CTA Standards News

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]

New WG Created to add Protocols for Lifestyles Activities/Free Living Analysis to CTA's Digital Health Standards

CTA's Health, Fitness and Wellness Committee formed a new WG (R11 WG11) Free Living Analysis. The WG is tasked with reviewing current CTA standards to consider adding additional protocols for real word or non-laboratory testing protocols. The WG will also determine if there are additional standards for CTA’s R11 to consider in this space. Interested parties, specifically Users, are being sought for participation in this effort. For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[July 2021]

New Project Launched to add LM1 to Loudness Standard for Over-the-Top Television and Online Video Distribution for Mobile and Fixed Devices

CTA's Video Systems Committee approved a new project to add LM1 technology to CTA-2075, Loudness Standard for Over-the-Top Television and Online Video Distribution for Mobile and Fixed Devices. This new standards project will be initiated in September 2021. For additional information and to get involved, For additional information and to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[July 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-2084-A,Test Methods for Determining A/V Product’s Energy Efficiency

CTA recently published CTA-2084-A, Test Methods of Determining A/V Products Energy Efficiency. This standard defines procedures for determining Audio/Video (A/V) product energy performance. This standard covers the configuration of multiple operational modes. Products covered by this standard include, but are not limited to, the following: Home-Theater-in-a-Box Systems, Soundbars, MP3 speaker docks, Shelf systems, Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, and Smart speakers (speakers with embedded voice-activated digital assistants). For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[June 2021]

New Products Launched to Revise CTA-CEB25-A and CTA-CEB-27

CTA’s Video Systems Committee recently launch two new projects to revise CTA-CEB-25-A, Best Practices for Implementing Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Based on Alerts for Consumer Devices and CTA-CEB-27, Recommended Practice for Audio Accessibility of Audiovisual Devices. These revisions are being conducted as a part of the 5-year review process. For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[June 2021]

New Projects Launched to Revise Recommended Practices for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets – Audio and Video

CTA’s Video Systems Committee recently launch two new projects to revise CTA-CEB-32.4-D, Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Video and CTA-CEB-32.5-A, Recommended Practice for ATSC3.0 Television Sets, Audio. These revisions will include the changes to the updated ATSC 3.0 standards, as well as any other necessary maintenance updates. For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[May 2021]

Spring Technology & Standards Forum - On Demand

The Technology and Standards Spring Forum was held May 3-6, 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 how the acceleration of technology is providing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from identifying and combating deepfakes to the role of technology in responding to future health crises. All on demand content is available See the full event schedule and register for the event here.
[May 2021]

CTA to Update ANSI/CTA-2009-B, Performance Criteria for Public Alert Receivers

Currently, by Public Alert standards such as CTA-2009-B,Performance Criteria for Public Alert Receivers, there are three alert lights on the radio labeled Watch, Warning, and Advisory. The National Weather Service, as part of its HazSimp hazard message simplification program, will simplify the current Watch Warning Advisory (WWA) hierarchy of alert messages to get rid of the Advisory category. CTA's Intelligent Mobility Committee has established a new working group to consider how this upcoming change should be reflected in CTA-2009, including the possibility of relabeling the Advisory light on public alert receivers. Form more information or to get involved with the work, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[May 2021]

New Project Launched on Inclusive Audio & Video-Based Navigation Systems for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Individuals

CTA's Intelligent Mobility Committee has approved a new project to specify requirements for the design of inclusive audio-based network navigation systems for those who are deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind. This standard builds upon the work done previously on inclusive audio-based network navigation systems in ANSI/CTA-2076. For additional information, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[May 2021]

Registration Open for Technology & Standards Spring Forum

At the Technology and Standards Spring Forum, explore how the acceleration of technology is providing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from identifying and combating deepfakes to the role of technology in responding to future health crises. Join us May 3-6 to hear industry experts share insights on setting industry standards and the latest advancements in digital therapeutics, artificial intelligence, big data solutions, and more. See the full event schedule and register for the event here.
[March 2021]

New Standard Addressing Trustworthiness of AI in Health Care: Now Available

CTA recently published ANSI/CTA-2090, The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Trustworthiness. As, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a pervasive tool in the health care industry. The 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, public health, medical societies, and regulators) and will identify the unique challenges and opportunities for AI in the health care sector. For additional information, or to get involved in future AI standards, contact Kerri Haresign.
[February 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-B, Determination of Television Set Power Consumption. This revision will update the method for measuring television set power consumption and related items for television sets powered from an external source. For additional information or to get involved, contact contact Kerri Haresign
[January 2021]

