Product Marks

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) supports a number of programs for the industry that use product marks to convey useful information to consumers. These product marks help to facilitate connectivity, identify products that meet certain performance levels, or enable consumer comparison shopping. Often the marks are based on CTA standards or definitions and generally they rely on verification by the licensee. Product marks are usually registered by CTA and licensed to participants with an associated administration fee.
  • Amplifier Power for Mobile Electronics, CTA-2006-B A widely adopted product mark used by manufacturers on products and gift boxes for integrated and separate car audio amplifiers. The mark indicates that the ratings shown are compliant with CTA-2006-B and can be used by consumers for better comparison shopping.
  • Portable Digital Media Interface, CTA-2017 A product mark that is used to define electrical and mechanical properties for a connector that will pass audio, video and associated metadata signals, and power between portable electronic devices and in-home and in-vehicle audio/video systems.
  • Mobile Electronics Loudspeaker, CTA-2031 This mark indicates that a car loudspeaker has been tested to CTA-2031. The mark requires that manufacturers report primary power output in watts, cut-out diameter, mounting dept, impedance and maximum rms power output in watts, total harmonic distortion (THD) plus noise and signal to noise ratio.
  • DTV Product Marks A family of marks used with digital television products that conveys to the consumer basic capabilities related to display scanning or output format and presence of ATSC digital tuning/decoding circuitry.
  • Public Alert, CTA-2009-B A product mark used to identify radio receivers capable of automatically activating and alerting consumers when emergency messages are broadcast by the National Weather Service. This mark indicates that products are compliant with CTA-2009.
  • Portable Electronic Devices on Aircraft A pair of graphics symbols associated with a recommended practice intended to facilitate disabling and enabling of transmitters in wireless devices and provide common symbols and terminology for the industry.
  • Television Antenna Marks, CTA-2028, CTA-2032 A pair of product marks for TV antennas. One is used to identify outdoor antennas that comply the CTA-2028 standard, and to indicate what level of performance the antenna provides. The other is used to identify indoor TV antennas that comply with the CTA-2032 standard.
  • Audiobook Marks, CTA-2003-C A pair of product marks used on audiobook content and players to indicate that the products have certain features to improve consumers' listening experience. The marks represent compliance with certain aspects of CTA-2003-C. The audiobook compatible mark applies to players, and the audiobook format mark applies to content.

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