VIVOTEK - Free VMS Software | 32-CH Recording | 16-CH Synchronous Playback | Free Video Management Software ST7501


ST7501 will no longer be updated. Version 1.11 will be the final version.
The recommended replacement is VAST.

ST7501 Structure

ST7501 Structure


VIVOTEK ST7501 is the free video management software, featuring reliable recording and easy system management for diverse IP surveillance applications. By integrating the new generation H.265 video codec, ST7501 can provide users saving storage space for longer durations of video recording. Meanwhile, it 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.

Support List

  • VIVOTEK Network Cameras: 7000 & 8000 & 9000 Series (MD7560X excluded)
  • VIVOTEK Switch: VivoCam PoE Switch (AW-GEV Series)

New Features in Version 1.11

  • H.265 Compression Support
  • Instant Replay Enhancement
  • Alarm Acknowledgement
  • Unified Device Pack
  • Joystick Hotkey Link Support
  • VivoCam PoE Switch Discover Integration

Key Features

  • 32-channel Live Video Monitoring
  • 16-channel Synchronous Playback
  • PTZ/ePTZ/PiP(Digital Zoom) Function Control
  • Logical Tree Management
  • Intelligent Alarm Management
  • Overall Device Management through Intuitive E-map Feature
  • Two-way Audio, Multi-channel Audio Broadcast
  • Post-Video Enhancement and Defog
  • Instant Replay & Playback on Live Client
  • Auto Stream Size for Reducing Display Loading
  • Multiple Fisheye Dewarp Support
  • Web Access via Internet Explorer
  • Device Packs for Extending New VIVOTEK Cameras





Version 1.11
Maximum Number of Cameras 32
Maximum Number of Server 1
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)
Devices Pack .vdp File Update
LiveView (Local Display)
Max. Channel 32 Channels
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
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
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 Format MJPEG, MPEG4, H.264 AVC,H.264 SVC, H.265
Video Resolution Up to 9 Megapixel
Video Enhancement Basic Mode: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue
Intelligent Mode: Defog, Rain, Snow, Fire / Smoke
Audio Format G.711, G.726, AMR, AAC
Audio Capability Two Way
Audio Control Mute, Broadcasting & Sound Play
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, Line Crossing Detection, Loitering Detection, Field Detection
Camera Status Connection Status, Recording Status, Recording Error
Substation Connection Status
Storage Status Storage Connection Status, Storage Capacity Status
Station Status License Status, Network Status, Virtual Memory Status
External Devices Event DI/O (With I/O Box)
Action Email, Start Recording, Set DO, GSM Short Message, HTTP & Client Notification
Source Import Picture
Marked Add, Remove, Direction Control, PTZ Control & Indicator LiveView
Event Notification Event Icon Light Flash
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
Print Selection Windows & All Windows
Snapshot BMP & JPEG
Export file AVI, 3GP & EXE
Schedule NAS (SMB & CIFS)
User Management Authentication: Basic 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 Rang Scan
NTP Setting IP Address (NTP Server or VAST Server) & Updating Interval

ST7501 Server & LiveView & Playback

Server (Recording Channels) 4Mbps Each Channel Below 32 Channels
Client (Display Channels) H.264, 720P, 4Mbps for Each Channel* 8CH 16CH 32CH
H.264, 1080P, 4Mbps for Each Channel** 4CH 10CH 18CH
H.265, 1080P, 4Mbps for Each Channel 2CH 5CH 9CH
CPU 3nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i3 Processors or above 3nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processors or above 3nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 Processors or above
RAM 2GB or above 4GB or above 4GB or above
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Support Direct3D acceleration with 1GB Video RAM
Network Interface Card 1000/100/10 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.

ST7501 Remote Management Tutorials

ST7501 Playback Tutorials

ST7501 Intuitive Control Tutorials

ST7501 Dual Screen Support Tutorials