IQinVision Adopts Interoperability Alliance’s API Standard

LAS VEGAS — At the first developers’ meeting of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) at ISC West 2009, the first working implementation of the PSIA 1.0 API Media Device specification was presented.

The unveiling came three weeks after the spec was ratified and released for public use and will be added by IQinVision into a new line of IP network cameras.

“IQinVision is proud to be the first of many to integrate the released 1.0 PSIA interface on our 4 Series line of cameras,” said Ian Johnston,  IQinVision’s vice president of engineering and chief technology officer. “IQinVision is leading the pack to drive integration. We’re also developing partnerships with a host of VMS companies to continue the progression of the PSIA spec.”

IQinVision is the first company to deploy the PSIA 1.0 device specification into an IQ 4 Series camera. This deployment saves software manufacturers significant time and money as it eliminates the need to write individual drivers. The IQ 4 is automatically recognized as a camera and streams video from one driver written on the open standards specification.

“We’re thrilled to see such enthusiasm coming from manufacturers,” said Dave Bunzel, executive director for the PSIA. “To show a working implementation just three weeks after ratification testifies to the ease of implementation of the API spec and the significant interest by manufacturers in having truly open standards in this industry.”

In addition to demonstrating the first working implementation by IQinVision, additional discussions were held from the chairmen of several working groups. The analytics group announced plans to release a 0.9 version of the baseline document in June 2009, focusing on alerts and metadata, and the IP Video group offered developers the opportunity to attend a plugfest where manufacturers can test products alongside others for real interoperability. Details for the plugfest will be announced in the second quarter.

The 1.0 version of the Media Device API specification was reviewed and ratified on March 18 by technical experts from video management software providers, camera manufacturers, analytics software providers, network video recorder manufacturers and security solution integrators.

The PSIA is an open membership organization committed to promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices. More than 400 companies have registered for the 1.0 API Media Device specification since its initial release in September 2008. Participating companies include Adesta LLC, Arecont Vision, Cisco Systems, GE Security, Genetec, IBM, IQinVision, Johnson Controls, March Networks, NICE Systems, ObjectVideo, OnSSI, Pelco, SCCG, Stanley Security and Texas Instruments.

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