Sep 29, 2014
CEA Joins Global Tech Industry Calling for ITA Win in November
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issued the following statement on behalf of CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro in response to today’s global tech industry statement in support of a November conclusion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion: “Eighty-two tech signatories from around the globe, representing tens of thousands of businesses, are rallying together to support trade negotiators from all member economies in the ITA. We have an opportunity now to come together, bridge gaps and finalize this negotiation so that a huge win may be announced in Beijing at the November APEC Leader’s meeting."
Sep 29, 2014
CEA Supports FCC in Sinclair Broadcast Group Challenge
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene in support of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Sinclair Broadcast Group’s challenge to the FCC’s Incentive Auction Order. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA: “CEA supports the FCC’s Incentive Auction Order and the benefits it promises for American consumers. With bipartisan support, Congress passed and President Obama signed, legislation freeing up broadcaster spectrum to allow consumers greater wireless connectivity."
Sep 26, 2014
CEA Selected as CARE Award Winner for Sixth Consecutive Year
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) as a 2014 CARE Award winner. The CARE Awards recognize companies in Northern Virginia who are leaders in providing a workplace that caters to the needs of working families and improving work-life balance for its employees. This is CEA’s sixth consecutive year winning the CARE Award. Full Release
Sep 25, 2014
Let Them Fly: CEA Applauds FAA’s Ruling on Drones
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issued the following statement on behalf of CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permitting the use of camera-equipped drones on movie sets: “Today’s decision by the FAA is an important milestone as the agency develops rules to allow unmanned aircraft to operate safely in U.S. airspace. We support the FAA’s action and related guidance that provides a model for other private businesses seeking approval to operate drones in populated areas under controlled environments."
Sep 23, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Remains Seasonally Strong, According to CEA Indexes
The latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows consumer confidence toward technology spending in September continues to track at elevated sentiment levels this year. Full Release
Sep 22, 2014
October Demo Days Let Consumers Get Hands-On with the Latest in CE
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® will sponsor a second set of Demo Days this year, helping consumers learn about – and generate their excitement for -- products designed to enhance the home entertainment experience. This nationwide program encourages customers to visit their local consumer electronics retailers for in-store events throughout October, letting them experience first-hand the latest in high-resolution audio and enhanced video technologies, including 4K Ultra HDTV and Connected TV. Full Release
Sep 19, 2014
CEA Congratulates Robert Holleyman on Confirmation as Deputy USTR
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), regarding Robert Holleyman's Senate confirmation to serve as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): "We praise the Senate for their confirmation and congratulate Mr. Holleyman for this commendable achievement. We look forward to working with him to create strong trade policies that promote innovation and increase American exports."
Sep 16, 2014
CEA Unveils New Logos For 4K Ultra High-Definition Displays
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s voluntary core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products announced earlier this year. Full Release
Sep 11, 2014
NRSC Adopts Updated Guideline on RDS Usage
The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) today adopted an updated NRSC Guideline that focuses on recommendations for broadcasters and receiver manufacturers in the use of the Radio Data System (RDS) data broadcasting technology. NRSC-G300-B, RDS Usage Guideline was adopted by the Radio Broadcasting Data System (RBDS) Subcommittee, chaired by Dan Mansergh, director of engineering, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, CA. Approximately 70 pages in length, G300-B includes a new section, 4.6, providing information on establishing adequate RDS encoder security at broadcast facilities. Full Release
Sep 11, 2014
NRSC Announces New DRB Subcommittee Co-Chairs
Glynn Walden, senior vice president, CBS Radio, and Jackson Wang, president and CEO, e-Radio, Inc. have been selected to co-chair the National Radio Systems Committee’s (NRSC’s) Digital Radio Broadcast (DRB) Subcommittee. The NRSC is a technical standards-setting body co-sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release