is used to deploy applications and facilitate incremental upgrades to service components in a modular manner. We have also added DACs capability to the RDK-B router stack.


In conversation with Broadband TV News: Smart routers mean smart homes

Julian Clover, Editor of Broadband TV News, discusses how Smart routers are evolving to serve the smart home with Consult Red’s Stuart Griffin.

In conversation with Broadband TV News: Smart routers mean smart homes


Smart Router: The gateway to next-gen services

Whether you’re defending market share or looking for new revenue streams, developing an intelligent, agile platform is a must-have to unlock a new wave of services.

Smart Router: The gateway to next-gen services


Broadband Router: Gateway to the intelligent edge

The intelligent edge is poised to propel media and the communications industry toward the next generation of connectivity and efficiency. The opportunities will be great and telcos and operators have the chance to gain.

Smart Router Containerisation - Broadband Router: Gateway to the intelligent edge


Why smart home is a smart play for operators

Covid-19 has had many side effects and one of them has been to rejuvenate the smart home. A market that was previously in decline is now revving up and operators have a springboard into its heart.

Why smart home is a smart play for operators

White Paper

Smart router: The gateway to next-gen services

Predicting the future may be folly but preparing for it is vital. With the growing consensus that the network edge is about to play a much bigger role in service delivery, operators need strategies now to prevent rivals from taking a lead and internet giants from locking them out of providing next-generation services.

Smart Router White Paper: The Gateway to Next-Gen Services

Our Capabilities

To develop and launch compliant, secure, trustworthy, smart devices to market, you’ll need a trusted partner:


One of Europe's largest RDK teams

We work with the world’s leading operators, silicon vendors and OEMs through the entire product development journey, from proof of concept to deployment.

Edge AI

We're embedded experts

Our experience of designing and developing edge devices for the home and other environments, can help you navigate the technology landscape from chip to cloud.

IoT Secure by design

Developing secure IoT products

We’ve worked with leading global operators, delivering connected systems in the home with security at heart, protecting both their customers and their valuable content.

Why Work with Red?

We have expertise spanning chip-to-cloud that includes a deep understanding of security, compliance, device management, analytics and the user interface.

Trusted innovation partner

We’ve built strong, long-term relationships with providers in the Pay TV, media and OTT industry, helping them become leaders in their field.

End-to-end development

From research and strategy to development, compliance, scale and production, we’ve helped clients to avoid pitfalls and get to market without delay.

Making products ‘SMART’

We’ve accumulated experience in software and hardware design, including embedded and cloud solutions, to deliver connected devices and systems.