ONVIF is an open industry forum for the development of a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products.
ONVIF is committed to the adoption of IP in the security market. The ONVIF specification will ensure interoperability between products regardless of manufacturer.
The cornerstones of ONVIF are:
Standardization of communication between IP-based physical security
Interoperability between IP-based physical security products regardless of manufacturer
Open to all companies and organizations
The ONVIF specification defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between network video devices including automatic device discovery, video streaming and intelligence metadata.