Audio- and Video-Related Standards

Residential Systems objective 2.8 states that the test taker should have knowledge of standards associated with residential audio and video subsystems. These standards include topics such as

  • Wiring standards

  • Protocol standards

  • Resolutions

  • Video formats

  • Organizations

  • IEEE standards

Wiring Standards

Homes that are wired for A/V systems use a structured home run wiring scheme that conforms to the EIA-600 Standard. This wiring standard is applicable to all types of home wiring and is explained in greater detail in Chapter 12, “12.0––Systems Integration.”

Protocol Standards

Protocols are sets of rules usually implemented in software to standardize a communications or control process in a computer and telecommunications ...

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