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ONVIF introduces Release Candidate profile add-on

by Geny Caloisi

ONVIF has introduced the TLS Configuration Add-on (Release Candidate) for secure communications between devices and clients. TLS Configuration is the first in a new category of ONVIF add-ons, which are specifications that extend ONVIF conformance to product features that address a specific use case or end-user need. 

By adding additional features and capabilities, add-ons enhance the ONVIF profile model. Profiles are permanent, fixed sets of features that enable a functional product to be developed based on them. By contrast, add-ons can be easily tailored to changing technology/specification requirements and support version handling. 

“The TLS Configuration Add-on Release Candidate is a great case for an add-on,” said Leo Levit, Chairman ONVIF Steering Committee. “It enables ONVIF conformance in a crucial area of security: secure communications between devices and clients. TLS and other cybersecurity specifications must constantly be updated, and the add-on concept enables those critical adjustments to be made within the confines of the ONVIF conformance process.”

The draft add-on supports configuration for Transport Layer Security encryption, enabling a conformant video management system to initially configure or update TLS settings in a conformant device to support encrypted communications between the device and the client. 

The add-on concept enhances the ability of ONVIF to respond to the market’s needs more quickly with increased interoperability and flexibility of choice for end users and systems integrators. Add-ons complement the ONVIF profile process, as products must conform to an ONVIF profile before claiming conformance to an add-on.



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