During April, ONVIF hosted its 23rd ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest, and second virtual event, testing implementations of six ONVIF profiles as well as two profile release candidates for access control and metadata. Nearly 30 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies were in attendance and gathered virtually over two weeks in April, completing 175 hours of testing.
“While rapid economic and global change can slow down the pace of innovation and, in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, impact peer-to-peer collaboration, we are pleased to still be able to host the Plugfests as virtual events,” said Leo Levit, Chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee. “Interoperability is as in demand as ever to tackle pandemic related issues, and it’s vital that ONVIF and its members continue to work towards ONVIF profile conformance.”
ONVIF members can reportedly offer more than 20,000 security products conformant with ONVIF profiles. Each conformant product must support at least one ONVIF profile. The purpose of the Developers’ Plugfests is to offer developers the opportunity to test their implementations against test tools, as well as assess interoperability between their products and those from other manufacturers.
Profiles tested at the Plugfest included:
- Profile A for access control configuration
- Profile C for door control and event management
- Profile S for basic video streaming
- Profile T for advanced video streaming
- Profile G for edge storage and retrieval
- Profile Q for quick installation
- Profile M Release Candidate for metadata and analytics for smart applications
- Profile D Release Candidate for access control peripherals
ONVIF Developers’ Plugfests are typically held twice a year around the world to help promote and provide standardised interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products. Details of the next ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest will be announced at a later date.