Per Björkdahl announced the recipients of the 2016 ONVIF Award at the annual membership meeting ONVIF, a standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting on October 25, 2016, updating members on ONVIF’s accomplishments of 2016 and its outlook for the year ahead. ONVIF member companies heard presentations on the final release of Profile Q in 2016 and the ongoing development of Profile T for video, in addition to learning about the growing prevalence of ONVIF’s more than 7,000 conformant models of products in bid and specification processes in projects around the world. IEC 62676-2-3 standard In the webinar’s opening remarks, ONVIF Steering Committee Chairman Per Björkdahl highlighted ONVIF’s collective achievements over the past 12 months, including the organisation’s continued work with the International Electrotechnical Commission on its IEC 62676-2-3 standard for network video clients and video transmitter devices. Björkdahl also cited the formation of the ONVIF Use Case Working Group as a significant step in increasing opportunities for member input. Björkdahl announced the recipients of the 2016 ONVIF Award, which recognises individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the industry and to ONVIF. The 2016 ONVIF Award winners are: Sriram Bhetanabottla of Canon, Robert Haraldsson of Axis Communications and Hiroyuki Sano of Sony. Physical access control “Sriram, Robert, and Hiroyuki have made significant contributions to the development of our Device Test Tool, Device Test Specification, and Profile Q, our newest profile for improved out-of-the-box functionality,” Björkdahl said. “As a member-driven organisation, it’s important to recognise members who contribute many hours of service to the work of ONVIF.” "As a member-drivenorganisation, it’s important to recognise members who contribute many hours ofservice to the work of ONVIF" Hans Busch of Bosch, Chairman of the ONVIF Technical Committee, spoke to members about the specification development roadmap and its alignment to the standardisation activities within the IEC TC 79 working groups for video surveillance and physical access control standards. Technical Services Committee Chair Andreas Schneider of Sony gave an overview of the committee’s work on profiles, test tools, the conformance process and Developers’ Plugfests, and also provided additional information on the development of future Profiles. ONVIF Communications Chair Jonathan Lewit of Pelco by Schneider Electric followed the TSC with a recap of ONVIF’s internal and external communications in 2016. Results of annual committee election The results of ONVIF’s annual elections for committees were announced by Stan Moyer, ONVIF’s Executive Director. Re-elected to the ONVIF Steering Committee were Mayur Salgar of Honeywell and Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric. For the Technical Committee, Honeywell’s Ramesh Subbaiah, Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Steve Wolf, and Panasonic’s Hasan Ozdemir were re-elected, while Hanwha Techwin’s Sungbong Cho joined the committee as a new member. Bob Dolan of Anixter and Andrew Downs of Pelco by Schneider Electric were re-elected to the Technical Services Committee, joined by new committee member Giri Guntipalli of Honeywell. Tim Shen of Dahua was named to ONVIF’s Communication Committee as a new member, while Mike Mao of Honeywell and Jonathan Lewit of Pelco by Schneider Electric were re-elected to the committee. Founded in 2008, ONVIF now consists of nearly 500 member companies in six continents and more than 7,000 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality and the Release Candidate Profile A for access control configuration, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide. Save Save
On behalf of ONVIF Steering Committee, Per Björkdahl shared the goals and strategies for the upcoming year ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting and elections in late October, providing an update to members on ONVIF activities and accomplishments over the past year. Attendees around the world heard presentations on such activities as the development and publication of two new profiles (release candidates) in 2015, the launch of a false conformance reporting tool on the ONVIF website and the organisation’s ongoing membership and growth in conformant products. Attendees in the annual meeting, held via webinar, were welcomed by ONVIF Steering Committee Chairman Per Björkdahl, who discussed how ONVIF had recently reached several milestones as an organisation by virtue of its 500 member companies and more than 5,000 ONVIF conformant products available in the physical security market today. ONVIF’s goals and strategies for upcoming year On behalf of the ONVIF Steering Committee, Björkdahl shared the goals and strategies for the upcoming year, asking member companies for increased involvement in ONVIF’s work and inviting members to share their ONVIF success stories. He also noted the growing acceptance by the industry at large. “ONVIF has made incredible strides since our formation in 2008,” Björkdahl said. “Together, we have developed five profiles, offered education and networking opportunities to thousands of people and have gained broad acceptance within the physical security industry. Above all, we a member-driven group, so we thank all of our members for their hard work and dedication,” said Björkdahl. "Together, we have developed five profiles, offered education and networking opportunities to thousands of people and have gained broad acceptance within the physical security industry" ONVIF’s committees The election results for ONVIF’s committees were announced as well. Mayur Salgar of Honeywell was named to the Steering Committee, along with Kim Loy of Pelco by Schneider Electric. For the Technical Committee, Honeywell’s Ramesh Subbaiah, Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Steve Wolf, Panasonic’s Hasan Ozdemir and Siemens’ Suresh Krishnamurthy were elected. Bob Dolan of Anixter was re-elected to the Technical Services Committee, joined by committee members Fen Chen of Hikvision and Andrew Downs of Pelco by Schneider Electric. ONVIF’s newly elected Communication Committee members are Mike Mao of Honeywell, Greg Alcorn of Oncam Grandeye, Jason Spielfogel of Pelco by Schneider Electric and John Ballantyne of VerifEye Technologies. Hans Busch of Bosch, ONVIF Technology Committee Chair, spoke to members about ONVIF’s newest set of network interface specifications and advised them of an upcoming specification release that will encompass video related features. Technical Services Committee Chair Andreas Schneider of Sony shared the timeline for upcoming profile releases through 2018 and spoke about the 13th Developers’ Plugfest, to be held November 11-13, 2015, in Hangzhou, China. ONVIF Communications Chair Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric closed the meeting with a recap of the ONVIF presence at various trade shows throughout 2015, the forum’s public relations and social media efforts and the findings of an ongoing market awareness survey about ONVIF and its various profiles. ONVIF Profile conformant products Founded in 2008, ONVIF now consists of more than 500 member companies in six continents and more than 5,000 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control and the Release Candidates Profile A, for access control configuration, and Profile Q, for easy installation and advanced security features, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide.