Onvif Compliance

ONVIF is an open industry forum that provides and promotes standardised interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products.

ONVIF is a Security market standard where products and software have been tested and conform to ONVIF profiles, this means that all ONVIF approved products work seamlessly together rather than having integration issues.

The mission of ONVIF is to provide and promote standardised interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products.

Founded in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, ONVIF has a robust member base on six continents. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end users and other interest groups that wish to participate in ONVIF activities.

Why ONVIF Decoders?

One of the most common questions we get asked is: “Do you sell an ONVIF decoder?”

The answer to this question is not quite as simple as a yes or no…

ONVIF have yet to recognise or implement a ‘decoder’ category on their website and test tool, therefore at this time, it is impossible to claim that any decoder on the market is truly ONVIF conformant as they would have not been tested by ONVIF (trust us – we have tried to apply before!).

With that being said, our range of decoders vary in terms of their compatibility with ONVIF. Essentially all of them work with ONVIF streams, but the difference is how they acquire the streams…

The ANT-37000AANT-38500 and ANT-36000 have ONVIF discovery – meaning they can ‘search and discover’ ONVIF streams to save having to manually input the IP stream code.

Other decoders, such as the ANT-2601 and ANT-37200, can view ONVIF streams but require the IP stream to be manually inputted via the web interface.

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The Benefits

The key benefit of having a system with ONVIF conformity products is, ultimately, it ends up saving time and money troubleshooting, whilst having access to products from lots of different brands across the market rather than being locked down to one brand.

As all the products are designed and tested to work together, it results in an easy, straightforward installation with minimal ‘teething’ issues. The conformant products allow you to be confident in their interoperability and make integration of products from different vendors easier.

Ultimately, time is money, and the less time system installers spend troubleshooting, the more time they can spend on jobs and installing. And a seamless installation is pleasing for any customer.

Supporting ONVIF

We regularly update and re-test our product to ensure our ONVIF approved products remain top of thier game, however if you require technical assistance please email : support@antrica.com

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