CTA Standards News

CTA Publishes a Standard Determination of Television Set Power Consumption

CTA’s Video Systems Committee (R4)recently published, CTA-2037-D, Determination of Television Set Power Consumption, You want to compare the energy consumption of two television sets. They both indicate they use the same amount of power. One of them was tested in a pitch-black room, which caused its automatic brightness control circuitry to dim the screen. The other was tested in a well-lit room, so its automatic brightness control circuitry brightened the screen for better visibility. Under similar viewing conditions in the same room they likely wouldn’t have the same power consumption. How do you make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when comparing TV set energy consumption? You make sure the TVs were tested using a standard test procedure. That’s what CTA-2037-D is. It describes things like the ambient light during testing, what video should be playing on the TV during the test, how measurements should be made, and much more For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[September 2022]

CTA Publishes the Stabilization of a Mobile Electronics Cabling Standard

CTA’s Audio Systems Committee (R3) recently published, ANSI-CTA-2015 S-2022, Stabilization of a Mobile Electronics Cabling Standard. This standard defines size and performance requirements for power and speaker cabling used in mobile electronics applications. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[September 2022]

CTA Publishes a Standard Method of Measurement for Soundbars

CTA’s Audio Systems Committee (R3) recently published, CTA-2100, Standard Method of Measurement for Soundbars. This standard describes how to combine the system configuration, output level, frequency response, and directivity response into an overall performance rating called the Audio Performance Level (APL) for soundbars or Soundbar Systems. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[August 2022]

CTA Publishes Updated Standard for Wearable Sound Amplifier Performance Criteria

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee (R11)recently published, CTA-2051-A, Wearable Sound Amplifier Performance Criteria, This standard establishes technical performance metrics and associated target values for consumer products which provide personal sound amplification and/or audio enhancement to a user. Products shall meet the stated requirements to be considered as compliant to to this standard. Wearable sound amplification may be a single function within a larger set of device capabilities. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Kerri Haresign.
[July 2022]

CTA Launched a Project CTA-861-I, Amendment to Improvements on Audio and Video Signaling to Improve Interoperability

R4WG7 DTV Interfaces has launched a project CTA-861-I, Amendment to Improvements on Audio and Video Signaling, which will be the integrating CTA-861.6, Improvements on Audio and Video Signaling, with CTA-861-H, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces, addressing deferred comments (from CTA-861.6/CTA-861-H development), and improving / extending interoperability. Any member of your team can support this effort. If you or a member of your team are interested in joining this effort, please reach out to Alexis Shoemaker Alexis Shoemaker.
[June 2022]

CTA Publishes Updated Loudness Standard for Over the Top Television and Online Video Distribution for Mobile and Fixed Devices – LM1

CTA’s Audio Systems Committee (R3) recently published, CTA-2075.1, Loudness Standard for Over the Top Television and Online Video Distribution for Mobile and Fixed Devices – LM1. This extension document specifies the LM1 Loudness Management metadata system. This describes a process for extrinsic loudness metadata that is matched to the coded audio.. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[June 2022]

CTA Formed New Working Group on General Principles of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

CTA recently formed a new working group on General Principles of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. This group is tasked with developing standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to general principles of AI/ML. This group will produce a document titled Guidelines for Managing, Characterizing, and Safeguarding Data in AI. This document will address the unique considerations for managing, characterizing, and safeguarding data in AI. For additional information and to get involved with future work, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[May 2022]

CTA Launched a Project on Best Practices and Recommendations for Bias Management

CTA recently launched a new project under the working group focused on AI in Health Care to produce a Best Practices and Recommendations for Bias Management document. This document will identify best practices and recommendations for bias management solutions to include bias, and management of bias in data used to train AI and ML systems in health care. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[May 2022]

CTA Launched a Project Caption Settings Structure

CTA recently launched a new project under the working group focused on AI in Health Care to produce a Best Practices and Recommendations for Bias Management document. This document will identify best practices and recommendations for bias management solutions to include bias, and management of bias in data used to train AI and ML systems in health care. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexis Shoemaker.
[May 2022]

CTA Publishes Updated Cybersecurity Standard for IoT Devices and Device Systems

CTA’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee (R14) cecently published, CTA-2088-A, Baseline Cybersecurity Standard for Devices and Device Systems, specifies baseline device security capabilities and related organizational security capabilities and recommendations for devices and device systems. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexandra Blasgen.
[May 2022]

CTA Publishes CTA-2006-D Testing and Measurement Methods for In-Vehicle Audio Amplifiers

CTA’s Audio Systems Committee Recently published, CTA-2006-D, Testing and Measurement Methods for In-Vehicle Audio Amplifiers. This standard defines characteristics that, considered collectively, describe the performance of Power Amplifiers designed for In-Vehicle applications. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Emily Hoefer.
[April 2022]

