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Model: DW-VMAX-TP500G
The Transporter provides the cutting edge of mobile recording solutions for any type of transportation security application. This Mobile DVR was built upon industrial specifications that offer the most reliable mobile solutions. The industrial specifications allow the DVR to withstand any harsh conditions, such as shock, vibration, and temperature. Explore our new Transporter, and enjoy the peace of mind from the most reliable in-vehicle technology.
  • Transporter


  • Advanced H.264 Stand Alone DVR
  • Audio Input/ Output: 4 Audio Input/ 1 Audio Output
  • Central Management Software: Up to 64 Channels
  • Firmware Upgrade: Local using USB Flash Drive
  • G-Sensor Technology: Automatic Collision Recording, Unusual Breaking Verification, Acceleration Detecting
  • GPS Antenna Included
  • GPS Driven by Google Maps™: Vehicle Location and Traveled Route Detail; Verifies Time and Date with Free Mapping CMS
  • Import/ Export Configurations Between Multiple DVRs
  • Mobile Application: iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets
  • Multiplex: Live, Playback, Recording, Backup, E-mail Notifications
  • NTP- Network Time Protocol
  • Network Bandwidth Control
  • One Touch: Video Backup and Reverse Playback
  • Remote Software Platforms: Windows
  • Sensor Input/ Output: 2 Inputs/ 2 Outputs
  • Simple & Free DDNS
  • Special Search Options: Go To, Multi-Date & Time, Event Search
  • USB Mouse, IR Remote Control, GUI
  • Warranty: 3 Years Limited
  • Watermark Verification [Digital Signature Authentication]
  • Web- Based Client with Multi- User Access: Live, Playback, Backup, and Configuration
  • Wireless Communication: Access any Transporter via External Wireless Bridge or Wireless Mobile Router
  • Recording Mode: 30fps at D1, 120fps at CIF
  • E-mail and Text Event Notifications: Email and Text


HDD Interface
Max. Internal Storage
Power Requirements
12V~36V DC
Power Consumption
64 Watts
Operating Temperature
-20°C ~ 50°C (-4°F ~ 122°F )
Operating Humidity
Less than 80% humidity
3 Years Limited
218 x 56 x 25 mm, 8.6 x 2.2 x 0.98 Inch
2.93 lbs without HDD
Available Models


Client Monitoring Software
CMS, up to 64 Channels
IP Protocols
Fixed IP, DHCP, DDNS, Auto IP, and UPnP Support
Mobile Applications
iPhone, Android Phones, Blackberry (up to Version 8), iPad, Android Tablets
Web Viewer Operations
Live, Playback, Remote Configuration, up to 10 Simultaneous Connections (in Live)
Web Viewer Platforms
Internet Explorer
Network Connection
10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet (RJ45)


Firmware Upgrade
USB Drive
Playback Functions
x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, Fast Forward, Rewind
Recording Mode
Continuous, Schedule, Sensor Activated and Motion Detection, pre and post alarm recording
Recording Rate
CIF (352x240): 120fps 2CIF (720x240): 60fps D1 (720x480): 30fps
Recording Resolutions
Search Modes
Time Search, Calendar Search, Event Search
Special Features
G-Sensor Recording- Auto Collosion Recording, GPS Driven by Google Maps, Wireless Communication
Compression Type
Pre Alarm Recording
External Export Devices
USB Flash Drive


