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: September 14, 2018


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 CTA-490-A R-2018 Test Methods of Measurement for Audio Amplifiers
Summary: CTA-490-A defines test conditions and test measurement procedures for determining various performance characteristics of single-channel and multi-channel power amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, receivers, and tuner/pre-amplifiers that use AC mains power. These performance characteristics include power output, total harmonic distortion (THD), and sensitivity, among others.

 

Started: 3/19/18
Status: This project replaces a previous project to create an ANSI standard for CTA-490-B. Given the age of CTA-490-A, R3 is reaffirming CTA-490-A under this new project.

 

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 Leslie King 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.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-2006-C Testing & Measurement Methods for Mobile Audio Amplifiers
Summary: WG2 is working on a revision to ANSI/CTA-2006-B. This standard defines characteristics that, considered collectively, describe the performance of power amplifiers designed for use in mobile applications.

 

Started: 10/18/12
PINS filed: 10/26/12
Status:In progress. Virtual meetings will resume in January 2018.

 


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 Mark Levine to join WG1.

 

WG3 CTA-CEB35 Recommended Practice on Mapping of DTVCC and IMSC1 Attributes
Summary: WG1 is creating CTA-CEB35, which is a recommended practice for mapping FCC closed caption user settings to 608/708 and IMSC1 attributes. This is useful for receivers such that users can customize a single group of settings. Dish seconded amended language and the motion carried.

 

Started: 1/23/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG12 ANSI-J-STD-070/CTA-2035 R-20XX Emergency Alert Metadata for the Home Network
Summary: ANSI-J-STD-070/CTA-2035/DVS-847 standardizes metadata elements describing emergency alert events to devices in a home network, for applications involving the delivery of Commercial Video Services into the home network. Commercial Video Services are sources of audio/video content provided as live or on-demand streams from a particular service provider. Other standards define emergency alert signaling for digital cable receiving devices (ANSI J-STD-042-A[2]) and for IPTV terminal devices (ATIS-0800012[1]

 

Started: 9/9/14
PINS filed: 12/2/14
Ballot deadline: 10/30/14
Status: CTA (which was then known as CEA) filed the PINS for this joint project. Notification of the PINS filing appeared in ANSI Standards Action on 12/19/14. The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is managing the review and editing process.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-841-C/J-STD-042-C Emergency Alert Messaging for Cable
Summary: WG13 is revising ANSI/CTA-814-C/J-STD-42-C, which is a 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: 1/23/18
PINS submitted: 4/19/18
BSR8 submitted: 6/27/18
Ballot: Opened on 7/12/18 through 8/10/18
Status: In ballot and public review through 8/27/18.

 

WG7 ANSI/CTA-861.4 Updates to Dynamic HDR Metadata Signaling
Summary: WG7 is currently working on an extension update to ANSI/CTA-861-G to update dynamic HDR metadata signaling o Including support for ICtCp colorimetry.

 

Started: 7/27/17
Status: In progress. WG7 is reviewing proposals as of January 2018 and hopes to begin work soon.

 

WG7 ANSI/CTA-861.5 Audio Extension
Summary: WG7 is currently working on an extension update to ANSI/CTA-861-G to add support for MPEG-H 3DA capabilities, ITU-R BS.2051 System H 22.2 multichannel sound, and adds support for audio coding extension types ATRAC-X, MPEG-4 ALS, and Auro-CX.

 

Started: 1/23/18
Pre-vote comment: 6/19/18 - 7/5/18
Status: In progress. Comments received from pre-vote comment under review in WG7.

 

WG8 ANSI/CTA-2075

Loudness Standard for Over the Top Television (OTT) and Online Video Distribution (OVD) Mobile and Fixed Devices
Summary: R4 WG 8 is developing a loudness standard for mobile and fixed devices that applies guidelines developed by AES, to consumer technology devices, optimizing the loudness and listener experience for over the top television (OTT) and online video distribution (OVD).

Started: 1/24/18
PINS Filed: 1/31/18
Status: Seeking stakeholders to join this project. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Leslie King who is managing this project. R3 Audio Systems Committee participants have been invited to participate.