CTA Publishes CTA-2045.2-A Modular Communications Interface for Generic Display Message Set

CTA’s Modular Communications Interface for Generic Display Message Set Committee (R7.8) Recently published, CTA-2045.2-A, Modular Communications Interface for Generic Display Message Set. This standard is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045 Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management standard. It presents messages and methods that enable generic message display over the MCI interface. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Emily Hoefer.
[April 2022]

New Project Launched to Amend Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management

CTA’s Modular Communications Interface for Generic Display Message Set Committee (R7.8) Recently launched a new project to amend ANSI/CTA-2045-B, Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management. The amendment will resolve errors found during testing and provide additional updates. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Emily Hoefer.
[April 2022]

New Project Launched to Develop Best Practices for Telehealth Solutions

CTA’s Health, Fitness & Wellness Committee recently launched a new WG (R11 WG14) to develop standards for Telehealth Solutions. The WG will work to 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. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Kerri Haresign.
[March 2022]

CTA Publishes Five Video Systems Standards

CTA’s Video Systems Committee (R4) recently published five new standards. The standards are Improvements on Audio and Video Signaling CTA-861.6, Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Physical Layer and CTA-CEB32.2-A, TV Receiving Antenna Performance Presentation Measurement, CTA-774-E, Color Codes for Outdoor TV Receiving Antennas CTA-2028-C, and Indoor TV Receiving Antennas Performance Standard CTA-2032-C. For additional information, contact Kerri Haresign.
[March 2022]

New Project Launched to Revise Mobile Electronics Wiring Designations for Vehicle Audio and Security

CTA’s Intelligent Mobility Committee recently launched a new project to revise ANSI/CTA-803-B, Mobile Electronics Wiring Designations for Audio and Vehicle Security/Convenience. The standard adds continuity to mobile electronics installation information, enables easier data collection, and ensures consistency of information to installers. For additional information and to get involved, contact. Alexandra Blasgen.
[March 2022]

CTA Publishes CTA Publishes Best Practices for Consumer Cardiovascular Technology Solutions

CTA partnered with the American College of Cardiology to publish CTA-2105, Best Practices for Consumer Cardiovascular Technology Solutions.This document provides recommendations and best practices for the use of Consumer Cardiovascular Technology Solutions across the areas of prevention, screening/diagnosis, and health management/treatment. For additional information, contact Kerri Haresign.
[February 2022]

CTA Forms New Working Group on Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

CTA recently formed a new working group on Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids. This group is tasked with reviewing Personal Sound Amplification Performance Criteria (ANSI/CTA-2051) and identify next steps for the document. For additional information and to get involved with future work, contact Kerri Haresign.
[February 2022]

CTA Publishes CTA-2099 Standard Method of Measurement for Matching In-home Amplifers and Loudspeakers

CTA’s Audio Systems Committee (R3) Recently published, CTA-2099, Standard Method of Measurement for Matching In-home Amplifiers and Loudspeakers. This standard describes how to determine the maximum output capability of loudspeakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers intended for use in consumer/residential applications. For additional information, contact Emily Hoefer.
[December 2021]

CTA Publishes Two Health Fitness and Wellness Standards

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee recently published CTA-2056-A,Physical Activity Monitoring for Step Counting and CTA-2101, Remote Patient Monitoring Resources Kit. CTA-2056-A, creates definitions and performance criteria for measuring step counting on consumer wearable or app-based physical activity monitoring solutions. CTA-2101, provides information and resources in relation to the usage of remote patient monitoring tools within the applications of telehealth including chronic disease management and activities of daily living. For additional information, contact Kerri Haresign.
[December 2021]

New Projects Launched Addressing Best Practices for Estimating Cardiorespiratory Fitness

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee recently created a new project to develop Recommendations and Best Practices for Estimating Cardiorespiratory Fitness by Physical Activity Solutions. The standard will explore recommendations and best practices for estimating cardiorespiratory fitness by Physical Activity Solutions. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[December 2021]

New Project Launched to Revise Method for Measuring TV Power Consumption

CTA’s Video Systems Committee recently launch a new project to revise ANSI/CTA-2037-C, Determination of Television Set Power Consumption. This standard defines a method for measuring television set power and its related items. It is intended for television sets powered from an external source. Television sets with a non-removable main battery are excluded. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[December 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-2096, Guidelines for Developing Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Systems

CTA’s Artificial Intelligence Committee (R13) Recently published, CTA-2096, Guidelines for Developing Trustworthy artificial Intelligence Systems. This document describes principles of trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI), and a method for reporting to stakeholders how a particular AI application or system follows these principle.. For additional information, contact Kerri Haresign.
[November 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-CEB-35-A, Recommendations for User Overides for Closed Caption Decoders

