Status of Active Consumer Technology Association Projects

These are the projects that are currently active within CTA’s standards committees. Anyone, except a member of the press, is eligible to join a CTA standards committee. For members of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) there is no charge to participate in CTA standards activities. For companies or individuals who are not members of CTA there is an annual fee for participation in CTA standards activities. Please see "How to Join" for more details.

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Last updated: October 23, 2020


R3 Audio Systems

CTA's Audio Systems Committee produces standards for consumer audio equipment. All are encouraged to join the Audio Systems Committee and get involved in its activities. The Audio Systems Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users") who acquire audio products from those who create them, and in adding new members who neither produce nor use audio products, such as regulators, associations, and others (called members with a "general interest").
 
WG1 ANSI/CTA-2010-C Standard Method of Measurement for Powered Subwoofers
Summary: CTA-2010-C defines a method for measuring the audio performance of subwoofers, both passive and powered. The standard is being revised in order to incorporate new rating methods and to make additional edits as needed.

 

Started: 10/4/17
PINS filed: 12/19/17
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2034-B Standard Method of Measurement for In-Home Loudspeakers
Summary: CTA-2034-B describes how to determine the frequency response, directivity and maximum output capability of a residential loudspeaker. It is intended to determine the audio performance of a loudspeaker, not the loudspeakers ability to survive a given input signal. The standard is being revised to incorporate new rating methods and to make additional edits as needed. This standard applies only to loudspeaker systems, and not to raw transducers.

 

Started: 10/4/17
PINS filed: 12/19/17
Status: In progress. Meeting via weekly calls. Contact Veronica Lancaster to join R3 WG1

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2054 Specifications for Selecting an Amplifier for Use with a Loudspeaker System
Summary: CTA-2054 will outline the performance attributes of a power amplifier in order to allow consumers / end-users to easily determine if a given amplifier is compatible with a given loudspeaker system.

 

Started: 12/02/14
PINS filed: 12/11/14
Status: In progress. Final draft being reviewed by CTA Audio Board Members for input.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2099 Standard Method of Measurement for Matching In-Home Amplifiers and Loudspeakers
Summary: CTA-2099 will describe escribes how to determine the maximum output capability of loudspeakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers intended for use in consumer/residential applications. It also describes how to determine the appropriate crossover frequency region for and between loudspeakers and subwoofers. The loudspeaker sections of this standard apply only to loudspeaker systems. This standard is not applicable to raw transducers.

 

Started: 5/12/20
PINS filed: 5/20/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2084 Test Methods for Determining A/V Products Energy Efficiency
Summary: WG3 is creating a new standard to define methods for measuring Audio Video (A/V) products energy efficiency and related items

 

Started: 10/02/18
PINS filed: 10/23/18
BSR8 filed: 10/1/20
Status:In ballot.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2084-A Test Methods for Determining A/V Products Energy Efficiency
Summary: WG3 is revising CTA-2084 to define methods for measuring Audio Video (A/V) products energy efficiency and related items, to include standalone amplifiers, which is the focus of this revision.

 

Started: 10/9/20
PINS filed: 10/12/20
Status:In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2100 Standard Method of Measurement for Soundbars
Summary: WG4 is creating a new standard to describes how to combine the output volume, frequency, and directivity response into an overall performance rating for the Soundbar System. This rating can then be used by consumers to categorize and compare performance of Soundbar Systems.

 

Started: 5/13/20
PINS filed: 5/20/20
Status:In progress.

 


R4 Video Systems

CTA's Video Systems Committee produces standards for television video technologies. All are encouraged to join the Video Systems Committee and get involved in its activities. The Video Systems Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users") who acquire video products from those who create them.

 
WG3 CTA-2064 IMSC1 Interoperability
Summary: Analyze ATSC CS/343 Captions and Subtitles and consider developing standards, bulletins or technical reports. Oversee the development of test files conforming to ATSC CS/343, CS/331 and DASH-IF ATSC Profile including corresponding video and audio content as well as DASH MPD and MMT files. Document discrepancies with decoding and presentation on the DASH-IF reference decoder, DASH.js.

