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DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Model: DW-SPECTRUMLSCXXX
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 webpage.

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

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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.
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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.




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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 Digital Watchdog'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.
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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.


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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.

FEATURES


Universal fish-eye lens de-warping support
Simplified user/view management
Multi-streaming
Event notifications
PTZ control and presets
Motion and alarm indication
Audit trail
LDAP/Active Directory support

RECORDING, SEARCH AND PLAYBACK


Hourly configurable per-camera recording schedule
Flexible recording - continuous, motion only, low-res always + high-res on motion
Server side motion detection
Pre/Post recording
Per-camera min/max retention
Interactive timeline
Multi-camera playback
Scroll search
Calendar search
Smart pixel search
Thumbnail search
Preview search
Event search
Bookmark search
Multi-camera export
Export to .AVI or .EXE file
Screen record
Video storage analytics
Rapid Review

ADDITIONAL FEATURES


E-mail event notification
Audio recording
Digital input email trigger
Audio output
Alarm management
Rules engine
Integrated SDK/API
Video wall
3rd Party external events - HTTP REST API
Integrated open API/Video source integration SDK/ storage SDK
Video wall - Push cameras, layouts or entire screens to remote displays
Max # of cameras per server
128
Intelligent video stream management of HD images
Windows® and Linux Ubuntu® server compatibility
Windows®, Linux Ubuntu® and Mac® clients
Mobile device (iOS® /Anroid®) based viewing of live and recorded video
Browser-based viewing of live/recorded video
Industries most viewing of live/recorded video
Industries most powerful VMS engine
Multi-server/one system architecture
Automatic failover - with camera priority

SOFTWARE UPDATES


Included (DW Blackjack® servers)
Lifetime
Included (3rd-party servers)
Lifetime
One click upgrade - enterprise wide server upgrades

DEVICE


Automatic server discovery
Auto-detect and connect to 1,000s of supported IP cameras featuring license free LIVE viewing
Drag & Drop camera assignment to server
Extended storage
3rd party IP cameras & encoders
Fish-eye/panoramic lens support (live and recorded)
H.264 support
ONVIF cameras & encoders
RTSP, HTTP support
I/O module support
Cameras as a System (Caas) VMS at the edge

CLIENT


"The Grid" flexible user interface
Seamless transition from live to recorded video
Complete server & camera configuration
Server health monitoring
Multi-monitor support
Customizable layouts
Forensic spyglass - regions of interest
Interactive maps

Network*


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

Performance*


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
Depending on Recording parameter
Recording Mode
Continuous, Motion Recording, Motion Recording + Low Resolution always
Search Modes
Instant Motion-Based Smart Search, Advanced Thumbnail Search, Calendar Search, Preview Search, Frame-by-Frame Search
Special Features
Fully Customizable Layouts, Easy Drag-n-Drop Camera Management and Recording
Compression Type
H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4
Pre Alarm Recording
yes
External Export Devices
Micro SD Card, USB Flash Drive, USB HDD

Video*


Dual Stream Recording
Maximum Supported Cameras
Operating System
Linux, Windows, Mac Client

Model Number

Description

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
DW-SPCP16LSC016
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 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.

Minimum

Recommended

Operating System Media Server Supported OS:
  • Windows®: 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Pro/Enterprise.
  • Windows® Servers1: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of
  • Server 2012 R2 (1except Storage Server version).
  • Linux®: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04.
Important: OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support.

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® Servers*: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of
  • Server 2012 R2 (*except for Storage Server version)
  • Linux: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04
  • Mac: OSX 10.11, OSX 10.12
Important: OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support.
1For Windows® 10, recommend 6th Generation Intel® i3/i5/i7 processors with 16GB RAM and video card with 1GB or higher RAM.
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Media Server Supported OS:
  • Windows®: 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Pro/Enterprise.
  • Windows® Servers1: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of
  • Server 2012 R2 (1except Storage Server version).
  • Linux®: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04.
Important: OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support.

