Smart speakers, with and without displays, have rapidly gained popularity in the realm of smart home technology. These voice-activated devices offer a wide range of functionalities, including voice assistance, audio playback, home automation control, and information retrieval.
Smart speakers without displays, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, rely solely on voice commands, providing audible responses and serving as central hubs for controlling connected smart devices.
Smart speakers with displays, such as the Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub, add a visual element to their capabilities, enabling users to watch videos, view calendars, and enjoy visual feedback in response to their commands.
With built-in virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, these devices make it convenient to check the weather, set reminders, play music, and control smart home appliances through voice commands or touchscreen interactions. Whether with or without displays, smart speakers have become integral tools for home automation, entertainment, and information access, offering an innovative and interactive way to enhance the modern home environment.
IS 616: 2017 is an Indian Standard that sets safety requirements for various electronic devices, including smart speakers (with and without display). They cover aspects such as electrical safety, battery handling, and materials used in the construction of the speakers. Compliance with these standards reduces the risk of accidents, such as electric shocks, battery-related incidents, and fire hazards, ensuring the safety of users. Manufacturers need to comply with these standards to meet regulatory requirements and ensure their products are legally compliant and safe for consumers.
Note: Manufacturers of Smart speakers, with and without displays, are required to obtain the mandatory BIS/CRS Registration to launch their products in the Indian market.
BIS/CRS Registration is obligatory for smart speakers, ensuring that these innovative devices conform to specific quality and safety standards established by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The primary objective of BIS/CRS Registration for smart speakers is to guarantee that these devices are designed, manufactured, and distributed in compliance with rigorous quality and safety standards. By doing so, India aims to provide consumers with high-quality and safe smart speaker products, reducing the potential for defects and safety hazards.
Bureau of Indian Standards is a statutory body in India responsible for the formulation and implementation of standards to ensure the quality and safety of various products. Under the BIS framework, there exists a scheme called CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme), which mandates that certain categories of products must undergo mandatory registration and comply with specified quality and safety standards before they can be sold in the Indian market. This scheme was established in 2012 and has since played a crucial role in enhancing product quality and safety in India by ensuring that items such as electronics, appliances and automotive components meet the necessary standards before they reach consumers. BIS/CRS Registration is vital for market access, as it is a legal requirement for selling the product in India. Failure to obtain this registration can result in confiscation of goods and legal consequences. Therefore, manufacturers and importers need to be diligent in ensuring their products meet the necessary criteria.
The list of documents required for BIS/CRS registration is as follows:
Follow the given steps to complete your BIS/CRS registration process:
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