Time Warner Cable today announced the development of its first IP set-top box integrating the Reference Design Kit (RDK) platform. Time Warner Cable is working with Humax, digital set-top box manufacturers, to create the IP-based set-top box that features its next generation cloud navigator.
The cloud navigator consists of the company’s new HTML 5 cloud-based navigation guide and provides customers a better, more modern user experience with enhanced search capabilities and additional program information.
“We’re very excited as this is the first implementation of the RDK for Time Warner Cable and steers us towards the future of an all IP service,” says Matthew Zelesko, Time Warner Cable’s Senior Vice President, Converged Technology Group. “The RDK continues to evolve thanks to the collaboration and joint efforts of the RDK community. We look forward to the continued development of the RDK and will work together to enhance it as a strategic platform for next generation set-top boxes and devices.”
Time Warner Cable and Comcast Corporation announced their RDK joint venture last year, whereby each would provide technical guidance, coding and financial support to promote the RDK as the platform software solution for the cable industry.