CTA’s Video Systems Committee (R4) Recently published, CTA-CEB35-A, Recommendations for User Overrides for Closed Caption Decoders. This document describes recommendations for user overrides to styles and attributes for display of closed captions for ANSI/CTA-708 and IMSC1 Captions. For additional information, contact Kerri Haresign.
[November 2021]

New Projects Launched Addessing Sleep Quality

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee recently created a new project to develop Recommendations and Best Practices of Sleep Quality Determination on Consumer sleep Monitoring Solutions. The standard will explore objective sleep quality assessment and will consider factors such as impact of age on sleep quality. Additionally, the standard will strive to identify mandatory and options elements for sleep quality metrics and approaches of scores for sleep quality. Interested parties are invited to join this effort. Specifically, R11 is seeking Interested parties categorized as Users. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[November 2021]

New Projects Launched to Evidence Based Performance Criteria for Digital Therapeutics

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee recently created a new project to develop Evidence Based Performance Criteria for Digital Therapeutics. R11 and its associated WGs are seeking Volunteers for a variety of new work efforts. Specifically, R11 is seeking Interested parties categorized as Users. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[October 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-2098, Definitions and Characteristics of Digital Therapeutics

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee (R11) recently published CTA-2098, Definitions and Characteristics of Digital Therapeutics. The document defines the term “digital therapeutics” and describes the elements of the definition of that term. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[October 2021]

Fall Technology & Standards Forum – On Demand

The Technology & Standards Fall Forum was held September 20-23, 2021 and featured four days of panel sessions, industry standards meetings and interactive networking opportunities highlighting the trends and technologies that are transforming consumer technology industry. You can still listen to industry experts discussing the trends and technologies shaping innovation and consumer behavior this year and beyond, the role the evolving connectivity ecosystem will have on the future of consumer technology, and disruptive tech trends changing content consumption, entertainment, and consumer behavior. All on demand content is available See the full event schedule and register for the event. All on demand content is available here.
[September 2021]

New Projects Launched to Revise Recommended Practices for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets – Physical Layer and Application Runtime Environment

CTA's Video Systems Committee recently launch two new projects to revise CTA-CEB-32.2, Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Physical Layer and CTA-CEB-32.8, Recommended Practice for ATSC3.0 Television Sets, Application Runtime Environment. These revisions will include the changes to the updated ATSC 3.0 standards, as well as any other necessary maintenance updates. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[September 2021]

CTA to Revise Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee recently launch a project to review ANSI/CTA/NSF-2052.1, Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors. This standard strives to define terms and definitions for consumer sleep wearable devices used to describe sleep and indicates the functionality necessary to measure the characteristics of sleep. R11 and its associated WGs are seeking volunteers for a variety of new work efforts. Specifically, R11 is seeking interested parties categorized as Users. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[September 2021]

New Projects Launched to Develop Best Practices for Real World Analysis of Health Solutions

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee recently created a new project to develop best practices for testing and measurement of health data solutions in a real-world setting. R11 and its associated WGs are seeking volunteers for a variety of new work efforts. Specifically, R11 is seeking interested parties categorized as Users. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[September 2021]

New WG and Project Created addressing Machine Learning for XR

CTA’s Artificial Intelligence Committee recently created a new working group and associated project addressing Machine Learning and XR. The project will highlight a number of different capabilities that are unique to Machine Learning and its relationship with XR. It will cover specifics for each of the AR, MR, and VR verticals and how Machine Learning can enhance engagement, customer retention, and development speed. The topics will be covered in a developer and implementation focused mindset and lean on definitions from other documents as often as possible. R13 and its associated WGs are seeking volunteers for a variety of new work efforts. Specifically, R13 is seeking interested parties categorized as Users. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[September 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-709.10 Web Services for Control Networking Protocol

CTA’s Consumer Electronics Networking Committee (R7) recently published CTA-709.10, Web Services for Control Networking Protocol. The standard documents two APIs: IoT Access Protocols (IAP)/MQ, which uses MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) as the transport protocol, and IAP/REST (Representational State Transfer), which uses REST over HTTP or HTTPS. For additional information or to get involved, contact Emily Hoefer.
[September 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-2093, Health Data: Reporting Format Best Practices

CTA’s Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee (R11) recently published CTA-2093, Health Data: Reporting Format Best Practices. The document defies best practices for the reporting format for Timestamps, Recording Data with Attribution, Physical Location, Sensor Location, Battery Status and Origin to be used for health data. For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[August 2021]