Audio Codec
Display Framerate
Display Modes
1,4, PIP
Screen Resolution
Serial Interface
1x RS485 Port for PTZ Cameras
User Interface- Control Options
USB Mouse, IR Remote Controller
Operating System
Linux Embedded
Video Input
4 Channels
Display Resolution (NTSC/PAL)
120fps at 720x480
Sensor Input
2 Sensor Inputs
Sensor Alarm Output
2 Alarm Outputs
Audio Input (RCA)
4 Audio Inputs
Audio Output
1 Audio Output
Title Type Size Download
Transporter Brochure pdf 0.36 MB
Transporter Datasheet pdf 0.16 MB
Transporter Manual pdf 1.92 MB
Transporter Quick Start Guide pdf 0.37 MB
Transporter Vibration and Shock Test wmv 5.55 MB
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
Transporter CMS v3.0.0.161 zip v3.0.0.161 Transporter Software 18.77 MB
Transporter Live Tracker v1.0.0 Software exe v1.0.0 Transporter Software 7.34 MB
Frequently asked questions
Q. B. How do I Export video at the dvr?
  1. Enter Setup menu and go to EXPORT
  2. Select Channels
  3. Select START & END times
  4. Press CALCULATE to get the FILE SIZE
  5. Press SCAN and the DEVICE field will populate once USB is found
  6. Enter File name, password (optional) and press START
Q. Can I add USB hard drive for additional storage?
A. No, the USB port only allows export of video up to 32 GB
Q. Can I receive text(sms) notification?
A. Yes, you will need to contact the phone carrier for the text extensions. Example: Verizon:
Q. Can I upgrade hard drive myself?
  1. No, you will void the warranty if you break the seal to upgrade or replace the hard drive on your own.
  2. If the hard drive is deemed defective by Tech Support and its still within warranty, RMA can send you the replacement.
  3. Once replacement is received, please call Tech Support for assistance with the install.
Q. Can I use my own DDNS server?
A. yes
Q. How can I recover admin password
A. Please send an e-mail requesting a password reset to 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 can I view the cameras remotely?
A. Using DDNS or STATIC IP in mobile app, MAC ACS, PIVOT or Internet Explorer
Q. How do I configure email notification?
  1. Enabled Email Notify and press ADD
  2. Enter recipient's address and select options
  3. Enter SMTP server and its port (check with administrator or search online)
  4. Enter USER account: Ex:
  5. Enter Password for that account
  6. Enter FROM: same as user field
  7. Save and Test
  8. If test fails, reboot the unit, check internet connection and/or try another smtp account.
Q. How do I upgrade the DVR's firmware at the dvr?
A. USB Upgrade:
  1. Download file to Root directory of USB memory stick
  2. Enter Setup menu
  3. Go to System, System Info, UPGRADE
  4. Change method to USB and press SCAN
  5. Press START once file is found
FTP Upgrade:
  1. Enter Setup menu
  2. Go to System, System Info, UPGRADE
  3. Change method to FTP and press CHECK
  4. Press START once file is found
Q. How to add a Favorite site on ACS OR Pivot?
  1. Connect to the site or desired cameras
  2. Select FAVORITE then press the plus button and name the entry
Q. How to calculate the amount of days my DVR will record?
  1. Enter Setup menu
  2. Go to Quick Setup
  3. Enable Use Quick Setup and enter desired parameters
  1. Go to Support on the website and select Calculators
Q. How to change the sequence time on ACS & Pivot?
A. Go to Setup, CMS Setup and select the Display tab
Q. How to change the Spot out sequence?
  1. Enter Setup menu and go to System
  2. Select System Info then DISPLAY to adjust the SPOT options
Q. How to configure remote notify?
  1. Enter Setup menu
  2. Go to Network then Notification
  3. Enable Remote Notify then press ADD
  4. Enter Remote address of PC and select event types
  5. Open port 6001 on Remote PC’s router
  6. Install and setup PIVOT with DVR’s info
  7. Go to PIVOT CMS setup, Event and adjust the action
Q. How to disable Auto updates?
  1. Enter Setup menu
  2. Go to System, System Info, UPGRADE
  3. Change “Check Firmware” to NONE
Q. How to enable auto connect on ACS & Pivot?
A. Go to Setup, ACS/CMS Setup, Network and enable Auto Connect
Q. How to enable auto login on ACS & Pivot?
A. Go to Setup, ACS/CMS Setup, Misc and enable Auto Login
Q. How to enable Camera pop-up on motion?
  1. Enter Setup menu
  3. Select Camera and change Notify to Camera pop-up
Q. How to enable Instant Record?
A. From LIVE, right click on screen and select Instant Record or move the mouse pointer to bottom of screen and press the RED button on the menu bar.
Q. How to enable sequence mode on ACS & Pivot?
A. Press SEQUENCE ICON at top of screen. PIVOT only
Q. How to export all settings / system configuration?
  1. Enter Setup menu
  3. Select EXPORT then the menus to export
  4. Insert USB, press SCAN then START
Q. How to format the HDD?
  1. Enter Setup menu
  2. Go to System then HDD
  3. Select the HDD number and press HDD Clear
