Device Pack

VAST

Overview

Designed specifically for VIVOTEK’s VAST, NVRs and Shepherd 2, Device Pack can directly enable camera settings for VIVOTEK network cameras. As most configuration values of the Device Pack are identical to those found on VIVOTEK’s network camera webpage, users can save time when installing and setting up their cameras.

Supported Products

  • VIVOTEK VAST V1.10 or above.
  • VIVOTEK NVR: ND8321, ND8322P, ND8422P, ND9441, ND9541, NR9581, NR9681.
  • VIVOTEK Shepherd V2.0.0.6 or above.

Supported Camera Settings

Difference settings for each product:

Camera Settings VMS (VAST) NVR Shepherd
Video
  • Video mode
  • Video stream
  • Codec type
  • Frame size
  • Max. frame rate
  • Video quality
  • Codec
  • Frame size
  • Maximum frame rate
  • Intra frame period
  • Video quality
  • Codec
  • Frame size
  • Max. frame rate
  • Intra frame period
  • Video quality
  • Max. Bitrate
Audio
  • Audio codec type
  • Bitrate
  • Audio codec type
  • Bitrate
  • Microphone input gain
  • Audio codec type
  • Bitrate
  • Microphone input gain
Image
  • Video name
  • Power line frequency
  • Video orientation
  • Fisheye mount type
  • Image adjustment (Color, Brightness, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, Low light compensation, Gamma curve)
  • Timestamp
  • Video title
  • Video orientation (Flip, Mirror)
  • Color
  • Power line frequency
  • Day/Night settings (Switch B/W mode, IR cut filter, Light sensor sensitivity, External IR illuminator in night mode, IR LED)
Other
  • Remote focus
  • NTP Settings
  • Panoramic PTZ
  • Motion detection settings
  • PTZ (Operation, Preset/Patrol settings)
  • System (Host name, Host time)
  • Security (User account, HTTPS)
  • Network (Network type, Network port)
  • Application (DI/DO trigger status settings. Motion detection)

Downloads

Supported IP Cameras: VIVOTEK Network Cameras 8000 series and above version.

