WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show 2013) -- Humax (115160.KQ), a global leading set-top box manufacturer is proud to participate at The Cable Show 2013's much anticipated session: "RDK [Reference Design Kit] in Action." Humax' Senior Technical Staff Lead, Robert McNabb, will present "From Months to Days with RDK," and discuss the progress made on the Xi3 IP-based client set-top box (STB) platform.
Humax and Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, are demonstrating their IP-Client device based on hardware and software specifications developed by Comcast. The Humax client device enables cable subscribers to view a rich set of IP-based video services at any TV in the home. The device can run native and cloud-based applications and provides a highly-efficient, media and graphics-rich end-user experience. The Humax client solution is powered by Entropic's EN7588 system-on-a-chip (SoC), a dual-core ARM ® Cortex™-A9 solution bundled with Entropic's leading Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) silicon and software to provide reliable whole-home network connectivity.
The "RDK in Action" session will address last year's reveal of MSO representatives from Comcast, Charter, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable announcing the RDK as a way to get to market more quickly with IP devices and services. They discussed plans to embrace open standards, from the chip level up. This year, RDK is front-and-center at The Cable Show, with working demonstrations of the technology platform at booths including Humax' (located at CableNET) and Entropic's (located at booth #2807)."By working with Entropic, we have made significant progress on the RDK – taking development time down from months to days," said Robert McNabb. "It's exciting to think of all the opportunities and applications that can now be offered to consumers in a shorter period of time due to the open platform supported through the RDK initiative."