ONVIF News

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...

How does the residential/smart home market impact commercial security?

The residential/smart home market is undergoing revolutionary transformation, with a flood of new products and technologies helping to make our homes more connected, easier to manage and, yes, smarter. These massive steps forward provide challenges, and also opportunities, for the security industry, which has played a major role in protecting homes and residents for decades. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are changes in the residential/smart home market impacting securit...

ONVIF’s Open Source Challenge for developers to create advanced video streaming applications

ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge, a technology competition to develop open source applications for innovative IP video streaming applications to help resolve global security issues. The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction with BeMyApp, offers lucrative cash prizes for developers who use the protocol provided by ONVIF to create open source mobile or desktop application...

ONVIF IP security standards and safe city deployments at ISC West 2018

ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it will speak at ISC West 2018, April 10-13, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of SIA Education@ISC, the Security Industry Association’s educational program held in conjunction with ISC West. ONVIF will also be hosting the ONVIF Lounge at Booth L0 within the Sands Expo, where attendees can relax and recharge their mobile devices. Interoperability vital for city surveillanc...

Milestone releases data pack for XProtect VMS with software updates supporting new hardware

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has released Device Pack 9.6a for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect video management to support new hardware. This release is the first to support modular device packs, minimising the download for most users. Enhanced user experience  AXIS Optimizer for Milestone XProtect is a dedicated suite of plugins...

ONVIF to participate in access control panel discussion at TechSec Solutions 2018

ONVIF, a global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech'. The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the f...