ONVIF is an industry forum that provides and promotes standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products. The cornerstones of ONVIF are:
- Standardization of communication between IP-based physical security products
- Interoperability regardless of brand
- Openness to all companies and organizations
Axis was one of the founders of ONVIF in 2008, and continues to take an active role in its development. Today there are thousands of ONVIF conformant products on the market, which allow consultants, system integrators and end users to easily design and build IP-based video systems using products from different companies.
ONVIF conformant products must conform to at least one ONVIF profile. An ONVIF profile, which involves a set of specifications, defines the interoperable features that are supported by a conformant client (e.g. video management software) and device (e.g. a network camera or video encoder).
The list of Axis products with support for one or more ONVIF profiles continues to grow. For the authoritative and up-to-date list of all ONVIF conformant products, please go to www.onvif.org/products.
ONVIF is a registered trademark of Onvif, Inc.