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PSIA IP media device spec gaining traction


November 10, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance’s (PSIA’s) IP media device Application Programming Interface (API) is gaining the attention of the industry’s leading companies involved in networked professional security and surveillance systems. According to PSIA, this document—which was released at ASIS in September—has already had more than 100 companies register to receive the spec.

“We
anticipated a strong response from the professional security industry
as the demand for networked systems continues to grow at a rapid pace,”
said David Bunzel, PSIA executive director. He added that companies
offering networked solutions expressed strong interest in working with
the alliance to support standards that will further accelerate
interoperability and seamless compatibility across a range of apps,
including building management, access control, storage and VoIP.




Because
of the spec’s open nature, it is available by registering at the PSIA
site: www.psialliance.org. Among member privileges is the ability to
participate in working groups, which allows a company to provide
contributions to specs and have access to them at the early stages of
development.




Tom
Cashman, general manager, video products at GE Security says PSIA’s IP
Media Device spec which has the potential to simplify integration,
reduce costs for companies developing products and facilitate faster
growth of the industry.




PSIA
says it is taking steps to engage other industry and standards
organizations to collaborate, advance specs and support open standards.
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