Consumer Technology Association's Active Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups

From closed captioning and sending uncompressed high-speed DTV signals, to improving the accuracy of sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring, our library of 135 standards has provided the technology industry transparency and insight since 1924.

With over 1,100 active participants, CTA’s standards program creates the blueprints behind many of our favorite tech products. As part of a CTA standards committee, you’ll have the greatest opportunity to influence the standards setting process and become an early player in market-shaping decision

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Last updated: February 25, 2020


R3 AUDIO SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

CTA's Audio Systems Committee produces standards for consumer audio equipment and other devices that provide audio as part of the device functionality. 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").  

R3 WG1 Sound Measurement

R3 Working Group 1 develops standards and documents that address loudspeaker measurement.

R3 WG2 Mobile Amplifier Power

R3 Working Group 2 develops standards, bulletins and other documents regarding amplifier power for portable, handheld and in-vehicle electronics.

R3 WG3 A/V Products Energy Efficiency

R3 Working Group 3 develops energy measurement standards for A/V products related to audio.


R4 VIDEO SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

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.

R4 WG3 Television Data Systems

R4 Working Group 3 develops standards, bulletins and test materials related to ATSC closed captioning.

R4 WG7 DTV Interfaces

R4 WG7 DTV develops and maintains interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards, bulletins and other documents related to uncompressed A/V digital interfaces.

R4 WG8 Audio Loudness

R4 Working Group 8 develops and maintains documents related to loudness matching, peak loudness and audio dynamic range from diverse content as rendered on consumer devices.

R4 WG10 Document Maintenance

R4 Working Group 10 reviews and recommends reaffirmation, revision, stabilization or withdrawal of published R04 standards scheduled for 5-year review.

R4 WG13 Audio Loudness

R4 Working Group 13 develops energy standards for devices and systems within the scope of R04.

R4 WG18 Receivers for Next Generation Broadcast Television

R4 Working Group 18 develops standards, recommended practices and technical reports on receiver guidelines, profiles and characteristics.

R4 WG20 Streaming Media Quality of Experience (QoE)

R4 Working Group 20 develops documents addressing streaming media playback quality of experience.

R4 WG21 PlugFests

R4 Working Group 21 assists CTA in organizing and conducting PlugFest interoperability events between devices, with primary emphasis on devices compliant with CTA-861 (all active revisions).


R6 INTELLIGENT MOBILITY COMMITTEE

CTA's Intelligent Mobility Committee produces standards that address intelligent mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories, and accessible navigation. All are encouraged to join the Intelligent Mobility Committee and get involved in its activities. The Intelligent Mobility Committee is particularly interested in adding new members (called "users") who acquire portable, handheld, mobility or in-vehicle products from those who create them, and in adding new members who neither produce nor use portable, handheld, mobile or in-vehicle electronics products, such as regulators, associations, and others (called members with a "general interest").

R6 WG21 Refurbished Devices

R6 Working Group 21 will draft definitions and recommendations for the preowned/refurbished market of portable, mobile and handheld devices.

R6 WG22 Wireless Power Transfer

R6 Working Group 22 will will develop standards, recommended practices, and related documentation related to wireless power transfer.

R6 WG23 Unmanned Aerial Systems

R6 Working Group 23 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to small unmanned aerial systems.

R6 WG25 Inclusive Audio-Based Network Navigation Systems Design

R6 Working Group 25 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to Inclusive Audio-Based Network Navigation Systems Design.

R6 WG26 Portable Power

R6 Working Group 26 will develop standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to portable power.

R6 WG28 OBD-II Port Guideline

R6 Working Group 28 will develop a bulletin to describe best practices for the proper and safe use of the OBD-II port for designers and manufacturers of aftermarket ODB-II devices.


R7 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS NETWORKING COMMITTEE

CTA's Consumer Electronics Networking Committee produces standards for network efforts involving communications between, to, or from consumer electronics devices, as well as through the use of industry standardized interfaces. All are encouraged to join the Intelligent Mobility Committee and get involved in its activities. The Intelligent Mobility Committee is particularly interested in adding 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").

R7 WG2 Document Maintenance

R7 Working Group 2 will develop and recommend reaffirmation, revision or withdrawal of published R7 standards scheduled for 5-year review.

R7 WG13 Home Control Systems

R7 Working Group 13 will develop and recommend home control networking protocols based on the LonWorks® protocol.

R7 WG14 IPv6

R7 Working Group 14 will develop documents related to the deployment of the IPv6 protocol in CE devices.

R7 WG15 Network Device Energy Consumption

R7 Working Group 15 will develop energy measurement standards for devices and systems within the scope of R7.

R7 WG18 Home Networking Security and Privacy

R7 Working Group 18 will develop standards, bulletins and other documents addressing security and privacy for home networking.


R7.8 MODULAR COMMUNICATION INTERFACE FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

CTA's Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management Subcommittee produces standards for a modular communication interface (MCI) to enable devices to connect to any type of demand response system and home or building network for energy management. All are encouraged to join the 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").

R7.8 WG1 Modular Communications Interface

R7 Working Group 1 will resolve any technical and editorial issues, and to make recommendations to R7.8 on the MCI standard.

R7.8 WG2 CE-EUI (Consumer Electronics – Energy Usage Information)

R7 Working Group 2 makes recommendations to R7.8 concerning standards, bulletins, and other documents that describe how consumer electronic devices communicate energy usage information.


R10 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

CTA's Residential Systems Committee establishes bulletins and standards for design and installation of residential systems management. 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 WG1 Home Theater Audio

R10 Working Group 1 develops standards and bulletins related to audio aspects of home theater systems.

R10 WG3 Home Theater Video Design

R10 Working Group 3 develops recommended practices and standards for creating high performance video reproduction in a home theater environment.


R10 HEALTH, FITNESS & WELLNESS COMMITTEE

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.

R11 WG1 Sleep Monitors

R11 Working Group 1 develops standards, bulletins and other documents addressing sleep monitoring technology.

R11 WG2 Physical Activity Monitoring Standards

R11 Working Group 2 develops definitions and performance standards for physical activity monitoring devices.

R11 WG4 Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies

R11 Working Group 4 develops definitions and performance standards for consumer stress monitoring technologies.

R11 WG5 Mobile Health Applications

R11 Working Group 5 develops the framework for evaluating mobile health applications, devices, and the technologic solutions that utilize those applications including guidelines and/or standards for app reliability, clinical efficacy, accuracy, and data practices.

R11 WG7 Digital Therapeutics

R11 Working Group 7 develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to technical considerations for the definition, application, use, and performance requirements of a digital therapeutics.