New DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4 is Coming!


For Immediate Release


New DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4 is Coming!
DW’s Flagship Video Management Software Adds Even More Intuitive Interface and Support for Analytics Cameras

DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.0 – Built for Users™



ISC West 2019 — Las Vegas, NV (April 10, 2019) DW®, the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will showcase the DW Spectrum® IPVMS version 4.0 Beta at ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas. The new version of DW’s flagship software includes new features and capabilities across our Blackjack® servers and MEGApix® CaaS™ cameras. You can find DW®, our entire line of video surveillance solutions and live DW Spectrum® IPVMS demos at the ISC West show, booth #25089.


DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.0 includes significant UI/UX improvements to some of the most integral parts of the client’s interface. It has been designed to support the advanced features and onboard analytics such as those in DW® MEGApix® IP cameras. The 4.0 software introduces a P2C integration, which will open our software solution to any supported TCP/IP device. System scalability has been enhanced to support more servers, devices and users. Additionally, a new metadata SDK allows the rapid integration of object metadata (coordinates, tags) generated by 3rd party computer vision applications. This allows for the integration of several functions including the ability to overlay bounding boxes and object paths within video tiles, as well as integrate custom actions and events.


“DW Spectrum® changes the way the industry and end users look at video management,” said Mark Espenschied, Director of Marketing, DW®. “As even more powerful features continue to be added, it remains the most intuitive and easy-to-use software available.”


New features include:
·         Notifications panel revamp: The notifications panel is undergoing a massive UX / UI revamp in v4.0. The new interface now includes not only notifications, but motion, bookmarks, system events and objects identified by 3rd party computer vision / deep learning driven analytics.
·         Add device dialog revamp: A quick overview of the revamp of the add device dialog with improved method for finding IP cameras and RTSP / HTTP / UDP streams.
·         Dual stream RTSP / HTTP / UDP stream support: A great way to integrate 3rd party legacy systems (DVRs, NVRs) and devices (old IP cameras).
·         Secure export: The ability to password protect exported videos.
·         Encrypted video and connections: Secure HTTPS connections between system servers prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and make it harder than ever to hack a DW Spectrum® IPVMS system.
·         Layout-as-an-action: Open layouts automatically using the rules engine or even use soft-triggers to build multi-level maps.
·         Resource panel revamp: A UI / UX update brings a faster, more convenient unified search that allows operators to execute a keyword search on any type of resource.
·         Minimum grid size for layouts: Users can now set the minimum grid size for layouts to provide a more fixed-layout type approach similar to more traditional VMS applications.
·         Virtual camera (import offline video to archive): Create virtual cameras to import offline videos into archive. Great for importing video captured by 3rd party video capture devices.


DW Spectrum® IPVMS is accessed with the freely distributed DW Spectrum® client software (Windows®/Linux®/Mac®), the DW Spectrum® IPVMS can be accessed with the web client from all leading web browsers (Google® Chrome, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®, Safari® and Opera®), as well as the free DW Spectrum® mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The VMS software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack® NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows® or Ubuntu® Linux-based systems. There is never a charge for the client or server software. The only cost with DW Spectrum® IPVMS is a one-time fee for a recording license per camera or device.


The DW Spectrum® IPVMS updates automatically in systems where current v3.2 software is already installed. Click here to download the current server or client software for free from the product page on our website or go to and search for DW Spectrum®.


Click here to download the full v3.2 release notes, system requirements and manual update codes.


DW® empowers our customers as the industry-leading single source of value-driven complete solutions for all video surveillance applications (HD Coax / hybrid / IP enterprise), focusing on ease of use and ROI. DW® products offer technologically-advanced features including multi-sensor HD cameras at real-time 30fps, Star-Light™ super low light technology, WDR, Smart DNR and Smart IR. Complete IP megapixel surveillance solutions include single- and multi-sensor MEGApix® cameras and edge recording systems, Blackjack® NVRs and DW Spectrum® IPVMS for server, mobile and on-camera control. Complete HD Coax surveillance solutions include single- and multi-sensor STAR-LIGHT HD Coax cameras, VMAX® Universal HD over Coax® DVRs and mobile management applications.


For Images or More Information:
Mark Espenschied
Director of Marketing
DW® Complete Surveillance Solutions
Toll Free: 866.446.3595 x283