Technical experts describe "portable media player" as an umbrella term for a variety of handheld devices that play back audio, video, or both. Often abbreviated as PMPs, these popular consumer devices have a range of abilities and, due to multimedia playback capabilities, are often used by consumers to read e-books, to organize photo albums, and to access stored music, podcasts, and FM radio. As the demand for PMP interconnectivity rises, so do the possibilities for the consumers and industries that utilize these devices on a regular basis.
The revised standard CTA 2017-A-2010 (R2016), Common Interconnection for Portable Media Players (formerly known as ANSI/CEA-2017-A), defines electrical and mechanical properties for a connector that will pass audio, high definition video, high speed/superspeed Universal Serial Bus (USB) and associated metadata signals, control signals, and power between portable electronic devices and in-home and in-vehicle audio/video systems.
Developed by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CTA-2017-A includes significant changes from ANSI/CTA-2017. Connectors and devices implemented using CTA-2017-A may not be compatible with those that use ANSI/CTA-2017.CTA is an ANSI member and accredited standards developer. As a catalyst to the dynamic technology industry, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) accelerates growth and progress for the fast-paced economy. With leading market research, CTA educates members, and by establishing standards, CTA shapes the industry at large.
Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems and Designation and Classification of Refrigerants
ASHRAE, an ANSI member and audited designator, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. It reports how the changing needs of society are creating requirements for new refrigerants to be developed and used.