The move matches our organisations ambition for utilising professionally run open-source software platforms 

We are delighted to announce that Merapar has become an official RDK licensee, matching our organisation’s vision for utilising a professionally run open-source software platform for the connected home. 

RDK is a fully modular, portable and customisable open-source software solution that standardises core functions used in video, broadband and IoT devices. It brings a reduction in development cycles and encourages collaboration and innovation, with full control over data and apps. 

Among the extended benefits, providers can develop, innovate and differentiate at the application services layer thanks to RDKs modular plug-in architecture, bringing a consistent customer experience across all types of devices. Frequent releases and continuous improvements enable enhancements in product development velocity.

The RDK licence gives full transparency into its source code, providing the opportunity to freely add new features and quickly resolve any issues. Access to trained and certified RDK staff also enables a more successful transition to the platform for licensees.

Harry Koiter, Co-Founder & CMO, Merapar, an alfa1 partner, said: “Attainment of the RDK licence is a natural progression for Merapar, in alignment with our continuous development ethos. Our tier 1 customers already work with, or are considering RDK, and being a licensee will enable us to move quickly on backend developments and make contributions on behalf of our customers.”