December 01, 2011 12:23 ET

ONVIF Highlights Advancements in Progress of Standards Initiatives at 2011 Annual Meeting

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) -

  • ONVIF's annual meeting held in China in conjunction with CPSE 2011
  • Initiatives for 2012 include introduction of profiles
  • ONVIF membership has grown to more than 340 companies with 1,300 conformant products

ONVIF, the global leading standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it held its annual meeting in Shenzhen, China in November, where speakers highlighted the progress of interoperability standards around the globe.

Hosted at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shenzhen, ONVIF's annual meeting was organized in conjunction with the CPSE 2011 trade show, where ONVIF also held two networking events to provide an update to the industry on ONVIF's work in furthering IP interoperability standards.

ONVIF officials gave presentations on several key initiatives for 2012, including the introduction of profiles, which simplifies the selection of interoperable versions of the specification for end users and systems integrators. The first profile is expected to be released in December. Annual meeting attendees heard an update on ONVIF's technical roadmap, which includes the pending release of Version 2.2 of the ONVIF specification in early 2012.

The meeting's keynote speaker was from the TC100 committee of the Standardization Administration of China, which develops and administrates the national technical standard for the Chinese security industry. Ms. Chen Chaowu, deputy director of the First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, People's Republic of China, provided an overview on existing technical standards for video surveillance systems and spoke to ONVIF members gathered in Shenzhen about the work of SAC/TC100.

"It's a great pleasure to be involved in the ONVIF Annual Meeting in Shenzhen, and to share with all the ONVIF members about what SAC/TC100 has been doing," Chen said. "Hopefully moving forward, there will be opportunities for ONVIF and SAC/TC100 to work together to push further on the IP standardization."

To ensure that ONVIF members around the globe have the opportunity to attend these larger member events, the 2012 annual meeting will be held in November in the United States. More information about ONVIF conformant products, including the vendors and the conformant models, is available on ONVIF's website:

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:
    Andrea Gural
    Eclipse Media Group on behalf of ONVIF
    Phone: +1.207.319.7372

    Steve Crumb
    ONVIF Executive Director
    2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375
    San Ramon, CA 94583, USA
    Phone: +1.925.275.6621