Digital Watchdog Adds Extensive List of Features to Spectrum IPVMS

The latest version of Digital Watchdog’s video management software features virtual offline cameras, failover for storage and much more.

CERRITOS, Calif. —Digital Watchdog (DW) announces the release of DW Spectrum IPVMS v4.0, the latest version of its video management software.

Version 4.0 delivers new features such as virtual offline cameras, failover for storage and secure video export with updated user experience.

“This release opens a world of new opportunities. From the increased scalability and enhanced security to streamlined user enhancements and Cloud capabilities.” says Patrick Kelly, director of IP video solutions, Digital Watchdog. “It includes a whole new SDK for rapid integration of third-party devices designed for AI and deep learning-driven computer vision applications. While at the same time introducing a new framework to integrate dozens of third-party devices. We are excited to share these new opportunities with our DW partners.”

New features include:

  • H.265 for ONVIF devices.
  • Layout-as-an-action — a predefined layout can be opened when an event occurs.
  • Secure export — .exe, .nov exported files can be protected by a password.
  • Failover on storage failure — failover now also occurs when all designated storage drives fail on a server.
  • Virtual camera — users can now import offline video files (wearable cameras, action cams, drones, etc.), into archive and associate with a virtual camera, which can be used like other cameras in a system.
  • RTSP/HTTP dual-stream support — users can now add two streams when creating an RTSP/HTTP camera which enables dual streaming and adaptive scaling. When a secondary stream is added, the primary stream also becomes modifiable.
  • Webcam support — webcams (built-in and USB) are now supported.
  • Metadata SDK and plugins — a software development kit for rapid integration of intelligent third-party systems and devices. Includes a feature set designed for AI and deep learning-driven computer vision applications, focused on object recognition and automation.
  • Encrypted video and HTTPS communications.
  • C2P integration – Convergence to Pixels integrates a wide variety of third-party solutions.
  • Custom watermark over videos.
  • DW Cloud connected systems can now be merged together.
  • Redesigned system update process.
  • Updates to the desktop client user interface — comprehensive revamp of UI / UX for improved usability.
  • Action parameters placeholders for the “Do HTTP request” action — source, caption or description placeholders can be added to the HTTP POST request body to be automatically replaced by the corresponding values from generic event query parameters.
  • Desktop client CLI launch — the desktop client can be launched with a command line parameter to define the initial layout. This allows programming pop-up like behavior.

DW Spectrum IPVMS is accessed with the freely distributed DW Spectrum client software, the DW Cloud web client from all leading web browsers, as well as the free DW Spectrum mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

The DW Spectrum IPVMS server software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack NVR servers and MEGApix CaaS edge cameras or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Ubuntu Linux-based systems.

DW Spectrum IPVMS updates automatically in systems where previous v3 software is already installed.

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