 

WG10 CTA-CEB20 S-201X

A/V Synchronization Processing Recommended Practice
Summary: R4 WG 10 is stabilizing CTA-CEB20, which is a recommended practice that utlines the steps that an MPEG decoder should take to ensure and maintain audio/video synchronization. Such synchronization is necessary for end-viewer satisfaction.

Started: 1/16/18
Pre-vote comment: 1/19/18
Ballot issued: 2/12/18
Status: In progress. In ballot. Closes 3/12/18.

 

WG10 CTA-542-D R-201X

Cable Television Channel Identification Plan
Summary: R4 WG 10 is reaffirming CTA-542-D, which is a standard that 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: 1/16/18
Pre-vote comment: 1/19/18
Ballot issued: 2/12/18
Status: In progress. In ballot. Closes 3/12/18.

 

WG13 ANSI/CTA-2043-A

Set-top Box (STB) Power Measurement
Summary: This standard defines a method for measuring Set-top Box power consumption using the measurement parameters of the International Electrotechnical Commission standard IEC 62087: METHODS OF MEASUREMENT FOR THE POWER CONSUMPTION OF AUDIO, VIDEO AND RELATED EQUIPMENT. This standard clarifies test procedures, definitions, terms, and provides localization for North American markets.

Started: 03/20/18
PINS Filed: 03/23/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32

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

Started: 12/19/16
Status: Will be an overview of the entire suite of CTA-CEB32 documents. Work will begin following the completion of CEB32.X documents

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.1

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, System Integration
Summary:WG18 is working to develop a recommended practice for system integration for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets.

Started: 12/19/16
Status: In progress. Contributions are being sought from R4 WG18 members.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.6

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Advanced Emergency Alert
Summary:WG18 is working to develop a recommended practice covering advanced emergency alerts for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets.

Started: 2/2/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.7

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Captions and Subtitles
Summary:WG18 is working to develop a recommended practice covering advanced emergency alerts for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets.

Started: 4/4/17
Status: New project. Interested parties should contact Mark Levine for more information.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.8

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Interactive Applications
Summary:WG18 is working to develop a bulletin that makes recommendations related to the interactive application capabilities of ATSC 3.0 Television Sets.

Started: 5/9/18
Status: New project. Interested parties should contact Mark Levine for more information.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB32.9

Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Security and Protected Services
Summary:WG18 is working to develop bulletin that makes recommendations related to the security and protected service capabilities of ATSC 3.0 Television Sets.

Started: 5/9/18
Status: New project. Interested parties should contact Mark Levine for more information.

 

WG19 ANSI/CTA-2041-A

Standard for Round Tactile Feedback Feature
Summary: R4 is modifying a standard that defines the size, shape and placement of a tactile indicator ("nib") to assist users who are blind or visually impaired in determining the location of numeric keys on handheld remote controls for consumer electronics products.

Started: 5/10/17
PINS filed: 6/26/17
Status: In progress. WG19 discussing a revision with expectations to go to pre-vote comment in February or March 2018.

 

WG20 ANSI/CTA-2066

Streaming Quality of Experience Metrics
Summary: WG20 was recently approved as a new working group with a scope to develop documents addressing streaming media playback quality of experience. Please contact Mark Levine if you are interested in joining this new work activity. R4 is developing a standard that specifies a set of metrics, associated terminology and event and attribute access for representing streaming media quality of experience.

Started: 7/20/16
Status: In progress. Work with European Broadcasting Union underway. Expectation to go to pre-vote comment by February or March 2018.

 


R4.8 DTV Interface

CTA's DTV Interface Subcommittee produces standards for RF, analog and digital interfaces that enable connectivity between TV receivers and other consumer devices. All are encouraged to join the DTV Interface Subcommittee and get involved in its activities. The DTV Interface Subcommittee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users") who acquire DTV interface products from those who create them, and in adding new members who neither produce nor use DTV interface products, such as regulators, associations, and others (called members with a "general interest").

 
WG12 CTA-679-C S-201X National Renewable Security Standard
Summary:WG12 is stabilizing CEA-679-C, which describes the physical and electrical parameters of the interface for conditional access (CA) devices for consumer electronics (CE). It specifies the interface to a CA device that performs the signal access and, optionally, descrambling and key generation. This interface definition allows the entire CA system to be removable and hence replaceable. Very few constraints, if any, are placed on the CA system architecture.

