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VMAX 960H 8-Channel
Model: DW-V960H8
DISCONTINUED    The VMAX960H™ is an advanced H.264 embedded digital video recorder that records 480fps, Real-Time at 960H, D1, 2CIF, and CIF. All the great features, such as Panoramic Search, Single Channel Search in Playback, Single Touch Backup and Event management, can be controlled with the front panel, included USB mouse, or IR remote control. The DVR offers 8 and 16 channel inputs with looping output built-in, 8 or 16 sensor and audio inputs and 4 alarm output. The DVR is available with basic storage up to 16 Terabytes and includes DW’s unbeatable 5 year, limited warranty.

  • 34% MORE Resolution with True 960X480 Display Recording
  • Mobile Application for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android Smart Phones and Tablets
  • MAC Compatible Remote ACS Software
  • Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • HDD Calculation and Auto Recording Configuration
  • True DVR Health check with popup and e-mail Notifications
  • Event Notifications via Email, Text and Pivot™ CMS
  • One Touch Video Backup, Reverse Playback & Emergency Recording
  • Storage Mirroring (RAID 0,1,10)
  • Advanced H.264 embedded DVR
  • Multiplex - Live, Playback, Recording, Backup, Network, Configuration
  • Record 30 Frames per Second on Every Channel
  • 8 Audio Input, 2 Audio Output
  • 8 Sensor Input, 4 Relay Output
  • 8 Channels Looping Output
  • Event Notifications via Email, Text and Pivot™ CMS
  • Simple & Free DDNS Service
  • Easy Web-Based Client with Multi-User Access
  • Watermark Verification (Digital Signature Verification)
  • Help Menu on Major Functions
  • Auto & Manual Firmware Upgrade Available
  • Import/Export Configuration Between Multiple DVRs
  • USB Mouse, IR Remote Control, GUI
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty


HDD Interface
Up to 2 HDDs
Max. Internal Storage
Power Requirements
12V DC
Power Consumption
108W, 9A
Operating Temperature
5°C ~ 40°C (41°F ~ 104°F)
Operating Humidity
Less than 80% humidity
5 Years Limited
18.89 X 3.46 X 17.57 in (430 X 88 X 446.5mm)
13.84lb (6.28kg)


Client Monitoring Software
ACS (Client S/W), MAC (Apple S/W), Pivot (CMS S/W), DW Spectrum (Synergy S/W)
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
Ethernet (1 x Gigabyte 10/100/1000 Mbps)


Camera Image Control
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue
Covert Channel
Live & Playback
Firmware Upgrade
USB Drive, Network Upgrade, FTP Remote Upgrade
Playback Functions
x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, Fast Forward, Rewind, Frame-by-Frame
Recording Mode
Schedule, Event, Time-Lapse, Panic, Continuous, Pre & Post Event, Motion, Recording Configuration per Channel
Recording Rate
240fps @ All Resolutions
Recording Resolutions
Full 960H Real-Time Recording, 30fps @ All Resolutions
Search Modes
Date & Time, Record Table, Calendar, Event Preview, Bookmark, Play from Search, System & Event Logs
Compression Type
Pre Alarm Recording
External Export Devices


Audio Codec
Display Framerate
Display Modes
1, 4, 9, Sequence, full screen
Looping Output
Screen Resolution
1080p, 720p, 1280X1024, 1024X768, 720X480
Serial Interface
1xRS232, 2xRS485 for PTZ Camera & Contrller, 2xUSB 2.0
User Interface- Control Options
IR Remote Control, USB Mouse, Front Panel Buttons
Operating System
Linux Embedded
Video Input
Video Output
HDMI, Composite, VGA, SPOT
Sensor Input
8 Sensor Input
Sensor Alarm Output
4 Alarm Output
Audio Input (RCA)
8 Audio Input
Audio Output
2 Audio Output

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Supported Cameras

Storage Size

8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
8 BNC Channels
ACS for Windows & MAC
Rack mount ears 19"
Title Type Size Download
DW TS Backing up footage on VMAX DVRs Rev1020 pdf 1.46 MB
DW TS Network Setup for VMAX DVRs Rev1020 pdf 1.28 MB
DW TS Upgrading your DVR Rev1020 pdf 0.93 MB
VMAX 960H Manual pdf 7.74 MB
VMAX 960H Quick Start Guide pdf 0.67 MB
VMAX Series Supported PTZ Protocols pdf 0.17 MB
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
8-Channel VMAX 960H Firmware v4. Ext. URL v4. VMAX 960H N/A
ACS v1.0.6.3 Software for Windows zip v1.0.6.3 ACS Software 4.95 MB
ACS v2.6.4.2 Software for Mac zip v2.6.4.2 MAC ACS 3.98 MB
PIVOT CMS v1.1.1.1 exe v1.1.1.1 17.27 MB
VMAX960H Calculator zip 960H Calculator 2.58 MB
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