ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, held its 6th Developer’s Plug Fest earlier this month, an event that drew representatives from more than 20 different manufacturers that have implemented the ONVIF specification in their IP surveillance products.
Hosted by Anixter at its Chicago-area offices, the event was the first face to face opportunity for engineers to test their company’s implementation of ONVIF’s Profile S. Released earlier this year, Profile S describes common functionalities shared by conformant video management systems and devices, such as IP cameras or encoders, that sends, configures, requests or controls the streaming of media data over an IP network. More than half of the nearly 30 devices and clients tested were prototypes that align with Profile S, the first in a series of profiles to be released by ONVIF that simplifies the selection process of compatible devices.
“ONVIF developer’s plug fests are an ideal opportunity for ONVIF member companies from all over the world to verify their ONVIF interoperability with many other manufacturer’s technology at one time, in a highly technical and open setting,” said Canon’s Takahiro Iwasaki, Chairman of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee Taskforce, Developer’s Plug Fests. “This recent event in Chicago provided a very timely opportunity for testing of devices that align with Profile S prior to those being released to the market.”