ONVIF Mega Test

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 16, 2014

In this groundbreaking report, we share findings of in-depth ONVIF testing.

ONVIF Real World Integration

We tested 14 camera manufacturers with 5 VMSes, performing 70 total integrations.

The camera manufacturers included: ACTi, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, DRS, Geovision, Hikvision, Honeywell, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, Wodsee (the super cheap Chinese offering).

The VMSes included: Exacq, Milestone, VideoInsight, Axxon and Wodsee. The first 2 are ONVIF Profile S conformant, the middle 2 are 1.x / archived products and the last is not officially conformant, just claims it in marketing. This provided a range of products / conformance to evaluate.

The testing checked (1) connectivity, (2) video streaming, (3) setting resolution, (4) setting frame rate and (5) enabling camera side motion detection.

ONVIF Test Tool

ONVIF has an official test tool that we accessed by paying $500 to become a member. This is the tool that each camera manufacturer uses to verify their conformance. We tested this with 15 cameras to determine how useful this tool is for verifying conformance and understanding problems.

ONVIF Device Manager

Finally, we tested the ONVIF Device Manager, an open source tool, to understand what value it offered and how it compared to the official ONVIF test tool.

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Comments (38)

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*. *** ** *** ****** **** ***** *** *****, ** IAPW, **** **** ***** ****? ***/**

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*** **** **** ***** *** ***** ***** **** **** * prop. ******? **** ***** **** *** ******** *** *****?

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***, **** ****** **** ***** **** ** ********* ***.

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*********** **** *** **** ****** ***** *** **** *** ************, etc.
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(*) *** ***** **** ****** ****, ** **** *** ***** goal?

(*) **** ** *** ***** ** ******* *? ** *** plan ** ******* **?

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***** **** ******? ** ****** ********* ** **** ** **% of ************* ** ****** *****'* ****** ** ********** **** *****.

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* ***** ***** ** *** ***** ********* ** *** ***** item *** ***** *** ***** **.

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****** ***** ********** ** ********** *** ***** ***** **** * compromise **** ** ******* ***** ** ****. *******'* *** ******* be ************** ******** *** (*)********, *** (*)******* ** (*)**********?

*** ***** ** ************* * **** **** **** ** *** a ******* ******** ** ** ***** ** ***** ****** *** difficult *** **** ** **** ** **********.Full ********** *** **************** **** *** ***** ** *** ***** **** *** ***** hard ****** *****! ******** ** *********** ******** ** * ********** industry ******** *********** *** ****** ** ***** ********* *** ******** an ******** ***********.

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Milestone has spun off a business, Arcus Global, funded by their parent company Canon. The new company aims to transform the VSaaS market with an...
Uniview Low-Cost Bullet PTZ Tested on Jun 21, 2017
Uniview is offering a HD zoom bullet camera, the IPC742SR9-PZ30-32G, with an integrated pan / tilt positioner, for the price of a low-cost...
VMS UI - Light vs Dark Preferences on Jun 16, 2017
Several VMS manufacturers have the ability to choose a user interface with either a light or dark color theme. 150+ integrators told us which they...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We tested Axis'...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It covers our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...
Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits on Jul 18, 2017
Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company. In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the...
'Suicidal' Knightscope Robot Drowns on Jul 17, 2017
Knightscope continues its hyper growth, at least when it comes to controversy, this time with a 'suicidal' robot in Washington DC. And here is...
March Networks Company Profile on Jul 17, 2017
March Networks was one of the most well-known video surveillance manufacturers of the 2000s. In 2012, March was acquired by Chinese / American...
Milestone Beats OnSSI In Court on Jul 17, 2017
The litigation between former partners Milestone and OnSSI has finished, confirmed by both parties. In April 2016, OnSSI sued Milestone and in...
Power For Burglar Alarms on Jul 14, 2017
In order to operate, alarm panels require the high voltages found in electrical outlets be converted to the low voltages they run on. In this...

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