| Joining ONVIF would allow organisations to actively influence the development of the open standard|
The Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), founded by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, today officially opens for membership. The purpose of the forum is to develop a global open standard for the network interface of network video products.
Joining the forum allows organisations to actively influence the development of the standard. Various classes of membership are available to accommodate individual levels of participation. Interested companies can choose a full, contributing or user member status. Tools and documentation will be made available to ONVIF members to facilitate the development of compliant products. Members will also have the right to use the ONVIF logo. The membership agreement explaining the membership rights and privileges can be downloaded from the ONVIF website here.
ONVIF is represented with its own booth (GA-134) at Security 2008 in Essen, Germany, October 7-10. Spokespersons of the association are available in the booth to present a demonstration of interoperability based on the framework of the standard. The ONVIF standard defines plug & watch systems and will be including device management, real time viewing, Pan/Tilt/Zoom control, metadata streaming and configuration and event handling. It uses state of the art technologies as defined by the IT industry. A technical outline of the standard is available at the booth.
The forum is planning the first meeting for members and interested parties in the beginning of December 2008. The event includes sessions about the forum's activities, membership possibilities and technical direction. The date and location will be posted on ONVIF's website once it becomes available.