Public Groups Area


Group Name Group Description
Content Specification Task Force This WAVE Project task force develops technical documents related to the content requirements within the Project.
CTA Master Calendar This group's only purpose is to house the master calendar for all CTA standards meetings.
Device Playback Capabilities Task Force This WAVE Project task force develops technical documents related to requirements on the device to receive and stream content within the Project.
Future Standards Working Group Observe trends within the Consumer Technology Industry in order to discover opportunities for new CTA projects with the goal of identifying new work.
HTML5 API Task Force This WAVE Project task force develops technical documents related to the HTML5 API requirements within the Project.
NRSC AFAB AIWG AM Improvement Working Group The AIWG was established with the goal of developing an NRSC Guideline on AM carrier synchronization. Subsequently, the work of this group was expanded to pursue additional studies and activities focused on ways to improve the quality of the analog AM radio service.
NRSC AFAB AM & FM Analog Broadcasting Subcommittee The AFAB Subcommittee develops standards and guidelines pertaining to AM and FM analog broadcasting services. Technical work in this Subcommittee is primarily focused on the analog audio services which broadcasters provide in the AM and FM frequency bands, and RF requirements stemming from these analog modulation methods.
NRSC AFAB DMWG Document Maintenance Working Group The Document Maintenance Working Group reviews documents in need of periodic review that fall under the scope of the AM & FM Analog Broadcasting Subcommittee.
NRSC DRB Digital Radio Broadcasting Subcommittee The DRB Subcommittee develops standards and guidelines pertaining to AM and FM digital broadcasting services. This Subcommittee focuses on the transmission aspects of in-band/on-channel AM and FM digital radio systems, in contrast to the DSM Subcommittee which principally focuses on data (content and metadata) protocols. One specific responsibility of this Subcommittee is to maintain and update as necessary the NRSC-5 In-band/on-channel Digital Radio Broadcasting Standard.
NRSC DRB ISDWG IBOC Standards Development Working Group The ISDWG was established by the NRSC Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Subcommittee (the precursor to the DRB Subcommittee) “…to draft an IBOC DAB technical standard as expeditiously as possible.” That task was completed in April 2005 with the adoption by the DAB Subcommittee of the NRSC-5 Standard. Subsequently, the work of this group was expanded to review and update as necessary the NRSC-5 Standard as well as to develop Guideline documents which inform broadcasters and broadcast equipment and receiver manufacturers on best practices and other information to support the use and proliferation of AM and FM in-band/on-channel digital radio systems.
NRSC DSM Data Services and Metadata Subcommittee The DSM Subcommittee develops standards and guidelines for digital information that radio broadcasters send to their audiences via the growing number of data transmission technologies in use today. This Subcommittee focuses on data (content and metadata) protocols, in contrast to the NRSC DRB Subcommittee which principally focuses on the transmission aspects of in-band/on-channel AM and FM digital radio systems. This Subcommittee owns and maintains the body of work from its predecessor, the NRSC Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) Subcommittee. This Subcommittee also has responsibility for working with other standards bodies in this area of focus, specifically including the RDS Forum and the International Electrotechnical Committee for the maintenance of the Radio Data System (RDS) Standard currently embodied as IEC-62106.
NRSC DSM EAIWG Emergency Alerting and Information Working Group The EAIWG was established to develop standards and guidelines regarding the distribution of emergency alerts and information via transmission technologies in use by AM and FM broadcasters. These technologies include analog and digital radio, internet streaming and other distribution technologies as may be used by broadcasters.
NRSC DSM MUWG Metadata Usage Working Group The MUWG was established by the DSM Subcommittee as the re-formulation of the RDS Usage Working Group (RUWG), reflecting its expanded scope from its prior work within the RBDS Subcommittee. This group develops standards and guidelines regarding transmission of content, metadata and other information via distribution technologies in use by AM and FM broadcasters. This Working Group owns and maintains the body of work from its predecessor NRSC RUWG.
NRSC National Radio Systems Committee The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Through its subcommittees it develops standards and guidelines for both analog and digital radio broadcasting in the AM and FM broadcast bands.
