ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 16th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest (ODP) May 10–12 in Québéc City, Québéc, at the Delta Hotel Quebec City in the Old Town district. With multiple testings of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest offered interoperability testing for five ONVIF profiles, including the Release Candidate of Profile A for broader access control configuration, which is scheduled for final release this summer.
ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting late last month. Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF successes from 2014, including the release of two new profiles, as well as an outline of new initiatives for 2015, such as the planned release of Profile Q and a new client test tool.
ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 11th Developers’ Plugfest September 29-October 1 in Dusseldorf, Germany. With record numbers of interoperability implementations and multiple testings of ONVIF conformant video, access control and edge devices, this year’s Developers’ Plugfest was the most fruitful in ONVIF’s history.
ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced the release of ONVIF Profile G, the specification that encompasses on-board video storage, searching, retrieval capabilities and media playback. Profile G was created to further refine the interoperability between live video and video storage. It covers cameras, encoders, and network video recorder (NVR) […]
ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S.-based Security Industry Association (SIA), signaling cooperation toward the further development of IP-based interoperability standards in access control. Both ONVIF and SIA’s Standards Committee have been working toward standardized interfaces for Physical […]
During the TecSec security expo in Dallas in 2008, a great deal of attention was brought to the “convergence” of IP-based physical security and video surveillance over that of analog systems. A big promise of the IP-based systems was that being a computer system, having other “applications” work along with the primary physical security and […]
ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today plans for its first-ever exhibit at ISC West, scheduled for April 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Booth 23135 in the New Exhibitor Pavilion, ONVIF will display the recently released Profile C, which extends the functionality of the ONVIF global interface specification […]
ONVIF is adding a new membership level to its membership structure called the Observer level, which encompasses consultants, systems architects and engineers and members of the media. The addition of the Observer level membership grants these individuals certain benefits within ONVIF, key among them the opportunity to access network interface specification test tools to become more familiar with the ONVIF interface without participating at the same level as a manufacturer. Observer members will be able to independently test products to determine their conformance with ONVIF Profiles to better enable consultants, engineers and media to impartially evaluate different products. “We recognise the importance of making ONVIF as inclusive as possible to those wishing to participate in the conformance verification process,” said Per Bjorkdahl, Chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee. “Through the addition of this fourth membership level, we are granting more individuals access to ONVIF’s test tools and empowering them to independently authenticate Profile conformance on products they wish to present to their clients or readers.” There are more than 2,700 ONVIF-conformant products on the market covering Profile S for video and audio streaming, and the recent release of Profile C for physical access control enables manufacturers to claim conformance for Profile C conformant products. ONVIF currently has three other membership levels to accommodate individual levels of participation: user member, contributing member and full member. Full and contributing members can actively influence the development of the standard by participating in the work of the forum. The user member level is open […]
ONVIF , the US-based global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced the final release of Profile C, which covers physical access control. Through Profile C, instalers, specifiers and consultants can achieve interoperability between clients and devices of physical access control systems (PACS) and network-based CCTV. With this release, including the availability of the Profile C Test Tool, manufacturers are now able to introduce Profile C conformant products to the market. With Profile C, according to the standards body, compatibility between access control edge devices and clientsmeans installations simplified and training time diminished because of the reduced need for multiple proprietary monitoring systems to handle devices. Profile C conformant devices within the access system provide door and access point information related to basic door control such as locking and unlocking, when a door has been accessed and other door monitoring tasks. Per Björkdahl, Chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee, said: “Extending the ONVIF interface into other areas of physical security emphasizes ONVIF’s recognition that systems designers need a consistent interface to enable seamless integration within their security systems . With the release of Profile C for access control, integrators and specifiers can be confident that products bearing the Profile C mark will work together, ultimately enabling a better physical access control solution or integrated access and video system for their clients.” Profile C can also be combined with ONVIF Profile S for video and audio streaming so that users can group related access and video devices, sharing the same […]