 

Started: 5/19/16
Status: In progress. Editors considering content to draft standard. No timetable on starting review. Contact Kerri Haresign to join WG1.

 

WG7 ANSI/CTA-861-H A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces
Summary: ANSI/CTA-861 establishes protocols, requirements, and recommendations for the utilization of uncompressed digital interfaces by consumer electronics devices such as digital televisions (DTVs), digital cable, satellite or terrestrial set-top boxes (STBs), and related peripheral devices including, but not limited to DVD players/recorders, and other related sources or sinks.

 

Started: 5/30/19
PINS Filed: 5/31/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.3-A

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Logical Layer
Summary:WG18 is working on a revision to CEB32.3 to review, add references and recommendations on Emergency Alert Audio and Emergency Information Audio.

Started: 6/10/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.10

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Watermarking
Summary:WG18 is working to develop a recommended practice covering audio and video watermark reception and processing as defined in ATSC A/334, A/335 and A/336.

Started: 5/13/20
Status: New project. Interested parties should contact Kerri Haresign for more information.

 

WG18 CTA-2053-A

Receiver Specifications for ATSC 2.0 Security
Summary:This document is a Standard for receiver certificate handling and processing to meet the security needs for ATSC 2.0. Please contact Kerri Haresign if you are interested in joining this work activity.

Started:5/13/20
Status: In progress.

 


R6 Intelligent Mobility Committee

CTA's Intelligent Mobility Committee produces standards that address intelligent mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories, and accessible navigation. All are encouraged to join the Intelligent Mobility Committee and get involved in its activities. The Intelligent Mobility Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users") who acquire portable, handheld, mobility or in-vehicle products from those who create them, and in adding new members who neither produce nor use portable, handheld, mobile or in-vehicle electronics products, such as regulators, associations, and others (called members with a "general interest").

 
WG25 ANSI/CTA-2076.1 Indoor Network Navigation Systems for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Summary: WG25 is developing a standard to specify requirements for the design of inclusive audio-based network navigation systems (IABNNS) for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Started: 1/30/20
PINS filed: 2/5/20
Status: In progress.

 


R7 Consumer Electronics Networking Committee

CTA's 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. All are encouraged to join the Consumer Electronics Networking Committee and get involved in its activities. The Consumer Electronics Networking Committee is particularly interested in adding new members who acquire home networking products from those who create them (called "users").

 
WG13 ANSI/CTA-709.6-A Control Networking Protocol Specification Part 6: Application Elements
Summary: This standard provides mechanisms through which various vendors of control networking systems may exchange information in a standardized way. This document contains all the information necessary to read and interpret the format of data and control information that is used by ANSI/CTA-709.5. It also defines the device interface for a device as specified, which is necessary to exchange data between various devices from different manufacturers.

Started: 1/27/20
PINS filed: 2/5/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG13 ANSI/CTA-709.10 Web Services for Control Networking Protocol Specification
Summary: This standard will provide a comprehensive communication platform for networked control using web services and supports the IoT model of interoperability with advanced data collection, simplified management, and potential AI application support.

Started: 5/15/19
PINS filed: 5/31/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-852.1-B Enhanced Protocol for Tunneling Component Network Protocols over Internet Protocol Channels
Summary:This standard specifies a communications method that allows networked data acquisition and control devices to communicate with each other over the internet. The purpose of such devices are widely varying and include functions such as appliance monitoring, meter reading, and HVAC and lighting control to name a few. Only minor modifications are expected with this revision.

Started: 9/1/20
PINS filed: 9/2/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG14 ANSI/CTA-2048-A Host and Router Profiles for IPv6
Summary: R7 is revising ANSI/CTA-2048, which is to identify the required features and capabilities for stand-alone routers and hosts with support for IPv6 and related necessary protocols. Additional items to consider are support for IPv6 transition technologies and support for PCP (port configuration protocol). These requirements are referenced to available technical standards such as RFCs.

