ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it released a new set of tools designed to aid member companies in designing and releasing new, innovative ONVIF conformant products to the physical security market.

The updated Test Tool (v1.02.4) and the accompanying Test Specification represent the continu-ing work of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee to enhance and refine the ONVIF specifica-tion and the testing parameters by which products are declared to conform to the ONVIF specifi-cation. With this latest release, testing specifications are now divided into multiple documents, including: Base test, for IP configuration, device discovery and event handling; Media test, ad-dressing media profiles and configurations as well as real-time viewing and streaming function-ality; and PTZ test, defining the test procedures for handling PTZ nodes and configurations. As of November 1, this version of the test tool and test specification will be used by ONVIF mem-ber companies to declare ONVIF conformance.

“The updates to our testing documents and member communication vehicles reflect the evolution of ONVIF and the value we place on member feedback to continually refine the specification and our related technical documents,” said Jonas Andersson, chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee. “These changes also underscore our commitment to ensuring that products bearing the ONVIF logo are truly in compliance with our specification, which is being so rapidly adopted around the globe to improve interoperability between IP-based products.”

Member companies with questions or feedback about the new test tools or other ONVIF techni-cal items can address those questions in the ONVIF Developer’s Forum, an online discussion space where members can discuss items related to ONVIF-implementation.

To learn more about ONVIF, visit www.onvif.org.