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® Servers*: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of
  • Server 2012 R2 (*except for Storage Server version)
  • Linux: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04
  • Mac: OSX 10.11, OSX 10.12
Important: OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support.
1For Windows® 10, recommend 6th Generation Intel® i3/i5/i7 processors with 16GB RAM and video card with 1GB or higher RAM.
Processor Intel® Core i3® 4th Generation Processor (or higher) Intel® Core i5® 4th Generation Processor (or higher)
System RAM 4GB RAM 8GB RAM
Video Card Integrated Intel graphics GeForce® GTX 480 video card
Network Interface 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
Hard Disk Space 500GB HDD256GB SSD
Blackjack
MEGApix
MEGApix PANO
MEGApix PTZ
DW Site Viewer™
DW Site Viewer™ for Apple TV
DW-BJCUBE-LX
Blackjack Cube-LX
DW-BJCUBE
Blackjack® CUBE™
DW-BJER2U, DW-BJER2U-LX
Blackjack® E-RACK 2U 12-Bay Chassis
DW-BJER3U, DW-BJER3U-LX
Blackjack® E-RACK 3U 16-Bay Chassis
DW-BJER4U, DW-BJER4U-LX
Blackjack® E-RACK 4U 24-Bay Chassis
DW-BJER4U, DW-BJER4U-LX
Blackjack® E-RACK 4U 36-Bay Chassis
DW-BJP1U, DW-BJP1U-LX
Blackjack® P-RACK 1U 4-Bay Chassis
DW-BJP2U, DW-BJP2U-LX
Blackjack® P-RACK 2U 8-Bay Chassis
DW-BJPR2U, DW-BJPR2U-LX
Blackjack® P-RACK 2U 8-Bay Chassis with RAID
DW Mobile
DW Mobile & DW Mobile Pro
DW Spectrum Mobile (for v2.5 and Higher)
DW Spectrum Mobile
Title Type Size Download
DW Spectrum® IPVMS Brochure pdf 3.59 MB
DW Spectrum® IPVMS features comparison chart pdf 0.35 MB
DW Spectrum® IPVMS A&E Specifications doc 0.09 MB
DW Spectrum® IPVMS Quick Start 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 5.70 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
Title Type Size Download
Ft. McDowell Case Study (Hospitality/Gaming) pdf 2.41 MB
Greater Heights Academy Case Study (Education) pdf 1.48 MB
Pennsylvania Manufacturer Case Study (Manufacturing) pdf 1.88 MB
Sarnow Foods Case Study (Manufacturing/Distribution) pdf 1.70 MB
The Varsity Case Study (Retail) pdf 2.10 MB
Whitesboro ISD Case Study (Education) pdf 1.13 MB

Version 3.1

Linux OS
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.1 Linux x32 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.1 Linux x64 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.1 Linux x32 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.1 Linux x64 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
Windows OS
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.1 Windows x32 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 74520.76 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.1 Windows x64 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 85902.76 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v3.1 Windows x32 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 110072.37 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v3.1 Windows x64 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 126260.30 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.1 Windows x32 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 64867.53 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.1 Windows x64 Bit zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 73342.21 KB
MAC OS
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.1 Mac zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 83395.08 KB
Plug-in
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Paxton Plug-in v3.1 zip v3.1.0.16975 DW Spectrum IPVMS 72370.68 KB

Version 3.0

Linux OS
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.0 Linux x32 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.0 Linux x64 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v3.0 Linux x32 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v3.0 Linux x64 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.0 Linux x32 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.0 Linux x64 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 88822510
Windows OS
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.0 Windows x32 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 85529.23 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.0 Windows x64 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 97247.63 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v3.0 Windows x32 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 118821.20 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Full Software v3.0 Windows x64 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 134910.73 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.0 Windows x32 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 76773.00 KB
DW Spectrum IPVMS Server v3.0 Windows x64 Bit zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 85592.41 KB
MAC OS
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Client v3.0 Mac zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 92910.54 KB
Plug-in
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
DW Spectrum IPVMS Paxton Plug-in v3.0 zip v3.0 DW Spectrum IPVMS 85323.19 KB

