Testing ONVIF Integration 2011

Author: Benros Emata, Published on Feb 12, 2011

The IP Video market has come a long way since 2008 when 'standards' were first proposed by 2 industry trade groups. Now, 'standards' are widely supported in production, primarily through ONVIF. However, an important question remains: How well does ONVIF work in the real world? If you depend on ONVIF to connect IP cameras to VMS systems, what if any issues will you face?

We did a test to better understand how well ONVIF works today in the field. To do so, we selected 7 products (4 cameras, 3 VMSes) that are listed in the ONVIF conformant product list. We then went and attempted to connect all the cameras to all the VMS systems to learn how well the combinations worked.

The products tested included the Axis P1347 camera, Axxon's Smart VMS, Exacq's ExacqVision VMS, the Lilin IPS-2124 PTZ, the March CamPX MicroDome, Milestone's Go VMS and the Sony SNC-CH140 camera. This provided a range of manufacturers from different continents, price ranges, feature sets, etc.

While we were able to integrate many combinations of cameras and VMSes, we found a variety of issues, problems and potential limitations that should be carefully considered, especially today in the relatively early stages of field use. Inside the Pro section, we dig into each of the elements and provide extensive commentary and recommendation on best use.

[UPDATE 2014: See our ONVIF Mega Test 2014]

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