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ONVIF, the US-based standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has released Profile Q. It’s the specification for discovery, set-up and configuration of conformant devices.
The developers say that Profile Q offers out-of-the-box functionality for systems integrators and end users with a set-up mechanism and basic device level configuration, streamlining the set-up and connection of systems and devices. Profile Q also supports Transport Layer Security (TLS), a secure communication protocol that allows ONVIF devices themselves to communicate with clients across a network in a way that protects against tampering and eavesdropping. Profile Q has been in release candidate status, to provide industry review and feedback before the final release.
Steven Dillingham, Chairman of ONVIF’s Profile Q Working Group, said: “With the final release of Profile Q, integrators and end users can expect out of the box interoperability between ONVIF conformant cameras and video management systems quickly and easily. Our development of this Profile is an indication of ONVIF’s response to the market’s request for a more streamlined setup and deployment process using ONVIF.”
More about ONVIF’s conformant products, including the vendors and the conformant models on ONVIF’s website: www.onvif.org.