The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Ratifies IP Media Device API 1.0 Specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), an industry organization created to define, recommend and promote standards for IP-enabled security devices and systems, announced its 1.0 IP Media Device API specification was ratified by the organization and released for public use. The 1.0 specification is available free of charge and can be viewed at

"The ratification of this 1.0 specification demonstrates how eager companies are to work together to create open standards for the physical security industry," said Rob Hile, Chairman of the PSIA and VP, Business Development of Adesta. "In one year since the PSIA began, nearly 40 companies have joined the organization to participate in the process of advancing the IP Media Device API specification. Meeting this important milestone is even more noteworthy because of the significant support and collaboration of various industry vendors."

The 1.0 version of the Media Device API specification has been reviewed by technical experts from a broad group of companies that represent the critical segments of the IP video market. These companies include video management software providers, camera manufacturers, analytics software providers, network video recorder manufacturers and security solution integrators. This broad cross-section brought a diverse set of views and provided a well-rounded perspective that supports all industry segments. Interested parties from these industry segments can be assured that their particular requirements were discussed in the context of refining the specification.

According to Pelco Director of Integration, Dave deLisser, Pelco is committed to supporting open standards for the security industry in order to foster better customer and end-user solutions. “We see the release of the IP Media Device API Specification as a big step toward real interoperability between products,” said deLisser. “This standard has been well designed and is the result of contributions from many different manufacturers. We have been impressed with the process PSIA used to create this standard and we're excited about the opportunity it brings to the market.”

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