Rigged Or Reasonable? RFPs Require Being ONVIF Full Member

A member from Turkey shared some RFPs that are taking a novel approach to specifying ONVIF.

Requiring ONVIF for IP cameras makes sense as it enhances future flexibility. Indeed, we recommend specifying Profile S and verification from the ONVIF official directory to make sure suppliers are current and not faking it.

However, some RFPs are going much further, requiring companies (including potentially integrators) to be full members of ONVIF.

"Full" is the top level, most expensive tier of ONVIF and not necessary to have one's product conformant. See levels below:

Contrast to these RFPs.

First from a university:

And here from a railway:

Theoretically, the case is that being a full member provides greater access or potentially knowledge about ONVIF.

However, it appears to be overkill.

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