Onvif Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Profile Concept

07.04.2022 - Onvif is celebrating 10 years of Onvif profiles based on the profile concept. From the first profile, Profile S in 2012, to the more recent Profile M introduced in 2021, the profile concept has enabled product conformance and widespread interoperability between physical security products for the last decade.

Onvif profiles were also highlighted at the Onvif Booth at ISC West 2022 security exhibition from March 23-25 in Las Vegas. 

Onvif profiles are comprehensive sets of related features that enable systems integrators, end users and consultants to more easily identify interoperable products that fit a specific need, such as basic video streaming with Profile S, access control system configuration with Profile A, or metadata and events for analytic applications with Profile M. Once introduced, profiles remain unchanged throughout their lifetime to preserve interoperability between products that conform to the same profile.

“The profile concept and profile conformance test tools provide clarity to the market about product interoperability and enable systems integrators, end users and consultants to more easily select the right mix of products for their specific application,” said Leo Levit, chairman of the Onvif Steering Committee. “Profiles and the test tools are part of the cornerstones of Onvif and will continue to be a crucial aspect of the success of standardization initiatives in our market for many years to come.”

Since the introduction of Profile S, which remains the most widely adopted profile to date, Onvif has introduced several other profiles that include video and audio streaming, recording and storage, access control and video integration, access control peripherals and metadata handling.

At ISC West, Onvif member companies showcased their Onvif conformant products at various booths throughout the show floor. 



2400 Camino Ramon, Suite 375
CA 94583 San Ramon
California, United States

+1 925 275 6621