Membership demonstrates Consult Red leadership within the RDK community, enabling collaboration to help shape the future of the platform alongside global service providers
September 1, 2022: Consult Red, an employee-owned tech R&D innovator, has cemented its market position as a leader in the RDK open-source software platform, by joining the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB).
RDK is an open-source software platform that standardizes core functions used in video, broadband, and IoT-connected devices. By standardizing these functions, service providers can develop and deploy applications and services, independent 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.
Consult Red’s relationship with RDK spans over a decade since its early adoption in 2012. Since then, Consult Red has built one of Europe’s largest RDK R&D teams. Consult Red also chairs the RDK Downloadable Application Containerisation (DAC) Special Interest Group (SIG).
In its work with leading Pay-TV, media and OTT (over-the-top) brands, Consult Red contributes to the RDK platform, leads key RDK technology initiatives and helps operators deploy RDK and launch RDK-based applications.
Raghu Venkatesam, Consult Red CEO, said:
“We are thrilled to join the RDK Technical Advisory Board. It means we can continue to play a leading role in developing a platform for Video, Broadband and Cameras that benefits a global community of operators, silicon vendors, OEMs, application developers and system integrators.
As an early adopter, Consult Red spotted the potential of RDK to transform the way the industry works; make it more efficient, get products to market faster and reduce costs. A decade later, all of that has proven to be true. We’re constantly looking to innovate and are proud of our contributions to RDK and the world-leading products and user experiences built on RDK technology.”
Jason Briggs, President and General Manager of RDK, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Consult Red onto the RDK Technology Advisory Board. Throughout our long relationship, they have played a proactive role in supporting the RDK platform. As a member of RTAB, the Consult Red team can continue to bring their expertise across RDK profiles – video (RDK-V), broadband (RDK-B), and camera (RDK-C). Their contributions will continue to help operators and the wider RDK community develop smart, immersive and engaging products for their customers.”
See what leading media brands say about Consult Red’s experience in RDK.
The RDK community is comprised of more than 500 companies including CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. Globally, the number of RDK devices deployed is now more than 80 million, and dozens of service providers across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia are in various stages of evaluation, testing, trials, or deployment. RDK software is available at no cost to RDK licensees, and RDK community member companies can contribute software changes and enhancements back to the community. Additional information about RDK is available at www.rdkcentral.com.
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About Consult Red
Consult Red is an employee-owned company that works with many of the world’s leading media and connectivity brands. It employs over 300 people in the UK, USA and Poland.
Consult Red applies its long track record in connected and embedded expertise to meet market demand for IoT smart devices and is a market leader in technology to the media sector. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes worldwide.
Expansion in Poland
In March 2022 Consult Red opened three new offices and grew its team by 45% in Poland. Already established in Wroclaw, Consult Red now has teams based in Warsaw, Katowice and Zielona Góra.
In May 2021, ownership of the company was transferred to the employees, protecting the company’s values, and putting it in pole position to attract and retain the industry’s best talent and create win-win relationships with its customers.
Recent leadership appointments:
In February 2022, Consult Red appointed Raghu Venkatesam as CEO.
In 2021 Consult Red made two key appointments,
- Paul Stevenson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and
- Steve Donachie as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
In 2020, Karen Bach, an experienced Chairman and non-executive director in the technology and media industry, joined as Consult Red Chairman.
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