Version Information

  • Supported IP Cameras: VIVOTEK Network Cameras 8000 series and above version
Form Factor Models
Box Cameras IP8151, IP8152, IP8155, IP8161, IP8166, IP8162, IP8165,
IP816A-HP, IP816A-LPC, IP8172, IP8173, IP9171-HP, IP9171, IP9181-H, IZ9361-EH, IZ9371-EH
Bullet Cameras IB8156, IB8168, IB8338-H, IB8338-HR, IB8354, IB8367-R, IB8367-RT, IB8367-T,
IB8367, IB8367A, IB8369, IB8369A, IB836B-EHF3, IB836BA-EHF3, IB836B-EHT,
IB836BA-EHT, IB836B-HF3, IB836BA-HF3, IB836B-HRF3, IB836B-HRT,
IB836B-HT, IB836BA-HT, IB8373-EH, IB8377-H, IB8379-H, IB8381, IB8382-EF3, IB8382-ET,
IB8382-F3, IB8382-RF3, IB8382-RT, IB8382-T, IB9371-EHT,
IB9371-HRT, IB9371-HT, IB9381-EHT, IB9381-HT
IP7131, IP7161, IP7330, IP7361, IP8330, IP8331, IP8332, IP8335, IP8337, IP8355, IP8361,
IP8362, IP8364, IP8365, IP8371, IP8372
Cube Cameras IP8130, IP8131, IP8132, IP8133, IP8133W, IP8160-W, IP8336
Fixed Dome Cameras CD8371-HNTV, CD8371-HNVF2
FD8133, FD8134, FD8135, FD8136, FD8137, FD8138-H,
FD8151, FD8152, FD8152V, FD8154, FD8155H, FD8156,
FD8161, FD8162, FD8163, FD8164, FD8165H, FD8166, FD8166A, FD8166A-N,
FD8167-T, FD8167, FD8167A, FD8168, FD8169, FD8169A, FD816B-HF2,
FD816BA-HF2, FD816B-HT, FD816BA-HT, FD816C-HF2, FD816C-HSF2, FD816CA-HF2,
FD8171, FD8173-H, FD8177-H, FD8179-H, FD8181, FD8182-F2, FD8182-T, FD8184-F2,
FD8335, FD8338-HV, FD8355, FD8362, FD8362E, FD8363, FD8365,
FD8367-TV, FD8367-V, FD8367A-V, FD8369A-V, FD8371EV, FD8371V, FD836B-EHTV, FD836BA-EHTV,
FD836B-EHVF2, FD836BA-EHVF2, FD836B-HTV, FD836BA-HTV, FD836B-HVF2,
FD836BA-HVF2, FD8371, FD8372, FD8373, FD8377-HV, FD8379-HV,
FD8381-EV, FD8382-ETV, FD8382-EVF2, FD8382-TV,
FD8382-VF2, FD9171-HT, FD9371-EHTV, FD9371-HTV,
FD9181-HT, FD9381-EHTV, FD9381-HTV
Panoramic Fisheye Cameras CC8130, CC8160, CC8370-HV
FE8171, FE8172, FE8173, FE8174, FE8174V, FE8180, FE8181,
FE8181V, FE8182, FE8191-V, FE8191, FE8391-V, FE9181-H, FE9182-H, FE9191, FE9381-EHV, FE9382-EHV, FE9391-EV
SF8172
Multiple Sensor Camera MS8391-EV, MS8392-EV
Mobile Dome Cameras MD8531, MD8531H, MD8562, MD8563-EH, MD8563-EHF2, MD8563-EHF4
PT/PTZ Dome Cameras PD8136, PT8133, PZ7111, PZ7131, PZ71x1, PZ71x2, PZ81X1, PZ81XX
Speed Dome Cameras SD8161, SD8314E, SD8316E, SD8321E, SD8326E, SD8331E, SD8333, SD8333-E, SD8362, SD8363, SD8363E,
SD8364, SD8364E, SD83X1, SD9161-H, SD9361-EH, SD9361-EHL, SD9362-EH, SD9362-EHL,
SD9363-EHL, SD9364-EH, SD9364-EHL, SD9365-EHL, SD9366-EH, SD9366-EHL
Split-type Camera System VC8101, VC8201
Counting Camera SC8131 (VIVOTEK’s ND Series NVR is not supported.)
