ONVIF News

What is the most important function of a CCTV system?

In the simplest terms, video systems capture and record video. But supporting these basic operations are a growing number of other functions that expand usefulness and the ability to interact with related elements in a larger system. As video system functionality expands, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the most important function of a CCTV system and why?

ONVIF releases Profile T with advanced video streaming capabilities and support for H.265 video compression

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the final release of Profile T, a new specification with advanced video streaming capabilities and an expanded feature set for metadata streaming and analytics. Profile T also offers support for H.265 video compression, which more efficiently handles image streams from high-definition cameras. With Profile T, ONVIF will employ a new media service that offers support for both H.265 and H.264 video...

ONVIF Profile T and H.265: the evolution of video compression

In today’s market, efficient use of bandwidth and storage is an essential part of maintaining an effective video surveillance system. A video management system’s ability to provide analysis, real time event notifications and crucial image detail is only as a good as the speed and bandwidth of a surveillance network. In the physical security industry, H.264 is the video compression format used by most companies. Some companies also employ H.264 enhancements to compress areas of an im...

IDIS to showcase latest advances in secure surveillance technology at Security Essen

The latest advances in secure surveillance technology, engineered entirely in Korea, are being demonstrated by IDIS at Security Essen (25-28 September), on booth E10, Halle 5. The IDIS Total Solution is increasingly being preferred by major users globally because it offers the advantages of secure, exclusively Korean design and manufacturing, as well as outstanding performance in all applications. Important innovations on show at Security Essen include: IDIS’ flagship DirectIP solution; a...

What are the obstacles to adoption of mobile credentials for access control?

Using a smart phone as an access control credential is an idea whose time has come – or has it? The flexible uses of smart phones are transforming our lives in multiple ways, and the devices are replacing everything from our alarm clocks to our wallets to our televisions. However, the transformation from using a card to using a mobile credential for access control is far from a no-brainer for many organisations, which obstacles to a fast or easy transition. We asked this week’s Exper...

Milestone systems releases Device Pack 9.9 update for XProtect VMS to support new hardware

Milestone Systems, the provider of open platform networked video management Systems, releases Device Pack 9.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect VMS to support new hardware. 209 new devices have been added to this release, bringing the total of supported devices to more than 7,500. Milestone works closely with device manufacturers in the Milestone community to achieve optimal interaction between...

ONVIF conformant IP-based physical security products top 10K in the 10th Year

ONVIF, global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has surpassed 10,000 conformant products that meet its global interoperability standards, further broadening the organisation’s offering and relevance in the IP-based physical security marketplace. IP-based physical security products This level of conformant products marks yet another milestone for ONVIF as it celebrates its 10th year as a standards organisation, providing interoperability specifications fo...

How do developments in storage impact the video surveillance market?

In the analogue era, videotape was the storage media of choice for CCTV systems. Since the advent of digital video, and of IP-based systems, a variety of other storage formats have come to the fore, including hard drives, flash drives, SD cards and others. Now we are in the age of the cloud, which offers new opportunities to store vast amounts of video and presents challenges such as bandwidth and cybersecurity. For a current perspective on storage, we asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable:...

IFSEC International 2018 highlights solutions approach and open systems

IFSEC International 2018 kicked off last week at London’s ExCel Centre. Visitors were lucky enough to experience a rare three days of British sunshine as they came together to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the physical security industry. Many exhibitors commented on how the show seemed smaller than previous years, with stands more spread out, and fewer ‘double-decker’ offerings than earlier shows. Although exhibitors represented all aspects of physical security...

ONVIF to promote interoperability for IP-based physical security products at IFSEC International 2018

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will exhibit at IFSEC International 2018 in London, 19-21 June, 2018, at ExCel London. IFSEC International is Europe’s largest security exhibition and more than 27,000 security professionals are expected to attend this year’s event. “Exhibitions provide a great opportunity to collect feedback from the market on our latest profiles and our work on providing interoperabili...

ONVIF celebrates 10th anniversary as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market

ONVIF, renowned global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of growth and rising influence as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market. Beginning with a small group of competitive manufacturers who joined forces in 2008 and growing to 500 ONVIF member companies, ONVIF continues to refine and promote its specifications for interoperability between security technology dev...

How can you get the most out of ISC West?

A big trade show, such as the upcoming ISC West, has a lot to offer for attendees. If anything, a big show has “too much” to offer; there is certainly more to experience than any one person could get around to. How, then, can attendees maximise the value they get out of ISC West? For advice, we go to our Expert Panel Roundtable, all seasoned veterans of many big trade shows. Specifically, we asked this week’s panel: How can attendees get the most out of a big trade show like IS...