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Grandstream Announces Compatibility with ONVIF for Network Video Surveillance Grandstream Joins the Rapid Movement for Global Video Standards; GXV Surveillance Portfolio Now ONVIF Compatible


BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Encouraged by the increased focus on setting global interoperability standards for network video, Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, today announced that its entire IP video surveillance portfolio is now ONVIF ( compatible. ONVIF is an independent, non-profit organization leading the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products. Grandstream's scalable network video solutions, including low light/high definition IP surveillance cameras and video encoders, support open SIP/VoIP standards for enterprise surveillance and remote monitoring applications. Complying to open standards reduces risk of investment because resellers/integrators and enterprise customers who turn to Grandstream's solutions can focus on meeting specific physical security applications rather than worrying about if one product will work with another.

"Prior to ONVIF, to ensure cross-manufacturer compatibility, a large amount of development work had to be undertaken between individual manufacturers of both software systems and cameras," said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks.

"Being ONVIF compatible speeds development and allows everyone to work to the same set of protocols. For Grandstream, it opens up the market and gives SMBs/SMEs assurances that an investment in Grandstream provides that safety and security solutions their business seeks while being compatible with other solutions." Cost-effective Video Cameras That Also Integrate with IP-PBX and IP Video Endpoints Grandstream's GXV series IP video cameras have built-in support for SIP/VoIP and 2-way audio. SIP/VoIP essentially turns these cameras into smart camera phones for video monitoring and 2-way audio intercom/monitoring. Live video feeds from any of Grandstream's surveillance cameras can also be streamed and routed through Grandstream's GXE502x IP PBX and streamed onto Grandstream's IP video endpoints like the GXV3140 and mobile phones for a completely integrated, cost-effective network solution.

About ONVIF Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to standardize communication between network devices and ensure interoperability between network products for the security market. ONVIF's mission is to facilitate the integration of network security and safety devices using a global open standard. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.

ABOUT GRANDSTREAM NETWORKS Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the small-to-medium business and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity. Our open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability in the industry, unrivaled features, flexibility, and price-performance competitiveness. Visit for more information.

SOURCE: Grandstream Networks CONTACT: RS Marketing for Grandstream Ruth Seigel, +1-602-320-4182 or ONVIF Paul Ritchie, +1-925-275-6621 Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United Kingdom

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