I wanted to use my Trendnet OUTDOOR POE 3MP DOME DAY/NIGHT (TV-IP311PI) ip camera with linux.
The camera came with only Windows software. The manual promised support for “ONVIF 2.1” though.
A quick research showed that ONVIF is both an industry consortium and a family of specifications. They try to standardize access to ip cameras and other security devices.
I thought with a standardized interface it should be possible to connect this camera to some existing linux software.