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DW Spectrum IPVMS
DW Spectrum® IPVMS is an elegantly easy cutting-edge approach to video surveillance, addressing the primary limitations of managing enterprise-level HD video while offering the lowest total cost of deployment and ownership on the market.

DW Spectrum® IPVMS now includes DW® Cloud™ to easily manage all your systems and users from a simple web-page.

DW Spectrum® IPVMS is a perfect solution for applications that require ease of use, speed, efficiency and unprecedented image quality.

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  • DW Spectrum

Open architecture / cross platform.

Open Architecture
  • Now with DW Cloud™, connect from anywhere to share access instantly.
  • Now with even more device support.
  • Support of thousands of devices including cameras, encoders and I/O modules from leading manufacturers.
  • Support cameras at every resolution.
  • Built-in API allowing managed video to be accessed and reviewed by any willing 3rd party device.
  • Able to integrate with any willing physical access control solution.
  • Built-in SDK allowing a 3rd party device to stream into DW Spectrum® IPVMS.
  • Built-in HTTP Rest API allowing any 3rd party device to create alarm events in DW Spectrum® IPVMS.
  • Able to integrate with any willing video analytic solution.
  • Built-in Storage SDK allows developers to read from or write to any storage location.

Cross Platform

  • DW Spectrum's recording engine runs on Windows® and Linux® Operating Systems.
  • Client software is Windows®, Linux® or Mac® compatible.
  • Mobile apps are iOS® and Android® compatible.
  • Web client is compatible with Google Chrome®, Firefox®, Safari® and Internet Explorer®.
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Interface is dramatically easier to use.

Highly Refinder GUI in 3.0

Viewing Video
  • Seamless transitions from live to recorded video in the same single interface.
  • Customizable camera layouts to create any layout configuration with no predefined presets or grid constraints from the same single interface.
  • Zoom, create regions of interest and enhance any image or video from the same single interface.

Searching Video
  • The fastest video search in the industry - smart, calendar, keyword and thumbnail search the same single interface.
  • Bookmarks Users can Bookmark specific segments of archived video with names, descriptions, and tags either manually or via system rules. Great for tagging and recalling critical system events.

Downloading Video
  • Multiple Download options including JPG, AVI, MKV, native DW Spectrum™ IPVMS or Screen Record from the same single interface.
  • Storage Backup - Users can now set up real-time or scheduled archive backup of high-res, low-res, or all streams from selected cameras to local or NAS.

System Programming
  • Intelligent high definition multi-streaming video management with no user programming required, delivers unmatched bandwidth savings.
  • Server and System programming from the same single interface.

Advanced features
  • Interactive mapping, alarms, events and notifications, universal fisheye de-warping from the same single interface.
  • External alarm events can be delivered to DW Spectrum™ IPVMS right from the IP camera or via network I/O modules.
Enterprise features are standard.

  • Now with Custom User Role Management, admin- istrators can now create custom roles and share groups of hardware and layouts
  • Multi-Server and Centralized Management capability.
  • Health Monitor provides system administrators real time insight of camera and server status.
  • Video Storage Analytic provides administrators insight into storage requirements each camera is using in real-time and forecasts the impact of additional storage.
  • Minimize Video Recording Loss with included Failover to protect video recordings from hard ware failures and network interruptions.
  • LDAP / Active Directory integration for enterprise wide user management is standard.
  • Video Wall users can create and remotely manage remote monitors with just a few clicks.

Part of a complete end-to-end IP solution.

Although DW Spectrum® IPVMS is Open to be deployed on a vast number of solutions, it is also part of DW®'s Compete IP
End-to-End Solution

  • Blackjack® NVR's - preloaded with DW Spectrum® IPVMS are optimized for high reliability operation and minimal setup time.
  • MEGApix® IP cameras - High definition image quality for every application.
  • Compressor™ encoders - the easiest way to bring existing analog camera investments into the high definition world.
Lifetime upgrades included / no annual agreements.
While other companies require annual maintence
agreements,DW Spectrum® IPVMS system upgrades
are always available. DW Spectrum® IPVMS one button upgrade capability allows administrators to perform
system wide cross platform upgrades with a click.

Scalable from one to thousands of devices.

