Credersi, a Manchester-based company, is to provide training for the global TV community on Reference Design Kit (RDK) for video, broadband, and cameras.
The company will use its “virtual-reality” tech and science campus to train and certify existing RDK software engineers, re-train software developers on RDK and upskill individuals who want to work in the RDK software community ecosystem.
RDK is a unique, open-source software platform technology used to standardise core functions of digital TV set top boxes, broadband gateways (modems/routers) and connected cameras.
Standardising these functions means that service providers can develop and deploy applications and services independently of hardware platforms. RDK enables service providers to control their device diagnostics data, business models and apps to improve the customer experience and drive business results.
The technology has played a pivotal role in the delivery of high-definition media content and connectivity, delivering content through cable, telco, satellite, digital TV and on-demand services.
Andy Lord, CEO and co-founder of Credersi, said: “The RDK campus will train and certify engineers from beginners to experts on the RDK profiles of RDK-V (Video) RDK-B (Broadband) and RDK-C (Camera). Not only will the RDK engineers and students be able to learn about the software and become certified, but they can do this remotely by accessing our RDK virtual campus. This will enable us to train engineers in any part of the world.”