NRSC RBDS Radio Broadcast Data System Subcommittee The Radio Broadcast Data System Subcommittee maintains the U.S. version of the international RDS standard, which describes a system for transmitting data at approximately 1200 bits per second over the 57 kHz subcarrier of an analog FM broadcast signal.
NRSC RBDS RUWG RDS Usage Working Group The RDS Usage Working Group develops recommendations about RDS-related standards and guidelines for consideration by the NRSC RBDS Subcommittee.
R03 Audio Systems Committee The Audio Systems Committee (R03) establishes standards for consumer audio equipment and other consumer devices that provide audio as part of the device functionality.
R03 WG01 Sound Measurement R03 WG01 develops standards and documents that address loudspeaker measurement.
R03 WG03 A/V Products Energy Efficiency Working Group R03 WG3 develops energy measurement standards for A/V products.
R04 Video Systems Committee R04 develops and maintains interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards and bulletins for television video technologies and fosters communication within the television engineering community of related activities and regulatory issues.
R04 WG03 Television Data Systems R4 WG3 develops CTA Standards, Bulletins and test materials related to ATSC closed captioning.
R04 WG07 DTV Interfaces R4 WG7 develops and maintains interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards, bulletins and other documents related to uncompressed A/V digital interfaces
R04 WG08 Audio Loudness Work Group R4WG8 develops and maintains documents related to loudness matching, peak loudness and audio dynamic range from diverse content as rendered on consumer devices.
R04 WG10 Document Maintenance R04 WG10 reviews and recommends reaffirmation, revision, stabilization or withdrawal of published R04 standards scheduled for 5-year review.
R04 WG13 STB and TV Energy Consumption R04 WG13 develops energy standards for devices and systems within the scope of R04.
R04 WG14 AFD & Bar Data WG14 will revise CEA-CEB16, Active Format Description (AFD) & Bar Data Recommended Practice, for consideration by R4.
R04 WG15 A/V Synchronization R4 WG15 develops and maintains documents related to the synchronization of audio and video signals.
R04 WG16 3D Technologies R4 WG16 monitors 3D television activity and reports on possible future standardization opportunities, and develops and maintains standards, bulletins and other documents related to 3D technology.
R04 WG17 RF Cable Compatibility R4WG17 establishes and maintains CTA standards for RF interface between cable television systems and consumer electronics products
R04 WG18 Receivers for Next Generation Broadcast Television R4 WG18 develops standards, recommended practices and technical reports on receiver guidelines, profiles and characteristics.
R04 WG19 Accessibility R4WG19 addresses standards and bulletins related to accessibility.
R04 WG20 Streaming Media Quality of Experience (QoE) WG20 develops documents addressing streaming media playback quality of experience.
R04 WG21 PlugFests R04 WG21 assists CTA in organizing and conducting PlugFest interoperability events between devices, with primary emphasis on devices compliant with CTA-861 (all active revisions).
R04.03 Television Data Systems Subcommittee R04.03 establishes standards and guidelines for the delivery and preservation of closed captions and certain other data delivered to the consumer via television signals, and to facilitate the use of television signals to deliver such data and services to the home.
R04.03 WG01 TG01 3D Captioning Testing R04.03 WG01 TG01 will advise R04.03 WG01 on 3D closed captioning testing issues.
R04.03 WG08 Line 21 Data Service
R04.03 WG09 Region Rating Tables WG9 addresses issues related to content advisories.
R04.03 WG10 PSIP Recommended Practice R4.3 WG10 maintains standards and recommended practices pertaining to locating and navigating among ATSC television channels
R04.03 WG12 DTV Audio Metadata Normalization WG12 will produce documents describing recommended DTV receiver behavior in processing audio metadata transmitted within the broadcast streams and consider development of example material.
R04.03 WG13 EAS R4.3 WG13 develops and maintains documents regarding emergency alerting as it applies to devices within the scope of R4.
