United States. ONVIF is celebrating 10 years of ONVIF profiles based on the concept of profile. From the first profile, Profile S in 2012, to the most recent, the Profile M introduced in 2021, the concept of profile has enabled product compliance and widespread interoperability between physical security products over the past decade. ONVIF profiles will be highlighted at ONVIF booth L0 at the upcoming ISC West 2022 security expo March 23-25 in Las Vegas.
ONVIF profiles are comprehensive sets of related functions that allow system integrators, end users, and consultants to more easily identify interoperable products that fit a specific need, such as basic video streaming with Profile S, access control system configuration with Profile A, or metadata and events for analytic applications with Profile M. Once introduced, profiles remain unchanged throughout their lifetime to preserve interoperability between products that fit the same profile.
"The profile concept and profile conformance testing tools bring clarity to the market on product interoperability and enable system integrators, end users and consultants to more easily select the right combination of products for their specific application," said Leo Levit, president of ONVIF Steering. Committee. "Profiles and testing tools are part of ONVIF's pillars and will remain a crucial aspect of the success of standardization initiatives in our market for many years to come."
Since the introduction of Profile S, which remains the most widely adopted profile to date, ONVIF has introduced several other profiles including video and audio streaming, recording and storage, access control and video integration, access control peripherals, and metadata handling. At ISC West, ONVIF member companies will exhibit their ONVIF-compliant products at various booths throughout the exhibition.