CEA Launches New Standards Project on Energy Consumption from Small Network Equipment

2014 Technology & Standards Spring Forum

SEATTLE--()--At the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Technology & Standards Forum in Seattle today, CEA announced that its Home Networks Committee has formed the Network Device Energy Consumption Working Group. The group’s formation is in response to the growing need for harmonized industry standards to measure the energy consumption of network devices like modems, access points, routers, and switches.

“Energy measurement standards for small network equipment will ensure that all manufacturers are using the same testing protocols and making apples-to-apples comparisons of energy consumption,” said Kevin Marez, principal systems engineer, ARRIS, and chair of the new working group. “This standard can be used by stakeholders to accurately determine the energy profiles of these ubiquitous devices.”

CEA works cooperatively with stakeholders in developing standards for the consumer electronics industry under an open, balanced and accredited process. These technical standards promote promising innovation, while addressing important public policy goals such as energy efficiency. Reliance on industry-led, voluntary standards promotes rapid innovation and eliminates the need for duplicative and unnecessary regulation.

All interested stakeholders, including users of small network equipment, are encouraged to participate in this new work effort by joining both the working group and CEA's Home Networks Committee. CEA is particularly interested in adding new committee members (called "users") who acquire networking products from those who create them. For further information contact Bill Belt at bbelt@CE.org.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

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Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Samantha Nevels, 703-907-7080
snevels@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Danielle Cassagnol, 703-907-5253
dcassagnol@CE.org

Release Summary

CEA announced that its Home Networks Committee has formed the Network Device Energy Consumption Working Group.

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Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Samantha Nevels, 703-907-7080
snevels@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Danielle Cassagnol, 703-907-5253
dcassagnol@CE.org