* Orange color: different models from previous version.
  • Supported Video Servers: VS8100, VS8102, VS8401, VS8801
  • Supported IP Cameras: VIVOTEK Network Cameras 8000 series and above version
Form Factor Models
Box Cameras IP8151, IP8152, IP8155, IP8161, IP8166, IP8162, IP8165,
IP816A-HP, IP816A-LPC, IP8172, IP8173, IP9171-HP, IP9171, IP9181-H, IZ9361-EH
Bullet Cameras IB8156, IB8168, IB8338-H, IB8338-HR, IB8354, IB8367-R, IB8367-RT, IB8367-T,
IB8367, IB8367A, IB8369, IB8369A, IB836B-EHF3, IB836BA-EHF3, IB836B-EHT,
IB836BA-EHT, IB836B-HF3, IB836BA-HF3, IB836B-HRF3, IB836B-HRT,
IB836B-HT, IB836BA-HT, IB8373-EH, IB8377-H, IB8379-H, IB8381, IB8382-EF3, IB8382-ET,
IB8382-F3, IB8382-RF3, IB8382-RT, IB8382-T, IB9371-EHT,
IB9371-HRT, IB9371-HT, IB9381-EHT, IB9381-HT
IP7131, IP7161, IP7330, IP7361, IP8330, IP8331, IP8332, IP8335, IP8337, IP8355, IP8361,
IP8362, IP8364, IP8365, IP8371, IP8372
Cube Cameras IP8130, IP8131, IP8132, IP8133, IP8133W, IP8336
Fixed Dome Cameras CD8371-HNTV, CD8371-HNVF2
FD8133, FD8134, FD8135, FD8136, FD8137, FD8138-H,
FD8151, FD8152, FD8152V, FD8154, FD8155H, FD8156,
FD8161, FD8162, FD8163, FD8164, FD8165H, FD8166, FD8166A, FD8166A-N,
FD8167-T, FD8167, FD8167A, FD8168, FD8169, FD8169A, FD816B-HF2,
FD816BA-HF2, FD816B-HT, FD816BA-HT, FD816C-HF2, FD816C-HSF2, FD816CA-HF2,
FD8171, FD8173-H, FD8177-H, FD8179-H, FD8181, FD8182-F2, FD8182-T, FD8184-F2,
FD8335, FD8338-HV, FD8355, FD8362, FD8362E, FD8363, FD8365,
FD8367-TV, FD8367-V, FD8367A-V, FD8369A-V, FD8371EV, FD8371V, FD836B-EHTV, FD836BA-EHTV,
FD836B-EHVF2, FD836BA-EHVF2, FD836B-HTV, FD836BA-HTV, FD836B-HVF2,
FD836BA-HVF2, FD8371, FD8372, FD8373, FD8377-HV, FD8379-HV,
FD8381-EV, FD8382-ETV, FD8382-EVF2, FD8382-TV,
FD8382-VF2, FD9171-HT, FD9371-EHTV, FD9371-HTV,
FD9181-HT, FD9381-EHTV, FD9381-HTV
Panoramic Fisheye Cameras CC8130, CC8370-HV
FE8171, FE8172, FE8173, FE8174, FE8174V, FE8180, FE8181,
FE8181V, FE8182, FE8191-V, FE8191, FE8391-V, FE9181-H, FE9182-H, FE9381-EHV, FE9382-EHV
SF8172
Multiple Sensor Camera MS8391-EV, MS8392-EV
Mobile Dome Cameras MD8531, MD8531H, MD8562, MD8563-EH, MD8563-EHF2, MD8563-EHF4
PT/PTZ Dome Cameras PD8136, PT8133, PZ7111, PZ7131, PZ71x1, PZ71x2 , PZ81X1, PZ81XX
Speed Dome Cameras SD8161, SD8316E, SD8321E, SD8326E, SD8331E, SD8333, SD8333-E, SD8362, SD8363, SD8363E,
SD8364, SD8364E, SD83X1, SD9161-H, SD9361-EH, SD9361-EHL, SD9362-EH, SD9362-EHL,
SD9363-EHL, SD9364-EH, SD9364-EHL, SD9365-EHL, SD9366-EH, SD9366-EHL
Split-type Camera System VC8101, VC8201
