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.