Your Cheat Sheet to ONVIF® Profiles A and T
On July 25, 2017—just two weeks after announcing the final release of Profile A—ONVIF® announced the release candidate for Profile T. ONVIF is the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products and the goal of Profiles is to provide and promote open interfaces to the security industry for effective interoperability.
For system integrators, this means use of the same open standard defined for all network attached devices, easy and seamless integration of common functionalities through ease of installation, and that integrated solutions can be built using products from multiple suppliers. This is also a selling point that integrators can take advantage of when pitching to end users. Not only does it expand the end user’s product options to any device from any supplier, but it also reduces integration costs and cost of ownership.