Zenverge developing RDK gateway transcoding plugin

Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Zenverge Works to Advance RDK Transcoding Architecture; State-of-the Art Transcoding Plugin Revolutionizes Multiscreen Video Streaming on Hybrid Gateways

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, announced today it is developing the first RDK transcoder plugin.

The RDK from Comcast is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common framework for powering tru2way®, IP or hybrid set-top boxes and gateway devices and accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation video services.

The RDK is supported by Zenverge’s ZN200, the world’s most advanced quad stream content networking system-on-chip (SoC) that can transcode up to four HD streams simultaneously with the least amount of DDR memory on the market today. The ZN200 production silicon is designed into the ARRIS MG2402 Video Gateway that uses Comcast XG5 and RDK specifications.

Zenverge is using the ZN200 to implement a multi-channel transcoder architecture for the RDK that will enable efficient streaming of broadcast content to IP devices, such as game consoles, smart TVs, smartphones and tablets.

Zenverge CTO Tony Masterson commented, “We are excited to support the unique, flexible nature of the RDK as it simplifies the effort needed to add transcoding to next generation gateways and set-top boxes. We look forward to bringing new innovations in multiscreen streaming in support of the RDK community.”

State-of-the-art transcoding provided by the ZN200, enables features such as streaming live HD video to four tablets or smartphones over WiFi and downloading DVR content to tablets or smartphones at up to four times faster than real-time.