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: January 26, 2023​ 


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").

Contact Alexis Shoemaker to join R3 or its working groups.
 

WG1 CTA-2010-C

Standard Method of Measurement for Powered Subwoofers
Summary: This standard 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: 5/10/2022
PINS filed: 9/1/2022
Status: In progress.   

WG1 CTA-2034-B

Standard Method of Measurement for In-Home Loudspeakers
Summary: This standard 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 loudspeaker’s ability to survive a given input signal. The standard is being revised to incorporate new rating methods and to make additional edits as needed.

Started: 5/10/2022
PINS filed: 9/1/2022
Status: In progress.   

WG1 CTA-2054

Specifications for Selecting an Amplifier for Use with a Loudspeaker System
Summary: This standard 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: 5/10/2022
PINS filed: 9/1/2022
Status: In progress.   

WG1 CTA-2099-A

Standard Method of Measurement for In-Home Amplifiers and Loudspeakers
Summary: This standard describes 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 appropriate crossover frequency region for and between loudspeakers and subwoofers.

Started: 9/1/2022
PINS filed: 9/1/2022
Status: In progress.   

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2099, 2054, 2034-B and 2010-C Harmonization

Standard Method of Measurement for In-Home Loudspeakers
Summary: The harmonization project aims to align CTA-2054 - Specifications Use with a Loudspeaker System, CTA-2034-B - Standard Method for Measurement for In-Home Loudspeakers, and CTA-2010-C - Standard Method of Measurement for Powered Subwoofers with ANSI/CTA-2099 - Standard Method of Measurement for Matching In-Home Amplifiers and Loudspeakers.

Started: 6/23/2022
PINS filed: N/A - it is an alignment project
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.

Contact Alexis Shoemaker to join R4 or its working groups.
 

WG1 CTA-708-E S-2023

Digital Television (DTV) Closed Captioning
Summary: This is a stabilization of ANSI/CTA-708-E R-2018. This standard defines DTV Closed Captioning (DTVCC) and provides specifications and guidelines for caption service providers, distributors of television signals, decoder and encoder manufacturers, DTV receiver manufacturers, and DTV signal processing equipment manufacturers. 

Started: 2/1/23
PINS filed: 2/1/23
Status: In progress. 

WG3 CTA-2115

Closed Caption Accessibility Settings Data
Summary: Develop a standard that defines one or more data structures for communicating accessibility settings, including closed captioning display preferences. 

Started: 5/11/22
PINS filed: 5/17/22
Status: In progress. 

WG7 CTA-861-I

Amendment to Improvements on Audio and Video Signaling
Summary: Integration of Amendment 861.6, addressing deferred comments and improving/extending interoperability. 

Started: 6/16/22
PINS filed: 6/17/22
BSR-8 filed: 1/20/23
Status: Voting

WG10 CTA-542-D S-2023

Cable Television Channel Identification Plan
Summary: This is a stabilization of CTA-542-D R-2018. This standard designates identification numbers for 6 MHz channel frequency allocations for 158 channels up to 1002 MHz, with a method of specifying higher channel numbers. 

Started: 2/1/23
PINS filed: 3/2/23
Status: In progress. 

WG13 CTA-814-C R-2023/J-STD-42-C

Emergency Alert Messaging for Cable
Summary:Summary: This is a reaffirmation of ANSI/CTA-814-C/J-STD-42-C. This standard defines an Emergency Alert signaling method for use by cable TV systems to signal emergencies to digital receiving devices that are offered for retail sale. Such devices include digital set-top boxes that are sold to consumers at retail, digital TV receivers, and digital video recorders. 

Started: 2/1/23
PINS filed: 2/1/23
Status: In progress. 

WG13 CTA-2072 R-2023

HDR Still Photo Interface
Summary: This is a reaffirmation of CTA-2072. The project will develop standards for file formats including physical and electrical to support proper display of HDR still photos, including sequence mode photos, on TVs with HDR support. 

Started: 2/1/23
Status: In progress. 

