SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA. – April 25, 2016. ONVIF®, theleading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical securityproducts, announced today that its newest access control specification has been adoptedby the global standards group International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) asits new standard for Electronic access control systems, positioning the ONVIFspecification as the global accesscontrol standard in countries, projects and industries all over the world.
The inclusion of the ONVIF specification by theIEC, which is playing a significant role in the continued development of theInternet of Things by establishing interoperability between electronic devices,marks the second time that ONVIF specifications have become IEC global standards,paving the way for further international adoption of ONVIF as part of security projects.
“TheIEC’s adoption of the ONVIF specification for access control is a realvalidation of ONVIF’s strength and scope,” said Per Björkdahl, ONVIF SteeringCommittee Chair. “It also reflects multi-industry, multi-disciplinecollaboration for increased interoperability, whose importance is growing everyday.”
The IEC 60839-11 System and components requirements standard for Alarm and ElectronicSecurity Systems will adopt the specification that ONVIF developed for AccessControl monitoring, based on web services. Slated for release in late April, IEC60839-11 specifies minimum functionality, performance and testing methods forelectronic access control systems and components used for physical access. Thestandard applies to electronic access control systems and components that areused in security applications for the granting of access and includesrequirements for logging, identification and control of information.
ONVIF specifications were previouslyincluded in the 2014 release of the IEC 62676 standard for Video Surveillance Systems, thefirst international standard for video surveillance systems to be established. TheONVIF specification for video, which is based on Web Services, is referenced inIEC 62676 Part 2-3, which defines video transmission protocols for communicationbetween network video clients and video transmitter devices. In addition to theIEC’s recent adoptions of ONVIF specifications, ONVIF plans to continue tosupport and collaborate with the IEC in developing future standards.
TheIEC is one of three global sister organizations (IEC, ISO, ITU) that developinternational standards for the world and is the leading organization for thepreparation and publication of international standards for all electrical,electronic and related technologies. All IEC International Standards are establishedbased on consensus and represent the needs of key stakeholders of every nationparticipating in IEC work.
Foundedin 2008, ONVIF now consists of nearly 500 member companies in six continents andmore than 5,500 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video;Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control andthe Release Candidates Profile A, for access control configuration, and ProfileQ, for improved out-of-the-box functionality, ONVIF continues to work with itsmembers to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformantproducts can provide.
Furtherinformation about ONVIF’s conformant products, including the vendors and theconformant models, is available on ONVIF’s website: www.onvif.org.
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ONVIF is a global and open industry forumthat is committed to standardizing communication between IP-based physicalsecurity products to ensure their interoperability and to facilitate theirintegration. ONVIF was established in 2008 to develop a global open standardfor IP-based physical security products. Membership is open to manufacturers,software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users and otherinterest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.