Because of all of the above and DW Spectrum's
unified user experience for application requiring
one or thousands of cameras, it is deployed at
tens of thousands of locations worldwide. Making
DW Spectrum® IPVMS the industry's fastest growing
video management solution on the market today.
  • Open architecture / cross-platform
  • Interface is dramatically easier to use.
  • Enterprise features are standard
  • Part of a complete end-to-end IP solution.
  • Lifetime upgrades included / no annual agreements
  • Scalable from one to thousands of devices.
  • C2P integration
  • Dual Stream RTSP/HTTP
  • Failover on storage failure
  • Layout-as-an-action
  • System update
  • Virtual camera (import offline video)
  • H.265 support to ONVIF cameras
  • Metadata SDK
  • Plugins
  • Webcam support
  • IP camera auto-discovery
  • I/O device support
  • Manually add streams
  • Device lists (mgmt)
  • Support to cameras at every resolution
  • Multi-sensor camera support
  • Server hive architecture
  • Cross-platform
  • No annual maintenance fees
  • One-click complete system upgrade
  • Store anywhere
  • Web admin
  • Event rules engines
  • Built-in developer tools
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Notifications
  • One-time recording license charge, fully transferable between cameras and encoders
  • Simple enterprise scalability

  • NEW in v.4.1! Chromium browser in-client
  • NEW in v.4.1! Videowall failover
  • Add device interface
  • Minimum grid size on layouts
  • Notifications panel
  • Resource panel
  • Secure export
  • Custom watermark over video
  • Launch desktop client with CLI
  • In-camera analytics
  • Bitrate throttling
  • Seamless transition from live to playback
  • Watch live and playback video on the same screen
  • Easy monitoring
  • Enhanced export
  • Web client compatibility
  • Easy bookmark export
  • Archive integrity check
  • Custom camera ID
  • Flex GRID user interface
  • Support to cameras at every resolution
  • Universal fisheye dewarping
  • Advanced PTZ
  • Region of interest with SpyGlass™
  • Smart motion search
  • Adaptive timeline
  • Calendar search
  • Preview search
  • Synchronized or unsynchronized playback
  • Screen record
  • Cloud connect
  • User management
  • Adaptive scaling
  • Multi-camera viewing
  • Super lightweight
  • Secure and encrypted
  • Multi-video export
  • Unbelievably fast search
  • Soft triggers
  • Storage analytics
  • Showreel
  • Two-way audio
  • E-mapping system capabilities
  • Text-to-speech for event notifications
    • Event rules engine
    • HTTP events and actions
    • Bookmarks
    • Integration with Control4™ home automation
    • IP intercom device support
    • Image enhancement
    • Event log reports and search
    • Centralized management
    • Health monitor
    • System backup and restore
    • Minimize video recording loss
    • Audit trail
    • Edge integration
    • Videowall
    • Help manual

    DW Cloud™
    • NEW in v.4.1! Health monitoring dashboard
    • Cloud system merge
    • Cloud connect
    • Share access
    • Unlimited systems
    • Web viewing
    • Secure and encrypted
    • Cloud API

    • NEW in v.4.1! Push notifications
    • Low latency
    • Mobile app for iOS and Android
    • DW® SiteViewer™ for AppleTV
    • Live thumbnails
    • Multi-system switching
    • Fisheye dewarping
    • Secure and encrypted
    • PTZ control
    • Soft triggers

    For developers
    • Server API
    • Video source SDK
    • Storage SDK
    • HTTP generic events
    • HTTP requests-as-an-action
    • Metadata SDK


    IP Protocols
    Static, DHCP, wireless
    Mobile applications
    Apple® iOS devices: iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod Touch Android® devices: all smartphones and tablets
    ONVIF conformant
    Network connection
    1000 Mbps


    Camera image control
    Brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, 3D-DNR, WDR, camera firmware upgrade and reboot
    Firmware upgrade
    USB drive, network upgrade, FTP remote upgrade
    Playback resolution
    Based on recording parameter
    Recording mode
    Continuous, motion, motion + low resolution always
    Search modes
    Instant motion-based smart search, advanced thumbnail search, calendar search, preview search, bookmarks, frame-by-frame search
    Special features
    Fully customizable layouts, easy drag-n-drop camera management and recording
    Compression type
    H.265, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4
    Pre-alarm recording
    External export devices
    Micro SD card, USB flash drive, USB HDD


    Dual-stream recording
    Maximum supported cameras
    Operating system
    Linux®, Windows®, Mac® (client only)
    Maximum recommended elements in a single system Maximum recommended servers in a system: 100.
    Maximum recommended resources in a system: 10,000.
    Maximum recommended users in a system: 1000.
    The maximum number of MEGApix® CaaS™ all-in-one edge cameras in a single system is 30 cameras (all in the same local network, using MEGApix CaaS cameras only).
    Maximum Blackjack® DW-BJMINI in a system: 5 (all in same local network).
    * The maximums above are based on lab testing results and could vary significantly based on a project’s real-world environment.

