ONVIF Takes Over Standardization of Metadata Generated by IoT Devices

The initiative, previously overseen by OSSA, will continue under a new ONVIF metadata working group, according to the joint announcement.

SAN RAMON, Calif. ONVIF, the open industry forum supporting standardized communications between IP-based physical security products, today announced an agreement with the Open Security & Safety Alliance to take over development of data ontology and metadata specifications.

The initiative will continue under a new ONVIF metadata working group, according to the joint announcement.

The new metadata working group is “focused on developing standardized ways of richly describing the context in which objects of interest appear in captured video,” the announcement says. This work “enables the physical security industry to easily share and make use of data generated by analytics applications running on IoT devices, like cameras, for security and analytical purposes,” it says.

“ONVIF is excited to build on this platform to ensure descriptive and detailed data that is generated by ONVIF conformant products can be used across surveillance systems and elsewhere,” says Leo Levit, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee. ”We encourage ONVIF full and contributing members and their registered affiliates to join the new metadata working group and contribute to this initiative.”

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