– What does Oncam do?
Oncam is a global technology innovator offering a cloud-based business intelligence platform with industry-leading 360-degree video capture and analytics at its core. The company creates and deploys an open platform with specialized IP video and dewarping technology to create award-winning video-led solutions for stakeholders from the C-suite to the security officer in multiple customer sectors. Oncam allows better decisions to be made based on real-world and digital data.
– How long has Oncam been in the physical security market?
– Why did you join ONVIF and how long has your company been a member of ONVIF?
The company became a Contributing Member in 2014. The main reason for joining was to contribute to the effort of defining interoperability standards for ease of integration. Having IP camera products as well as cloud-based software products, Oncam is in a unique position of understanding the need for both, the traditional camera interfaces as well as the new interfaces that will be needed in the future.
– Is your company involved in any particular working groups?
Oncam’s Steven Dillingham, Software and Integration Manager, and Daniel Perez, Cloud Systems Manager, participate in the ONVIF working group that develops new specifications. Dillingham also takes part in working groups that develop new profiles and improve the Device Test Tool for ONVIF Conformance. Additionally, Dillingham works as the Chairman of the ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest Task Force, organizing and attending events held twice each year around the world to enable the global ONVIF membership to gather for testing of their implementations.
– To which specific profiles does your company’s products conform and why is that beneficial to your business?
Profile S, which is designed for IP video systems. As a manufacturer of panoramic 180- and 360-degree IP-based cameras, having open standards that allow our cameras to seamlessly integrate with the leading video management systems on the market allows customers to build a customized solution using our cameras as well as their preferred vendors for VMS, data storage, audio, etc.
– What does it mean to you to be a member of ONVIF and what kinds of business impacts have you seen as a result?
As an IP camera manufacturer, Oncam has benefited tremendously from open standards between cameras and VMS. ONVIF’s video conformity through Profile S allows more users to implement solutions across their organizations, creating advantages for all parties involved. Cost reduction, standardized device detection and streamlined engineering are just a few, along with propelling the transition from analog to digital solutions, which opens up the benefits of IP-based physical security products to everyone.
Be sure to stop by Oncam’s Booth, C340, at IFSEC International from June 19 – 21, 2018.
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