 

Started: 5/9/18
Status: If you have any objections to CTA-679-C being stabilizied, notify Mark Levine as soon as possible.

 

WG12 ANSI/CTA-775-C R-2013 (Withdrawal) DTV 1394 Interface Specification
Summary:WG12 is proposing the withdrawal of ANSI/CTA-775-C-R-2013. CTA-775-C defines mechanisms to allow a source of MPEG service, such as a cable or terrestrial set-top box, digital VCR, or DTV to utilize the MPEG decoding and display capabilities in a DTV. A method is included to allow the OSD Producer to supply bitmap graphic overlays for blending and composition in the DTV over decoded video.

 

Started: 5/9/18
PINS Filed: 5/14/18
Status: If you have any objections to ANSI/CTA-775-C R-2013 being withdrawn, notify Mark Levine as soon as possible.

 

WG12 ANSI/CTA-775.2-A R-2013 (Withdrawal) Service Selection Information for Digital Storage Media Interoperabilit
Summary:WG12 is proposing the withdrawal of ANSI/CTA-775.2-A R-2013. CTA-775-C [1] standardizes the IEEE 1394 [3][4] High Performance Serial Bus interface for the Digital Television (DTV) receiver. A digital storage device such as a D-VHS or hard disk digital recorder may be used by the DTV or by another source device such as a cable set-top box to record or time-shift digital television signals.

 

Started: 5/9/18
PINS Filed: 5/17/18
PINS public comment: 8/5/18
Status: If you have any objections to ANSI/CTA-775.2-A R-2013 being withdrawn, notify Mark Levine as soon as possible.

 

WG5 ANSI/CTA-805-E R201X Data Services on the Component Video Interfaces
Summary: WG5 is reaffirming ANSI/CTA-805-E, which specifies how data services are carried on analog Component Video Interfaces (CVI), as described in CEA-770.2-C and CEA-770.3-C. CEA-805-D applies to all CE devices carrying data on the CVI vertical blanking interval (VBI). All CEA-805-E references to component video and/or component video interfaces are analog only, and no reference to digital is implied.

 

Started: 5/9/18
PINS Filed: 5/14/18
BSR8 Filed: 7/19/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG12 ANSI/CTA-849-B-R-2013 (Withdrawal) Application Profiles for CEA-775 Compliant DTVs
Summary:WG12 is proposing the withdrawal of ANSI/CTA-849-B-R-2013. ANSI/CTA-849-B-R-2013 defines transport and content coding formats a compliant DTV shall support in order to inter-operate with various digital audio and video sources. A DTV compliant with this standard shall also comply with the requirements of CEA-775-C.

 

Started: 5/9/18
PINS Filed: 6/28/18
Status: If you have any objections to ANSI/CTA-849-B R-2013 being withdrawn, notify Mark Levine as soon as possible.

 

WG11 ANSI/CTA-2040-A SD Common Card Interface Standard
Summary: CTA-2040 describes interfaces between a Common Interface Module (CI Module) located on a microSD card and a Terminal device. The purpose of this standard is to specify the hardware, signaling, and application interface between a digital consumer electronics device e.g. television receiver (handheld, stationary or otherwise) and a small removable, replaceable CI Module that implements and embodies significant portions of a Conditional Access System (CAS).

 

Started: 5/4/17
PINS Filed: 5/4/17
PINS Filed: 7/19/18
Status: This document completed ballot in 2016, but is currently going through the ANSI process.

 

WG13 CTA-2072 HDR Still Photo Interface
Summary: CTA-2072 will provide file formats including physical and electrical to support proper display of HDR still photos, including sequence mode photos, on TVs with HDR support.

 

Started: 5/5/17
Pre-vote comment: 8/4/17
Status: On hold. Awaiting publication of a corresponding MPEG standard prior to publishing this document.

 


R6 Portable, Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics

CTA's Portable, Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee produces standards for portable and handheld consumer electronics products, and consumer electronics products used in private and commercial vehicles, boats and aircraft. All are encouraged to join the Portable, Handheld and In-vehicle Electronics Committee and get involved in its activities. The Portable, Handheld and In-vehicle Electronics Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users") who acquire portable, handheld or in-vehicle products from those who create them, and in adding new members who neither produce nor use portable, handheld or in-vehicle electronics products, such as regulators, associations, and others (called members with a "general interest").

