VIVOTEK ST7501 is the free video management software, featuring reliable recording and easy system management for diverse IP surveillance applications. ST7501 has three major components, ST7501 Server for recording, ST7501 LiveClient for live viewing and system management, and ST7501 Playback for browsing the database and retrieving the recorded media data. Users can install and run the three components on a single computer, or install all of them in three separate computers.

ST7501 Server is able to record network video streams up to 32 channels; while ST7501 LiveClient allows users to have real-time remote monitoring. In addition, the ST7501 Playback enables to retrieve the database with multiple advanced functions such as searching, browsing, and exporting. With ST7501 LiveClient and ST7501 Playback installed on other computers in different locations, users can have live viewing and database access for more efficient video management. Seamless integration with most VIVOTEK network cameras and video servers, ST7501 video management software provides you with reliable video surveillance unit.

New Features in Version 1.8

  • Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 Support
  • Alarm Management Enhancement
  • 3rd-Party I/O Box Integration
  • More VIVOTEK Camera Function Inetgration: Video Rotation Format, Smart Stream, Auto Tracking...etc

Key Features

  • 32-channel Live Video Monitoring
  • PTZ/ePTZ Function Control
  • Event Alarm Management
  • Overall Device Management through Intuitive E-map Feature
  • Two-way Audio, Multi-channel Audio Broadcast
  • Instant Replay & Playback on Live Client
  • Auto Stream Size for Reducing Display Loading
  • Directly Set up Basic Parameters for Cameras

Support List

  • VIVOTEK Network Cameras: 7000 & 8000 Series (MD7560X & SF series excluded)

System Requirements

Server (Recording Channels)4Mbps for Each ChannelBelow 32 CH
Client (Display Channels)* 720P
** 1080P
CPU2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processors2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
RAM2 GB or above4 GB or above8 GB or above
Graphics AdapterDirectX 9 compatible 1GB graphics card
Network Interface Card1000/100/10 Ethernet
  • * Display requirements of the 3MP fisheye camera is equal to a 720P camera.
  • ** Display requirements of the 5MP fisheye camera is equal to a 1080P camera.
  • If installing Server & Client in the same PC, overall loading of the PC is to be evaluated.

Remote Access via Client/Server Architecture

The administrator can monitor and control the system by remote login different clients. According to the system requirements or applications, the LiveClient and Playback programs can be installed in the same PC or separately.

Remote Access via Client/Server Architecture

Effective Event Management

The LiveClient supports comprehensive event management which allows the user to quickly respond to any emergencies. The Playback offers an array of event search engine for retrieving video clips from the database of recorded videos based on different search criteria.

Effective Event Management


The LiveClient supports intuitive E-map function which allows users to upload E-maps for overall devices management. The whole system architecture is thus visualized through e-map links.

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How to use the joystick?

Do we have other way to use two-way audio in full duplex?

Is it possible that adding NR7401 into recording software ST7501?

(D)(link miss, too old)How to do recording?

When to use event management of ST7501?

How to copy the same configuration settings to one or more other ST7501 servers?

(D)(the DB was updated)How to repair a corrupted database and view previously recorded video for ST7501?

How do I get more than 10 connections from ONE camera by using ST7501 streaming server?

Why can't I find *.dif file when adding backup recording folder to Playback program in ST7501 version or above?

ST7501 Notifications for Camera Disconnection and Recording Stop

How to solve server configuration saying "port in use" when installing ST7501?

How to fix running ST7501 server makes large file in windows temporary directory?

How to set event recording in ST7501/VAST?

(removed)Monitoring performance benchmarking tool

When inserting the old 7000-series cameras with ST7501, an alert with the error code 80350007 appears.

ST7501 only record 3gp format file

When the NAS is in workgroups instead of Active Directory, how to configure the Network storage server sttings in ST7501?

ST7501/VAST-Playback shows "connecting".

ST7501/VAST-Server is not running after re-install ST7501/VAST.

(D)(duplicated)How should I do to record when the motion or DI is triggered?

(D)(duplicated)How do I get more than 10 connections from ONE camera by using ST7501 streaming server?

Why do I get "Authentication failed" message? I did not change the passward of ST7501 server.

(D)(duplicated)When I run ST7501, there are lots temp files appearing in the temp folder. How to solve it?

Which cameras are compatible with ST7501?

When I try to start the ST7501 Uranus Watch-Dog server, I get an error “Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.” Why?

During the installation it showed an error "The account ....doesn't exist". Although it finishes this installation, I cannot run ST7501. What can I do?

I try to add my camera and click on “Connection Test”, I get the following error: “The request is failed. (Error Code: 80460008)” and I don't see anything. Why?

How can I login to remote server of ST7501 on Internet?

Error code 80541002


VAST / ST7501 Error Codes

Can we run ST7501 on a PC with Windows 7 without admin rights?

Can ST7501/VAST support MD7560X?

When using the version, there are 2 problems; Playback was suddenly closed, it is not able to see all recordings.

Why ST7501 doesn't support 1O8R of display mode?

Does ST7501 support Windows 8 (Win8)?

Does VS2403 support VAST/ST7501?

Is there any rules for ST7501 to close the recording file and create a new one?

Why does VMSMediaplayer not show camera name on left-top corner after exporting recording file from ST7501/VAST?

Activity Adaptive Streaming (AAS)

Time-Shift recording

Troubleshooting VAST installation issues

How to set event recording in ST7501/VAST?

(D)(Dulplicate)How to set event recording in ST7501/VAST?

What are the main differences between VAST and ST7501?

Adding a substation to VAST

Recording performance benchmarking tool

Suggested PC CPU Spec for VAST/ST7501

For the VS8801 firmware 0200a how do you record to NAS if there is no “Recording” section?

(D)(dulpicate)I have a VS8801, how can I make recordings to NAS if there is no "Recording" section?

I can not perform ePTZ with CC8130 on both browser/ST7501, what could be the problem?

Using a Fisheye Camera with VAST and iViewer

Does NR8401 support exporting recording footage to be AVI format?

Do we have other way to use two-way audio in full duplex?
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