In a world increasingly brimming with intelligent devices, every piece of technology seems to hum with potential and promise. One such pioneering piece of technology is ONVIF, the universal language of IP-based security cameras, and the secret weapon behind platforms like Gravio’s IoT Node Computing platform.
What is ONVIF?
ONVIF, standing for Open Network Video Interface Forum, is a global and open industry forum that is striving to standardize the communication between IP-based physical security products. It was developed to allow IP cameras, NVRs, and any other forms of IP video security systems to communicate with each other.
ONVIF was founded in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, and Sony Corporation to develop a standardized interface for IP-based physical security products. Prior to ONVIF, manufacturers were creating proprietary solutions, which significantly limited interoperability between different brands and products. ONVIF has grown significantly over time and continues to shape the industry, ensuring that the future of security technology is unified and universally accessible.
Here are some additional facts about ONVIF:
Overall, ONVIF has played a significant role in advancing the IP-based security industry. By developing open standards for interoperability, ONVIF has made it easier and more affordable for users to build and deploy robust security systems. While it is not 100% interoperable across all manufacturers, the intention is to strive towards greater interoperability. Various versions of ONVIF are called ONVIF Profiles. The most recent versions of ONVIF can be found on their specification history page
Why is ONVIF So Powerful?
A Symphony of Technologies with Gravio
Platforms like Gravio are masters in orchestrating this diverse symphony of devices. Gravio leverages ONVIF to deliver fully customizable video analytics using Google’s TensorFlow opening a universe of possibilities in sensing, analytics, and business intelligence. You can in principle turn any camera into a sensor, that is able to detect whatever is visually detectable, subject to resolution, throughput, and lighting conditions.
Isn’t it fascinating to think about a world where every piece of technology is interoperable and interconnected? The idea isn’t just a distant utopia; it’s a reality being shaped by ONVIF and platforms like Gravio. At Asteria, we build Gravio because we believe in the power of connectivity - and the IP protocol plays a very fundamental part in that. If you are keen to embark on a journey to explore the potential of connected and smart ONVIF camera systems, powered by Gravio and it’s connectivity features, let us know on email@example.com and we gladly help you integrate, automate and innovate.