Started: 9/26/19
PINS filed: 10/18/19
BSR8 filed: 8/28/20
Status: In Ballot.

 

WG15 ANSI/CTA-2049-A Determination of Small Network Equipment Average Energy Consumption
Summary: R7 is revising CTA-2049, which is a standard defining to a method for measuring Small Network Equipment (SNE) energy consumption and related items.

Started: 1/27/20
PINS filed: 2/5/20
BSR8 filed: 10/12/20
Status: In Ballot.

 


R7.8 Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management

CTA's Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management Subcommittee produces standards for Smart Grid connectivity. All are encouraged to join the Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management Subcommittee and get involved in its activities. The subcommittee is particularly interested in adding new members who create Smart Grid connectivity products (called "producers").

 
WG1 ANSI/CTA-2045-B

Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management
Summary: The new project entails modifying the current published version of ANSI/CTA-2045 to include Amendment 1, address clarification issues that have been identified in the field, reorganized the data-link layer, and add new features and functions. It specifies a modular communications interface (MCI) to facilitate communications with residential devices for applications such as energy management.
Started: 10/28/19
PINS filed: 11/12/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2045.1 R-2020

Modular Communications Interface for Firmware Transfer Message Set
Summary: This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045-A Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management Specification. It presents messages and methods that enable reprogramming the SGD firmware over the MCI interface.
Started: 2/11/19
PINS filed: 2/25/19
Second PINS filed: 10/18/19
Second BSR8 filed: 3/2/20
Status: In progress. In ballot 3/2/20.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2045.2-A

Modular Communications Interface for Generic Display Message Set
Summary: This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045-A Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management Specification. It presents messages and methods that enable generic message display over the MCI interface.
Started: 2/11/19
PINS filed: 2/25/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2045.3 R-2020

Modular Communications Interface for Thermostat Message Set
Summary:This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045-A Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management Specification. It presents messages and methods for Thermostat based functionality.
Started: 2/11/19
PINS filed: 2/25/19
Second PINS filed: 10/18/19
Second BSR8 filed: 3/2/20
Status: In progress. In ballot 3/2/20.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-2047-A CE Energy Usage Information (CE-EUI)
Summary:This standard will enable consumer electronic devices to communicate their energy usage information for example over a home network as well as optionally respond to basic demand/response commands. The usage data may be a measured or estimated value or may use other methods to indicate energy usage. This standard should enable mapping to/from the NAESB/PAP10 EUI model as well as utilize ANSI/CTA-2045-A Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management messaging where possible.
Started: 2/11/19
PINS filed: 2/25/19
Status: In progress.


R10 Residential Systems

The joint CTA/CEDIA Residential Systems Committee produces standards for the design and installation of residential systems. All are encouraged to join the Residential Systems Committee and get involved in its activities. The Residential Systems Committee is particularly interested in adding new members who create residential systems products (called "producers"), and in adding new members who acquire residential systems products from those who create them (called "users").

 
WG1 CTA/CEDIA-CEB22-A

Home Cinema Recommended Practice: Audio Design
Summary: WG1 is revising CTA/CEDIA-CEB22 from Home Theater Audio Design to Home Cinema Audio Design. This Recommended Practice outlines the various design parameters relevant to the proper design of a home cinema that meets relevant industry guidelines. Additionally, these practices ensure that a home cinema supports other media uses such as music, gaming, and broadcast TV. The revised bulletin will include information about immersive audio and equipment selection, and will consider passive/active speakers and network audio. Other audio concepts and designs will be considered as well.

Started: 11/28/18
Status: In progress

 

WG3 CTA/CEDIA-CEB28

A/V Distribution Over Existing Cables
Summary: WG3 is working on CTA/CEDIA-CEB28. This bulletin will provide recommendations for electronic system designers and installers on how to use existing wiring in residential environments, including coaxial and CAT 5/6 cables, to distribute digital audio and video while maintaining both the integrity of the content and the functionality of content protection.
*NOTE: Seeking individuals and companies who sell or are users of architectural drawing software so that we have balanced input for our standards activities (participants with a general interest and users).

