ONVIF® announced the winner of the first ever ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge. The winning app, CAM X, submitted by Canada-based developer Liqiao Ying, offers an Artificial Intelligence-based object detection system that utilizes blockchain solutions for storing information obtained from ONVIF cameras. The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction with BeMyApp, offered lucrative cash prizes for developers who use the protocol provided by ONVIF to create open source mobile or desktop applications for advanced video streaming.
ONVIF® is celebrating its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of growth and rising influence as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market. Beginning with a small group of competitive manufacturers who joined forces in 2008 and growing to 500 ONVIF member companies, ONVIF continues to refine and promote its specifications for interoperability between security technology devices and beyond.
Arecont Vision® announces the launch of new products that together deliver an advanced, comprehensive video surveillance solution. The company now offers megapixel cameras, cloud-managed video recorders, and a range of video management system choices for a complete and flexible solution to address traditional and cloud-based video surveillance project requirements. All of the new Arecont Vision product offerings will be on display in booth #8045 at ISC West, held at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, April 11 – 13, 2018.
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.
ONVIF® announced that it will speak at ISC West 2018, April 10-13, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of SIA Education@ISC, the Security Industry Association’s educational program held in conjunction with ISC West. ONVIF Steering Committee member Stuart Rawling will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF on “Interoperability: The Engine Running Safe Cities,” on April 12, 2018, from 1:15-2:15 PM. The presentation will focus on the benefits of a standardized approach to safe city deployments, and how standards like ONVIF can help to close the gap between disparate systems.
ONVIF® announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, Feb. 26-27, 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech.’ The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the future of the physical security industry.
Oncam announced the addition of the Evolution 180 product range to its portfolio, building upon the experience and heritage of the company’s 360-degree technology. The addition of the panoramic 180-degree camera range meets the needs of customers in a variety of markets that require a purpose-built wall-mounted camera with Panoramic+ views from a single sensor. Environments that benefit from this unique view include education, hospitality, casinos, banking, retail and transportation, which demand monitoring large walkways, open spaces and corridors without blind spots.
Hanwha Techwin America will unveil its latest Wisenet multi-sensor and thermal cameras and showcase its recently announced WAVE VMS at ISC West 2018. Hanwha Techwin expands their multi-sensor camera line with the new PNM-7000VD and broadens their line of solutions by introducing thermal cameras capable of long range detection.
ONVIF® hosted its 17th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest in early November in Seoul, South Korea – the group’s second largest plugfest ever and the largest in the past five years. With multiple testings of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for all six ONVIF profiles, including prototypes for the Release Candidate of Profile T for advanced streaming.
ONVIF hosted its annual membership meeting in late October, providing an update to members on the accomplishments of ONVIF in 2017 and its outlook for the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile A in 2017 and the ongoing development of Profile T for advanced video streaming, activities which are enabling the growing prevalence of the nearly 9,000 ONVIF conformant products in bid and specification processes in projects around the world.