Standards

Standards

Market-shaping decisions start here. Influence the standards-setting process by becoming an early player in market-shaping decisions. ANSI accredited, CTA standards have shaped industry as we know it today.

Create standards that define the industry.

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 decisions.

70+

committees, subcommittees and working groups

1.1K+

consumer technology professionals and enthusiasts participating

Recent Releases

CTA Unveils First U.S. Indoor Navigation Standard for People with Visual Impairments
CTA Brings Together Tech Giants, Trade Associations to Improve Efficiencies in AI and Health Care
New Sleep Standard Addressing Performance Criteria and Testing Protocols Published
CTA Releases First Standard Addressing Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies

Featured Event

Technology and Standards Spring Forum
Event

Technology and Standards Spring Forum

May. 11, 2020 | San Francisco, Calif.

Join CTA in San Francisco, to learn, network and collaborate with industry experts as we discuss the latest consumer technologies and develop strategies for the future. This innovative testing event focuses on connectivity and interoperability. CTA’s PlugFests allow manufacturers to come together and test interfaces (such as HDMI, HDCP, DisplayPort, CEC and MHL) in a semi-private, round robin fashion.

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Anyone, except a member of the press, is eligible to join a CTA standards committee.

CTA Members: There is no charge to participate in CTA standards activities. 
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Nonmembers: There is an annual fee, based on your company’s annual revenue, for participation. 
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Standard Highlight

Security for Connected Consumer Devices: A Manufacturer’s Guide

The rapid advance of the Internet of Things (IoT) has highlighted a need for security provision in devices. This document discusses the need for loT device security and key measures manufacturers can take to meet this need. This preliminary guidance is intended to allow manufacturers an initial look at expectations for the security of connected devices in 2020 and beyond.

Standards Groups

Artificial Intelligence Committee

This committee develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to artificial intelligence technologies.

Audio Systems Committee

This committee produces standards for consumer audio equipment.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Committee

This committee develops standards, recommended practices, and technical reports related to augmented reality, virtual reality and related technologies.

Consumer Electronics Networking Committee

This committee establishes standards and guidelines for networks involving communications between, to, or from consumer electronics devices.

Health and Fitness

This committee develops standards, recommended practices, and related documentation for consumer health and fitness technology, including fixed, portable and wearable health and fitness devices.

Intelligent Mobility Committee

This committee produces standards that address intelligent mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories, and accessible navigation.

Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management Subcommittee

This subcommittee produces standards for smart grid connectivity.

Residential Systems Committee

This committee produces standards for the design and installation of residential systems.

Video Systems Committee

This committee produces standards for television video technologies.

WAVE Specifications

This project focuses on commercial internet video and web applications, and developing interoperability tools for global compatibility.

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