SAN RAMON, California, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Profiles allow users to easily identify specific interoperable features by profile
- Concept of profiles will simplify interoperability and management of conformant products
- Profile S addresses common functionalities of IP video systems
ONVIF, the global leading standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it has released Profile S, the first in a series of profile introductions that will aid end users and system designers in determining interoperable components of a physical security solution.
Profile S describes the common functionalities shared by ONVIF 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. The profile includes specific features such as pan, tilt, zoom control, audio streaming and relay outputs.
The introduction of profiles is designed to enable end users to more easily identify features supported by a profile without determining the compatibility between versions of the ONVIF specification. For example, users will no longer need to know whether specific devices in ONVIF 2.0 are compatible with clients that conform to ONVIF 1.0, or with newer versions of the specification introduced in the future. Instead, users and systems designers will be able to select the appropriate profile that offers interoperability at a specific functional level between units and software that fits their needs.
"Profile S, which addresses common functionalities between devices in an IP video system, will be followed by additional profiles," said Jonas Andersson, Chairman of ONVIF's Steering Committee. "Our introductions of profiles will become even more important as ONVIF moves into the access control arena with our planned released of the access control specification this year."
As of January 2012, ONVIF membership had grown to nearly 350 companies and more than 1,300 conformant products available in the market. To learn more about ONVIF, please visit http://www.onvif.org.
For press inquiries, please contact: Andrea Gural Steve Crumb, ONVIF Executive Director Eclipse Media Group on behalf of ONVIF 2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375 Phone: +1-207-319-7372 San Ramon, CA 94583, USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +1-925-275-6621, E-mail: email@example.com
Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to standardize communication between network devices and ensure interoperability between network products for the security market. ONVIF's mission is to facilitate the integration of network security and safety devices using a global open standard. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.