ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has now reached nearly 5,000 IP-based physical security products registered as ONVIF compliant, grown to encompass more than 500 member companies and has developed its fifth Profile specification – Profile A for advanced access control.
These milestones signify ONVIF’s continuing development and influence as a major driver of interoperability in the physical security market.
“End users in the industry and the broader consumer market now expect basic interoperability when they make purchases, and manufacturers are responding by making more interoperable products as a result of using ONVIF’s specifications,” said Per Björkdahl, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee.
“We’re proud to have reached these milestones in ONVIF’s growth and development and look forward to working with our members and the industry at large to continue to promote interoperability in the market.”
5,000 conformant products and 500 members
In the last 12 months alone, the number of ONVIF conformant products grew by 1,300 (representing an increase of approximately 35%).
Also in the past year, ONVIF has reached more than 500 members: a membership that now represents six of the seven continents in the world.
5th Profile – Profile A
ONVIF’s fifth and newest Profile – Profile A for advanced access control – is designed to establish an interface for access control clients and expands the configuration options for ONVIF conformant access control systems.
Profile A is available in release candidate status on the ONVIF website.
“Profile A is designed to meet the market’s evolving need for a more advanced access control profile,” said Neelendra Bhandari, engineering leader at ONVIF member company Honeywell Security. “This illustrates ONVIF’s commitment to stay attuned to the needs of its members and the industry which is reflected in its ongoing development of new profiles and continued work to promote interoperability.”
With Profile S for streaming video, Profile G for recording and storage, Profile C for physical access control, Profile Q for easy installation and advanced security features and Profile A for advanced access control configuration, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide.
*Further information about ONVIF’s conformant products, including the vendors and the conformant models, is available by accessing ONVIF’s website: www.onvif.org