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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*. ********** ** *** ******* ********* ** ** ******* ***-*** drivers **** ***** ********* *********, ** * ****** **** * never **** ****** ****. *** ***** ***, *** **** **** for ********* ** ***** ** *** *** ***.? ***/**

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

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***'* *** ******** **** **** ***, **** *** **** *** cameras **** **** ***** *** ** ****. ***?

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

** ***** ** **** ********* **** **** *********** (****** *** ONVIF) ***** **** (*******) ***** **** ** ****** **** ** ONVIF.

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

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***** *** ****. **** ** *****!

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

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

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

*** ***** *** *** ****** ********* ** ** ******* ** installs. $** ** ******* *** * ***** ** ********** ********* on * * **** ******* ****** (******* ******** ****** ********* is ******** $***-$**** *** ******** ** $****-****) ** ********* ** this *** ****** ********** ** ********* *******. ***** ****, ****** detection ** **** *** ***** ****, *** ***** ** ****** should **** ** **** *** ***** ***** **** *****. **** number ****** ** **** ** *** **** ** *** *** gigabyte ***.

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

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

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

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Building a new VMS may seem to be a thing of a bygone era. But one developer, Moinul "Moe" Alam, is doing just that and he has made his VMS,...
Worst NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018 on Jan 29, 2018
These are the manufacturers who integrators reported the most significant problems with. 220+ integrators answered: In the past year, what...
Intel Meltdown / Spectre Patch Tested on Avigilon, Exacq and Milestone VMSes on Jan 23, 2018
Significant concern exists about the impact on VMS servers and video surveillance systems of patching the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Generally,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Change Orders - Sometimes Necessary, Sometimes Unethical on Feb 19, 2018
Change orders are a common element in project sales. Sometimes they are a necessity and appropriate ways to deal with arising issues, but sometimes...
Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses on Feb 19, 2018
Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single...
Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
"Fear Mongering": Hikvision USA Cybersecurity Director Dismisses Chinese Government Ownership Concerns on Feb 16, 2018
The facts are: The Chinese government created Hikvision and is Hikvision's controlling shareholder. Hikvision's Chairman, a Communist Party...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Hikvision DeepInMind Tested Terribly on Feb 15, 2018
While Hikvision is heavily marketing deep learning and 'AI' as their next big thing, new IPVM test results of their DeepInMind NVR shows their deep...
Genetec CEO: You Cannot Buy Trust on Feb 14, 2018
Genetec's CEO, Pierre Racz, delivered a direct message at their channel partner conference: Racz has become a focal point in the industry debate...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...

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