Previous Version

Frequently asked questions
Q. How can I access my Spectrum Server remotely?
A. You can use Spectrum client or web client via PC, Mac, or Linux workstations. To access the server via a portable device, please use DW Spectrum or DW Mobile via Android or iOS devices. Pages 26 & 36 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How can I move licenses from one server to another?
A. First deactivate license. and activate on the new server.
For Spectrum 3.0 or older, you need to request license deactivation.
-Licenses may be transferred by deactivating them. Send the license(s), HWID, and the reason to  licenses@dwcc.tv
 -Or go to our online form: https://digital-watchdog.com/page/license-deactiva...
Q. What OS are supported by Spectrum?
A. Media Server Supported OS: Windows®: 7 Standard, 7 Pro, 7 Ultimate, 8/8.1 Pro, 8.1 Enterprise, 10 Pro/Enterprise. Windows® Servers1: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2 (1except Storage Server version). Linux®: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04. Important: OS not listed will be not be supported by DW™ Tech Support. 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® Servers*: any versions of 2008, any versions of 2008 R2, any versions of Server 2012, any versions of Server 2012 R2 (*except for Storage Server version) Linux: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 Mac: OSX 10.11, OSX 10.12
Q. After upgrading to 3.0, merged servers do not see each other
A.
Issue description:
  • During the upgrade from version 2.6 or lower no servers come up.
  • In fact, you can see that all of them are running and allow to connect directly with a browser or via the Spectrum Client. All other servers at that moment are shown as "offline" in the resource tree.
  • If you check "System Administration" menu(Ctrl+Alt+A), "Routing management" tab and click any offline server you'll see all network addresses with "0" port values.
  1. If you have autodiscovery option disabled -- please turn it on till servers find each other(typically happens within seconds). To turn it on:
    - Go to "System Administration" menu(Ctrl+Alt+A)
    - At "General" tab, "System Settings" section find "Enable cameras and servers auto-discovery" checkbox and fill it in
    - Click "OK" or "Apply" to save changes

  2. If you already have auto-discovery enabled but there's still no communication and servers have "0" port values at the "Routing Management"  -- likely you have multicast connections disabled on the networking level. 
    No worries, there is an easy way to manually modify this port information:
    - Go to "System Administration" menu(Ctrl+Alt+A)
    - At the "Routing Management" tab click any "offline" server
    - Click "Add" button at the right panel, "Enter URL" dialog window will pop up
    - Input network interface address which is used for connection to other servers with correct TCP port specified to the URL bar.
  3. Click "OK" or "Apply" to save changes. Typically it takes seconds to get servers back online.

Q. Can I access multiple servers at a time from my Spectrum Client?
A. Multiple servers can be accessed when servers are merged. Otherwise, they may be accessed by an individual login to each server. Page 37 of our Spectrum manual.
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Q. Can NAS be used as a primary storage location?
A. NAS (Network-Attached Storage) CAN be used as a primary storage on DW Spectrum as long as is supports SAMBA. Page 30 of our Spectrum manual. https://digital-watchdog.com/forcedown?file_path=_gendownloads/f6c1668c-9a17-4654-a05e-b3d79173e4fe/&file_name=DW_MAN_DWSpectrum_v3.0_Rev0817.pdf&file=MWkrbjlib3VXM1l6N1hVNTY5WVJPOFRLdUZuQ3lxbFp1UUphNmprUG9TQT0=
Q. Do BlackJack Spectrum servers have DDNS as an option?
A. DDNS is available for our BlackJack Windows-based Servers only. 3rd party DDNS can also be used to access the server remotely. For DDNS support on Windows-based BlackJack servers please contact our NVR Tech Support Team.
Versions of Spectrum 3.0 or higher also offers Cloud access to your server from both the Windows & Ubuntu platforms. Please read page 12 on the manual for more thorough information.

DW Spectrum™ IPVMS Manual
Q. Hikvision camera goes offline after upgrade firmware
A.

After upgrading the latest firmware(v5.5 or newer), the Hikvision cameras go offline. The reason is due to Hikvision's latest firmware disables ONVIF capabilities in Hikvison cameras. So the users usually see the following issue

  • Registered cameras will go offline upon firmware upgrade
  • New cameras will not be properly discovered

How to solve this problem?

