Proposals for new standards do not always come from standards insiders. Sometimes policy experts see an opening where industry-led standards offer a preferred solution over government mandates.
Proposals for new standards do not always come from standards insiders. Sometimes policy experts see an opening where industry-led standards offer a preferred solution over government mandates. Televisions draw a lot of regulatory scrutiny, including how much power they use. A prime example of the intersection of policy and standards is CTA’s facilitation of a milestone agreement between manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates to develop and promote a new TV energy measurement test method. That policy agreement, which intends to lead to voluntary energy use targets, triggered a project to revise CTA’s standard for determining TV power consumption.
CTA’s Technology & Standards Forum
CTA’s standards work anchors the semi-annual CTA Technology & Standards (T&S) Forum. These events feature informative sessions, networking opportunities and committee meetings. They’re important milestones where innovative thinkers from the consumer technology industry meet to discuss pressing issues and collaborate to solve them.
At the most recent Spring T&S Forum in early May, information sessions addressed future standards for digital therapeutics; mental health and the virtual care evolution; mitigating bias through inclusive design; the role of data in addressing public health emergencies; and combating deepfakes. Committee meetings covered AI, cybersecurity, digital health, streaming media, energy efficiency, XR and much more.
Since the pandemic started CTA’s Forums have been all-digital. The creativity and efficiency of in-person meetings has been sorely missed, but the convenience of an online event has allowed more people to participate in T&S Forums. We look forward to hosting the Fall T&S Forum, whether it is held online or in person, as it will be our capstone technical event for 2021 and preview important projects for 2022. Check out CTA.tech/events for the latest information on the T&S Forum and other CTA events.
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