Counting Camera SC8131 (VIVOTEK’s ND Series NVR is not supported.)
* Orange color: different models from previous version.
  • Supported Video Servers: VS8100, VS8102, VS8401, VS8801
  • Supported IP Cameras: VIVOTEK Network Cameras 8000 series and above version
Form Factor Models
Box Cameras IP8151, IP8152, IP8155, IP8161, IP8166, IP8162, IP8165,
IP816A-HP, IP816A-LPC, IP8172, IP8173, IP9171-HP, IP9171, IP9181-H, IZ9361-EH
Bullet Cameras IB8156, IB8168, IB8338-H, IB8338-HR, IB8354, IB8367-R, IB8367-RT, IB8367-T,
IB8367, IB8367A, IB8369, IB8369A, IB836B-EHF3, IB836BA-EHF3, IB836B-EHT,
IB836BA-EHT, IB836B-HF3, IB836BA-HF3, IB836B-HRF3, IB836B-HRT,
IB836B-HT, IB836BA-HT, IB8373-EH, IB8377-H, IB8379-H, IB8381, IB8382-EF3, IB8382-ET,
IB8382-F3, IB8382-RF3, IB8382-RT, IB8382-T, IB9371-EHT,
IB9371-HRT, IB9371-HT, IB9381-EHT, IB9381-HT
IP7330, IP7361, IP8330, IP8331, IP8332, IP8335, IP8337, IP8355, IP8361,
IP8362, IP8364, IP8365, IP8371, IP8372
Cube Cameras IP8130, IP8131, IP8132, IP8133, IP8133W, IP8336
Fixed Dome Cameras FD8133, FD8134, FD8135, FD8136, FD8137, FD8138-H,
FD8151, FD8152, FD8152V, FD8154, FD8155H, FD8156,
FD8161, FD8162, FD8163, FD8164, FD8165H, FD8166, FD8166A, FD8166A-N
FD8167-T, FD8167, FD8167A, FD8168, FD8169, FD8169A, FD816B-HF2,
FD816BA-HF2, FD816B-HT, FD816BA-HT, FD816C-HF2, FD816C-HSF2,
FD8171, FD8173-H, FD8177-H, FD8179-H, FD8181, FD8182-F2, FD8182-T, FD8184-F2,
FD8335, FD8338-HV, FD8355, FD8362, FD8363, FD8365,
FD8367-TV, FD8367-V, FD8367A-V, FD8369A-V, FD836B-EHTV, FD836BA-EHTV,
FD836B-EHVF2, FD836BA-EHVF2, FD836B-HTV, FD836BA-HTV, FD836B-HVF2,
FD836BA-HVF2, FD8371, FD8372, FD8373, FD8377-HV, FD8379-HV,
FD8381-EV, FD8382-ETV, FD8382-EVF2, FD8382-TV,
FD8382-VF2, FD9171-HT, FD9371-EHTV, FD9371-HTV,
FD9181-HT, FD9381-EHTV, FD9381-HTV
Panoramic Fisheye Cameras CC8130, CC8370-HV
FE8171, FE8172, FE8173, FE8174, FE8180, FE8181,
FE8181V, FE8182, FE8191-V, FE8191, FE8391-V, FE9181-H, FE9182-H, FE9381-EHV, FE9382-EHV
SF8172
Multiple Sensor Camera MS8391-EV
Mobile Dome Cameras MD8531, MD8562, MD8563-EHF2, MD8563-EHF4
PT/PTZ Dome Cameras PD8136, PT8133, PZ81X1, PZ81XX
Speed Dome Cameras SD8161, SD8316E, SD8321E, SD8326E, SD8331E, SD8333, SD8333-E, SD8362, SD8363, SD8363E,
SD8364, SD8364E, SD83X1, SD9161-H, SD9361-EH, SD9361-EHL, SD9362-EH, SD9362-EHL
Split-type Camera System VC8101, VC8201
Counting Camera SC8131 (VIVOTEK’s ND Series NVR is not supported.)
* Orange color: different models from previous version.
  • Supported Video Servers: VS8100, VS8102, VS8401, VS8801

