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CEA Announces New Mobile Cabling Standard

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)’s Mobile Electronics Committee today announced the publication of CEA-2015, Mobile Electronics Cabling Standard. The standard defines size and performance requirements for power and speaker cabling used in mobile electronics applications, including reporting requirements for cables meeting the standard. Using the appropriate cable for mobile entertainment systems will ensure systems work properly and achieve maximum efficiency.

CEA-2015 is the third standard in a mobile electronics standards suite, which also includes CEA-2006-A, Testing and Measurements Methods for Mobile Audio Amplifiers, the amplifier measurement standard and CEA-2031, Testing and Measurement Methods for Mobile Loudspeaker Systems, the loudspeaker measurement standard. If all three standards are used together, consumers will be able to choose the amplifier that will work best with their loudspeakers and cables that will ensure efficiency and performance.

“Broad implementation of this standard will ensure that consumers are able to choose the appropriate cable for the mobile electronics applications they wish to install in vehicles,” said Jack DeBiasio, OEM project manager, Scosche Industries Inc., and co-chair of CEA’s Mobile Electronics Committee.

The Mobile Electronics Committee is co-chaired by DeBiasio and Jim Tranchina, vice president of engineering, Audiovox Corporation. Participation in CEA standards activities is open to companies and organizations with direct and material interest. CEA membership is not required to participate. For more information about the Mobile Electronics Committee or its working groups, please contact Megan Hayes at

CEA leads technology manufacturers in fostering CE industry growth by developing industry standards and technical specifications that enable new products to come to market and encourage interoperability with existing devices. CEA maintains an unmatched reputation as a credible and flexible standards making body and has earned ANSI accreditation. Through more than 70 committees, subcommittees, and working groups, the CEA Technology and Standards program provides a unique and efficient forum where technical professionals throughout the industry develop a unified technology roadmap and address technical issues critical to CE industry growth. Are you part of the process? For information about CEA Technology and Standards, visit

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, digital imaging, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA’s members account for more than $140 billion in annual sales. CEA’s resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Defining Tomorrow’s Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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