Started: 4/21/11
Pre-vote comment deadline: 9/17/12
Status: No comments received. However, WG3 is planning to make additional edits. Work is on hold. CEDIA to provide experts to draft this document.

 


R11 Health Fitness & Wellness

CTA's Health Fitness & Wellness Committee develops standards, recommended practices, and related documentation for consumer health and fitness technology, including fixed, portable and wearable health and fitness devices. All are encouraged to join the Health Fitness & Wellness Committee and get involved in its activities. The Health Fitness & Wellness Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users" who acquire health & fitness products from those who create them) as well as those with a general interest.

 
WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.1

Definitions and Characteristics of Consumer Technologies for Monitoring Physical and Psychosocial Stress Heart Rate and Related Measures
Summary:This standard defines and creates performance criteria for consumer stress monitoring technologies that use heart rate and related measures in the measurement and application of stress metrics.

Started: 7/30/18
PINS filed: 8/1/18
Second PINS filed: 5/28/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.2

Definitions and Characteristics of Consumer Technologies for Monitoring Physical and Psychosocial Stress Respiration
Summary:This standard defines and creates performance criteria for consumer stress monitoring technologies that use Respiration in the measurement and application of stress metrics.

Started: 7/30/18
PINS filed: 8/1/18
Second PINS filed: 5/28/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.3

Definitions and Characteristics of Consumer Technologies for Monitoring Physical and Psychosocial Stress Skin Conductance
Summary:defines and creates performance criteria for consumer stress monitoring technologies that use Skin Conductance in the measurement and application of stress metrics.

Started: 7/30/18
PINS filed: 8/1/18
Second PINS filed: 5/28/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 CTA-2091

Measurement by sleep monitoring solutions of environmental factors associated with sleep
Summary: This standard defines the methodology of measurement of the sleep environment with sleep monitoring solutions and define its criteria for impacting sleep and/or circadian rhythms.

Started: 5/16/19
PINS Filed: 5/29/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 CTA-2092

Performance Requirements for Sleep Monitoring Solutions detecting snoring
Summary: This standard defines the methodology and performance criteria for detection and measurement of snoring during sleep by sleep monitoring solutions.

Started: 5/16/19
PINS Filed: 5/29/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG2 CTA-2093

Health, Fitness and Wellness Data: Time, Location, and Source Reporting Format
Summary: This standard defines the reporting format for the time, location, and source (e.g., device) to be used for health, fitness, and wellness data.

Started: 5/16/19
PINS Filed: 5/29/19
Second PINS Filed: 7/31/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG7 CTA-2098

Definitions & Characteristics of Digital Therapeutics
Summary: This standard will define terms and levels of applications for digital therapeutics technologies.

Started: 1/29/20
PINS Filed: 2/5/20
Status:In progress.

 

R11 CTA-2101

Vital Signs Toolkit
Summary: This toolkit 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.

Started: 5/29/20
Status:In progress.

 

WG8 CTA-2102

Performance Criteria and Testing Protocols for Breathing Parameters
Summary: This standard establishes definitions and performance criteria for consumer technology measuring breathing parameters including Breathing Rate (BR). Specifically, the standard provides a process for the evaluation of respiration monitoring solutions through a variety of applications including sedentary, exercise, sleep, and typical lifestyle activity.p>

Started: 6/9/20
PINS Filed: 6/10/20
Status:Project title and scope updated on 10/1/2020.

 


R12 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Committee

CTA's Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Committee will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to augmented reality, virtual reality and related technologies. All are encouraged to join the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Committee and get involved in its activities. The Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users" who acquire AR/VR products from those who create them) as well as those with a general interest.

