CTA Standards News

Recommendations for Portable Powerbank Markings Published

With the large number of portable powerbanks currently available, there needs to be consistency provided so that the consumer knows what to expect when using a powerbank. For example, they need to know how many times they can charge their smartphone, how fast they can charge their smartphone, and even whether they can charge a tablet or laptop with a given powerbank. CTA-2077, Recommendations for Portable Power Charging Markings, provides guidance to manufacturers for consistent product markings for consumer use.
[November 2019]

CTA to Participate in ANSI World Standards Week

During the week of November 4th, CTA will participate as a part of the American National Standards Institute’s World Standards Week. World Standards Week brings together standards professionals from around the world to collaborate on key topics such as sharing best practices, legal issues, fostering partnerships to integrate standards into curricula, and building an effective workforce for the future. The events culminate in a celebration address how standards build connections. For more information on the value of standards, CTA’s standard program, or to get involved contact Standards@CTA.Tech.
[October 2019]

New Project Launched to Define Cybersecurity for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

CTA’s R14 Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee recently launched a new project to define the cybersecurity requirements and recommendations relevant to the unique capabilities, uses, and applications of small UAS. This work will build upon the baseline cybersecurity requirements being developed in CTA-2088, Baseline Cybersecurity Standard for Devices and Device Systems. For additional information or to get involved, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[September 2019]

CTA to Update its ANSI/CTA-2045-A Modular Communications Interface (MCI) Standard for Energy Management

CTA’s R7.8 Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management Subcommittee is initiating the revision of the ANSI/CTA-2045-A MCI for Energy Management which specifies a modular communications interface (MCI) to facilitate communications with residential devices for applications such as energy management. The MCI provides a standard interface for energy management signals and messages to reach devices. The subcommittee is seeking participants including those who create Smart Grid connectivity products (called "producers"), as well as those who acquire Smart Grid connectivity products (called “users”) from those who create them. For additional information or to get involved, contact Leslie King.
[September 2019]

New Home Networking Project Launched to Update ANSI/CTA-2048 Host and Router Profiles for IPv6

CTA’s R7 Consumer Electronics Networking Committee is revising ANSI/CTA-2048 Host and Router Profiles for IPv6. The standard identifies the required features and capabilities for stand-alone routers and hosts with support for IPv6 and related necessary protocols. The revision will consider support for IPv6 transition technologies, and support for PCP (port configuration protocol). All are encouraged to join the Consumer Electronics Networking Committee and get involved in this activity. The Consumer Electronics Networking Committee is particularly interested in adding new members who acquire home networking products (called “users”) from those who create them. For additional information or to get involved, contact Leslie King.
[September 2019]

New Project Launched to Update AR/VR Definitions Standard

CTA’s R12 AR/VR Committee is developing a revision of CTA-2069, which defines terms related to augmented and virtual reality technologies. As part of this work, the Committee will consider the addition of new terms that would benefit from standardized definitions and also review the existing terms to make any necessary refinements. For additional information or to get involved, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[August 2019]

Indoor Navigation Standard for People with Visual Impairments Published

CTA has published a new standard for designing inclusive, audio-based indoor navigation systems to better provide real-time wayfinding and location support for people who are blind or low vision. ANSI/CTA-2076, Inclusive, Audio-based, Network Navigation Systems for All Persons including those Who are Blind/Low Vision, provides a universal set of guidelines for app developers and owners of indoor locations – such as railway stations, airports, convention centers and museums – to create an accessible environment for all. See the press release here. [June 2019]

New Project Launched to Develop CTA-861-H, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces

CTA’s R4 Video Systems Committee is producing a new revision of CTA-861, called CTA-861-H, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces. This revision will be limited to clarification, corrections, and improving and extending interoperability and integration of existing amendments, extensions and errata, including CTA-861.4 (Dynamic HDR Metadata Signaling) and CTA-861.5 (Audio). For additional information or to get involved, contact Mark Levine.
[May 2019]

New Project Launched to Recommend Proper Use of the OBD-II Port

CTA’s Intelligent Mobility Committee recently launched a new project to develop a Recommended Practice for the proper use of the OBD-II port. The document will make reference to existing SAE standards to describe best practices for the proper and safe use of the OBD-II port for designers, manufacturers, and installers of aftermarket OBD-II devices. For additional information or to get involved, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[May 2019]

New Home Control Networking Protocol Projected Initiated for Web Services

CTA’s Consumer Electronics Networking Committee launched a new project to develop ANSI/CTA-709.10 Web Services for Control Networking Protocol. 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. All are encouraged to join the Consumer Electronics Networking Committee and get involved in this activity. The Consumer Electronics Networking Committee is particularly interested in adding new members who acquire home networking products from those who create them (called "users"). For additional information or to get involved, contact Leslie King.
[May 2019]

New Project Launched to Address Trustworthiness of AI in Health Care

Under the oversight of CTA’s Artificial Intelligence committee (R13), the WG on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care (R13 WG1) launched a new standards effort addressing The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Trustworthiness. Given that artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a pervasive tool in the health care industry. This standard will explore the impact of trustworthiness of AI in health care through the lens of the end user. For additional information or to get involved with R13, contact Kerri Haresign.
[April 2019]

New Sleep Standard Addressing Performance Criteria and Testing Protocols Published

CTA published its 3rd sleep technology standard ANSI/CTA/NSF-2052.3, Performance Criteria and Testing Protocols for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications. The standard addresses performance criteria and testing protocols for features in sleep tracking consumer technology devices and applications. This work adds to the suite of sleep technology standards previously published, including ANSI/CTA/NSF-2052.1, Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors and ANSI/CTA/NSF-2052.2, Methodology of Measurements for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications.
[April 2019]

CTA Creates Standards Effort Addressing Artificial Intelligence

CTA’s Standards Council approved the formation of R13 on Artificial Intelligence. R13 is charged with developing standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to artificial intelligence technologies. The committee will initiate its work on ANSI/CTA-2089, Definitions and Characteristics of Artificial Intelligence. For additional information or to get involved with R13, contact Kerri Haresign.
[February 2019]