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Compressor™ 4-Channel IP Signal Encoder
Model: DW-CP04

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The CP-04 is an Analog to IP signal compressor, converting up to 4 analog cameras into IP signal at a maximum of 120fps at D1 resolution. The Compressor offers strong features such as Two-Way Audio, PTZ control, Micro SD Card for local backup, Intelligent motion detection, and Single Streaming with Dual Codec. The Compressor is a perfect solution for applications that have both analog and network surveillance solutions, and are looking to get the most out of both platforms.

  • 4CH Compressor

  • Audio Input/ Output: 1 Audio input, 1 Audio output
  • Central Management Software: DW Spectrum IPVMS
  • Codecs & Streams: H.264, MJPEG
  • Digital Zoom: Live and Playback
  • Firmware Upgrade: Auto via FTP Server and Manual
  • Multiple Recording Schedules: yes
  • OnVIF Conformant
  • Panic Recording
  • Remote Software Platforms: Windows, Linux, and MAC
  • Sensor Input/ Output: 4 Sensor inputs 4 Alarm outputs
  • Simple & Free DDNS: yes
  • Special Search Options: Convert analog video to IP signal at D1 resolution, Rs-485 and RS-232 command ports, local micro SD card for backup, periodical notifications to FTP server with screen shots
  • Watermark Verification [Digital Signature Authentication]
  • Web- Based Client with Multi- User Access: Live, PTZ Control, Playback, Remote Configuration
  • PTZ: Full analog PTZ camera control via RS-485 and RS-232 ports
  • Back Up: Remote Backup using the DW Spectrum IPVMS
  • Motion Detection
  • Recording Mode: Scheduled, Motion, Event
  • E-mail and Text Event Notifications: E-mail & FTP notifications with screen shot attached
  • Works with DW Spectrum™ IPVMS recording License (needs qty 1 DW-SPCP04LSC004, Sold Separately)
  • 2 years warranty


Power Requirements
12V (1A) [AC100~240V, 50/60Hz, 300mA]
Power Consumption
DC12: 600mA
Operating Temperature
-10 ~ 50°C (14 ~ 122°F)
Operating Humidity
Less than 90% (Non-Condensing)
5.82 X 4.64 X 0.98 in (148 x118 x25mm)
0.55lb (0.25Kg)
Available Models


Client Monitoring Software
DW Spectrum (Synergy S/W)
IP Protocols
OnVIF Conformant
Transmission Speed- Live
120/100fps @ D1 (NTSC/ PAL)
Web Viewer Operations
Live, PTZ Control, Playback, Remote Configuration
Web Viewer Platforms
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. Minimum Client specifications: Windows XP, or higher, Pentium4, 2GHz, 2G(RAM), Video Card(256MB RAM, 1024x768)
Network Connection
Ethernet (1 x Megabyte 10/100 Base-T)


Firmware Upgrade
USB Drive, Network Upgrade, IP Installer software
Playback Functions
Fast Forward, Fast Rewind, Frame-by-Frame Forward, Frame-by-Frame Rewind
Playback Rate
Playback Resolution
D1 Resolution
Recording Mode
Scheduled, Motion, Event
Recording Rate
120fps @ D1 Resolution
Recording Resolutions
120fps @ D1 Resolution
Search Modes
Date, Time, Event Preview
Special Features
Alarm Management, alarm and periodic notifications to FTP Server
Compression Type
H.264, MJPEG
Pre Alarm Recording
Digital Zoom
Live and Playback
External Export Devices
Supports Micro SDHC for onboard storage ( up to 32 GB ) * SD Card not included


Audio Codec
8bit G.711, 8Khz, 8KByte/sec
Display Modes
Single Channel and Quad display modes
Maximum Supported Cameras
Up to 4 analog cameras
Serial Interface
1x RS-485 1x RS-232
Operating System
Embedded Linux
Video Input
4 BNC Input
Sensor Input
4 Sensor Inputs
Sensor Alarm Output
4 Alarm Outputs
Audio Input (RCA)
1 Channel Input
Audio Output
1 Channel Output
Warranty 2 years
DW Spectrum
Rack mount ears - 19"
Title Type Size Download
Compressor Manual pdf 3.43 MB
Compressor Quick Start Guide pdf 0.08 MB
Compressor SmartPlayer Software cab 2.46 MB
Compressor SmartViewer Software cab 2.70 MB
Compressor Specifications pdf 0.56 MB
DW-CP04 AE specifications doc 0.08 MB
DW-CP04 data sheet pdf 0.84 MB
DW-CP04 Manual pdf 3.43 MB
DW-CP04 Quick Start Guide pdf 3.53 MB
DW-CP04 CAD Drawing dwg 0.18 MB
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
Compressor Firmware v4.25 Ext. URL v4.25 Compressor Firmware N/A
Compressor IP Installer zip v3.0.8 Compressor 1.10 MB
DW IP Finder v4.4.1 exe 22.95 MB
Frequently asked questions
Q. Security Hardening Tips
  1. Limit amount of users that can have access to the dvr. Only have installer or owner/manager have full administrator rights to make any necessary changes.
  2. Change default HTTP and TCP ports; ports can be changed to any number as long as its not already in use by another device or service
  3. Change the password on the DVR system. If possible use a minimum of 8 alphanumeric characters.
  4. Make sure the system is behind a router or firewall.
  5. Ensure the firmware on the system is up to date. Firmware is important to fix any security or vulnerability issues that were not available when system was sent to distributor and to ensure that the system works as intended with no problems.

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