 
R12 ANSI/CTA-2069-A Definitions and Characteristics of Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies
Summary: R12 is developing CTA-2069-A, which will revise Definitions and Characteristics of Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies. The scope of the define terms related to augmented and virtual reality technologies.

Started: 06/12/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2086 Categorization Augmented and Virtual Reality Consumer Experiences
Summary:The goal of this project is to create mindshare around various types and formulations of in-headset content, and provide common, industry standard language to describe the various types of virtual and augmented reality experiences that a consumer should come to expect. This will make media and experiences more accessible to consumers, as well as give them language to communicate and share with others.

Started: 7/11/18
PINS filed: 7/31/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 CTA-2094 Standard Numerical Descriptors for XR
Summary:This standard will identify best practices for measuring quantifiable statistics for XR hardware and technology capabilities. It will provide a go-to reference for hardware manufacturers and content creators to compare the benefits and considerations for hardware specifications across a standardized dataset.

Started: 1/22/20
Status: In progress.

 

WG3 CTA-2095 Best Practices for Limited Mobility In XR
Summary:The goal of this project is to create a standard that will establish a list of criteria that will provide best practices for the development of XR technology for users with limited mobility.

Started: 12/19/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 CTA-2097 Immersive Experience Comfort Levels
Summary:The goal of this project is to create establish measurable and classifiable ratings for levels of comfort in XR experiences.

Started: 12/19/19
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 CTA-2103 Best Practices for Diversity in XR
Summary:This standard will identify best practices for representing a diverse and inclusive set of humans in XR development and related technology capabilities.

Started: 09/23/20
Status: In progress.

 

 


R13 Artificial Intelligence Committee

CTA's Artificial Intelligence Committee develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to artificial intelligence technologies. All are encouraged to join the Artificial Intelligence Committee and get involved in its activities. The Artificial Intelligence Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users" who acquire AI from those who create it) as well as those with a general interest.

 
WG1 ANSI/CTA-2090 The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Trustworthiness
Summary:Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a pervasive tool in the health care industry. This standard identifies the core requirements and baseline for AI solutions in health care to be deemed as trustworthy. Additionally, it explores the impact of the trustworthiness of AI in health care through the lens of the end user (e.g., physician, consumer, professional and family caregiver) and will identify the unique challenges and opportunities for AI in the health care sector.

Started: 4/22/19
PINS filed: 5/30/19
Status: In progress.

 

R13 ANSI/CTA-2096 Guidelines for Developing Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Systems
Summary:This recommended practice will describe things developers of artificial intelligence (AI) systems should consider for their systems to be considered trustworthy.

Started: 12/18/19
PINS filed: 12/19/19
Status: In progress.

 

 


R14 Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee

CTA's Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy management, for developers of connected devices.

 
WG1 ANSI/CTA-2088

Baseline Cybersecurity Standard for Devices and Device Systems
Summary: WG1 will develop an IoT devices Baseline Cybersecurity technical standard closely following the CSDE-CTA International Anti-Botnet Guide particularly section 5.C Devices and Device Systems; turning the Guide language of best practices into technical standard language.
Started: 11/28/18
PINS filed: 11/28/18
BSR8 filed: 10/1/20
Status: In ballot.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2088.1

Baseline Cybersecurity Standard for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Summary: WG3 will build upon the baseline cybersecurity requirements in CTA-2088 to address the cybersecurity requirements and recommendations relevant to the unique capabilities, uses, and applications of small UAS.
Started: 9/25/19
PINS filed: 10/3/19
Status: In progress. Contact Alexandra Blasgen to join WG 3. 

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2088.2

Baseline Cybersecurity for Private Consumer Robotics
Summary: WG4 will build upon the baseline cybersecurity requirements in CTA-2088 to address the cybersecurity requirements and recommendations relevant to the unique capabilities, uses, and applications of Private Consumer Robotics.
Started: 2/4/20
PINS filed: 2/6/20
Status: In progress. Contact Alexandra Blasgento join WG 4.