Editor’s Note: We believe this is, indeed, good news for the physical security domain. Many believe that the growth potential for physical security systems has been stymied significantly for decades due to the lack of meaningful interoperability standards. As you would expect, the end user has paid a high price for this lack of inter-industry cooperation. This news from ONVIF, hopefully, represents a “turning-of-the-corner” for physical security systems.
SAN RAMON, Calif. – August 21, 2018.ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has surpassed 10,000 conformant products that meet its global interoperability standards, further broadening the organization’s offering and relevance in the IP-based physical security marketplace.
This level of conformant products marks yet another milestone for ONVIF as it celebrates its 10thyear as a standards organization, providing interoperability specifications for IP-based physical security products. The Profiles offered by ONVIF address video surveillance and access control functions and are growing increasingly applicable in security and connectivity environments such as Safe City initiatives, IoT applications, and intelligent building automation.
“With more than 10,000 conformant products in its 10thyear, the acceptance for ONVIF in the market has grown in a way that no one could have anticipated,” said Per Björkdahl, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee. “This number represents not only the success of ONVIF but how our member companies, many of whom are competitors, have collaborated to provide solutions that are relevant and needed in the market. This is a strong testament to the importance of standards in our rapidly evolving marketplace.”
In the past two years, ONVIF has continued to see a strong commitment from its member base representing a majority of the manufacturers in the industry, along with a dramatic increase in new conformant products. The numbers reflect the increasing demand for open source standards in the market, and ONVIF will continue to provide the framework for further conformant products that enable interoperability.
ONVIF conformant products are produced only by ONVIF member companies and must support at least one ONVIF Profile. Products must be registered under the ONVIF list of conformant products to be considered conformant. The Conformant Products page on the ONVIF website, onvif.org, is the only authoritative list of ONVIF conformant products.
Founded in 2008, ONVIF is a leading and well-recognized industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products. The organization has a global member base of established camera, video management system and access control companies and more than 10,000 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality, Profile A for broader access control configuration and the Profile T Release Candidate for advanced streaming, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide.