ONVIF engineers scrutinise latest profiles at Plugfest

'Interoperability is key' - ONVIF members discuss standards adoption in the security market

onvif-logoONVIF specifications for upcoming profiles were verified during strenuous product assessments at the recent ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest.

ONVIF is an open industry forum and the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products. It drew 28 ONVIF member companies as 60 engineers ran a total of more than 430 hours of product assessments at the three-day event.

Taking place at the Move Hotel in Mogliano Veneto, Italy, in March, ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest saw engineers test the interoperability of the latest Profile S implementations for video surveillance. It also provided an opportunity for members to test the upcoming Profile G for recording features and Profile C, which applies to access control features.

Along with the developing profiles attendees were able to examine User Scenario Testing, which allows a client with multiple connected devices to verify ONVIF interoperability based on end-user scenarios.

Canon’s Takahiro Iwasaki, Chairman of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee Taskforce, said: “From a practical standpoint, there’s no better way to verify products’ interoperability using ONVIF specifications than when manufacturers from around the world gather for this bi-annual event.

“As ONVIF prepares to roll out Profiles G and C, and continues its work on Profile S, this timely technical gathering helps ensure that devices will be ready.”

Per Björkdahl, the Chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee, recently admitted the rate of adoption over the past five years was “dramatic” and highlighted accommodating the needs of the market as “very critical” to its on-going success.

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