  4. Press Ok and SAVE once done
Q. How to manage the display on the Spot out monitor?
A. Right click and Select Spot Out Monitor
Q. How to reboot my DVR via ACS or Pivot?
  1. Connect to the site in LIVE mode
  2. Right click on the site name and select REBOOT
Q. How to search events via ACS or Pivot?
  1. Right click and select EVENT SEARCH.
  2. Press CONNECT then select date and times to search. Note: It only list 1000 events at a time so you may need to adjust the time to narrow the search
Q. How to set the date and time?
A. Enter Setup menu, go to System Info and select Date & Time
Q. How to setup a PTZ Keyboard to control the DVR & PTZ camera?
  1. Connect keyboard to RS485 terminal of the dvr
  2. Enter Setup Menu
  3. Go to System Info and select keyboard type and baud rate, SAVE
  4. Then go to DEVICE, UTC/PTZ
  5. Select Protocol, Baud rate and ID, SAVE
Q. How to setup a relay?
  1. Connect sensor wire to Alarm input and Ground
  2. Enter Setup menu and go to DEVICE then SENSOR
  3. Turn on Sensor, select camera, relay and type
  4. Go to Record menu and set camera to Sensor recording
Q. How to setup and record audio?
  1. Connect device’s audio out to dvr’s audio input
  2. Enter Setup menu and go to DEVICE
  3. Select camera and turn Audio Mapping on
  4. Select Audio and turn LIVE audio (in/out) “ON”
Q. How to upgrade the firmware version via ACS or Pivot?
  1. Download file from website
  2. In the software, right click on site name and select Firmware upgrade
  3. Press Connect, Press OPEN to select the file then START the UPGRADE
Q. I can connect locally but not remotely.
  1. Confirm the address is correct
  2. Check ports status at or
  3. Reboot the dvr if the ports are open
  4. Open the ports if they are closed.
  5. Reference or contact the ISP for port forwarding assistance
Q. I can’t connect on my MAC computer
  1. Doesn't work using a browser on MAC computers 
  2. Download and use MAC ACS
  3. If using MAC ACS, review your entry and make necessary corrections
  4. Test in Browser to see if it offers a login prompt
  5. Test from another device like a phone or tablet
Q. I can’t connect on my mobile phone. ERROR: “Check entered device information or Network status, Unregistered User, Unknown Protocol”
  1. Review the entered device information and make corrections if needed
  2. Check if connection is through local wifi or data service and switch if need to
  3. Test from another device
Q. I can’t connect through a browser
  1. Will only work in Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  2. Add prefix of http://
  3. Add web port or Network port if changed from 80. Example:
Q. I can’t review recorded video remotely in IE or PIVOT
  1. Make sure SEARCH is selected then press connect
  2. Check the Calendar. Recorded video will be represented by RED numbers
  3. Check the Hard drive health
  4. Reboot the DVR if hard drive is missing.
  5. Replace the hard drive if showing bad sectors
Q. No Display on the HDMI monitor
  1. Confirm the dvr and monitor are powered on
  2. Toggle through the input signals on monitor
  3. Try different resolutions on the monitor
  4. Check cable connection on both ends
  5. Try with another cable and monitor
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.
Q. Spot Monitor Setup
  1. Go to setup menu
  2. Select System
  3. Select System Info tab
  4. Click display button on the bottom
  5. Click drop down arrow next to Spot Out to switch from 1,4,9,16 views
  6. Deselect the channels you don’t want others to see from spot out
  7. Press OK and SAVE
Q. The START button is grayed out in EXPORT menu
  1. Make sure all fields are filled out properly
  2. Make sure the USB stick is formatted in FAT32 and no larger than 32 GB

Export/Backup Process

  1. Enter Setup menu and go to EXPORT
  2. Select Channel(s)
  3. Select START & END times
  4. Press CALCULATE to get the FILE SIZE
  5. Press SCAN and the DEVICE field will populate once USB is found
  6. Enter File name, password (optional) and press START
Q. What browser can I use to connect?
A. The system requires Active X controls so it only works in Internet Explorer 7 or higher
Q. What port do I need to open on the router?
A. The port (adjustable) is listed in the Network menu. Default 80/9010/8245
Q. What remote software works with my product
A. ACS (Windows & MAC), PIVOT (preferred), PIVOT PRO,
Q. What to do if my dvr is not recording?
  1. Check recording menu to make sure recording is still enabled
  2. Check HDD health in HDD menu
  3. Reboot and check for errors.
  4. Format the HDD if needed
Q. What’s the default preset # to access a DW PTZ camera's menu?
A. Preset 95
Q. Where to find mobile app settings on DVR?
A. Enter Setup menu and go to Network for local viewing & DDNS for remote
Q. Where to find the System log?
A. From LIVE, right click, select Search then System Log