The new extension
enables system integrators to design integrated solutions based on
best-of-breed products from different vendors, according to ONVIF
administrators.

“Since its
foundation in 2008, ONVIF has taken major steps towards its goal to achieve
global interoperability for network video devices,” says Jonas Andersson, Axis
Communications, chairman of ONVIF Steering Committee.

“By extending the
ONVIF scope to include access control systems, we now take a step further to
facilitate the integration of IP-based security and safety devices using a
global open standard.”

As a result of
the expansion, ONVIF has changed its rules of membership. ONVIF members can now
choose the membership scope depending on the technical area(s) they want to
participate in. Thus, a member can either choose to remain a network video
member or extend their membership to include access control systems.