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Hanwha Techwin are hosting the 17th ONVIF Developers Plugfest, in The Plaza Hotel, Seoul, South Korea on November 8 to 10. There manufacturers can test their devices for conformance to the ONVIF standard. This will include simulating real-life scenarios, to assess the interoperability of manufacturers’ devices operating as part of a single system.

ONVIF is a non-profit, US-based standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, founded in 2008. Its members include manufacturers, systems integrators, end users, specifiers and others in security. With integrated systems increasingly involving products from multiple manufacturers, ONVIF’s Plugfest events are important to the electronic security industry as they bring together technical staff to test device compatibility and agree up-to-date industrial standardisation of interfaces.

Around 20 global video surveillance and physical access control manufacturers will carry out peer-to-peer tests of devices and clients both under development and finalized, to see how well they interact. This is to enable any limitations to be identified before a product launch. Hanwha Techwin says it will test its cameras, recorders, and Smart Security Manager (SSM) software to ensure compatibility with other manufacturers’ products.

Hanwha Techwin will be hosting the F2F (Face-to-Face) technical meeting from November 13 to 16, after the Plugfest. F2F covers the development of profiles and specifications including conformance and the ONVIF Test Tools. It is performed after the engineers’ testing session, and ONVIF Full and Contributing members are invited.

Hanwha Techwin has been a full member of ONVIF since 2009 and has participated in activities such as forums to build industrial standardisation. The 17th Developers Plugfest is particularly significant to the company as its Senior Engineer, Sujith Raman, has been recognised for his contribution to the development of ONVIF protocol development and he has been recently elected with honour to the organisation’s technical committee.

A spokesperson for Hanwha Techwin said: “In hosting the Plugfest and F2F events, we are delighted to be able to demonstrate our support for ONVIF’s objectives. We are committed to the process of the mutual exchange of technical knowledge with other members. We will share, listen, talk and grow together with our global partners for the benefit of our mutual customers.”


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