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CTA: Consumer Technology Association

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 2063-2017 (ANSI)

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Serial Numbers

This standard outlines the elements and characteristics of a serial number to be used by small unmanned aerial systems.

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.

CTA/NSF 2052.1-2016 (ANSI)

Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors

This voluntary standard defines terms used to describe sleep and indicates, where appropriate, the functionality necessary in a consumer sleep measuring device to measure those characteristics. This standard provides definitions of sleep features terminology recommended for wearable sleep monitoring consumer products. This standard does not provide operational definitions for terminology used for medical devices.


Methodology of Measurements for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications

This voluntary standard defines the methodology for measuring elemental parameters used in consumer technology devices and applications designed to evaluate sleep. The measures covered within this standard are contained within ANSI/CTA-2052.1, Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors.

CTA 2009-B-2010 (R2016) (ANSI)

Performance Specification for Public Alert Receivers

This voluntary standard defines minimum performance criteria for consumer electronic products designed to receive SAME alert signals broadcast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationÆs Weather Radio network and Environment CanadaÆs Meteorological Services of Canada Radio network. This standard does not apply to receivers not equipped to receive SAME messages (e.g., tone-alert receivers).

CTA 2056-2016 (ANSI)

Physical Activity Monitoring for Fitness Wearables: Step Counting

This standard creates definitions and performance criteria for measuring step counting on consumer wearable or app-based Physical Activity Monitoring Devices.

CTA 861-G-2016 (ANSI)

A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces

CTA-861 establishes protocols, requirements, and recommendations for the utilization of uncompressed digital interfaces by consumer electronics devices such as Digital Televisions (DTVs), digital cable, satellite or terrestrial set-top boxes (STBs), and related peripheral devices including, but not limited to DVD players/recorders, and other related Sources or Sinks.


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