ONVIF Hosts 21st Developers’ Plugfest


ONVIF hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest in late 2019 in Rome, an event highlighted by continued demand for interoperable solutions.

More than 30 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies gathered to test their implementations of ONVIF profiles along with other ONVIF profile-conformant products. Developers could also test products independently for profile conformance, as well as assess interoperability between their devices and those from other manufacturers.

“The collaboration and exchange of ideas necessary for interoperability does not happen in a vacuum and as such, these events provide valuable face to face time for our members,” said Per Björkdahl, chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee. “We are grateful for the continued support from our member companies and developers to help us continue to maintain profiles.”

Profiles tested at this event included Profile S for basic video streaming, Profile T for advanced video streaming, Profile G for edge storage and retrieval and Profile Q for quick installation. Additionally, developers were able to perform testing of the Media2 service methods for media configuration and streaming and conformance testing for discovery.

ONVIF Developers’ Plugfests are held twice a year around the world, allowing the global membership of ONVIF to gather and test their implementations. The next ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest is scheduled for May 13 – 15, 2020. The location will be announced at a later date.

Founded in 2008, ONVIF is a leading and well-recognized industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products. The organization has a global member base of established camera, video management system and access control companies and more than 13,000 profile conformant products. ONVIF offers 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; Profile A for broader access control configuration and Profile T for advanced streaming. ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide.


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