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Next ONVIF developer Plugfest in Montreal

ONVIF hosted its 15th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest (ODP) November 9-11 in Taipei, Taiwan. ONVIF is a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, so the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for five ONVIF profiles, including the newly released Profile Q and ONVIF’s video profile that is currently in development.


November 30, 2016
By Cindy Macdonald

At the Taipei meeting, ONVIF announced that its 16th Developers’ Plugfest is scheduled for May 10-12, 2017, in Montreal. It will be hosted by Genetec.

“The ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest provides real-world, in person practical testing for our members before they release their ONVIF-conformant products in the market,” said Steven Dillingham, chairman of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee Taskforce, Developers‘ Plugfest. “In many ways, testing a product at an ODP is one of the last steps in the process of developing and designing new technologies and prepping them for entrance into the marketplace. It is an important step in the conformance process and also presents developers and engineers from member companies with the chance to socialize and network.”

Engineers and developers from ONVIF member companies gathered at the members-only event to test their implementations of ONVIF Profile Specifications with other ONVIF Profile-conformant products. In addition to Profile interoperability tests, all ONVIF clients had one hour of testing using ONVIF’s Device/Client Test Tool and were offered the opportunity to discuss with Test Tool developers any issues that arose during conformance testing.

The Taipei Plugfest drew 42 technical experts from 15 companies from around the world. Attendees logged 136 hours of total testing time during the three-day event, with five of ONVIF’s profiles tested for interoperability, including Profile Q for out-of-the-box interoperability, Profile S for IP-based video systems, Profile C for IP-based access control and Profile G for edge storage and retrieval. Some developers also tested for interoperability using Profile T for video, ONVIF’s newest profile that is currently in development.