    Model Number


    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Licenses
    DW-SPECTRUMLSC001Single DW Spectrum® IPVMS Recording License
    DW-SPECTRUMLSC004Four (4) DW Spectrum® IPVMS Recording Licenses
    DW-SPECTRUMLSC010Ten (10) DW Spectrum® IPVMS Recording Licenses
    DW-SPECTRUMLSC020Twenty (20) DW Spectrum® IPVMS Recording Licenses
    DW-SPECTRUMLSC050Fifty (50) DW Spectrum® IPVMS Recording Licenses
    DW-SPECTRUMLSC100One Hundred (100) DW Spectrum® IPVMS Recording Licenses
    DW Spectrum® Analog Encoder IPVMS Licenses
    DW-SPCP04LSC004 Four (4) DW Spectrum® Analog Encoder IPVMS Licenses
    Sixteen (16) DW Spectrum® Analog Encoder IPVMS Licenses
    DW Spectrum® I/O Module IPVMS Licenses
    DW-SPIOLSC001 Single DW Spectrum® I/O Module IPVMS License
    DW Spectrum® Video Wall IPVMS Licenses
    DW-SPVWALL1X2 Single DW Spectrum® Video Wall IPVMS License
    NOTE: Custom-ordered licenses are available by request.
    NOTE: Lifetime upgrades are included with no annual renewal fees.
    System requirements below are for a machine that will only be used as a remote monitoring client with a single monitor with a resolution of 1280 x 1024. Additional monitors and higher resolutions may require additional processing resources.


    Operating System Media Server Supported OS:
    • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Pro/Enterprise.
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607 and later, 2019.
    • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04.

    OS no longer supported:
    • 32 Bit operating system (both Windows and Ubuntu Linux).
    • Ubuntu 14.04 is no longer supported (Refer to the reference for upgrade).
    • Windows Server 2008 no longer supported (Only 2008 R2 is supported).

    Client Supported OS:
    • Windows: 7 Home, 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Standard, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Home/Pro/Enterprise1.
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 v1607.
    • Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04.
    • MAC OS X 10.14: “Mojave”, 10.15 “Catalina”.
              1 For Windows 10, recommend i5/i7 processors with 16GB RAM and video card with 4GB or higher RAM.

    OS no longer supported:
    • 32 Bit operating system (both Windows and Ubuntu Linux).
    • Ubuntu 14.04 is no longer supported (Refer to the reference for upgrade instruction).
    • Windows Server 2008 no longer supported (Only 2008 R2 is supported).
    • MAC OS X 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 support is dropped. The Desktop client will not work on these versions. 

    Important: OS not listed will be not be supported by DW® tech support.

    DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.0 and over are designed for 64-bit systems only.
    Processor Intel® Core i3® 4th Generation Processor (or higher)
    Recommended: Intel® Core i5® 4th Generation Processor (or higher)
    System RAM 4GB RAM
    Recommended: (8GB RAM)
    Video Card Integrated Intel graphics
    Recommended: GeForce® GTX 480 video card
    Network Interface 1 Gbps
    Hard Disk Space 500GB HDD
    Recommended: 256GB SSD
    DW Spectrum Mobile (for v2.5 and Higher)
    DW Spectrum Mobile
    Title Type Size Download
    Blackjack C2P product brochure pdf 2.82 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS quick user guide pdf 1.25 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Brochure pdf 7.01 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Datasheet pdf 0.75 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS A&E Specifications doc 0.15 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS media server quick setup guide pdf 1.75 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Ubuntu Installation Guide pdf 1.18 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS 2.6 to 3.0 Linux Update Guide pdf 1.94 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Manual pdf 7.85 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Cloud™ Quick Start Guide pdf 1.04 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Cloud™ Quick Start Guide - Single Page pdf 0.89 MB
    DW Spectrum® IPVMS Release Note pdf 0.40 MB
    DW Spectrum® Video Wall Brochure pdf 0.25 MB

    Version 4.1

    Linux OS
    Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v4.1.0.31401 Linux x64 Bit deb v4.1.0.31401 Linux x64 Bit
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v4.1.0.31401 Linux x64 Bit deb v4.1.0.31401 Linux x64 Bit
    Windows OS
    Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v4.1.0.31401 Windows x64 Bit exe v4.1.0.31401 127.81 MB
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v4.1.0.31401 Windows x64 Bit exe v4.1.0.31401 181.95 MB
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v4.1.0.31401 Windows x64 Bit exe v4.1.0.31401 92.21 MB
    MAC OS
    Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v4.1.0.31401 Mac dmg v4.1.0.31401 120.74 MB
    Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
    DW Spectrum IPVMS C•CURE 9000 Plug-in v4.1 zip v4.1 DW Spectrum 25.72 MB
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Paxton Plug-in v4.1.0.31401-Net2v5 exe v4.1.0.31401 1.23 MB
    DW Spectrum IPVMS Paxton Plug-in v4.1.0.31401-Net2v6 exe v4.1.0.31401 1.27 MB

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