WG18 CTA-CEB32-B

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Overview
Summary: This recommendation practice gives a high-level overview of recommended and optional items for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets. This revision includes reference alignment. 

Started: 1/31/23
Status: In progress. 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.X

CEB-32 Cross Reference Alignment Project
Summary: This project will update and align references for all CEB32 documents.

Started: 5/11/22
Status: Voting. 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.1-A Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, System Integration
Summary: Revise the recommended practice for system integration for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets

Started: 11/10/22
Status: In progress. 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.8-B

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Application Runtime Environment
Summary: This document will updated CTA-CEB32.8-A. This bulletin makes recommendations related to the interactive application capabilities of ATSC 3.0 Television Sets.

Started: 9/27/22
Status: In progress. 

WG21 CTA PlugFest

PlugFests
Summary: This group coordinates and organizes CTA PlugFests

Started: 4/19/22
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").

Contact Alexandra Blasgen to join R6 or its working groups.
 

     
WG25 ANSI/CTA-2076.2

Indoor Network Navigation Systems for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind
Summary:This standard builds upon work in ANSI/CTA-2076 to specify requirements for the design of inclusive audio-based network navigation systems (IABNNS) for those who are deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind. This standard helps design professionals achieve an inclusive environmental through IABNNS that augment the physical environment by the provision of visual, haptic and audio-based information about environments for users.

Started: 5/5/21
PINS Filed: 5/21/21
Status: In progress. 

WG29 ANSI/CTA-2009-C

Performance Specification for Public Alert Receivers
Summary:This standard defines minimum performance criteria for consumer electronic products designed to receive All Hazard Alert signals broadcast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Weather Radio network.

Started: 5/5/21
PINS filed: 5/25/21
Status: Draft in Development. 

     


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").

Contact Emily Hoefer to join R7 or its working groups.
 

WG13 CTA-709.1-E

Control Networking Protocol Specification
Summary: This specification applies to a communication protocol for networked control systems. The protocol provides peer-to-peer communication for networked control and is suitable for implementing both peer-to-peer and primary-secondary control strategies.

Started: 5/10/22
PINS filed: 6/8/22
Status: In progress. 

   
WG13 CTA-709.6-B

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 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: 5/10/22
PINS filed: 6/8/22
Status: In progress. 

   


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").

Contact Emily Hoefer to join R7.8 or its working groups.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2045-B Amendment 1

Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management
Summary: This document is a specification for a modular communication interface. The specification details the mechanical, electrical, and logical characteristics of a socket interface that allows communication devices to be separated from end devices.

Started: 3/28/22
PINS filed: 3/29/22
Status: In progress. 

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.

Started: 2/11/19
PINS filed: 2/25/19
Status: In progress.


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.

Contact Kerri Haresign to join R11 or its working groups.
 

WG1 CTA-NSF-2052.2-A Methodology of Measurements for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications

Summary: This voluntary standard defines the methodology of measuring elemental and derived parameters used in consumer technology devices and applications that evaluate sleep. The elemental and derived measures covered within this standard are contained within ANSI/CTA-2052.1, Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors.

Started: 9/28/22
PINS Filed: 10/20/22
Status: In progress.​
 

WG1 CTA-2110 Recommendations and Best Practices of Sleep Quality Determination in Consumer Sleep Monitoring Solutions

Summary: This document will address recommendations and best practices for the recording and reporting of sleep quality by consumer sleep monitoring solutions.

Started: 11/3/21
PINS Filed: 11/4/21
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. 

WG2 CTA-2121

Definitions and Best Practices for Monitoring Stress Using Heart Rate Variability in the Real World

Summary:
This standard defines and provides best practices for utilization of heart rate beat to beat interval data from consumer stress monitoring technologies for application of stress metrics in a real-world setting.

Started: 2/6/23
PINS Filed: 2/7/23
Status: In progress. 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-2065.1

Physical Activity Monitoring for Heart Rate - Real-World Analysis

Summary:
This standard extends CTA-2065 to add new protocols for real-world analysis for consumer technology that measures heart rate.

