Member Profile: Digital Barriers

December 12, 2023 by ONVIF

With Kunal Shukla, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Barriers

What does your company do? What services, or products, do you provide? 

Digital Barriers is a leading provider of IoT video technologies; its patented AI video compression reduces the bandwidth required for live video and edge analytics by up to 90%, delivering industry-leading, dependable, and affordable real-time streaming over cellular and other low-bandwidth networks.

The technology has been proven at scale for over ten years in the defense and security sectors, and the company is now partnering with global mobile network operators to bring these benefits to enterprise, public sector, and commercial markets. 

How long has your company been in the physical security market? 

For 10 years, Digital Barriers has worked with governments, military, and specialist law enforcement in the defense sector — alongside numerous public and private-sector clients. Our IoVT technology has been proven at scale; it has kept troops safe in Afghanistan and Iraq, been deployed across NATO, and secured presidential inaugurations, Olympic Games, and royal events.

Why did you join ONVIF and how long has your company been a member? 

Live video over cellular or mobile networks is growing at a rapid pace to meet security, surveillance and monitoring needs across enterprise and consumers. The industry needs video solutions for mobile environments, remote locations and re-deployable from one location to another. The only way to do this is using mobile or cellular networks. 

Digital Barriers participation in ONVIF is to contribute and collaborate on how live video over cellular and mobile networks can be delivered reliability from any device, any location, anywhere.  

We want to focus on three main areas within ONVIF pertaining to:  

  • Reliable live video delivery over cellular and mobile networks – working with the community of IP cameras and VMS vendors. 
  • Support near real time analytics over cellular and mobile networks to accelerate time to value. 
  • Optimize Distributed storage across Edge to Cloud leveraging ONVIF ecosystem.  

Additionally, Digital Barriers is deep rooted in Telco and Security Industry leaders to deliver new outcomes and solutions over cellular networks. 

Digital Barriers has been a member since 2023 and has recently upgraded to contributing member to drive collaborative ecosystems but has a long history working with ONVIF and its partners for the last 10 years.  

To which specific profiles do your company’s products conform, and why is that beneficial to your business?  

  • Profile S today  
  • Profile M, Profile T (future)

What does it mean to you to be a member of ONVIF and what kinds of business impacts have you seen as a result? 

Working in a collaborative ecosystem to foster innovation and disruption is critical to any business in the current landscape. Digital Barriers wants to be the leader to enable ONVIF ecosystem to efficiently operate in a wireless and cellular environment for delivering live video, analytics, and storage for drive end to end outcomes and efficiencies. 

Are there any specific benefits membership brings to your business? 

Digital Barriers’ goal is to work within the existing environments and be an enabler to accelerate value and outcomes. Our membership in ONVIF is a way to collaborate and share ideas within the existing ecosystem of IP camera vendors and VMS vendors to enable adoption for our enterprise and consumer customers. 


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