Is it all downhill from here? No word on whether Comcast will use the tech, but Hillcrest Labs announced that it is the first motion control technology provider to license the Reference Design Kit software stack from Comcast. It’s certainly a key step if Comcast does decide deploy Hillcrest’s Freespace Motion Engine software with its X1 platform.

 
The agreement enables Hillcrest to provide software development, integration and testing services to OEMs, semiconductor manufacturers, software vendors and cable operators who plan to take advantage of the RDK. The RDK initiative is intended to speed the development and deployment of next-gen video services such as cloud-based functionality, and enhanced guide experiences with richer graphics and better search capabilities.
 
Companies that have licensed Freespace for use in their products include: Roku, LG, Intel, Atmel, Eastman Kodak, LG Electronics, Logitech, Roku, SMK Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, TCL Multimedia and Universal Electronics. Most recently, Hillcrest extended its licensing agreement with TCL in China for its new line of Android-based Smart TVs.

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