Started: 6/16/22
PINS Filed: 6/17/22
Status: Draft in Development. 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-2065-A

Physical Activity Monitoring for Heart Rate
Summary: This standard addresses recommendations and best practices for estimating cardiorespiratory fitness by Physical Activity Solutions.

Started: 6/16/22
PINS Filed: 6/17/22
Status: Draft in development. 

WG2 CTA-2111

Recommendations and Best Practices for Estimating Cardiorespiratory Fitness by Physical Activity Solutions
Summary: This standard creates definitions and performance criteria for consumer technology that measures heart rate.

Started: 6/16/22
PINS Filed: 6/17/22
Status: Draft in development. 

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: This standard 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. 

WG7 CTA-2109

Evidence Based Performance Criteria for Digital Therapeutics
Summary: This standard will define what evidence-based criteria should be used to meet definition for DTx.

Started: 10/4/21
PINS Filed: 10/6/21
Status: In progress. 

WG9 CTA-2112

Best Practices for Consumer Cardiovascular Technology Solutions: Screening and Diagnosis
Summary: This document will identify best practices for the use of Consumer Cardiovascular Technology Solutions in the application of screening and diagnosis for cardiovascular conditions (e.g., AFib, Hypertension).

Started: 2/10/22
PINS Filed: 2/10/22
Status: Draft in development. 

WG12 CTA-2118

Pure Tone Average Testing Methodology and Reporting Metrics for Consumer Facing Hearing Solutions
Summary: This document will identify the elements of a standard testing methodology for a consumer facing hearing metric and establish a common vocabulary to describe hearing health for consumer facing hearing solutions, including OTC hearing adis.

Started: 10/10/22
PINS Filed: 10/12/22
Status: Draft in development. 

WG14 CTA-2113

Best Practices and Recommendations for Telehealth Solutions
Summary: This document will identify best practices for telehealth solutions to include technology applications from examination, integration of biometrics/vital sign measurements, testing, prescription management, and long-term care, management and monitoring.

Started: 3/7/22
PINS filed: 3/7/22
Status: In progress. 


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.

Contact Alexandra Blasgen to join R12 or its working groups. 

 

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. 

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. 

 

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.

Contact Alexis Shoemaker to join R13 or its working groups.
 

WG1 CTA-2107-A The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Managing, Characterizing, and Safeguarding Data
Summary: This voluntary standard identifies the current recommended practices for managing, characterizing, and safeguarding data for developing artificial intelligence-based applications in health care. The revision will clarify existing language.

Started: 1/25/23
PINS filed: 1/26/23
Status: In progress. 

WG1 CTA-2116 Best Practices and Recommendations for Bias Management
Summary: This document will identify best practices and recommendations for bias management solutions to include types of bias, source of bias, and management of bias in data used to train Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems in healthcare.

Started: 5/11/22
PINS filed: 5/17/2022
Status: In progress. 

WG3 CTA-2089-A Definitions and Characteristics of Artificial Intelligence
Summary: This document will update CTA-2089. This standard defines terms related to artificial intelligence and associated technologies.

Started: 9/26/2222
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.

Contact Alexandra Blasgen to join R14 or its working groups.  
 

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.  

WG5 ANSI/CTA-2114

Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats in ML-Based Systems
Summary: WG5 will develop standards, recommended practices and technical reports related to cybersecurity of ML-based systems.

Started: 5/31/22
Status: In progress.  

WG6 ANSI/CTA-2119

Framework for Evaluation of a Cybersecurity Scheme
Summary: WG6 will develop a standard that would formalize the means to judge a cybersecurity label Scheme against the NIST criteria (NISTIR 8425).

Started: 11/14/22
PINS Filed: 11/17/22
Status: In progress.  

WG7 CTA-2120 Design Requirements for a Label for IoT Device Cybersecurity
Summary: This project will develop a standard consistent with US national label program that defines a cybersecurity label design.

Started: 1/25/23
PINS filed: 1/26/23
Status: In progress.