R04.03 WG14 Display Advertising Survey the requirements and develop standards or bulletins for enabling advertising unit display, including dimensions,color palette, format, and click through behavior for televisions and televisionconnected devices
R04.03 WG15 Internet Protocol Delivered Captions The main activity involves studying the methods for signaling and transport of the SMPTE‐TT essence in an MP4 file wrapper. The Ultraviolet Common File Format, which is well established and appropriate for IP‐delivered video programming, should be considered since it defines a derivation of SMPTE‐TT. In addition, the VPAAC SMPTE‐TT recommendation should be considered, while maintaining liaison with SMPTE and other organizations as needed, which would be used to provide guidance for the CE and related industries including which parts of SMPTE‐TT would be used and in what way. The VPAAC recommendation was for the SMPTE RP 2052‐10‐2010, limited by current captioning regulatory requirements per CTA 608/708. The Work should include timing and buffer models, and performance specifications. The Work should include the development of test materials, including test files and a reference decoder. The Work is expected to result in one or more CTA reports, standards or recommended practices. Follow‐on work could involve investigation of approaches for other (non‐MP4) delivery formats. Ideally, this would consider and, as appropriate, harmonize with or build on, concepts, constructs, or signaling approaches identified for the MP4 delivery environment.
R04.08 DTV Interface Subcommittee R04.08 establishes standards and guidelines for RF, analog and digital interfaces for the purpose of defining connectivity and interoperability among analog/digital TV receivers and other consumer devices that deliver analog and digital A/V and other digital data services.
R04.08 WG05 Component Video Interface Develops and maintains interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards, bulletins and other documents related to component video interfaces
R04.08 WG11 Common Interface Module R4.8 to create a project on Receiver Specifications Re: ATSC 2.0 Security.
R04.08 WG12 Document Maintenance R04.08 WG12 recommends revision, reaffirmation, stabilization, or withdrawal of R4.8 documents due for 5-year review.
R04.08 WG13 HDR Still Photo Interface The project will develop standards for file formats to support proper display of HDR still photos, including sequence mode photos, on TVs with HDR support.
R06 Intelligent Mobility Committee R6 develops standards, bulletins and other technical publications that address intelligent mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories, and accessible navigation.
R06 WG25 Inclusive Audio-Based Network Navigation Systems Design This working group will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to Inclusive Audio-Based Network Navigation Systems Design.
R07 Consumer Electronics Networking Committee R7 and its subcommittees establish standards and guidelines for all CTA network standardization efforts involving communications between, to, or from consumer electronics devices. R7 also provides coordination for, and encourages cooperation among, all standards development efforts for communications that pass over a home network/system, or communications between, to, or from consumer electronic devices. R7 also provides a forum for non-CTA home network standards formulating bodies interested in working with CTA. R7 also works to ensure that current and future networks can coexist and be used to share information through the use of industry standard interfaces. R7 should coordinate with internationally recognized bodies in this field, for example, ISO, IEC, ATIS, and IETF.
R07 WG02 Document Maintenance R07 WG02 Document Maintenance reviews and recommends reaffirmation, revision or withdrawal of published R7 standards scheduled for 5-year review.
R07 WG13 Home Control Systems Working Group R07 WG13 develops and recommends home control networking protocols based on the LonWorks® protocol.
R07 WG14 IPv6 Working Group The IPv6 working group develops documents related to the deployment of the IPv6 protocol in CE devices.
R07 WG15 Network Device Energy Consumption Working Group R07 WG15 develops energy measurement standards for devices and systems within the scope of R7.
R07.08 Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management R07.08 develops standards and bulletins for a modular communication interface for energy management.
R07.08 WG01 Modular Communications Interface R7.8 WG1's scope is to resolve any technical and editorial issues, and to make recommendations to R7.8 on the MCI standard.
R07.08 WG02 CE-EUI R7.8 WG2 makes recommendations to R7.8 concerning standards, bulletins, and other documents that describe how consumer electronic devices communicate energy usage information.
R10 Residential Systems Committee R10 establishes bulletins and standards for design and installation of residential systems.