  1. Re-enable ONVIF Protocol
    • Navigate to your Hikvision camera web administration interface and look for the Integration Protocol section of the settings web-page
    • Click on the Enable ONVIF checkbox
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  1. Add a New ONVIF User
    • While still in the affected camera's web administration interface navigate to the camera's Configuration -> System -> Users menu and add a new ONVIF user (up to 32 per device). 
    • Make sure the user has Administrator rights.
  2. Update Camera Authentication
    • Right-click on the affected camera(s) in Spectrum and open the camera settings dialog.
    • Update the Login and Password for each affected camera. 
      • Note: If you update all Hikvision cameras with the same username and password you can update the Login and Password for all affected cameras at the same time by selecting all affected cameras and then opening the Camera Settings dialog.

Q. How can I add Devices to my Layout?
A.

More than one item can be added to a layout simultaneously regardless of their source (live cameras, local video, images, etc.).

Spectrum allows up to 24 items to be displayed on clients running on a 32 bit OS and 64 items on a 64-bit operating system.

 

To add item(s) to a layout, select from one of the following:

-          Double-click on the item in Resource Tree

-          Select Open from Context Menu in Resource Tree.

-          Multiple items can be selected and added (Ctrl + Shift and select the desired items).

-          Drag and drop from Resource Tree

-          Ctrl + drag and drop items onto a scene to duplicate. To avoid duplication, release Ctrl and hit Esc while holding the left mouse button.

-          Hold Ctrl or use a mouse to select multiple items on the scene. To select all items, use Ctrl + A. 

 

New items will automatically occupy all available space. The aspect ratio of grid cells will automatically adjust to the aspect ratio of an existing item to occupy the space.

To open items directly from a new tab:

-          Select desired item(s) from Resource Tree and select Open in a new tab from Context Menu

-          Drag the selected item(s) from Resource Tree and drop them to Tab Navigator

-          Ctrl + drag and drop items from scene to Tab Navigator (Multi-Selection can be applied). To prevent duplication, release Ctrl and hit Esc while holding the left mouse button. 

 

 

How to configure a layout using search:

-          Create a new layout. 

-          Enter any three consecutive characters into the search box. The results will appear automatically.

-          By adding or deleting keywords from the search box, the items on the scene will adjust.

-          Save the configured layout if desired

Q. How can I add users to my Spectrum Server?
A. Login as Admin, go to System Administration and select Users Tab and click on NEW USER button. Page 112 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How can I backup my server settings?
A. Go to System Administration and locate Backup and Restore section and click Create Backup and a window will open. Select the location to save the backup and click Save. Page 131 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How can I calculate the amount of days Spectrum will record?
A. Right-click on the server in the Resource Panel and choose Server Settings. Click on Storage Analytics. Page 34 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How Can I Check What Spectrum Build Version my Server is on?
A.

While operating your client, you can press F1.  This will display your client version, as well as the server version if you are connected to a server.

Q. How can I copy the recordings schedule to all cameras?
A. Go to Camera Settings -> Recording; click on the Copy Schedule button. Select the cameras the schedule should be copied to and APPLY changes. Page 61 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How can I create a scheduled backup?
A. Right-click on the server in the Resource Panel and choose Server Settings. Click on Storage Management. Select the drive you wish to set as Backup and select Apply. Now you can select your backup settings. Page 32 of our Spectrum manual.

DW Spectrum™ IPVMS Manual
Q. How can I know what version of Spectrum my server is currently on?
A. Go to System Administration and click on Updates. There you will see a list of servers with the version they are currently on. You can also click on F1 on your keyboard, to get this information as well as the version of the client. Page 178 of our Spectrum manual.
DW Spectrum™ IPVMS Manual
Q. How can I manage System Notifications?
A. Click on Main Menu and go to Local Settings –> Notifications and select the notification types that should be displayed and click Apply. Pages 87 - 89 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How can I reset the password to my server?
A. Please send an e-mail requesting a password reset to password@dwcc.tv with the proof of purchase, a company letterhead, or a picture of the client holding his business ID or Driver License next to his/her face. Include model and Serial Number of the unit.
Q. How do I enable recording on my cameras through Spectrum?
A. Go to Camera Settings -> Recording, and select ENABLE RECORDING. Set the schedule desired for recording and click APPLY. Page 160 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How do you start a tour or sequence of the cameras on my layout?
A. Right-click on the layout and on the Context Menu select Start Tour (or press Alt+T). Page 175 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How to add cameras manually on Spectrum?
A. Right-Click on server in Resource Tree and open Context Menu and click on Add Device… enter device's IP Address along with authentication parameters and the discovery port. Press SCAN to initiate the scan. Once the camera comes up on the list, select the camera and click on ADD SELECTED. Page 43 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. How to create a layout for different users?
A. Log on as administrator. Find User in Resource Tree, Right-Click on Context Menu and choose New Layout. Enter Layout’s Name, add the cameras to the layout, and click OK (Cancel will discard all changes). New Layout will be created and displayed in Resource Tree. Once created, the layout can be copied to the users you desired. Page 118 of our Spectrum manual.

