The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has established standards for USB Type C receptacles, plugs, and cables, which are aimed at providing a uniform charging experience for smartphones and other electronic devices sold in India. These standards will ensure that USB Type-C cables and connectors are compatible with a wide range of devices and meet set performance specifications, providing a consistent charging experience for the end user.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution announced that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published three new standards in the field of electronics. One of these standards, IS 18112:2022, pertains to digital television receivers with built-in satellite tuners. This standard aims to establish a requirement for the manufacturing of televisions that are capable of receiving Free-To-Air TV and Radio channels by simply connecting a dish antenna with a LNB to a suitable place, such as the rooftop or side wall of a building. TVs built to this Indian standard will eliminate the need for additional set-top boxes.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has also published a new standard, IS/IEC 62680-1-3:2022, for USB Type-C receptacles, plugs, and cables. This standard, which is based on the existing international standard IEC 62680-1-3:2022, provides specifications and guidelines for the design, manufacturing, and testing of USB Type-C cables and connectors to ensure their compatibility and performance with a wide range of electronic devices. The publication of this standard is expected to provide a uniform charging experience for the users of smartphones and other devices in India.
According to the statement, the newly published standard for USB Type-C receptacles, plugs, and cables (IS/IEC 62680-1-3:2022) provides requirements for the design and use of USB Type-C ports, plugs, and cables in a variety of electronic devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and notebooks. This is expected to ensure the compatibility and performance of these components across different electronic devices, providing a consistent user experience for device charging.
The statement highlighted that the previous lack of standardization caused inconvenience and extra expenditure for consumers who needed to have different chargers for each of their electronic devices. Additionally, the proliferation of chargers resulted in e-waste. The new standard for USB Type-C receptacles, plugs, and cables is aimed to address these issues, it was noted that countries around the world are taking similar steps.
According to the statement, the third new standard published by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is a series of standards for video surveillance systems. The standards, which are known as IS 16910, were developed by the BIS’s technical committee on alarms and electronic security systems. They are based on the international standard IEC 62676 series and provide specifications for video surveillance systems that are used in security applications. These standards will help ensure the quality, reliability, and performance of video surveillance systems in India.
The statement notes that IS 16910 series of Standards provides comprehensive guidelines for video surveillance systems, covering all aspects of the system including the requirements for components like cameras, interfaces, and system requirements, in addition to a detailed outline for testing the image quality of the cameras. Additionally, it also specifies guidelines for the efficient installation of the systems.
The statement notes that given the rapid pace of technological advancement in the security industry and the wide range of options available for Video Surveillance Systems (VSS), it can be challenging for customers, installers, and users to select the right system that meets their specific needs. The IS 16910 series of Standards aims to alleviate this challenge by assisting these groups in establishing their requirements, determining the appropriate equipment, and evaluating the performance of the VSS objectively. This is expected to lead to a more secure, robust, and cost-effective surveillance system.
The statement also highlighted that Video Surveillance Systems (VSS) are essential security components that are widely used to capture any unwanted activities. However, with the wide variety of video cameras available in the market and the various options and features they offer, it has become difficult to select the right VSS that meets the specific needs of the intended user and produces images of suitable quality. The new standard IS 16910 series of Standards will provide guidelines and assistance to the users, installers, and owners to have a clear understanding of the purpose of each VSS and the level of details required to achieve that purpose, and also help to sort through the complex choices and options available, making the selection process less confusing and technically challenging.
This publication of standards is a part of the ongoing efforts of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution to address the common charging issue. The ministry had previously formed an inter-ministerial task force to address this issue.