For VAST

Please follow the steps below to install Device Pack:

1. Download the Device Pack (*.vdp).
2. Run LiveClient to login to the server.
3. Go to “Help” → ”About”.
4. Click Device Pack “Update…” to select the Device Pack file.

5. Click “Update”.

6. Finish.

For NVR

Please follow the steps below to install Device Pack:

1. Download the Device Pack file (*.vdp) onto the USB drive.
2. Insert the USB drive into the NVR.
3. Login to the server.
4. Go to the maintenance page.
5. Click the “Import” Device Pack button.

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6. Click “Update”.

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7. Wait for the update to complete.

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8. Confirm the Device Pack version via “Information”.

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For Shepherd

Please follow the steps below to install Device Pack:

1. Download the Device Pack file (*.vdp)
2. Save this file with Shepherd.exe in the same folder
3. Run Shepherd.exe and it will launch Device Pack simultaneously.

Bandwidth Calculator

When designing a security system, network bandwidth requirements and storage space for archiving video are two very important parameters. Now, by using the JVSG design tool, you can calculate both these parameters automatically.

In order to calculate both bandwidth and storage, you simply add camera types and specify a few parameters as shown below:

You can see that there are several columns in the table. You may need to click on your mouse’s right button to open the hidden columns, as illustrated here.

Following are the key parameters that need to be specified.

1.Resolution:(Camera Resolution - Pixels) You can select the camera resolution from the drop-down list.

2.Compression (Video compression):You can choose from these formats:

  • MJPG
  • MPEG4
  • H.264
  • MJPG2000

Each of these formats features multiple quality levels ranging from low quality to high quality. The screen shot below shows the quality level that will be obtained at each of these settings.

Of course, do keep in mind that as the image quality rises, so does the bandwidth use and the storage space required for your video. The ideal approace is to achieve an optimum balance between the image quality and the storage space required.

3.Image Complexity:Frames from some CCTV cameras are more detailed and have a higher frame size. This option is shown in the Expert Mode.

4.Motion %:The level, as a percentage, of motion activity. This parameter is used for MPEG4 and H.264 bandwidth estimation.

5.FPS:Frames per second. You can select the FPS you desire for your cameras.

6.Days:Retention period in units of 24 hours. This is the required archive duration for your video, and is used for storage space calculations. For example, if you plan to store video recording for a year, please enter 365.

7.Cameras:Number of cameras in your surveillance system.

8.Recording %:The percentage of operational hours within a 24 hour period. This gives a measure of the estimated motion recoding activity in percentage. For continuous recording the value of this parameter should be 100%.

After all the above parameters are entered into the system, at the bottom of the window you can find the total bandwidth and disk space required for your entire video surveillance system.

Frame Size (Kilobytes):The software estimates frame size based on resolution and compression. In some special cases you can measure your real frame size and specify it in this field.

Bandwidth (Megabits per second):How much network traffic is required for these cameras.

Disk Space (Gigabytes):Disk storage space required to store video archive (in GBs).

