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The paper provides a high level overview of existing and imminent consumer electronics industry standards and related regulatory adoption activities. Developed within the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), these standards and regulations comprise a hierarchy of work aggregated over the past two decades in home automation, home networking, and related in-home digital signal reception, distribution, and rendering. The standards leverage and converge other prevalent foundation standards from related industries, including information technology, the Internet, and cable and broadcast television. It is assumed that the reader is somewhat familiar with the foundation standards and terminology used in home networking. The paper lists the relevant CEA standards documents to which the reader may refer to obtain an in-depth understanding.
Date of Conference: 5-8 Jan. 2004