ONVIF Newsletter December 2022


Greetings from Leo Levit,

The beginning of another new year is always a time to look ahead and consider the possibilities for the coming months. For ONVIF, as we approach our 15th year as an organization, we are excited to continue the momentum in helping our industry move forward by providing specifications that promote interoperability.

Advancements in key areas of metadata and analytics are raising the profile of video surveillance in many new industries, where interoperability and standardization is enabling new use cases. We are proud to be providing standards like Profile M for metadata that help to build solutions that can be used as the foundation for future innovations in new areas. I am excited to see what new discoveries will emerge in 2023 in this area.

From all of us at ONVIF, I wish you all a peaceful holiday season and a fantastic start to the new year.

Kind regards,

Leo Levit
Chairman, ONVIF Steering Committee



ONVIF Members Gather for All Committee Meetings

Representatives from 13 ONVIF member companies, hailing from more than 10 different countries, gathered last month in Casablanca, Morocco for ONVIF’s biannual All Committee Meeting. The four-day event featured joint committee and working group meetings as well as a special panel discussion with local system integrators on current issues facing their business and interoperability demands.

ONVIF Conformance Overview Webinar

In November, ONVIF hosted a webinar on Conformance. Todd Johnson, Chair of the Technical Services Committee, provided an overview of conformance and what it means, including misconceptions about ONVIF conformance, how to verify an ONVIF conformant product, and a review of the conformance process, profile and supported features, test tools, and information available on such documents as the Declaration of Conformance (DoC).

If you were unable to attend the webinar, the recording and slides are available.

Upcoming Events

Intersec 2023 – January 18, 2023, 13:10 GST
Leo Levit, ONVIF Steering Committee Chair will be speaking at Intersec 2023 on ONVIF Profile M: Metadata and events for analytics applications. Learn more about Security Leaders’ Summit at Intersec here.

ONVIF & SIA Webinar – January 26, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am EST (15:00-16:00 UTC)
Join ONVIF and the Security Industry Association at 10 am EST on Thursday, Jan 26 for a one-hour joint webinar. Leo Levit, Chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee and Peter Boriskin, Chairman of the SIA Standards Committee, will discuss the current state of standards in the security industry, new individual initiatives being led by ONVIF and SIA and where they see standardization work being most impactful in the near future. Audience Q&A will follow the discussion. Registration details coming soon.

ISC West – March 28-31, 2023
ONVIF will be returning to ISC West during March 28-31, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us at Booth L0 where ONVIF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the latest profiles. Learn more about ISC West here.

Device and client products listed in the ONVIF conformant products database feature three sources of information including a Feature List, Declaration of Conformance (DoC) and an Interface Guide.

Blog Highlight

ONVIF Member Roundtable: How is the security industry using metadata today?

Metadata is driving the future of video and with it, the future of the security industry and the value that it can offer to businesses within and beyond the function of security. We asked four leading IP video companies – all ONVIF members – their thoughts on how metadata is being used today. Read the full article here.

ONVIF Member Spotlight: Hailo

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

Hailo is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipmaker that has reimagined AI processing architecture to deliver the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices, innovating industries across the board. Its first-generation device, the Hailo-8, enables both power and cost-efficient deep learning applications at scale.

Read the full interview with Hailo here.