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CTA, the Consumer Technology Association, is a standards and trade organization for the consumer electronics industry. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has a conglomerate of 2,200 companies. CTA advocates for the entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators who mold the future of the consumer technology industry. CTA provides a platform that unites technology leaders to connect and collaborate, and it avidly supports members who push the boundaries to propel consumer technology forward. Standards from CTA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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CTA 2051-2017 (ANSI)

Personal Sound Amplification Performance Criteria

This standard includes technical performance metrics and associated target values for consumer products that provide personal sound amplification and/or enhancement to a user. Products shall meet the stated requirements to be considered as compliant to this standard. Personal sound amplification may be a single function within a larger set of device capabilities.

CTA 861.3-A-2016

HDR Static Metadata Extensions

This standard specifies static High Dynamic Range (HDR) metadata extensions using an additional InfoFrame and EDID CTA data block, replacing previously reserved codes in Table 5 and Table 46 of CTA-861-F [1]. Recommendations regarding the usage of static HDR metadata are also provided.

CEA 608-E-2008 (R2014) (ANSI)

Line 21 Data Services

CEA-608-E R-2014 is a technical standard and guide for using or providing Closed Captioning services or other data services embedded in line 21 of the vertical blanking interval of the NTSC video signal. This includes provision for encoding equipment and/or decoding equipment to produce such material as well as manufacturers of television receivers which are required to include such decoders in their equipment as a matter of regulation (see Annex F). It is also a usage guide for producing material using such equipment, and for distributing such material. This standard describes the specifications for creation, transmission, reception, and display of caption data, plus the relationship of Caption Mode data to other line 21 data. A comparison of decoders meeting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules to all decoders designed prior to the drafting of those rules and a timetable for the implementation of features which are unique to the different generations of decoders are retained from the prior version.

CEA 2037-A-2014 (ANSI)

Determination of Television Set Power Consumption

This standard defines a method for measuring television set power consumption and related items. It is intended for television sets powered from an external source. Television sets with a non-removable main battery are excluded.

CEA 708-E-2013 (ANSI)

Digital Television (DTV) Closed Captioning

This standard defines DTV Closed Captioning (DTVCC) and provides specifications and guidelines for caption service providers, distributors of television signals, decoder and encoder manufacturers, DTV receiver manufacturers, and DTV signal processing equipmen

CEA 2010-B-2014 (ANSI)

Standard Method of Measurement for Subwoofers

This standard defines a method for measuring the audio performance of powered and passive subwoofers. This revision includes adding the maximum continuous SPL output capability measurement, as well as providing a reporting of the combined SPL (continuous & peak) tempered with a defined crest factor signal.

CEA 2034-A-2015 (ANSI)

Standard Method of Measurement for In-Home Loudspeakers

This standard describes how to determine the frequency response, directivity and maximum output capability of a residential loudspeaker. It is intended to determine the audio performance of a loudspeaker, not the loudspeakerÆs ability to survive a given input signal. This standard applies only to loudspeaker systems, and not to raw transducers.

CEA 2045.3-2014 (ANSI)

Modular Communications Interface for Thermostat Message Set

This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CEA-2045 Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management standard. This specification supports the following features: cycling based control, temperature based control, and programming and reading of thermostat configuration items.

CEA 2049-2015 (ANSI)

Determination of Small Network Equipment Average Energy Consumption

This standard defines procedures for measuring Small Network Equipment (SNE) energy consumption while in an idle state. It defines the interfaces that shall be active and connected for this test procedure, and is written with the intent of addressing current and future devices that qualify as a SNE device. This standard does not define how an SNE device is placed into an idle state. This standard covers the configuration of three aspects in order to conduct the testing; the SNE device, test environment, and the Test Client(s).

CEA 709.2-A-2000 (R2012) (ANSI)

Control Network Power Line (PL) Channel Specification

This document specifies the Control Network Power Line (PL) Channel and serves as a companion document to the EIA-709.1 Control Network Protocol Specification. Its purpose is to present the information necessary for the development of a PL physical network and nodes to communicate the share information over the network. This is one of a series of documents covering the various media that comprise the EIA-709 Standard.This specification contains all the information necessary to facilitate the exchange of data and control information over the power line medium within a home.


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