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VMAX AHD CORE 8-Channel
Model: DW-VAC8



The VMAX AHD CORE™ is a digital video recorder that offers real-time HD monitoring and recording at 1080p (1920X1080) and up to 240fps. The VMAX AHD CORE uses Analog High Definition (AHD) signals which allow customers to use existing coaxial cable infrastructure while providing an unparalleled image quality up to 1475ft (450m) using RG59 cables. AHD technology leverages the robustness of analog signal infrastructure for a seamless upgrade to the details and clarity of 1080p high definition resolution. The VMAX AHD will also support and manage all analog cameras up to 960H. The advanced DVR offers 1 Audio Input and Output, 4 Sensor Inputs and 1 Alarm Output, all controlled from the popular VMAX™ user interface. The VMAX AHD CORE™ is available in 4, 8 and 16 channel configurations, is available with up to 6 Terabytes of internal storage and is backed by Digital Watchdog’s unbeatable 5 year limited warranty.
  • VMAX AHD Core 8-Channel

  • Full HD (1080P) Output for Live & Playback Display
  • Analog High Definition (AHD) Technology Transmitting HD 1080p video over existing coax installation
  • Unparalleled image quality up to 1475ft (450m) using RG59 cables
  • Support and Manage All Analog Cameras up to 960H
  • Monitor and record up to 16 HD 1080P cameras
  • OSD Control Via Coax (UTC)
  • Pivot Pro™ CMS
  • Mobile Application for iPhone, iPad, iPod Smart Phones and Tablets
  • Maximum 240fps at 720P, 120fps at 1080P
  • True HD and VGA Output.
  • 1 Audio Input, 1 Audio Output
  • 4 Sensor Input, 1 Sensor Output
  • Email event Notifications with AVI
  • Simple & Free DDNS Support
  • Easy Web-Based Client with Multi-User Access
  • Advanced H.264 Linux Embedded DVR
  • Live, Playback, Recording, Back-up, Network
  • DVR Calculation and Auto Recording Configuration
  • Help Menu on Major Function
  • Watermark Images (Digital Signature Verification)
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol)
  • Import/Export Configuration between Multiple DVRs
  • USB Mouse and GUI Control
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

Environmental*


 
 
HDD Interface
 
Up to 1 HDDs
Max. Internal Storage
 
6TB
Power Requirements
 
12V DC
Power Consumption
 
36W, 3A
Operating Temperature
 
5°C ~ 40°C (41°F ~ 104°F)
Operating Humidity
 
Less than 90% humidity
Warranty
 
5 Years Limited
Dimensions
 
10.4 x 9.6 x 1.7 inch (264 x 245 x 44 mm)

Network*


 
 
Client Monitoring Software
 
Pivot Pro™, Web Client, Mobile Client for iOS Smart Phones and Tablets
IP Protocols
 
Fixed IP, DHCP, DDNS, Auto IP, and UPnP Support
Mobile Applications
 
iPhone, iPad
Web Viewer Operations
 
Live, Playback, Remote Configuration, up to 10 Simultaneous Connections (in Live)
Web Viewer Platforms
 
Internet Explorer
Network Connection
 
Ethernet (1 x Gigabyte 10/100/1000 Mbps)

Performance*


 
 
Firmware Upgrade
 
USB Drive, FTP Remote Upgrade
Playback Functions
 
x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, Fast Forward, Rewind, Frame-by-Frame, Intelli-Search by Time Bar, Calendar (Date & Time) and Event Search
Recording Mode
 
Schedule, Event, Time-Lapse, Panic, Continuous, Pre & Post Event, Motion, Recording Configuration per Channel
Recording Rate
 
240fps @ CIF, 960H, 720p
120fps @ 1080p
Recording Resolutions
 
1080p Input: 1920X1080 / 720X480 / 720X240 / 352X240
720p Input: 1280X720 / 720X480 / 720X240 / 352X240
Analog SD Input: 960x480/576, 720x480/576, 720x240/288, 352x240/288
Search Modes
 
Continuous, C+M, C+S, Scheduled, Sensor & Motion Detection Recording,Pre Alarm Recording, Emergency Recording, Quick Backup
Compression Type
 
H.264
Pre Alarm Recording
 
yes
External Export Devices
 
USB, DVD-RW

Video*


 
 
Audio Codec
 
ADPCM
Display Framerate
 
240fps
Display Modes
 
1, 4, 9, Sequence, full screen
Screen Resolution
 
800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1920x1080
Serial Interface
 
1xRS485 for PTZ Camera & Contrller, 2xUSB 2.0
User Interface- Control Options
 
IR Remote Control, USB Mouse, Front Panel Buttons
Operating System
 
Linux Embedded
Video Input
BNC
8
Video Output
 
VGA & HDMI & Spot
Sensor Input
 
4 Sensor Input
Sensor Alarm Output
 
1 Alarm Output
Audio Input (RCA)
 
1 Audio Input
Audio Output
 
1 Audio Output

Model #

Supported Cameras

Storage Size

DW-VAC81T
8 BNC Channels
1TB
DW-VAC82T
8 BNC Channels
2TB
DW-VAC83T
8 BNC Channels
3TB
DW-VAC84T
8 BNC Channels
4TB
DW-VAC86T
8 BNC Channels
6TB
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STAR-LIGHT PTZ
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Pivot Pro
DW Mobile App
DW-VF960H8
VMAX 960H Flex 8-Channel
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STAR-LIGHT AHD™ 2.1 Megapixel Long Range HD Analog Indoor/Outdoor Bullet Camera with IR
DWC-D3763WTIR
STAR-LIGHT AHD™ 2.1 Megapixel HD Analog Indoor Dome Camera with IR
DWC-V6763WTIR
STAR-LIGHT AHD™ 2.1 Megapixel Indoor/Outdoor HD Analog Dome Camera with IR
DW-KB100
System Control Keyboard
DW-BALUNHD
HD Video Balun Converter
Title Type Size Download
VMAX AHD CORE 8Ch Datasheet pdf 0.42 MB
VMAX AHD CORE 8CH Datasheet (French) pdf 0.35 MB
VMAX AHD CORE 8Ch Datasheet (Portuguese) pdf 0.35 MB
VMAX AHD CORE 8Ch Datasheet (Spanish) pdf 0.35 MB
VMAX AHD CORE Presentation pptx 7.87 MB
VMAX AHD CORE Quick Start Guide pdf 1.22 MB
VMAX AHD CORE Sell Sheet pdf 0.24 MB
VMAX AHD CORE User Manual pdf 5.31 MB
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
AHD Remote Client for MAC v2.3.0.0 Ext. URL v2.3.0.0 N/A
PIVOT CMS v1.0.8.11 Software for Windows zip v1.0.8.11 12.10 MB
PIVOT Pro CMS v1.5.0.34566 Software for Windows Ext. URL v1.5.0.34566 N/A
Remote Client for MAC for VMAX AHD Core v2.3.11 zip v2.3.11 3.65 MB
VMAX AHD Core 8-Channel Firmware v1.0.0.57 Ext. URL v1.0.0.57 N/A
frequently asked questions
Q. What remote software works with my VMAX AHD CORE 8-Channel?