The government said on Monday that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued quality standards for three electronic devices: digital television receivers, USB Type-C charger and video surveillance systems (VSS).
The first is the Indian standard IS 18112:2022 specification for digital television receivers with built-in satellite tuners, according to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
“TVs manufactured to this Indian standard would allow reception of free-to-air TV and radio channels simply by connecting a satellite dish with LNB in a suitable place, on the roof or side wall of a building,” it said.
This would facilitate the transfer of knowledge about government initiatives, programs, educational content from Doordarshan and the repository of Indian culture programs to reach and benefit a large portion of the population in the country as a whole, it said in a statement.
Currently, TV viewers in the country need to buy a set-top box to watch various paid and free channels. The viewer must use a set-top box even to receive free-to-air (non-encrypted) broadcasts from Doordarshan.
Now Doordarshan is phasing out analog transmission. Free-to-air channels will continue to be broadcast using digital satellite transmission by Doordarshan.
“To enable the reception of these free-to-air channels without the use of a set-top box, there is a need for television receivers with built-in suitable satellite tuners,” the ministry added.
The second published standard is Indian Standard (IS/IEC 62680-1-3:2022) for USB Type-C connectors, plugs and cables, adopting the existing global standard IEC 62680-1-3:2022.
This standard provides requirements for USB Type-C ports, plugs and cables for use in various electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, notebooks, etc., and provides common charging solutions for smartphones and other electronic devices marketed in the country. sold.
This would facilitate the reduction of the number of chargers per consumer as consumers would no longer have to purchase several chargers each time they buy a new device and would help achieve the Centre’s mission to reduce and strive for e-waste towards sustainable development, it added.
At the moment, consumers have to have different chargers for different electronic devices they own, which leads to extra expenses, increase in e-waste and a lot of inconvenience. Countries around the world are working to address these issues.
The third published standard is the IS 16910 series of the Indian standard for “Video Surveillance Systems (VSS)”, adopting the international standard IEC 62676 series.
The standard provides a detailed overview of all aspects of a video surveillance system, such as requirements for its components such as cameras, interfaces, system requirements and tests to determine the image quality of the cameras, and also specifies guidelines for efficient installation of the system. .
Given 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/suppliers/users, to choose the right set of VSS to suit their needs. whether it fits its intended use.
According to the ministry, this set of standards would help customers, installers and users identify their requirements, determine the correct equipment needed for their intended application, and also provide means to objectively evaluate VSS performance.
This will also help make the surveillance system more secure, robust and cost-effective.
VSS is an essential security component used almost everywhere to record unwanted activity. Due to the multitude of video cameras for sale on the market and the seemingly infinite variety of camera features and options available, attempts to purchase the right video surveillance system that produces images of suitable quality for the intended use have become confusing and technically challenging . .
Also, the owners or installers have no clear idea of the purpose of each video surveillance system and the level of detail required to achieve that goal, the ministry added. PTI LUX LUX ANU ANU
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