CTA Standards News

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-2054.2-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]

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]