System Requirements

Specifications

Version 1.11
General
Maximum Number of Cameras Unlimited (Please Refer to System Requirements Below)
Maximum Number of Server Unlimited (Please Refer to System Requirements Below)
Maximum Number of Clients Unlimited
Support OS Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000
Support Web Browser Internet Explorer 11/10/9
Mobile Support iViewer (iOS/Android)
Virtual Matrix Support VAST Matrix (Please Refer to System Requirements Below)
Devices Pack .vdp File Update
LiveView (Local Display)
Max. Channel 64-Channel (with Dual Monitors)
Layout Multi Layout Display: 1x1, 2x2, 1+5, 3x3, 1+12, 4x4, 5x5, 1+31,
1P+2, 1P+6, 1P+8, 2V, 3V, 4V, 2V+3
Single Layout Display, Full Screen Display, Sequential Display
Stream Application Stream Selection & Auto Stream Size
View Application Drag & Drop
Remote I/O Control
PiP (Digital Zoom)
Instant Replay
De-interlace
Video Display Mode (Aspect Ratio, Hide Borders, Keep Top/Down Borders)
Fisheye Dewarp Mode Fisheye Display Mode:
Regular: 1O, 1P, 1R, 1O3R, 4R
Wall Mount: 1P2R, 1P3R
Ceiling/Floor Mount: 2P, 4R Pro, 1O8R
Playback
Max. Channel 16 Channels
Layout Multi Layout Display: 1x1, 2x2, 1+5, 3x3, 1+12, 4x4, 2V, 3V, 4V, 2V+3
Single Layout Display, Full Screen Display, Sequential Display
Playback Mode Asynchronous & Synchronous
Playback Control Play, Rewind, Pause, Stop, Next / Previous Video Start, next / previous Frame, 1/8X ~ 64X Speed Control, Bookmark
Search Mode Browsing, Date & Time (Fast), Event, Bookmark, Alarm, Log, Timeline, Timeline Scale
Video
Video Format MJPEG, MPEG4, H.264 AVC, H.264 SVC, H.265
Video Resolution Up to 9 Megapixels
Video Enhancement Basic Mode: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue Intelligent Mode: Defog, Rain, Snow, Fire / Smoke
Audio
Audio Format G.711, G.726, AMR, AAC
Audio Capability Two Way
Audio Control Mute, Broadcasting & Sound Play
Record
Recording Time (sec.) Pre-Record: 3-15, Post-Record: 10-60
Recording Stream Type Unicast
Recording Stream Single
Recording Mode Continuous, Schedule, Manual, Event, Activity Adaptive Streaming
Recording Setting Recycle (unit: Size or Day)
Recording File Format 3 GP
External Storage Recording NAS (SMB & CIFS)
Alarm Management
Alarm Period (sec.) Max. 30
Alarm Filter Name, Time, Source, Event Type
Alarm Setting LiveView Alarm Notification: Fixed & Popup Alert Sound
Schedule Type Continuous, Schedule, Manual
Camera Event Motion, DI/O, Video Lost/Restore, PIR, Tampering, Temperature, IR, PPTZ, Line Crossing Detection, Loitering Detection, Field Detection
Camera Status Connection Status, Recording Status, Recording Error
Substation Substation Connection Status
Storage Status Storage Connection Status, Storage Capacity Status
Station Status License Status, Network Status, Virtual Memory Status Mobile Support iViewer (iOS/Android)
External Devices Event DI/O (With I/O Box)
Action Email, Start Recording, Set DO, GSM Short Message, HTTP & Client Notification
eMap
Source Import Picture
Marked Add, Remove, Direction Control, PTZ Control & Indicator LiveView
Event Notification Event Icon Light Flash
PTZ
PTZ/ePTZ Control Panel Control & Mouse Click Control
PTZ/ePTZ Operation Direction Control, Home, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Preset, Patrol (Group), Pan, Stop, Speed
PTZ Operation Mode Click to Move & Continuous Move
Export
Print Selection Windows & All Windows
Snapshot BMP & JPEG
Export file AVI, 3GP & EXE
Backup
Schedule NAS (SMB & CIFS)
System
User Management Authentication: Basic Account / Windows AD Account
User Level Administrator, Power User, User, Operator & Guest
User Control Permission, Accessible Cameras & Accessible Substation
Date & Time Sync PC
Network DDNS, SMTP, UPnP & Proxy
Language Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Device Integration
Joystick VIVOTEK USB Joystick
All Windows® Compatible USB Joystick
I/O Box Advantech ADAM-6000
Switch VIVOTEK VivoCam PoE Switch (AW-GEV Series)
Camera Integration
Camera Insert Manual & Search
Basic Setting User Name, Password & Camera Model Detection
Connection Setting Configuration Protocol: HTTP, HTTPS
Streaming Protocol: TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS
Video Setting Video Stream, Compression, Resolution, FPS, Video Quality
Audio Setting Compression & Bitrate
Remote Focus Manual Focus Adjustment & Full Range Scan
NTP Setting IP Address (NTP Server or VAST Server) & Updating Interval
ONVIF Core Spec Version 2.2 or above (By Project)
ONVIF Stream Video (H.264, MPEG4 & MJPEG) & Audio (G.711, One Way)
ONVIF Control PTZ Control (Up, Down, Left, Right & Zoom In/Out)
ONVIF Discover Discover the other brand camera through "Insert Camera & Batch Insert"
Advanced Features
VIVOTEK Exclusive Feature Panoramic PTZ
Seamless Recording

Tutorials - 01 VAST Install

Tutorials - 02 Add Cameras to VAST - 1

Tutorials - 02 Add Cameras to VAST - 2

Tutorials - 03 Setup Motion Detection in VAST - 1

Tutorials - 03 Setup Motion Detection in VAST - 2

Tutorials - 04 Recording Scheduling

Tutorials - 05 Storage Groups

Tutorials - 06 Playback Basics

Tutorials - 07 Snapshot Manual Record and Instant Playback

Tutorials - 08 Scheduled and Manual Recording Backups

Tutorials - 09 VAST Troubleshooting Service Control and Import Export Utility