Government establishes quality standards for digital TV receptacles and USB Type-C chargers

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Standards for USB Type C plug, cables, and receptacles have been published by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in an effort to provide uniform charging options for smartphones and other electronic devices sold in the nation.

Three “significant” Indian Standards in the field of electronics have been published by the BIS, according to a statement from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution. For digital television receivers with built-in satellite tuners, the first standard is the Indian Standard. A specification for televisions with built-in satellite tuners called Indian Standard IS 18112:2022 has been published by the Bureau of Indian Standards’ technical committee. When using a dish antenna with an LNB mounted in a suitable location on the building’s roof or side wall, TVs made to this Indian standard can receive Free-To-Air TV and Radio channels.

Indian Standard for USB Type C plugs, receptacles, and cables is the second norm. The Indian Standard IS/IEC 62680-1-3:2022 USB Type-C® Cable and Connector Speci?cation has been made available by the Bureau of Indian Standards. According to the statement released on Monday, this Indian standard is an adoption of the current international standard IEC 62680-1- 3:2022.

“This standard provides requirements for USB Type-C port, plug, and cables for use in various electronic devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, notebooks, etc.,” as per the the statement.

For the smartphones and other electronic devices available for purchase in the nation, this standard would offer standard charging solutions. As a result, consumers would need fewer chargers overall because they wouldn’t need to purchase a different charger each time they bought a new device. According to the statement, this would aid in the Government of India’s mission to reduce e-waste and advance sustainable development.

Previously, consumers had to keep a variety of chargers for the various electronic devices they owned, which resulted in additional costs, an increase in e-waste, and a great deal of inconvenience. Worldwide efforts are being made to address these issues, it said.

As per the statement, “The third Standard is Indian Standards for Video Surveillance Systems. Bureau of Indian Standards, through its technical committee on Alarms and Electronic Security Systems has developed a series of Indian Standard (IS 16910) on Video Surveillance Systems for use in Security Applications. IS 16910 series of Standards is an adoption of the International Standard IEC 62676 series.”

The standard provides a detailed outline of all the aspects of a Video Surveillance System such as requirements for its components like camera devices, interfaces, system requirements and tests to ascertain the image quality of the camera devices and also speci?es guidelines on e?cient installation of the system,” the statement said.

“Considering the constantly evolving technology in the security industry and the abundant options of VSS to choose from it has become cumbersome for the common person, be it the installers/ specifiers/ users, to pick the right set of VSS that exactly ?ts his intended use. This series of Standards would assist customers, installers and users in establishing their requirements, determining the appropriate equipment required for their intended application, and also provide means of evaluating objectively the performance of the VSS. This will also help in making the surveillance system more secure, robust and cost effective,” it said.

“Video Surveillance System (VSS) is an essential security component that is used almost everywhere to capture any unwanted activity. Due to the multitude of video cameras o?ered for sale in the marketplace, and the seemingly in?nite variety of camera features and options available, e?orts to procure the right video surveillance system that produce images of suitable quality for the intended use have become confusing and technically challenging. Also, the owners and or installers do not have a clear idea of the purpose of each video surveillance system and the level of detail needed to achieve that purpose,” it added.

The action follows the ministry’s actions regarding the common charge issue. An interministerial task force had been established by the ministry to address the problem.

A “broad consensus” had emerged among stakeholders on adoption of USB Type – C as a charging port for electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, during a meeting of the task force on November 16, 2022.

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