 
R6 ANSI/CTA-2003-C R201X Digital Audiobook File Format and Player Requirements
Summary: R6 is reaffirming ANSI/CTA-2003-C, which is a standard that defines requirements and provides recommendations to publishers, software developers, content providers and hardware manufacturers for the data structure, usability requirements, playback systems and delivery systems for audiobooks in digital file format.

 

Started: 5/3/18
PINS filed: 5/14/18
BSR8 filed: 6/28/18
Status: In ballot

 

R6 ANSI/CTA-2017.1 R201X Serial Communication Protocol for Portable Electronic Devices
Summary: R6 is reaffirming ANSI/CTA-2017.1, which is a standard that describes a serial communication protocol that enables command and control communication between portable electronic devices and accessories attached to those devices. This protocol builds upon functions provided by the MOST network developed by the MOST Cooperation. MOST is a registered trademark of the MOST Cooperation.

 

Started: 5/3/18
PINS filed: 5/14/18
BSR8 filed: 6/28/18
Status: In ballot.

 

WG23 ANSI/CTA-2067 Small Unmanned Aerial Systems - Remote Identification
Summary: WG23 is developing ANSI/CTA-2067, which is a standard for identifying small unmanned aerial systems with a Remote ID during flight to advance accountability and transparency.

 

Started: 03/02/17
PINS filed: 03/03/17
Status: In progress. 

 

WG24 ANSI/CTA-2070 Considerations for Viewer Quality Experience of Augmented and Mixed Reality Systems
Summary: WG24 is developing CTA-2070, which will draft a document on Considerations for Viewer Quality Experience of Augmented and Mixed Reality Systems. The scope of the document is to outline best practices for augmented and mixed reality technologies and systems related to quality of experience for end users.

 

Started: 03/28/17
PINS filed: 03/31/17
Status: In progress.

 

WG24 ANSI/CTA-2071 Considerations for Viewer Quality Experience of Virtual Reality Systems
Summary: WG24 is developing CTA-2071, which will draft a document on Considerations for Viewer Quality Experience of Virtual Reality Systems. The scope of the document is to outline best practices for virtual reality technologies and systems related to quality of experience for end users.

 

Started: 03/28/17
PINS filed: 03/31/17
Status: In progress.

 

WG25 ANSI/CTA-2076 Inclusive, Audio-based, Network Navigation Systems for All Persons including those Blind/Low Vision
Summary: WG25 is developing CTA-2076, which will specify requirements for the design of inclusive audio-based network navigation systems (IABNNS), which are technologies used to augment the physical environment by delivering sufficient audio, haptic, visual instructions or instructions in other formats as may be required. This standard helps design professionals achieve an inclusive environment through IABNNSs that augment the physical environment by the provision of aural information about environments for users.

 

Started: 12/20/17
PINS filed: 12/22/17
Status: In progress. Stakeholders are invited to join this effort. Contact Kerri Haresign for more information.

 

WG26 ANSI/CTA-2077 Recommendations for Portable Power Packs
Summary: WG26 is developing CTA-2077, which will establish a common terminology and overall grading system/evaluation criteria that addresses portable power packs.

 

Started: 12/20/17
PINS filed: 12/22/17
Status: In progress. Stakeholders are invited to join this effort. Contact Kerri Haresign for more information.
WG27 ANSI/CTA-2078 Inclusive Model Simulations of Biometric Conditions for Device Development and Performance Assessment, General Overview
Summary: WG27 is developing this first general overview to introduce a suite of documents to establishe an overview of general principles with regard to a standardized set of computational simulations of human/physiological conditions for available use by developers and the broader industry. Intended usage of the simulations for specific conditions described in corresponding sub-documents would include during: 1) development to evolve and assess the baseline performance and objective improvement of algorithmic or design decisions with regard to a specific human physiological condition, 2) objective assessment to inform and develop improved objective performance models of algorithm and device quality with regard to a specific human physiological condition, and 3) subjective assessment to enable a baseline comparative system for subjective algorithmic or device performance evaluation. These (human/biometric) conditions are often associated with accessibility and aging, and will be defined in subdocuments in this suite.

