VMAX IP Plus 8-channel PoE NVR with 4 virtual channels

  • Complete installation, set up and camera configuration in under three minutes!
  • CCIP™ system encryption protects your surveillance system from out of network attacks
  • Record and manage single-sensor IP cameras up to 4K (3840×2160), with 80Mbps maximum throughput
  • Local power for up to 8 IP cameras via resident PoE switch
  • DW Witness™ turns a smartphone or tablet into an additional surveillance camera
  • PathFinder™ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) remote connection
  • HTTPS encryption supported
  • Automatic device discovery
  • Control any ONVIF camera’s set up and features remotely
  • 0TB-32TB storage options
  • Snapshot Notify™: camera notifications sent to an email or CMS
  • C3™ CMS and event server software up to 144 Channels
  • Event notifications via email, text and C3™ CMS and push notifications to mobile devices
  • Mobile application for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphones and tablets and Apple TV
  • Dual-stream recording
  • Easy drag and drop camera management
  • Instant backup during playback
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CCIP™ System Encryption

Camera streams are protected when a user ID and password are used with an NVR. The additional CCIP™ (Closed Circuit IP) encryption is activated when the VMAX IP Plus™ system sends a request for an encrypted stream from the camera. The camera then encrypts its RTSP stream a second time, using the encryption's user ID and password. The result is a secured and encrypted RTSP stream that can be read only by the requesting VMAX IP Plus™ NVR.
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3-minute installation

The entire system can be set up and configured in less than four minutes from power-up. Using the user-friendly startup wizard, configure the NVR’s main functions, locate and register all your cameras and set them to record in less than four minutes and with no need for a technical background!


C3™ CMS takes video management to the next level. You are in complete command to control all your video surveillance systems in one intuitive interface. Easy-to-program alerts let you take action in real-time and manage the health of your devices.


Easy and secure peer-to-peer remote connection without opening ports.
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Push notifications via myDW App

DW’s recorders can send an event notification to your mobile device via the myDW app.


Display Modes 1, 4, 9, 12, Sequence
Display Speed Up to 30fps per channel
Input channels 12 Channels
Local Video Output Resolution 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x1024, 1920x1080, 2560x1600, 3840×2160 (4K)
Local Video Outputs True HD, VGA
Max Supported Recording Resolution 4K (3840×2160)
Max video storage rate (Mbps) 80Mbps
PoE Type 100Mbps, 802.3at
Video Compression H.264, H.265
Video Operating System Embedded Linux®
Raw internal storage options 3TB  4TB  6TB  9TB  12TB  16TB  18TB  24TB  32TB  No Local Storage  
Max HDD Bay 4 x SATA HDD
Maximum Storage 24TB
Performance features PoE built-in, CCIP, Quick Setup under 3 Minutes, Snapshot Notify™: Programmable interval camera image verification sent to an email, Real-time temp alert, Digital Zoom in live and playback, Import and export settings, Covert Channel, Camera Color Control, Watermak exported video, AVI file backup
Playback Functions Timeline, Calendar, Event search, Thumbnail search, Smart motion search
Playback speed x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, x64, x99
Post-recording 0~5 minutes
Pre- recording 0~5 seconds
PTZ control RS485, ONVIF
Recording Modes Continuous, Scheduled, Sensor, Motion detection, Pre- and post-alarm, Emergency, Quick backup
Recording Resolution and Recording Rate Up to 3840×2160 (4K): 360fps
System Operation Remote Control (optional), Graphical user interface (GUI), USB mouse (included), Joystick Controller (optional)
Backup Local backup via USB, Network backup via CMS
Ethernet Ports 1x 1G Ethernet (RJ45)
Firmware Upgrade FTP, USB, CMS over network
Network Remote Software Pivot CMS, DW VMAX App, DW Witness, DW Site Viewer for Apple TV, ACS VMAX Client for MAC, DW VMAX Plus App, C3 CMS, DW Mobile Plus
Protocol Static fixed IP, DDNS, DHCP, uPNP, RTSP
System recovery after power failure Auto-reboot and journaling file system
Transation verification Text-in Based (USB to Serial support, TCP/IP Network)
Transmission speed live Up to 3840×2160 (4K): 360fps
Power Consumption 360W total power budget, 5.5A, 18.75W per PoE channel, simultaneous, A UPS is recommended
Power Requirements 110~240V A/C
Accessories Mouse, IR remote control (optional)
Alarm in/out 16 inputs, 4 outputs
Audio in/out 1 input, 1 output
Certification ONVIF Conformant, UL Listed  TAA Compliance
Certification (Product Specification) FCC, RohS, KCC, WEEE
Form Factor Embedded
Maximum Power per Port 30W
Operating Temperature and Humidity 41 ~ 104 °F (5~40 °C), 20 ~ 90% RH
Rail kit DW-VP16RE - 19" rackmount ears
Recorder Dimensions (H X W X D) 17.32” x 15.66” x 2.79” (440 × 397.8 ×71 mm)
Serial ports RS485, ONVIF
Total PoE Power Budget 150W
USB interface Yes
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty

Part Numbers

Model #

Supported Cameras

Storage Size

DW-VP128PUp tp 12 IP camerasNo local storage
Up to 12 IP cameras
Up to 12 IP cameras

Up to 12 IP cameras

DW-VP1216T8PUp to 12 IP cameras16TB
DW-VP1218T8PUp to 12 IP cameras18TB
DW-VP1224T8PUp to 12 IP cameras24TB
DW-VP1232T8PUp to 12 IP cameras32TB


19in rack mount ears
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Remote control for VMAX recorders
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System Control Keyboard
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Title Type
3rd Gen VMAX IP Plus 12-channel 8-PoE datasheet
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DW Accessories Chart
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DW-VP12xT8P AE specifications
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DW-VP12xT8P CAD drawings
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VMAX IP Plus brochure
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VMAX IP Plus Quick setup guide
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VMAX IP Plus user manual
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When updating the firmware of this product, it is important to know the hardware generation and how to identify the correct firmware file.
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