ONVIF Device Test Tool Software

IP Camera/NVR Interoperability: How to Use the ONVIF Device Test Tool?

No wonder ONVIF test tool is the best utility to allow you debug the ONVIF compatibility of your IP security devices. It help you to locate the communication/connection problem among NVRs, network cameras, even other network security systems for instance access control. It also can give you some insights especially when you face the interoperability issue for products from different suppliers.

ONVIF Test Tool is officially released by ONVIF organization, it’s a shared software for ONVIF members only. 

#1. Install the ONVIF Device Test Tool

Currently, you can find the ONVIF Device Test tool v16, v15, v14, v13, v12. In this tutorial we use Test_Tool_v13_06 version. To install and use this tool requires the .NET Framework installed in your computer.

#2. Use the ONVIF Device Test Tool

Running the software, choose the computer’s local IP address 192.168.2.231 (automatically listed), click “Discover Devices” button, the tool will automatically list the discovered IP devices in the same local network,  the listed information including IP, UUID, Hardware name etc detailed info.

ONVIF Device Test Tool - Discovering Devices
Network Devices Discovery

Selecting one from the discovered device, click “Check” button to read out the IP camera’s information, picture shows as below:

ONVIF Device Test Tool - Read Device Information
Read Device's Information

Click “Get” button, the software will read the video stream information from the IP camera.

ONVIF Device Test Tool - Read Media Information
Read Device's Media Info

In “Transport”  option list, selecting most commonly used “RTP/RTSP/TCP” , then click “Play Video” to play the video feed.

ONVIF Device Test Tool - Play Video Stream
Play Video Stream

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