Manufacturers Sound Off on ONVIF

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 16, 2014

ONVIF has achieved massive adoption amidst significant criticism. The most vocal critics are typically from manufacturers who deal with ONVIF most directly.

Do those critics represent manufacturers overall? In this IPVM survey, we asked manufacturers:

  • "Has ONVIF helped or hurt your company?"
  • "How would you like to see ONVIF improve? What problem(s) do you want them to solve?"

The results surprised us:

***** *** ******** ******* ******** ****** *********** *********. *** **** ***** critics *** ********* **** ************* *** **** **** ***** **** directly.

** ***** ******* ********* ************* *******? ** **** **** ******, we ***** *************:

  • "*** ***** ****** ** **** **** *******?"
  • "*** ***** *** **** ** *** ***** *******? **** *******(*) do *** **** **** ** *****?"

*** ******* ********* **:

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********

*******, **** ************* *** ******** ***** *****. ******, ***** ******** show ****, ** * ********** ****** **** ************, ***** *** become * ****** **** ** ****** **** ****, **** ********, more*******.

Camera ************ *********

*** ************, ****** *************, ********** ******* ****, *** ************** ******** about *****, **** ******** *********:

  • "***** *** * ********** ********, *** *** ******* * ***** path *** *********** ** * ***."
  • "***** *** ****** *** ******* ***** *** ************ ******** ********** low ****** *******. *** **** ***** *** *******, ** ****** the ***** *********** ** ***** ******* **** ******* *********** **** the ******* *** *********."
  • "***** *** ******. *********** **** *** **** ********* ***** - mid **** ** *********. **** **** ********* *** ****** *****. Thus***** *** ****** **."
  • "**** *** ************** ** ***** *.*/******* *, ** **** **** a ****** ******** ** ****************, **** **** *** ****** *** partners *** **** *****'* ****** ****** ** *********** *** ****** SDK."
  • "******* *** * ***** ************ ***** ** **** ********* **** our ******** ** *** ** ******* ** ******."

**** **** ***** *** ************, ***** ** ******* ***** ******* camera ************* ****** ****** ****** * ******* ******* ** *** company.

VMS Companies *******

******* ******** ************, ***** ***** *** ***** *** *** ** frequently *********, **** *** ********* ***** ***** ** ** ***** helpful *** ****:

  • "** *** ****** ** **** *** ********* *********, ** ****** the *** ***** ******* ** *** *******."
  • "* ***** ****. ** ** *** ********* *** ******* *** SDK *** **** *** **** ********* *****."
  • "** ****** *** **** **** *** ***** ** *** ***** unknown ******* ******* **** *** ***."
  • "** **** **** ********* *** **** ************ **** ***** ******* that ** **** ***** ***** **. **** ********** ** *** goal."
  • "****** *********** ********* ** ***** ***** ******* ** ***** ************."
  • "******. ** *** ******* ******** * **** ******* ** ********* their *******."

****** *** **** ************

*******, ****** ***** ****** **** ************ ******* ***** *****, **** two ************** ******** *********: 

"***** ******* ********* **** **** *% ** ***** ****** ***********, but **** **% ** ******* ********** *** **** ******* *********. On *** ********, **'* * ********** ********* *** ** *** low ****** ****** ******* **** *****'** ********* ******** *********** ** a *** ****** ******."

"***** * *** ** **** *************** ****** ** *** ************ hasn't *********** ***** *******."

******* ***** *** *** ** *********** ******** ** ***** ***** to **** ***** ****** ******** *** *******, **** ****** ************:

"** ******* ******* *********** ********** **** *** ** *** *********** ONVIF ******** ****** ** **** ***** *** ************* *******. ** also ******* ****** ******** ***** ****** **** **** **** *******"

#1 ******* - ***** ******** 

* *********** ******** ** ************ ********** ****** ***** ************ ** *** clear #* *******:

  • "**** - ****** *******  *********** ****** ** *** ***** **** with *** ***** ***** *** **** ****. ********* ** *** wreck ** ****** ****"
  • "** *** **** * ******* *******, ***** * *** ** **** ONVIF ** *** *****. **** *** ************ *** **********, ******** *****."
  • "***** ***** ** ** *** ********* ******* ***** *************: *) Only ********* * ******* ** ** *) ***'* **** ** with *** *********" 
  • "**** **** ****** ***** ******** **** *** *** ***** **********. The ***** ********* **** ****** **** ******* ** *****"
  • "**** *** * ***** ****** ** *** ***********, **** **** mainstream ***** ***** **** ** ***** *** **** *******"
  • "*** ** ******* *** **** *** ****** ***** **** ***** and *** ********* ******* * ********* *** *** ******* ********** fail ** ***** **** ******* ***** ** ****** ******* ** qualification ** *********."

