CEA Announces Portable Media Player Connection Standard
The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)® Mobile Electronics Committee announced the publication of CEA-2017, Common Interconnection for Portable Media Players. This standard defines electrical and mechanical properties for a connector that will pass audio, video and associated metadata signals, control signals, and power between portable electronic devices and in-home and in-vehicle audio/video systems. It will also allow consumers with products that support the common connector to play and charge their portable media devices in their vehicles and their homes.
Consumer Demand For GPS Headed in the Right Direction, CEA Research Finds
Overall satisfaction among owners of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices is high, and consumer interest for the technology is exploding, according to a research report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). GPS - Exploring Ownership and Interest revealed an 80 percent owner satisfaction rate, which was strongly influenced by the ease of use and display quality of the devices, which are used primarily for navigation assistance in a vehicle.
CEA Announces New MECP Master Installer Certification Study Guide
The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA®) Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals (MECP) program today announced the first-ever Master Installation Technician Study Guide. Designed as a study tool for the highest level of certification available for a mobile electronics installation technician, this guide covers the material necessary to achieve Master Installation Technician Certification status and also serves as a non-biased, up-to-date resource for learning the industry's most important mobile electronics installation related topics. The new guide joins the growing library of CEA tools for technology industry training and certification.
CEA Standards Committees Finalizing New Car and Home Audio Measurements
The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA®) Technology and Standards committees are revising and developing standards for home and car audio testing methods.
CEA Mobile Electronics Committee Works To Develop Portable Electronics Connectivity Standard
The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA®) R6 Mobile Electronics Committee is working to create a new serial protocol standard for its portable device connector that builds upon the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) network. Device connectivity in the vehicle remains a key issue for CEA and interested parties are encouraged to participate in these standards activities.
CEA Issues Statement Regarding Today's Action in XM Court Case
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) issued the following statement in response to the denial of XM Satellite Radio's motion to dismiss the court case brought by representatives of the music distribution industry:
DTV Transition and New Car Technologies Highlighted On Day Three at the 2007 International CES
The digital television (DTV) transition, the growing relationship between the automotive and consumer electronics industries and electronics recycling were the hot topics on the third day of the 2007 International CES®. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the 2007 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs through today and celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Mobile and In-Vehicle Electronics Rev Up At 2007 International CES
The 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®), the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, will showcase the latest in mobile and in-vehicle technology January 8-11, 2007. As CES returns to Las Vegas to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the mobile technologies on display will include the latest advancements in automotive security, GPS technology, wireless technology for vehicles and in-car video. CEA estimates that U.S. factory-to-dealer sales of in-vehicle technologies will reach $8.5 billion in 2006 and predicts that sales will rise to $9.6 billion in 2007.
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