 

Started: 2/23/18
PINS filed: 3/20/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG27 ANSI/CTA-2078.1 Inclusive Model Simulations of Hearing Loss for Device Development and Performance Assessment
Summary: WG27 is developing this document as the first in a suite of documents that establishes a standardized set of computational simulations of stages of hearing loss for available use by developers and the broader industry. Intended usage of the hearing loss simulations defined in this document would include during: 1) development to evolve and assess the baseline performance and objective improvement of algorithmic or design decisions with regard to the varying stages of hearing loss 2) objective assessment to inform and develop improved objective performance models of algorithm and device quality with regard to hearing loss, and 3) subjective assessment to enable a baseline comparative system for subjective algorithmic or device performance evaluation. The hearing loss conditions defined in this document are often associated with accessibility and aging, but could also occur naturally or apply to persons born with hearing loss.

 

Started: 2/23/18
PINS filed: 3/20/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 ANSI/CTA-2085 Definitions and Characteristics for VR Video and VR Images
Summary: WG1 is developing this document to define the terms and characteristics for VR Video, and VR Images, which are still or moving imagery captured and formatted explicitly as separate left and right eye images; usually intended for display in a VR headset. More specifically, will explore the technical processes, hardware and software techniques behind the creation and delivery of VR Video/VR Images.

 

Started: 7/11/18
PINS filed: 7/31/18
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").

 
R7 CTA-860-A R-201X Device Plug-In Interface to EIA/CTA-709.1 Network Tools
Summary: R7 is considering reaffirmation of CTA-860-A. This standard applies to a set of software interfaces between ANSI/CTA-709.1-B-2002 (CTA-709.1) Network Management Tools and device type specific software for device installation, configuration and commissioning, resulting in enhanced functionality of network management tools. Supported devices include those that meet the CTA-709.1 standard for nodes and the objects they contain which communicate on a CTA-709.1 standard network.

 

Started: 12/11/13
Pre-vote comment: 1/19/15
Ballot: 6/4/18
Status: Ballot closes on 7/3/18.

 

R7 CTA-2027-B R-201X A User Interface for Home Networks Using Web-based Protocols
Summary: R7 is considering withdrawal of CTA-2027-B. This standard addresses user control of remote audio/video devices on home networks. It describes how audio/video devices may present status and control user interfaces on remote devices attached to a network, and describes how this user interface data can be encapsulated using web and internet protocols. User control is through a browser and graphical user interface, the design of which is determined by the implementers of this standard.

 

Started: 10/27/11
Original Pre-vote comment deadline: 9/27/12
Second Pre-vote comment deadline: 7/2/18
Status: Chair issued preliminary agreement to withdraw this standard on 5/2/18.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-851-A Withdrawal Versatile Home Network
Summary: WG2 is in the process of withdrawing ANSI/CTA-851-A as an active standard. This standard defines an IP-enabled network for connecting cluster networks to a whole-home IEEE 1394-based broadband distribution backbone in order to facilitate integrated operation of appliances and networked components.

 

Started: 6/6/11 and 12/11/13
PINS filed: 6/6/11
Original Pre-vote comment deadline: 12/24/15
Second Pre-vote comment deadline: 7/10/18
Ballot issued: 7/27/18
Status: Under ballot for withdrawal through 8/24/18.

 

WG13 ANSI/CTA-709.7 LON® over IP
Summary: WG13 is devloping a standard for a new CTA-709 media channel definition for LON® over IP (Ethernet).

 

Started: 5/9/17
PINS filed: 12/14/17
BSR8 filed: 2/16/18
Status: R7 held a meeting vote on 3/1/18. Absentee ballot issued. BSR9 can be filed on 4/3/18.

 

WG13 ANSI/CTA-709.8 Control Networking Protocol Specification: Part 8: High Definition Power Line Transceiver Media Type for LON®
Summary: This standard specifies a communication protocol for networked control systems. The protocol provides peer-to-peer communication for networked control using web-services. The standard describes services in layer 1 and layer 2. The layer 1 (physical layer) describes the MAC sub-layer interface to the physical layer. The layer 2 (data link layer), as described in ANSI/CTA 709.1, is integrated in UDP/IP communication using IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.

 

Started: 3/1/18
PINS filed: 4/19/18
Status:In progress.

