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ONVIF Compliance Is Not Enough to Integrate High End Camera Functionalities

Jul. 11, 2011
Only with a high-end video management software enhanced camera functions can be implemented.
Only with a high-end video management software enhanced camera functions can be implemented. more

Turgay Özkaya, Product Manager of EFB-Elektronik GmbH

What do you think about ONVIF in general?

A worldwide standardised interface for video network products can only be advantageous, because this is the only way to achieve simple and rapid integration of various manufacturers‘ products into a video management system.
In respect of analogue technology, we know how important and how practical its standard can be (the PAL standard). So how could we fail to realise these advantages in network video solutions as well, extending the flexibility and future-proof benefits for systems to end users/systems integrators?
The concept underlying this platform is fairly good, at all events. At present, however, this concept is not yet mature and expandable since many manufacturers on the marketplace do not yet really speak the same language (e.g. picture compression or video transmission), although this is really important with a standardised interface.
Our thinking is that this video standard should achieve penetration in the future, and accordingly we ourselves, as system solutions providers, should make the products as attractive as possible for customers.

What advantage do you perceive in the in-depth camera integration of AxxonSoft?

AxxonSoft's in-depth camera integration is most impressive - praiseworthy. IP camera models can be selected directly from the presented list, and rapidly installed. Many camera parametrisation settings can be run via the Axxon software user interface, and you no longer even need to access individual cameras‘ web interfaces in order to arrange your settings.


Edmund Johanns, Managing Director of Johanns Systemhaus GmbH

What do you think about ONVIF in general?

Our experience is that ONVIF fails by far to deliver what it promises, and accordingly our conclusion is that individual manufacturers have their own agendas and each one programs its own ONVIF standard. For myself, I would like to see ONVIF continue to develop into the one open standard which would make life much easier for ourselves as engineers when it comes to integrating cameras into video software.

What advantage do you perceive in the in-depth camera integration of AxxonSoft?

Because, as systems manufacturers, we are always having to develop custom solutions for our customers, AxxonSoft‘s open video management software fulfils customers‘ requirements to a far more detailed degree than ONVIF is currently able to do.

Here, firstly, we can build in a diversity of various models & manufacturers of cameras, and secondly make use of the full extent of in-depth integration. For me as a businessman this is very important: I need to be able to think past questions of sizing and dimensions and make sure of winning another satisfied customer.

 

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