Dahua and Hikvision suspended by ONVIF

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Hikvision and Dahua Technology are the latest Chinese tech companies to be suspended and expelled from ONVIF.
The expulsion comes after the Trump administration forbade American companies from doing business with Chinese organizations as a way to punish them for their association with human rights abuses and violations in China’s campaign to target Uighurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities.
On Oct. 11, Hikvision sent correspondence to its USA dealers confirming the suspension, according to John Honovich, founder of IPVM.


A suspension from ONVIF means the companies no longer have access to members-only forums, tools, specifications and documents by ONVIF.
In a press release to its dealers, Hikvision stated they are in communication with ONVIF about the suspension. Since ONVIF’s standards are public, the Chinse company said they can continue to develop using ONVIF’s specifications.
However, new devices and firmware cannot be ONVIF conformant and as ONVIF continues to develop new technology or tools to support expanding specifications, Dahua and Hikvision will not be allowed to access, according to Honovich.
 

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So what does that mean for the long-term? Short-term I would assume everything is pretty much the same but as ONVIF continues to develop and possibly change/update standards, future Hikvision or Dahua cameras would no longer be compatible with the newer ONVIF standards. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 

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Well I for one would not be the least bit sorry to see ONVIF go away and be replaced by a much cleaner and simpler standard. By excluding the two largest camera manufacturers, they are asking for it.
 

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So what does that mean for the long-term? Short-term I would assume everything is pretty much the same but as ONVIF continues to develop and possibly change/update standards, future Hikvision or Dahua cameras would no longer be compatible with the newer ONVIF standards. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Nothing stops them from developing cameras and NVRs that conform to any new standard.
 

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Well I for one would not be the least bit sorry to see ONVIF go away and be replaced by a much cleaner and simpler standard. By excluding the two largest camera manufacturers, they are asking for it.
That would be great but I dont think we can rely on dahua or hik to develop anything clean or simple.
 

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Nothing stops them from developing cameras and NVRs that conform to any new standard.
Yeah I have no doubt they'll simply obtain the new standards from either public postings on the net or tools etc via leaks from contacts in the industry.
 
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