 

WG13 ANSI/CTA-709.9 Control Networking Protocol Specification: Part 9 – LON® ISM-RF Radio Frequency Transceiver Media Type for LON®
Summary: This standard specifies a new, high-speed, long-distance RF media to the current CTA-709 LON standards. The ISM-RF (Industry, Science, Medicine Radio Frequency) transceiver uses unlicensed RF bands and are specific for EU, North America, and other regions through a software selectable configuration property. This new standard will provide full interoperability and backwards compatibility with any of the current CTA-709 media types using a standard LON-to-LON router.

 

Started: 3/1/18
PINS filed: 4/19/18
Status:In progress.

 

WG18 CTA-CEB33 Securing Connected Devices for Consumers in the Home
Summary: WG18 is working on a CTA bulletin to review, clarify and update the language in CTA-TR-12, add new best practices as deemed appropriate, and reformat the Technical Report into a Bulletin. This recommended practice addresses cyber security topics for the design of connected devices for consumers in the home. This recommended practice will be addressing both the devices and the services that enhance their functionality.

 

Started: 4/5/16
Status: In progress. Pre-vote comment sent to R7 on 2/2/18. Contact Leslie King to join WG 18. 


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").

 


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").

 
R10 ANSI/CTA/CEDIA-863-B R-2018 Connection Color Codes for Home Theater Systems
Summary: R10 is reaffirming ANSI/CTA/CEDIA-863-B which defines the color for marking connections commonly used for electronic/devices in a home theater system.

 

Started: 4/3/18
PINS filed: 5/3/18

 

R10 CTA-896-A R-2010 (Withdrawal) Standard Method of Measurement for Digital Versatile Disc - Video Players
Summary: R10 is withdrawing CTA-896-A R-2010, which defines a suite of test signals for use in assessing the electrical performance of NTSC-based DVD-Video players, as well as a recommended method for reporting this performance. It does not define test signals for assessing the performance of non-DVD-Video signals in DVD players (e.g., compact disc, DVD-Audio signals, etc.).

 

Started: 4/3/18
Status: In progress. If you have any objections to CTA-896-A R-2010 being withdrawn, please notify Leslie King as soon as possible.

 

R10 ANSI/CTA/CEDIA-897 R-2018 F-Connector Color Coding for Home Television Systems
Summary: R10 is reaffirming ANSI/CTA/CEDIA-897 defines the colors for marking F-connectors commonly used for electronic devices in a home television system.

 

Started: 4/3/18
PINS Filed: 5/14/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 CTA/CEDIA-CEB17-A R-2018 Home Theater Recommended Practice: Audio Design
Summary: WG1 is reaffirming CTA/CEDIA-CEB17-A, which is a recommended practices document to be used as an informative reference for the installation, application and placement of loudspeakers in the residential environment.

 

Started: 4/3/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG1 CTA/CEDIA-CEB22 R-2018 Home Theater Recommended Practice: Audio Design
Summary: WG1 is reaffirming CTA/CEDIA-CEB22. Home Theater Audio Design outlines the various design parameters relevant to the proper design of a home theater that meets relevant industry guidelines. Additionally, these practices ensure that a home theater supports other media uses such as music, gaming, and broadcast TV. The revised bulletin will include information about immersive audio and equipment selection.

 

Started: 4/3/18
Prevote comment: 7/19/18
Status: Reaffirmation of CTA/CEDIA-CEB22 in pre-vote comment through 8/2/18.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA/CEDIA-2030-A R-2018 Multi-Room Audio Cabling Standard
Summary: R10 is reaffirming ANSI/CTA/CEDIA-2030-A which defines cabling and connectors for use in distributing analog and digital audio signals throughout a home. The multi-room audio standard covers stereo (either summed or two channels) only.

 

Started: 4/3/18
PINS filed: 5/3/18
Status: In pre-vote comment through 8/13/18

 

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.

 
WG1 CTA-2052.3 Performance Criteria and Testing Protocols for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications
Summary: This standard will address performance criteria and testing protocols for features in sleep tracking consumer technology devices and applications.

 

Started: 6/26/17
PINS Filed: 7/6/17
Status: In progress.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-2074 Intensity Metrics: Physical Activity Monitoring
Summary: This standard creates definitions and performance criteria for consumer technology that measures intensity of physical activity and related measures.

