The Symphony Teleca take on emerging industry issues, technologies and business strategies.
The automotive industry is currently developing sensor-based solutions to increase vehicle safety in speed zones where driver error is most common. These systems are known as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS).
With approximately 104 million new cars expected to have some form of connectivity by 2025, the connected car is leading the automotive industry to its most significant innovation phase, since the creation of the automobile itself.
The Reference Design Kit (RDK) has gained significant momentum over the last year. According to RDK Management, RDK licensees has grown to more than 140 companies, a group that also includes more than 15 operators.
A new year brings new opportunities, and for me this is best reflected by STC’s acquisition of Aditi Technologies.
In Part I of this blog post we talked extensively about what is cable RDK and how it works. In this follow-up blog post, I will explore how broadcasters can leverage this new platform to enhance viewer experiences. Let’s beginning by examining the challenges first.
If you had read my CEO Sanjay Dhawan’s recent blog post, Unlock the Set-top Box, you’d recall that Comcast and Time Warner Cable had formed a joint entity, RDK Management, LLC, to promote a standard, open platform RDK or Reference Design Kit, for video and application services support on set-top boxes and TVs within their subscribers’ homes. Since then, over 2 million US homes had gotten RDK enabled set-top boxes that provide them with both traditional cable services and new IP and cloud-based services. With these enhanced capabilities, this new platform presents a great opportunity for broadcasters and producers looking to refresh today’s viewer experiences. But exactly how can broadcasters take advantage of this new technology?
Now that Mobile World Congress is behind us and we've left the sunny Barcelona to go back to our rainy or snowy sanctuaries, it's time to reflect on the show that was.
The retail industry has been undergoing a massive transformation for some time now. It all started with a simple online presence for the brick and mortar stores over a decade ago that evolved into full-blown e-commerce websites. This eventually led to today’s various complex online marketplaces that continue to change the way customers shop. The integration of So-Mo-Lo (social, mobile and local) has also redefined the way retailers interact with their customers.