OBS Migrates DTVKit’s DVB Stack to RDK 4.0

Lockdown has been a busy period for us, with the end of March seeing us abandon the office, and adapt to working from home life. After the initial adjustments, we very quickly got into the swing of remote working and virtual tea breaks. There were no major concerns regarding productivity, as we have used the time to move forward with our work on RDK, specifically the integration of the DTVKit DVB stack with the RDK software framework.

We demonstrated an initial integration at the virtual RDK summit in March this year, based on RDK 3.0, and since then we have been busy migrating the solution to RDK 4.0.

Check out our RDK 3.0 demonstration here

This has involved us developing a Thunder nano-service for DTV, enabling RDK based applications to take full advantage of the DTVKit DVB stack in a standardised way. The nano-service provides a high level API to the DVB stack so RDK applications can access DVB services without worrying about low level details. With the DTV nano-service, it is straightforward for an application to scan for services, tune to a channel, and retrieve programme/EPG information. We also have been working on providing an example application which demonstrates how an RDK application can make use of the DTV nano service.

The integration with RDK 4.0 is compatible with all DVB broadcasts including DVB-T/T2, S/S2 and C, and we have the integration running on the Raspberry Pi RDK reference platform, as well as Broadcom reference boards, and the Kaon video accelerator platform.

The RDK 4.0 DVB integration code is currently under review by RDK, and when accepted will be accessible to all RDK members. Binary versions of the DTVKit DVB stack for the Raspberry Pi will also be available to RDK members to allow them to test it for themselves.

We took advantage of the Lightning training from Metrological and are in the process of developing our own Lightning based DVB reference UI. Manufacturers and Operators will be able to leverage this to accelerate their time to market. We will also offer customisation services so that the reference UI can be tuned to your particular requirements.

If you are interested in finding out more about our integration of the DTVKit DVB stack with RDK 4.0, then please get in touch via info@oceanbluesoftware.co.uk