 

Started: 9/28/17
PINS Filed: 11/08/17/16
Status: In progress.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2057 Interoperability Standards Series for Consumer EEG Data - Local Transmission
Summary: R6.4 WG3 will create a standard to enable real-time processing and storage of collected data by synchronous transmission of multiple data streams, each potentially sampled at a different rate, on a local network. Each data streams may also have a different type, e.g. real numbers or strings, or have an irregular sampling rate (e.g. events).

 

Started: 9/16/15
PINS Filed: 10/20/15
Status: Work on this project is currently on hold.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2058 Interoperability Standards Series for Consumer EEG Data - Event Description
Summary: Events capture changes in the real or virtual world that are potentially relevant to understanding the data collected from the user. User actions (e.g. pressing a button or starting to walk), changes in state (surprise, detection of targets or errors, receiving positive or negative feedback) and presentations of various stimuli (e.g. audio and visual elements in a game) can potentially induce changes in recorded EEG, heart rate and other biosignals. The purpose of this standard is to harmonize the way that events are described, i.e. various aspects of them are represented and transmitted.

 

PINS Filed: 10/20/15
Status: Work on this project is currently on hold.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2059 Interoperability Standards Series for Consumer EEG Data - User State Description
Summary: Estimation of User State (e.g. sleepy, alert or surprised) is the main focus of most Brain Computer Interface (BCI) applications. The purpose of this standard is to (a) define a list of terms that are used to describe User State, clearly explaining the meaning of each term (b) define the numerical and/or categorical value ranges associated with each term, e.g. using values between one (1) and zero (0) for focused user state, with the value one (1) referring to a fully focused user state.

 

PINS Filed: 10/20/15
Status: Work on this project is currently on hold.

 

WG3 ANSI/CTA-2061 Interoperability Standards Series for Consumer EEG Data - Group-level meta-data encapsulation
Summary: The purpose of this standard is to (a) define the minimum set of information (metadata) required to process EEG and associated data collected from a group of users and (b) adopt a schema to encapsulate this information and make it available for automated processing.

 

PINS Filed: 10/20/15
Status: Work on this project is currently on hold.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068 Definitions and Characteristics of Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies
Summary: The purpose of this standard is to define terms related to stress and stress indicators that are relevant for stress monitoring technologies. Additionally, where appropriate, this standard will describe performance standards for the measurement of stress-related characteristics by consumer stress monitoring technologies.

 

Started: 3/17/17
PINS filed: 03/20/17
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.1 Definitions and Characteristics of Consumer Technologies for Monitoring Physical and Psychosocial Stress – HRV
Summary:This standard defines and creates performance criteria for consumer stress monitoring technologies that use HRV in the measurement and application of stress metrics.

 

Started: 7/30/18
PINS filed: 8/1/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.2 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
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.3 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
Status: In progress.

 

WG4 ANSI/CTA-2068.4 Definitions and Characteristics of Consumer Technologies for Monitoring Physical and Psychosocial Stress – Heart Rate
Summary:This standard defines and creates performance criteria for consumer stress monitoring technologies that use Heart Rate in the measurement and application of stress metrics.

 

Started: 7/30/18
PINS filed: 8/1/18
Status: In progress.

 

WG5 CTA-2073 Guiding Principles of Practice and Transparency for Mobile Health Solutions
Summary: The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for the guiding principles of practice and transparency for mobile health solutions to include both applications and devices.

 

Started: 7/31/17
Status: In progress.

 

WG5 ANSI/CTA-2083 Requirements for Reporting Performance and Usage Information for Mobile Health Solutions
Summary: This document outlines minimum reporting criteria to be included with a product or service that provides mobile health solutions. Final output could indicate how the product addresses a variety of areas of concern to the consumer, such as data sampling rates, FDA clearance, privacy and security regarding sensitive health data, data usage and disclosures, accuracy, connectivity, and other aspects.

 

Started: 5/3/18
PINS Files: 5/14/18
Status:In progress.

 


R12 Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

CTA's Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Committee develops 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.

 
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.

 

WG2 ANSI/CTA-2087 Recommendations and Best Practices for Connection and Use of Accessories for Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies
Summary:This document will explore augmented and virtual reality technologies accessories and their connections and performance requirements with augmented and virtual reality technologies hardware. The output would be to agree on common terminology and definitions, as well as to agree on a common connectivity standard including device compatibility

 

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