PSIA demos interoperability of version 1 video spec

Proof of concept shown by IQinVision camera connection to Milestone VMS
...this was the first time that the specification, IP Media Device 1.0, was shown to connect a PSIA-compliant camera with a video management system for recording. The "plug test" was between IQinVision's 2MP IQeye camera and the XProtect Enterprise 6.5 VMS from Milestone.

"At the proof of concept meeting [...which demonstrated the Milestone system connect to the IQeye camera using the PSIA standard], there were about 25 different vendors, and everybody saw it," explained Eric Fullerton, Milestone's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and President of the company's operations in the Americas. "The camera was put online and our software was on the server, and they found each other, installed, and then it was up and running."

"With the ONVIF and the PSIA standards, for those basic functionalities like video, and I/O, and audio, it's really going to make our job a lot easier," said Fullerton, who added that the release of standards could change the vendor landscape.

Fullerton said he also thought the availability of the standard is going to push down the cost of IP cameras to close to the same cost of analog cameras...

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