New Effort Started to Address Mental Health Technology Solutions

CTA recently launch a new project to address the characteristics and requirements for mental health technology solutions. This new standards effort will strive to provide guidelines and implementation for consumer technology related to the monitoring, treatment, and diagnosis of mental health and mental wellness. For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[January 2021]

Standard Published on Inclusive Audio & Video-Based Navigation Systems for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

CTA's Intelligent Mobility Committee recently completed it's work on ANSI/CTA-2076-1, Inclusive Audio & Visual-Based Navigation Systems for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. IAVBNS are tools to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities overcome barriers to further independent travel. This standard builds upon the work done previously on inclusive audio-based network navigation systems in ANSI/CTA-2076. For additional information, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[January 2021]

CTA Publishes CTA-861-H, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High-Speed Digital Interfaces

CTA recently published CTA-861-H, A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High-Speed Digital Interfaces. This standard establishes protocols, requirements and recommendations for the utilization of uncompressed digital interfaces by consumer electronic devices. For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[December 2020]

CTA Publishes Connected Device Cybersecurity Baseline Standard

CTA’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee recently completed its work on CTA-2088, Baseline Cybersecurity Standard for Devices and Device Systems. This Baseline provides a clear, unambiguous list of cybersecurity capabilities that any connected consumer device should have, whether thermostat, fitness tracker, oven, security camera or smart TV. For additional information, contact Alexandra Blasgen.
[November 2020]

CTA Publishes Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Watermarking and Content Recovery

CTA recently published CTA-CEB32.10, Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Watermarking and Content Recovery. This bulletin makes recommendations related to the capabilities of ATSC 3.0 Television Sets as regarding Content Recovery via Watermarked content. The use of Watermarked A/V content allows ATSC 3.0 Television Sets to recover Service Information via broadband in order to provide the benefits of the ATSC 3.0 system, such as Broadcaster Applications and enhanced emergency alerting, in Redistribution environments where ATSC 3.0 Service Information is not available. For more information about this work please contact For additional information or to get involved, contact Kerri Haresign.
[November 2020]

CTA Publishes Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Audio

CTA recently published CTA-CEB-32.5-A, Recommended Practice for ATSC 3.0 Television Sets, Audio, Free over-the-air TV converted to digital back in 2009. The technical standards for these digital TV broadcasts were developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC has continued to improve the system, with its latest suite of standards called ATSC 3.0. ATSC 3.0 makes it possible for local broadcasters to transmit 4K Ultra HD signals with high dynamic range and other features. All these features will only be available on ATSC 3.0-compatible TV receivers. When TVs receive signals they process them in several steps – first capturing and processing the overall signal, then processing the audio, video and other information. CTA-CEB32.4-A makes recommendations to TV receiver manufacturers on how to process the audio portion of the signal.For more information about this work please contact Kerri Haresign.
[October 2020]

New Revision to add Standalone Amps to Test Methods for Determining A/V Products Energy Efficiency

Congratulations to WG3 who completed their work on ANSI/CTA-2084,Test Methods for Determining A/V Products Energy Efficiency, which is now is ballot. If you have not yet cast your vote, please click on the link to do so. Also, R3 Leadership approved opening up an immediate revision, ANSI/ CTA-2084-A, Test Methods for Determining A/V Products Energy Efficiency, to incorporate standalone amplifiers. WG3 plans to review a first draft of edits on October 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM Eastern. We are very interested in getting manufacturers to attend, as this work is expected to be adopted by the for use in the ENERGY STAR Version 4.0 Audio/Video specification.
[October 2020]

Work Progressing on Standard Identifying Basic Performance Rating for Soundbars

Calling all Soundbar Manufacturers! WG4 held its first meeting on ANSI/CTA-2100, Standard Method of Measurement for Soundbars, in mid-September and has held several meetings since. They are making progress describing performance measurements that could lead to a Total Audio Output (TAO) rating, which could inform consumers of quality differences in soundbars. The next meeting will be held on November 5, 2020 at 3:30 PM Eastern. [October 2020]

Network Device Energy Consumption – Vote Now!

Congratulations are also in order for WG15 who just sent ANSI/CTA-2049-A, Determination of Small Network Equipment Average Energy Consumption to ballot! If you have not yet cast your vote, click the link and do so now. [October 2020]