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ONVIF launches new working groups for cloud, metadata and audio

June 20, 2024SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif. — ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the formation of three new working groups that are tackling standardization work in cloud connectivity, audio and advanced metadata. The creation of the new working groups, which are made up of volunteers from ONVIF member companies, is in response to the growing prevalence of cloud solutions and the use of metadata for analytics in the physical security and video surveillance markets. “The...

cloud solutions, Leo Levit, metadata, ONVIF, Physical Security, Video Surveillance


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ONVIF forming new group focused on metadata specs and data ontology

December 21, 2023SSN Staff

SAN RAMON – The Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) has announced an agreement with the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) to take over development of data ontology and metadata specifications. In a release ONVIF stated that the work will continue under a new ONVIF metadata working group originally under OSSA. According to ONVIF, the new metadata working group is focused on developing standardized ways of richly describing the context in which objects of interest appear in...

Internet of Things (IoT), Leo Levit, metadata, Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), Surveillance


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ONVIF unveils Release Candidate as first add-on for secure communications

July 24, 2023SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Industry forum ONVIF has introduced the TLS Configuration Add-on (Release Candidate) for secure communications between devices and clients. TLS Configuration is the first in a new category of ONVIF add-ons, which are specifications that extend ONVIF conformance to product features that address a specific use case or end user need. Add-ons enhance the ONVIF profile model by enabling conformance to additional features and capabilities not already included...

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In the face of emerging tech, ONVIF is unifying an industry

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In the face of emerging tech, ONVIF is unifying an industry

April 4, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS – The security industry just wrapped up ISC West 2023, one of the largest trade shows of the year, and that’s where Security Systems News caught up with ONVIF to discuss the future of interoperability. The Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) was founded in 2008 by Bosch Security Systems, Axis Communications, and Sony Corporation to bring together manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end users and more to participate in the standardization...

2023, Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, cloud connectivity, ISC West, Leo Levit, Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), Physical Security, Security, Security Systems News (SSN), Sony Corporation


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ONVIF reaches dual milestones of 25K conformant products, 15th anniversary

March 23, 2023SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has reached the dual milestones of surpassing 25,000 conformant products and celebrating 15 years as the “industry standard for interoperability.” Since its inception in 2008, products that conform to ONVIF profiles have consistently grown in number and scope, beginning with core products such as IP cameras, video management software, and network video recording solutions. Today’s...

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ONVIF unveils add-on concept for increased feature interoperability and flexibility

September 15, 2021SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF, a leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has introduced the add-on concept, which extends the ONVIF conformance process to individual product features that can solve a specific use case or end-user need. This new concept enhances the ability of ONVIF to more quickly respond to the needs of the market with increased interoperability and flexibility of choice for end users and systems integrators. “The demand...

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ONVIF hosts 23rd virtual Developers’ Plugfest

May 21, 2021SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif. —ONVIF, a leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, in April hosted its 23rd ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest, and second virtual event, testing implementations of ix ONVIF profiles, as well as two profile release candidates for access control and metadata. In attendance were 27 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies. Participants gathered virtually over two weeks in April and completed 175 hours of testing. Attending...

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