Membership Levels

ONVIF offers four classes of annual memberships to accommodate different levels of participation: full, contributing, user and observer.

  • Full and contributing members can actively influence the development of the standard by participating in the work of the organization.
  • The user member level is open to organizations who wish to use the network interface specification and have access to specification proposals but do not want to participate in any work of the organization.
  • The observer member level is open to organizations who do not want to participate in any work within the ONVIF organization, but who is granted certain limited benefits such as the right to access Network Interface Specification test tools. However, observer members may not present, claim, market or promote any hardware product or software application or other device to be qualified as a compliant network product. Companies that are device manufacturers or client software vendors may not join at the Observer level.

Member privileges at a glance:

Membership Level
Participate as an ONVIF Steering Committee member
Vote for ONVIF Steering Committee member
Chair committee
Participate as a committee member (except Steering Committee)
Vote for committee member (except Steering Committee)
Participate in ONVIF working groups
Early access to specifications and related material
Meeting participation obligation (annual meeting and others)
Access to specification draft
Use of conformance tools
Ability to declare conformant products
Use of ONVIF logo for members
Use of ONVIF profile logos for products
Use of ONVIF Member Forum
Access to ONVIF Working Group Platform