Talking IP-standards at ASIS

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

DALLAS—If you’re interested in IP standards, the October 12-15 ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar & Exhibits has a couple of events you may want to add to your schedule.

ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced Sept. 30 that it will host an open networking breakfast on October 14. The event is billed as an opportunity to hear the latest news from ONVIF and get an update on the ONVIF interoperability event that will take place at the ESSEN security show in Germany, the week before ASIS.

Organizers also announced ONVIF recently established multiple working groups to develop a global standard for interoperability between network video products and physical access control systems. “The extended scope of ONVIF to also cover access control systems was announced in April this year,” said Jonas Andersson, Axis Communications, and chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee in a prepared statement. “New working groups have been formed and they are now up and running, specifying the requirements for this extended standard.” Click here for more information on the ONVIF event.

Also at ASIS, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) will host an Interoperability Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. During this networking event, various technology providers will demonstrate the use of PSIA specifications in networked video and access control devices, and recording and video management platforms. In addition, PSIA’s newest specification, Video Analytics, will be showcased for the first time. Arecont Vision, Milestone and Synectics are the sponsors of this year’s event.

Since its launch in 2008, PSIA has released three IP-based specifications that enable various IP devices to communicate without custom software integration.