New ONVIF Profile Q Aims To Change Discovery and Default Passwords

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 13, 2015

ONVIF is gearing up to release a new profile, called Q.

They market it as providing "quick configuration and installation, providing innate discoverability and reliable device monitoring and event management capabilities."

However,

  • How is Profile Q different than the current Profile S?
  • What are the big changes / additions in Profile Q?
  • How will requirements in discovery and default passwords impact manufacturers and systems?

Inside, we answer these questions based on a discussion with the engineers contributing to this upcoming Profile.

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