R10 WG01 Home Theater Audio R10 WG01 develops standards and bulletins related to audio aspects of home theater systems.
R10 WG02 Multi-Room Audio R10 WG02 develops standards and bulletins related to multi-room audio.
R10 WG03 Home Theater Video Design R10 WG03 creates recommended practices and standards for creating high performance video reproduction in a home theater environment.
R10 WG04 Home Theater Lighting R10 WG04 creates recommended practices and standards for lighting a high-performance home theater environment.
R10 WG05 Home Theater HVAC R10 WG05 creates recommended practices and standards for environmental conditioning a high-performance home theater.
R10 WG07 Residential Systems Documentation R10 WG07 creates recommended practices and standards for documenting system installations for electronic systems.
R10 WG08 Maintenance R10 WG08 updates recommended practices and standards for the residential environment.
R10 WG09 Smart Grid Installation R10 WG09 addresses installation and wiring of residential Smart Grid devices.
R10 WG10 Residential Network Administration R10WG10 develops best practices for securing the integrity of the network and privacy of the user's data while ensuring functionality.
R11 Health Fitness & Wellness Committee R11 develops standards, recommended practices, and related documentation for consumer health and fitness technology, including fixed, portable and wearable health and fitness devices.
R11 WG01 Sleep Monitors R11 WG1 will develop standards, bulletins and other documents addressing sleep monitoring technology.
R11 WG02 Physical Activity Monitoring Standards R11 WG2 will create definitions and performance standards for physical activity monitoring devices.
R11 WG04 Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies R11 WG 4 will create definitions and performance standards for consumer stress monitoring technologies.
R11 WG07 Digital Therapeutics R11 WG07 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to technical considerations for the definition, application, use, and performance requirements of a digital therapeutics.
R11 WG08 Respiration Monitoring Solutions R11 WG08 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to technical considerations for the definition, application, use and performance requirements of Respiration Monitoring Solutions.
R12 WG01 Definitions/Categorization R012 WG1 develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to the definitions and categorization of augmented reality, virtual reality and related technologies.
R12 WG03 Limited Mobility R12 WG3 develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to applications of XR for users with limited mobility.
R12 XR Committee R012 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to augmented reality, virtual reality and related technologies.
R13 Artificial Intelligence Committee R013 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to artificial intelligence technologies.
R13 WG01 Artificial Intelligence in Health Care The Working Group will develop standards, recommended practices, and related documentation addressing the application of AI in healthcare (including consumer health, fitness and wellness technology).
R14 Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee R14 develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy management, for developers of connected devices.
R14 WG01 Cybersecurity Baseline for Connected Devices Working Group R14WG1 develops baseline cybersecurity standards for connected devices.
R14 WG02 Document Assessment Working Group R14WG2 will solicit R committeess documents that include cybersecurity for R14 assessment. R14WG2 will also harmonize cybersecurity needs across multiple documents.
R14 WG03 Cybersecurity for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Working Group R14 WG03 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to cybersecurity for small Unmanned Aerial Systems.
R14 WG04 Robotics R14 WG4 will develop standards, recommended practices and technical reports, related to technical considerations for cybersecurity and privacy management for Consumer and Private Consumer Robotics.
RVU Project Steering Committee The RVU Project administers the RVU device certification and compliance program, from receipt and verification of certification reports to issuance of compliance certificates to maintaining a public listing of RVU certified products. The Project is led by a Steering Committee that provides guidance and direction for all RVU Project activities.
RVU Project Working Group This is the members-only site for the RVU Project.
Standards Council The Standards Council (formerly Technology & Standards Council or TSC) is responsible for CTA standardization programs, providing input to CTA on technology issues, and advising on standards policy matters.
Study Task Group To establish a standardized set of computational simulations of (human/biometric) conditions (e.g., hearing loss) that could be used by developers during the innovation process to evolve and address success or applicability of algorithmic and design decisions. Additionally, the simulations could be used by the broader industry to enable more controlled and targeted device performance evaluation. These (human/biometric) conditions are often associated with accessibility and aging with options applications.
