ONVIF® is announcing the ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge, a technology competition to develop open source applications for innovative IP video streaming applications to help resolve global security issues. The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction with BeMyApp, offers lucrative cash prizes for developers who use the protocol provided by ONVIF to create open source mobile or desktop applications for advanced video streaming that provides easy and secure authentication from all platforms.
Four leading security manufacturers have teamed up to provide safety and security solutions for the players, coaches, and fans at the 71st Annual Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). For the first time, Milestone Systems is joining Axis Communications, Extreme Networks, and Lenel to provide video surveillance systems, access control, and network connectivity for the 10-day tournament. A fully integrated security system is in place as 16 Little League Baseball teams and hundreds of thousands of fans from around the globe come together Aug. 17-27 in South Williamsport. A priority of Little League Baseball officials is promoting a fun, exciting experience, while also providing the highest level of security.
ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that ONVIF Chairman Per Björkdahl will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF at the Amsterdam Security Conference in Amsterdam on November 1st and at SKYDD Protection 2016 in Stockholm on October 27th. He will speak to attendees at both events on the role of standards and their relevance to the fast evolving Internet of Things.
ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 14th Developers’ Plugfest June 1-3 in Brentford, West London, at the Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock. With multiple testings of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for all six ONVIF profiles, including Profiles Q and A, which are both scheduled for final release in 2016, and Profile T, ONVIF’s newest profile for video that is currently in development.
As truly global companies, Canon and Milestone work with partners around the world and yet it seems —in the U.S. at least— this long-term “open platform” business strategy for Milestone has its vocal doubters.
As 2015 gets underway, it’s always interesting to look back over the past year and review those stories that grabbed our attention and imagination. Here are some of those articles that we highlighted on SecurityHive.com – Anyone remember Canon buying Milestone?
VidSys, a leading global provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that software engineer Steve Dillingham was selected as one of five recipients 2014 ONVIF Awards, which recognizes security industry leaders and influencers who are shaping the adoption of open standards.
Dillingham chaired the Profile G working group that set device standards for storage and retrieval of recorded video on cameras and networked video recorders and client systems such as video management, building management, and PSIMs.
PROMISE Technology Inc., a recognized global leader in the storage industry, announced a partnership with AxxonSoft, Milestone Systems, OnSSI, and SeeTec to ship free trial versions of the world’s leading Video Management Software (VMS) when customers purchase the PROMISE Vess A2000 Series NVR storage appliance in the EMEA region. The VMS provided are all certified with the Vess A2000 Series, allowing integrators and end users to run the software with their PROMISE video surveillance solution with complete confidence.
It’s evident that the majority of security installations are becoming more and more complex. No longer content to monitor and manage separate access control, fire alarm, video surveillance, intrusion, and HVAC control systems, corporate security and technology managers want to consolidate and integrate various disconnected security and facility management systems. At a dramatically increasing pace, the Information Technology department is leading the initiative, particularly given the trend toward convergence of physical and logical security systems.
A recently established technology partnership with Videalert adds to Wavestore’s open platform video management software. The firms say that the interoperability between Wavestore’s software and Videalert’s Intelligent Digital Traffic Management platform offers local authorities and police a tool to collaborate and share video surveillance, whilst achieving a faster return on investment.