DW Spectrum™ IPVMS Manual
Q. How to setup e-mail notification on Server?
A. Go to System Administration and click on Email tab. Select Advanced settings… and enter the information requested. Page 93 of our Spectrum manual.
Q. Purchasing a DW Blackjack Server and Spectrum licenses
A.
DW Blackjack servers running DW Spectrum are sold through Digital Watchdog’s network of authorized distributors.  For more details, please visit here . 
If you are an end-user and would like to purchase Blackjack Servers or Spectrum recording licensing, please contact us at sales@dwcc.tv.
Q. Spectrum Software crashes due to libeay32.dll on Windows
A.

Server and Desktop Client are stopped right after start. In Windows "Event Viewer" you can see that application is killed by Operating System due to libeay32.dll.

libeay32.dll is a dynamic library, part of OpenSSL which is open source solution for SSL/TLS connections. It is used for any Nx Client and Server secured connections, that is why it is so important.

How to solve this problem?

You'll need to replace your libeay32.dll library.

  1. Download an updated version of the libeay32.dll library.
  2. Replace the existing libeay.dll file (located in your application directory) with the newly downloaded libeay32.dll file. If you have ever updated refer to Desktop Compatibility bullet point, the library should be put to every copy of Desktop Client currently installed.
    • Spectrum Desktop Default Location 
      • C:\Program Files\\Digital Watchdog\DW Spectrum\Client\<Version_Number>\libeay32.dll

    • Desktop Compatibility Mode installations(installed after any update)
      • C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Digital Watchdog\client\digitalwatchdog\<Version_Number>\libeay32.dll

    • Media Server
      • C:\Program Files\Digital Watchdog\DW Spectrum\MediaServer\libeay32.dll

  3. Start Spectrum (Client or Server)
Q. What Devices are Supported for Recording?
A.

Devices that operate with ONVIF Profile S will automatically be detected by Spectrum and displayed in the resource tree.  Real Time Streaming Protocols (RTSP) and HTTP streams can also be added manually to Spectrum. You can also use our Spectrum Compatibility List to see if your camera is supported.

Q. What is Spectrum's default port number?
A. TCP / UDP port: 7001 is the default port to allow remote access to the Server.
Q. What types of licenses does Spectrum support?
A.
Professional Licenses – Enables recording of captured video.  This license does not expire.  One license is used per camera channel*. (*Note: Some cameras use multiple streams that are detected as separate cameras i.e. some panoramic camera models)
Encoder Licenses - Enables recording of captured video from an analog encoder.  This license does not expire.
Video Wall Licenses – Enables two remote monitors to be controlled.  Once license for every two monitors.  Use multiple licenses to create a large video wall.  This can be activated on any server.  This license never expires.
Embedded Recorder License (Analog DVR license) – Enables search, playback, and backup from Digital Watchdog DVR recorders.  This can be activated on any server.  This license never expires.
IP I/O Module License – Enables control and recording of a single I/O module. One license channel per one I/O module.  This can be activated on any server.  This license never expires.
Trial License – This license can be used to demonstrate and test all Spectrum features.  This license will typically expire 30-60 days after activation, depending on the license.  New Spectrum servers can activate 4 trial licenses for free by selecting “activate trial license” under the licensing tab of Spectrum.
Q. Where can i attain the Spectrum IPVMS software
A.
The latest official release of Spectrum is available for download from the Spectrum IPVMS product page.  The software is free to download and run. 
- The Server version is just the IPVMS software that records.
- The Client version is the software that allows you to configure and view your server.
- The Bundle is simply both the client and the server.
You do not need the client running to allow the server to work, but you do need the client to configure the server and optimize your experience with the Spectrum Software.