TC Gesture Control Advisory Group The Gesture Control Advisory Group is a subgroup of CTA Technology Council and will develop work items related to gesture control.
TC Robotics Advisory Group The Technology Council Robotics Advisory Group (TCRAG) is a subgroup of of the CTA Technology Council and will develop work items related to Robotics.
TC Self-Driving Vehicles Advisory Group The Technology Council Self-Driving Vehicles Advisory Group (TCSDVAG) is a subgroup of the CTA Technology Council and will develop work items related to self-driving vehicle technology.
TC Ultra HD Advisory Group The Ultra HD Advisory Group is a subgroup of CTA Technology Council and will investigate the current landscape of UHD interoperability efforts and recommend ways CTA can coordinate with and contribute to these efforts toward the goal of overall improved customer service.
TC100 US TAG The IEC TC100 US TAG manages US participation in the International Electrotechnical Commission's Technical Committee 100 (Audio, Video and Multimedia Equipment). The TC100 US TAG's activities are overseen by the US National Committee of the IEC, which is managed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
TC100 US TAG Ad Hoc Group on GMT TF 3 Loudspeakers The TC100 US TAG Ad Hoc Group on GMT Task Force 3 will develop US positions on work in IEC TC100 on IEC 60268-5: Sound system equipment - Part 5: Loudspeakers.
TC100 US TAG Ad Hoc Group on US TAG Procedures The TC100 US TAG Ad Hoc Group will refine the process regarding the US TAG procedures.
TC100 US TAG Ad Hoc Group on wireless power The TC100 US TAG Ad Hoc Group on Wireless Power will develop a US position on the draft technical report on wireless power.
TC124 US TAG the TC124 US TAG provides standardization in the field of wearable electronic devices and technologies which include patchable materials and devices, implantable materials and devices, edible materials and devices, and electronic textile materials and devices.
Technology Council The CTA Technology Council is a caucus for CTO level leaders of CTA Member companies. The goals/purpose of the TC are: - A forum for CTOs to develop thought leadership, exchange of ideas, actionable guidance to nurture/grow CTO functions within organizations and more - Connecting CTOs with each other and with CEOs (networking) - Leveraging CTA’s capabilities and activities to help individual members of the CTA group -- Personalized and consultative approach to assisting CTA members with CTA resources. - Advising CTA on broad technology topical areas
Test and Compliance Task Force This WAVE Project task force develops technical documents related to the compliance and test tools and activities within the Project.
TSC WG2 IPR WG This group is responsible for review of the patent policy in EP-23.
TSC WG3 EP-23-P Editing This group is responsible for edits to EP-23-O, CEA Technology & Standards Procedures Manual.
TV VA Technical Subgroup The TV VA technical subgroup group will be responsible for determining the energy-related technical elements of the VA and support the TV VA Policy Steering Group in their policy positions. This will include providing insight on energy testing, data analysis, and other energy related technical elements.
Vital Signs Toolkit Ad Hoc The Vital Signs Toolkit Ad Hoc will develop a toolkit that will provide best practices for measurement and tracking of vital signs by remote patient monitoring solutions, including consumer wellness devices. The toolkit where appropriate will point to industry standards for accuracy metrics.
WAVE Common Media Client Data This group will progress the Common Media Client Data work item.
WAVE DASH-HLS Interoperability Group This group will develop a DASH-HLS Interoperability specification.
WAVE Project Steering Committee This is the landing page for the WAVE (Web Application Video Ecosystem) project's Steering Committee. WAVE is an interoperability project for Internet video delivered by HTML5 for use primarily in browsers in embedded systems such as smart TVs. Streaming, infrastructure and delivery, and playback are in scope. The Steering Committee directs the overall project, the subcommittees and working groups.
WAVE Project Technical WG This group develops technical documents related to the WAVE Project, such as requirements and profiles.
WAVE Sandbox Group This is a test Kavi group for the occasional new feature or change that we contemplate for the 'real' WAVE groups.