Member Driven Standards

July 31, 2019 by ONVIF

ONVIF started just over ten years ago after being founded by Sony, Axis and Bosch. While we have been fortunate enough to achieve many milestones over the years, the one we are most proud of is the involvement our member companies have in the development of specifications.

“As a member driven organization, our member companies are paramount in every step of the standardization process. The advantage of the profile approach is that a number of features and implementation specifics can be defined under one umbrella and with greater specificity. The idea behind going with the profile approach to standardization was that if manufacturers developed products in accordance with the profile, their products would work together regardless of the manufacturer of the VMS or camera. ONVIF Profile S was released in 2011 following two years in development. If a product is Profile S conformant, it will always be conformant, regardless of when it is manufactured.”

Interested in learning more? Read the full Q&A with Tim Shen, chair of the ONVIF Communication Committee.


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