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ONVIF, the US-based standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, plans its first stand at IFSEC, from May 13 to 16 at NEC Birmingham.

On display in Hall 4, Stand D140, will be a range of technologies from member companies demonstrating the interoperability of their products using the ONVIF specification. ONVIF’s Profile S for video and audio streaming will be a major focus of the demonstrations. Of the 3,300 ONVIF-conformant products on the market today from its more than 440 member companies, nearly 1300 are conformant with Profile S.

Profile S describes the common things shared by ONVIF conformant video management systems and devices such as IP cameras or encoders that send, configure, request or control the streaming of media data over an IP network. ONVIF introduced the profile concept to enable end users to more easily identify features supported by a profile without determining the compatibility between versions of the ONVIF specifications.

Per Björkdahl, Chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee, said: “As our conformant product total continues to rise, and ONVIF prepares to go online with its second profile, we felt it was time to showcase the dynamics of these IP interoperability standards, not just at a one-time networking event but throughout the course of IFSEC. ONVIF has continued to achieve major milestones in the five years it has been in existence and what better way to demonstrate that than through the visuals our stand has to offer.”

ONVIF members, including Sony, Pelco, Bosch and Anixter will make 15-minute presentations in the ONVIF Theater throughout the four-day event. The on-stand activities include a proof-of-concept demonstration for the soon-to-be-released Profile G for recording and storage facilities.

There also will be an exhibit at the stand of ONVIF’s historical milestones since its inception in October 2008, including the release of Version 2.0 of the ONVIF Core Specification in 2010 and the introduction of Profile S in 2012.

Further information about ONVIF conformant products, including the vendors and the conformant models, is available on ONVIF’s website: .


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