By Leo Levit, chairman, ONVIF Steering Committee
It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through this year, and this is my second newsletter addressing the membership in my new role as ONVIF chairman. Over the past few months, I’ve participated in some virtual industry events and enjoyed many conversations with the media, ONVIF member companies, and many others about current trends in video surveillance, access control, and the continued need for greater standardization and feature interoperability. To that end, and in keeping with the pace of technological developments in the industry, ONVIF is proud to release two new profiles, Profile M for metadata and events for analytics applications and Profile D for access control peripherals.
With the addition of these profiles, the ONVIF portfolio will help give integrators and end users greater flexibility and choice when implementing modern security and operational efficiency solutions in a best-of-breed multi-vendor system.
Also this year, in lieu of in-person events, representatives from ONVIF have had several opportunities to speak about interoperability and the new ONVIF profiles at three different virtual conferences in the security industry.
My colleagues and ONVIF representatives Sriram Bhetanabottla and Todd Dunning participated in an IFSEC Tech Talk, kicking off the beginning of IFSEC Connect, a month-long virtual conference held in June. I also joined IFSEC Global Editor James Moore and four other industry experts in a panel discussion to examine challenges, opportunities, and trends in video surveillance and security.
Additionally in June, I was also pleased to join Wiley Industry Days, sponsored by GIT Security and the Security Summit, organized by A&S Adria.
I look forward to the possibility of discussing all of these exciting ONVIF developments – and many others – at an industry event in the future with many of you.
Read the full newsletter here.