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VMAX IP Plus™ 8-Channel PoE NVR with 4 Virtual Channels/
Model: DW-VP12xT8P

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The VMAX® IP Plus™ is an easy to use to use PoE NVR that allows you to go from power up to monitoring in less than three minutes! The NVR offers unique features such as CCIP™ camera encryption and internal systems diagnostics, keeping your system healthy, secure and up to date. Combine with the DW Witness™ app to turn the camera on a smartphone or tablet into a surveillance camera that can be viewed and recorded on the NVR.

Available with 8 PoE ports (expandable to 12 cameras), the NVRs can record and manage single-sensor IP cameras up to 5 Megapixel, with 80Mbps maximum throughput.

  • VMAX IP Plus 12-Channel

3-Minute Installation
The entire system can be setup 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 technical background!
DW Witness™ App
The DW Witness™ app for iOS® and Android® KitKat instantly turns your smartphone or tablet into a video surveillance camera. Press the button on the app and start transmitting live video to your VMAX IP Plus™. It's a "black box" for personnel on patrol. (REQUIRES CURRENT VMAX IP PLUS™ FIRMWARE.)
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.
System Monitoring and Analysis
Monitor your complete system, including the network, communication, CPU and performance locally on the NVR for real-time analysis of your NVR, cameras and complete surveillance solution.
  • Simple and Easy to Navigate VMAX GUI for the most User-Friendly Solution on the Market
  • Complete Installation, Setup and Camera Configuration in under Three Minutes!
  • Control any ONVIF Camera’s Setup and Features Remotely
  • DW Witness™ turns a smartphone or tablet into an additional surveillance camera
  • Pathfinder™ Auto Port Forwarding
  • Record and manage single-sensor IP cameras up to 5MP (2592x1920), with 80Mbps maximum throughput (equivalent to 12 2.1MP IP cameras)
  • Local Power for up to 8 IP Cameras via Resident PoE Switch
  • CCIP™ System Encryption Protects Your Surveillance System from Out of Network Attacks
  • Pivot™ Remote Monitoring Software
  • Mobile Application for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android Smart Phones and Tablets and Apple TV
  • Automatic Device Discovery
  • Dual Stream Recording
  • Easy Drag and Drop Camera Management
  • Instant Backup During Playback
  • Full HD (1080p) Output for Local Live & Playback Display
  • Complete System Analysis with Real-Time System, Network and PoE Status Monitoring
  • True HD & VGA Simultaneous Output Support
  • 4 Sensor Input, 1 Alarm Relay Output
  • Up to 12ch Transaction Verification via TCP and USB-Serial
  • Email Event Notifications with Video Clip
  • Simple & Free DDNS Support for Remote Management
  • Easy Web-Based Client with Multi-User Access
  • Advanced H.264 Linux Embedded NVR
  • Simultaneous Live, Playback, Recording, Back-up, Network
  • NVR Health Check w/Email Notification
  • NVR Calculation and Auto Recording Configuration
  • Help Menu on Major Functions
  • Auto or Manual Firmware Upgrade Available
  • Automatic Private IP Addressing
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol)
  • Screen Saver to Protect Monitor Screen
  • Import/Export Configuration between Multiple NVRs
  • USB Mouse and GUI Control
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
Operating System
Embedded Linux®
12 Channel
No. of PoE
8 Ch
Max supported resolution
IP camera max. 5MP (2592 x 1920)
Communication Protocol
PoE Type
100Mbps, 802.3af
Screen Mode
1, 4, 9 & 12
True HD and VGA
True HD output: 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1080
Recording Speed
Up to 360fps up to 5MP resolution
Max. throughput
80 Mbps
Max. HDD bay
Recording resolution
Recording modes
Continuous, C+M, C+S, scheduled, sensor & motion detection recording
Pre-alarm recording, emergency recording, quick backup
Playback & search
x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32
Intelli-search by time bar, calendar (date & time) and event search
Audio Output
1 Ch
Alarm Input/ Relay Output
4 Ch/ 1 Ch
PTZ Control
Transaction Verification
TCP and USB-serial interface
1x Gigabit ethernet (RJ45) – fixed IP, DHCP & DDNS
Remote Software
Pivot™, web client, mobile client for Android® & Apple® smart phones and tablets
Backup Device
Local backup by USB, network backup by CMS
System recovery after power failure
Auto-reboot and journaling file system
Other Function
Firmware Upgrade
Remote, USB
Special features
Local PoE switch
Health check
Real-time system, network and PoE status monitoring
System operation
IR remote controller (optional), USB mouse, PTZ control by keyboard (optional)
Power requirements
48V DC
Power consumption
158.4W total power budget, 3.3A, 15.4W per PoE Channel
Operating temperature and humidity
41~104 °F (5~40 °C) / 20~90% RH
Dimension (WxDxH)
14.21 x 14.96 x 2.6 Inch (361 x 380 x 66 mm)
5 year limited

Model #

Supported Cameras

Storage Size

DW-VP122T-8PUp to 12 5MP IP Cameras
Up to 12 5MP IP Cameras
Up to 12 5MP IP Cameras

Up to 12 5MP IP Cameras

DW-VP128T-8PUp to 12 5MP IP Cameras8TB 
DW-VP1212T-8PUp to 12 5MP IP Cameras12TB
DW Site Viewer™
DW Site Viewer™ for Apple TV
VMAX® IP-Plus™ Viewer for Mac®
Pivot Central Monitoring Software
DW Witness™
DW Witness™
VMAX Plus™ Mobile App
VMAX Plus™ Mobile App
19" rack mount ears
PoE switch - 4 channels
PoE switch - 8 channels
Title Type Size Download
CCIP MEGApix compatibility list pdf 0.20 MB
DW-VP12xT8P AE specifications doc 0.10 MB
DW-VP12xT8P CAD drawings pdf 0.64 MB
VMAX IP Plus 12 Channel 8-PoE Datasheet pdf 0.40 MB
VMAX IP Plus Camera Compatibility List pdf 0.63 MB
VMAX IP Plus Manual pdf 7.65 MB
VMAX IP Plus QSG pdf 1.01 MB
Title Type Version Compatibility Size Download
1st Gen VMAX IP Plus 12 Channel 8-PoE Firmware v. (Serial Number Starts with VP) bin v. HWID: 6212 32.52 MB
2nd Gen VMAX IP Plus 12 Channel 8-PoE Firmware v. (Serial Number Starts with NP) bin v. HWID: 6512 32.67 MB
C3 CMS v1.0.2.57 exe v1.0.2.57 Windows® 10 OS 176.01 MB
PIVOT CMS v1.1.1.1 zip v1.1.1.1 17.20 MB
PIVOT Pro CMS v1.5.0.34566 Software for Windows Ext. URL v1.5.0.34566 Pivot Pro N/A
Remote Client for MAC for VMAX IP Plus v2.3.11 zip v2.3.11 VMAX IP Plus 3.17 MB
DW IP Finder v4.4.1 exe 22.95 MB
Frequently asked questions
Q. Can I change the time zone remotely?
A. Yes, by using any browser. Most common: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Windows Edge, Safari
  1. Login using the admin account
  2. Go to Remote Setup
  3. Select System Information
  4. Select the desired Time Zone and SAVE
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. What mobile app can I use?
  1. DW VMAX app, DW Mobile app which can be found in the App Store on IOS devices and Play Store on Android devices.
  2. DW VMAX IP PLUS & DW Mobile app for VMAX IP PLUS NVR

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