Published on 21 January, 2010
| Axxon has joined the global open standards industry forum ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum)|
, the market leader in open network video management software in the EMEA region, has joined the global open standards industry forum ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum). Axxon joins at the highest level as a full member at a time when the standards body has attracted more than 100 members and is going from strength to strength.
ONVIF, which was founded in 2008 by leading vendors serving the professional security world - Axis, Sony and Bosch, is dedicated to driving wider adoption of network video products through gaining agreement on standards for web services, IP configuration, device discovery, real-time viewing, event handling, PTZ control, video analytics streaming and configuration and much more. In the future ONVIF will also be able to test products for conformance with its agreed standards.
Axxon has committed itself to open network standards with both its enterprise video management system (VMS) suite Intellect and with its professional VMS offering SmartPro, to be launched later this year. This early commitment has already led the firm to a position of VMS market dominance in Europe.
Luis Coello, EMEA business development director, Axxon, explained:
Axxon is committed to open network standards with both its enterprise video management system (VMS) suite Intellect and the professional VMS offering SmartPro
"As a VMS provider it is essential that we make it easy for all vendors of all products, from a CCTV camera to an access control reader, to integrate with our system. Today we dedicate huge resources to ensure that relevant devices can feed into our VMSs. In the future ONVIF standards will make integration much easier, demanding much less vendor resources and driving down prices.
"Standards will thus accelerate wider adoption of network video products. It will also make for more expansive and intelligent systems which combine surveillance, with video analytics, building management and much more."
Simon Harris, senior research director at leading industry analyst firm IMS Research, commented on the announcement: "Axxon's commitment to ONVIF makes absolute sense. ONVIF member companies now account for over 60% of the network video surveillance market so the organisation will be highly influential in the move to standards-based approach to physical security. We expect the introduction of ONVIF compliant products will accelerate the uptake of network video surveillance systems during 2010."