- 18 new members joined ONVIF during the first two months of 2009
- Cisco and Panasonic become members of the ONVIF Steering Committee
- Intensified work towards a global open standard
ONVIF announces the forum accepted 18 new members since the beginning of 2009. Cisco, Samsung and Siemens have joined the forum as full members and Anixter and Milestone as contributing members. ONVIF has now grown to a total of 40 member companies. A complete listing can be found at www.onvif.org.
In line with its growing member base, ONVIF has extended the number of seats in each forum committee to a total of five seats from the previous three. The new positions have been filled through an invitation and election process that was finalized in mid February. As a result, Cisco and Panasonic are now members of both the Steering Committee and the Technical Committee. Samsung was voted into the Technical Services Committee and the Communication Committee, and the final seats in the Technical Services Committee and Communication Committee were taken by Anixter and Hikvision respectively.
With support from its new members, ONVIF now intensifies its work towards a global, open standard for the interface of network video products. Meetings for all committees with their new members will be held on March 3 to 4 in Tokyo, Japan. This is also the starting point for multiple work groups that will work in parallel on the continuous development of the ONVIF specification, test tool and test specification. The first versions of the ONVIF core specification and test specification were released in the end of 2008 and are available for download on the forum's website.
Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to the adoption of network video in the security market. ONVIF's mission is to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of network video products. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end users and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.