#2 ******* - ******* ********

*** ****** ******* ******* ********* *** ******* ********, ** ***** does *** ******* ******** ******** ** ** ********:

  • "**** ******** ** *** ******** **** **** ***** ** ********, however, ******* **** *** *******, *****, *** **** *** ******** uses ******* ******** ****`* **** *** ******* **** *****."
  • "*** ****** *********** **** ********* *** ******** * ***** ******* from ********* ********* ** *** **** ****, *** ** ********** the ******** ******."
  • "** **** **** ** *** **** ** ******* *** ************ results *** ********* **** ******** ** ***** *** ****** ****** language."

Comments (7)

****** ******* *, * *** ***** ****, ***** ******* * been **** **********. ***** ***** ********* ******* * **** ** VMS *** * ****/****** ****** ** ****. *******, ***** **** ONVIF ******* *, ******* ** *** *** ***** ******** **** out **** ****** ******* ************ *** **** *******, ***.

**********: * ** * ************'* ***, ** * **** *** headache ** "**** ** ********/******** **** **** **** ******?" *** vice *****...*** ***** ******* ** ***** ******'* ****, ****** ******* S, **** **

** ***** ** ** **********, ***** ****** ************* ** ***** hit ** ****, **** **** ***** *************' *******. ******** ***** from *******' ********* ** ********* *** ***** ** ******* ****** to **** ** *** **** ****** ** ******** *********** ****.

****, **** ***** *** *** *****?

************. *** ** ***** *** ** *** ***** ****** * pointed *** *** *** ***-********.

*** ***** **** **** **** ** *** ******* ** ** incompatibility ******* *** ******* *** *** **** ******, * ********** NetClock ****. **** ** ********* **** ************* ***** ******* **'** having ******** **** ****** ** ***** ** (***** *** *******). Other ***** ***** ******* **'** ***** ****** ****.

*** ****** **** *** ******* *** **** **** **** ***** party ** ****, ******* ** "*****". ** **** * **** that *** ********* *** ***** *** *** ******. ****, *** PTZs ***** "*********" **** *** ******** ** ********. ** ** my ************* **** ******* ** ****** **** **** ***' *** PTZs.

*******, *** ********* *****. * ***** ****** ***** ***** ** the ******(*), ************ *** *** **** ** ** **** ** access ******** ************ *******. *******, ** ***** **** ***' *** internally ************ * ****** ****** ** ******** ******* ******* *** need *** * ***** ****** **** ** ******** *** * am *** ***** ** **** ** ****** **** ***** ******* or ***.

***'* ** ******** **** **** "*********" ******* ** *** ** input ***?

*,

* ***'* ***** **. ****, ***** *** ***** ** **** exhibited *** "***-**" ***** *** **** ***. ** ****, *** JVC *** *** *** **** ************* ** ********, **** ** IndigoVision's *** *******.

***** ******!

**** ****** ******* ******* **** *************** ** *******, ***** ******* that ***** *********, *****, *** ************** ***** ******* **** ******* refinement.

** *** **********, ***** ********* *** **** ** ** **** as ******** *** ********* **** **** ** *******, ** ** is *** ******** *** ******* ************** ** **** ********** ***************** across ***************. **** ****** ******** ***** ******* **** *** ****, or ***** ****? ******* ******** ************* ******* ***** ***** ********* and ***** ***** ** ** ********** *************** *** ******* ** achieve *************. ******** ***** ** ** * **** ******* ** very ****** ************** ** * ******* ********, **** ********** *** improvement ***** ***'* ***** ***** ***************.

*** ************* **** ***'* ***** ** *************, *** "********" ** whatever ** **, ***** *** ***.

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