SAN RAMON, California – December 3, 2019. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, held its annual membership meeting in November, giving ONVIF members an overview of the important activities of 2019 and plans for next year . Attendees heard presentations on the growth of ONVIF, as well as plans for the development of new profiles.
The president of ONVIF, Per Björkdahl, highlighted the achievements of the forum over the past year, particularly the continued market support for the profile concept, with a number of compliant products that exceeded 13,000 earlier this year. With six profiles to choose from and additional ones in development, ONVIF profiles have been increasingly included in various bidding and specification processes in projects around the world, which makes it the de facto interface in the industry. Björkdahl also noted the continued participation of ONVIF in the work of the International Electrotechnical Commission on international standardization, as well as new proposals for cloud connectivity and interoperability between multiple systems.
As is tradition, ONVIF recognized the contributions of multiple individuals from various ONVIF committees. Steve Wolf, who served on several ONVIF committees on behalf of Pelco, received the ONVIF Service Award, which recognizes people who have provided a long-term commitment to the organization. While serving on the Technical Committee, Wolf led the Security Working Group, and also actively participated in the Video Improvement Working Group, contributing to a series of improvements in the way ONVIF approaches the video.
Andreas Schneider from Sony received the ONVIF Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes people who have made significant contributions to ONVIF for many years in multiple roles. Schneider's long-term service to the Technical Services Committee has positioned him as an important facilitator of the ONVIF organization, with contributions to multiple ONVIF profiles.
"The general objective of ONVIF is to provide the market with a unique interface through which each system can operate," said Björkdahl. “Our honorees have demonstrated a significant and long-term commitment to our organization, which in turn has turned this goal into one profile at a time. We thank our two recipients for their innovation, hard work and service. "
The Chairman of the ONVIF Technical Committee, Hans Busch, of Bosch, spoke with members about the specification development roadmap, which highlights plans for future profile development, as well as continuous alignment with standardization activities within of IEC TC 79 working groups for video surveillance and physical access control standards Specifically, Busch covered what specifications are being examined for future profiles and how they complement and further improve existing ONVIF profiles.
As chairman of the Technical Services Committee, Sony Schneider gave an overview of the committee's work on new and existing profiles, customer test tools and devices, process updates and compliance tools, and the Developer Plugfest. Shi-lin Chan of Axis Communications, who serves as chairman of the ONVIF Communication Committee, presented a summary of ONVIF's communication efforts in 2019 and discussed ONVIF's plans for the launch of a Mandarin website at the end of this year.
Founded in 2008, ONVIF is a leading and recognized industry forum that drives interoperability for IP-based physical security products. The organization has a worldwide base of members of established cameras, video management systems and access control companies and more than 13,000 profile-compliant products. ONVIF offers the S Profile for video transmission; G profile for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for enhanced ready-to-use functionality, Profile A for wider access control settings and Profile T for advanced transmission. ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the amount of IP interoperability solutions that ONVIF-compliant products can provide.
You can find more information about ONVIF compliant products, including member companies and their compliant models, on the ONVIF website: www.onvif.org.
ONVIF® It is a global and open industry forum that is committed to standardizing communication between IP-based physical security products to ensure interoperability and facilitate integration. ONVIF was established in 2008 to develop a global open standard for IP-based physical security products. Membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end users and other interest groups who wish to participate in ONVIF activities.