The Brentford Plugfest drew 56 technical expert attendees from 27 companies around the world ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 14th Developers’ Plugfest June 1st-3rd in Brentford, West London, at the Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock. With multiple testings of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for all six ONVIF profiles, including Profiles Q and A, which are both scheduled for final release in 2016, and Profile T, ONVIF’s newest profile for video that is currently in development. Engineers from ONVIF member companies gathered at the closed member event earlier this month to test their products’ interoperability with other ONVIF Profile-conformant products. In addition to Profile interoperability tests, all ONVIF clients had one hour of testing using ONVIF’s Client Test Tool Clinic, and also had the opportunity to discuss with Test Tool developers any issues that arose during conformance testing. Testing interoperability “The ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest brings together developers from all over the world and gives them the chance to test their companies’ products for interoperability with other ONVIF-conformant products,” said Canon’s Takahiro Iwasaki, Chairman of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee Taskforce, Developers' Plugfest. “It is also an event that fosters camaraderie, facilitates networking and encourages dialog between member organisations. That spirit of cooperation is really what drives ONVIF as a whole and is a key to our continued success.” “The ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest brings together developers from all over the world and gives them the chance to test their products for interoperability with other ONVIF-conformant products” The Brentford Plugfest drew 56 technical expert attendees from 27 companies from around the world and attendees logged 295 hours of total testing time during the three-day event, with all of ONVIF’s profiles tested for interoperability. Plugfest attendees tested interoperability for Profile Q for out-of-the-box interoperability and Profile A for everyday access control functions, along with Profile S for IP-based video systems, Profile C for IP-based access control and Profile G for edge storage and retrieval. Some developers also tested for interoperability using Profile T for video, ONVIF’s newest profile that is currently in development and is scheduled to be released by ONVIF in 2018. ONVIF Plugfest November The Brentford Developers’ Plugfest also included a plenary meeting of the ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest Task Force, which announced the date and location of ONVIF’s next Plugfest: November 9-11, 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan, which will be hosted by Vivotek. With nearly 500 members on six continents, ONVIF includes leading camera, video management system and access control companies that contribute to the development of open global standards for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security 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 improved out-of-the-box functionality, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide.
More than 57 senior technical experts representing state-of-art IP-based manufacturers from around the world attended the event Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China recently hosted the 13th ONVIF Developers' Plugfest. Participation from around the world The 13th ONVIF Developer’s Plug-fest was held at Dahua Headquarters in Hangzhou, China from November 11th to 13th. More than 57 senior technical experts representing state-of-art IP-based manufacturers from around the world attended this testing event. As a full member of ONVIF, Dahua was honoured to host this important annual event. ONVIF is a non-profit, leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products that was founded in 2008. Its members include manufacturers, systems integrators, end users, members of the security media, specifies and other security professionals. The ONVIF standard currently addresses IP video surveillance and access control. The Plugfest consisted of two parts: peer-to-peer testing and user scenario testing. This format enabled manufacturers to test devices for conformance to the ONVIF standard and also provided a chance to simulate a real-world operation environment for testers. For example, the testing included testing interoperability between multiple brands’ devices operating at the same time as one system, working together. Interoperability testing As a full member of ONVIF, Dahua Technology tested both devices and clients for conformance with Profile S, Profile G and Profile Q. During the three-day testing, the manufacturers present tested their systems’ interoperability with Dahua’s systems. The test results show that both Dahua clients and servers conform to the ONVIF Network Interface Specification Set, version 2.4.2, and also that Dahua front-end and storage devices can support recording control, search, replay, and many other functions with conformance to Profile G. Dahua’s devices are also capable of supporting extended features such as video analytics and OSD in addition to basic features such as video, PTZ, event and live streaming. “At the 13th ONVIF Developers’ Plug-fest, several manufacturers tested devices and clients for conformance to three profiles: Profile S, Profile G and Profile Q. This is a reflection of the growing adoption of ONVIF’s standards in the market,” said Takahiro Iwasaki, Chairman of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee Taskforce, Developers’ Plugfest. “The Client Test Tool Clinic that was held during the event was also popular with client manufacturers, who were able to speak with our CTT vendor directly and ask any questions they may have had about the tool.” “IP is the key point of development for Dahua now and in the future and we are happy to share our experience and knowledge with ONVIF,” said Tim Shen, Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “Dahua is more than just a member of ONVIF – we are devoting ourselves to being a positive influence in the industry that can help bring standardisation to a new level.”