ANSI/SIA OSIPS-DVI-01:2008 | Open, Systems Integration and Performance Standards - Digital Video Interface Data Model

Scope and Benefits

This data model is part of the Security Industry Association's OSIPS standard efforts. It is formatted according to guidelines laid out in the OSIPS Framework and OSIPS Data Modelling Technical Report (DMTR).

The purpose of this Digital Video Interface Data Model (DVIDM) is to provide a non-binding specific communication standard for a consumer to interface with a DVIDM specific component. The DVIDM component may be part of a video surveillance solution used for physical security purposes.

This document only prescribes what is considered to be specific for a DVIDM component. Any and all parts that are considered to be “Cross-Industry Issues” (in regards to the security industry) are dealt with in the OSIPS Framework document, which is part of SIA’s OSIPS initiative. This includes authentication, authorization, capability exchange, event reporting, schedule exchange, and more. Please refer to the OSIPS Framework document for more details on these areas.

This document describes an interface for a component. It provides message sets for the information exchange necessary to provision, and command the component, as well as request and receive event and status information from such component. This data model does not prescribe what the physical component is, as it abstracts it to a "black box". Please refer to the Inheritance section in the Annex of this document for some possible implementations in today's world.

The actor (consumer) of the DVIDM component, is assumed to be any system or entity which is capable of communicating with the DVIDM component according to the ‘rules’ laid out in the OSIPS Framework document, and which supports the binding implemented in the DVIDM component in question.

The security industry has long been fraught with stand-alone proprietary systems. This model, as part of the larger OSIPS initiative, will allow for a more sensible DVIDM component to be an integral part of a much larger system, thereby allowing customers to achieve a ‘bigger picture’ view on physical security and allow for physical security systems to be part of larger IT enterprise management system.

The intention of this standard is not to provide simple pass/fail on all or nothing, but a plethora of menu options so the user/customer can select the right DVIDM component for their specific purpose.

With a very dynamic and rapidly developing field of video surveillance, this data model provides an initial platform for which to build the future on. As the market evolves and matures we anticipate additions for intelligent video being included as well.

Mechanisms are in place to allow for vendor specific extensions, and we hope and encourage that vendors will take use of this to help drive future versions of this model.

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