November 24, 2010 14:50 ET

ONVIF Extends to Video Storage and Video Analytics With ONVIF Core Specification 2.0 Release

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) - ONVIF, the leading standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is proud to announce its second major release: ONVIF Core Specification 2.0.

  • ONVIF Core Specification 2.0 released.
  • ONVIF specification now also covers video storage devices and video analytics engines, in addition to cameras and encoders.
  • Configuration of wireless interfaces, 802.1X secure link layer and audio backchannel are also supported in ONVIF Core Specification 2.0.

Based on the successful ONVIF specification for cameras and video encoders, this new release defines standardized interfaces also for network video recording, display and video analytics devices. With equipment based on ONVIF Core Specification 2.0, integrators and end users will have full flexibility when building complete video surveillance systems using ONVIF-conformant products.

The new specification covers configuration of dedicated video analytics units, configuration and operation of IP-connected screens and monitor walls, as well as the configuration, storage and playback of video recordings in a security system. The ONVIF service architecture now supports recording features ranging from local recording in cameras over digital video recorders up to enterprise-class distributed network video recording solutions.

As with previous ONVIF releases, product development is accelerated since interface specification files are provided for automatic client and server side stub generation. Extensive online documentation for all existing and new functions has been added and is publicly available.

"By releasing ONVIF Core Specification 2.0 and extending the reach to video storage, display devices, video analytics and several other areas, we are getting even closer to the goal of ONVIF to facilitate simple integration of IP-based physical security equipment using a global open network interface," said Hans Busch, Bosch Security Systems, chairman of ONVIF Technical Committee.

The new specification is backward compatible with ONVIF Core Specification 1.02, and is available for download at ONVIF's website, where also more information about ONVIF can be found:

Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to standardize communication between network devices and ensure interoperability between network products for the security market. ONVIF's mission is to facilitate the integration of network security and safety devices using a global open standard. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.

Contact Information

  • For press inquiries, please contact:
    Paul Ritchie
    ONVIF Executive Director
    Open Network Video Interface Forum
    2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375
    San Ramon, CA 94583, USA
    Phone: +1.925.275.6621
    E-mail: Email Contact