Bosch Security Systems, Axis Communications and Sony have together launched an independent non-profit organisation that will help develop a standard interface for network video products.
The body will be known as Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF).
By developing the standard, the companies hope to accelerate the adoption of network video in the security market.
“The standard will define a common protocol for the exchange of information (such as device discovery, live video, audio, metadata and control information) between network video devices,” a press release from Bosch read.
The standard aims to provide interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.
This will make it easier for users, integrators and manufacturers to use network video.
ONVIF will be officially open for membership at Security 2008 in Essen.
More information on the forum and its mission are available at www.onfiv.org. Interested parties may register at the website to participate in the forum.