BIS Digital TV, Type-C USB, and Video Surveillance System Standards

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published three significant Indian Standards in the area of Electronics.

[A] Digital television receivers

  • BIS has issued Indian Standard IS 18112:2022 for televisions with built-in satellite tuners.
  • TVs built to this Indian standard would be able to receive Free-To-Air TV and Radio channels simply by connecting a dish antenna.
  • This would make it easier to spread information about government initiatives, schemes, and educational content from Doordarshan and the repository of Indian cultural programs.
  • Currently, TV viewers in the country must purchase a set-top box in order to watch various paid and free channels.

[B] USB Type C receptacles

  • The Indian standard IS/IEC 62680-1-3:2022 USB Type-C® Cable and Connector Specification has been published by BIS.
  • This Indian standard is based on the international standard IEC 62680-1-3:2022.
  • This standard specifies the requirements for USB Type-C ports, plugs, and cables for use in a variety of electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptop computers, and notebook computers.
  • This standard would provide common charging solutions for the country’s smartphones and other electronic devices.
  • This would allow for a reduction in the number of chargers per consumer because consumers would no longer need to purchase multiple chargers or generate e-waste.

[C] Video Surveillance Systems (VSS)

  • BIS has developed a series of Indian Standards (IS 16910) on Video Surveillance Systems for use in Security Applications through its technical committee on Alarms and Electronic Security Systems.
  • IS 16910 is an adaptation of the International Standard IEC 62676 series.
  • It provides a detailed outline of all aspects of a VSS System, including requirements for its components, such as camera devices, interfaces, system requirements, and tests to determine the image quality of the camera devices.
  • This will also contribute to the surveillance system becoming more secure, robust, and cost-effective.
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