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CEA Seeks Technical Standards to Highlight at International CES
Arlington, VA – 08/28/2013 – Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced a new program to develop innovative industry standards at the International CES®. As owner and producer of the International CES, the world’s leading innovation event, and with accreditation from the American National Standards Institute, CEA launched “CESpec” within its standards program.
CESpecs are a new feature of CEA technical standards that will be on display at the International CES. These new standards projects will be launched at the International CES in January with a goal of being completed in time to be featured at the following International CES.
The first CESpec project will be launched at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10, 2014, and the new standard should be available in time for 2015 International CES. Anyone can propose a new CESpec. The project description should be as detailed as possible, and it should describe the problem that your proposed standard is intended to solve. CEA invites all interested parties to submit proposals by September 30, 2013 by going to
“Featuring some CEA standards projects as CESpecs will shine a spotlight on the collaboration and innovation that takes place in the consumer electronics (CE) industry every day,” said Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, research and standards, CEA. “Voluntary industry standards developed in an open and fair way will help grow the CE industry and provide consumers with high quality, innovative products.”
Proposals must be supported by at least six people, none of whom may be from the same company, and all of whom must be willing to actively participate in moving the draft standard through the CEA standards approval process.
CEA’s standards program includes more than 1,200 members across 50 different groups. To become involved in any of these groups, please visit
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.
About the Consumer Technology Assocation

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at, and through social media.

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Categories:  Technology & Standards, CEA General, CES General, Industry, Association  — Tags:  CES, CESpec, Markwalter, standards

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