VIVOTEK - Plug & Play Auto Setup - Thumbnail & Smart Search - 2.5D Visualization eMap - Problem Feedback Mechanism | Professional Video/Central Management Software VAST2


A Wide Array of Features for Real-world Needs

VIVOTEK VAST 2 is an easy to use IP video management software (VMS). With its exciting advancements and wide array of features, users will enjoy a breathtaking-new experience and manage their security system easier than ever before.

Intuitive UI Design

Direct intuitive custom layout adjustment and fisheye ROI control for better security management experience.

Intuitive UI Design

Auto Setup

Easy configuration through a fully automated process. Saves user's time and cost to install surveillance devices.

Auto Setup

Problem Feedback Mechanism

Quick detect system problem and feedback to VIVOTEK’s FAE system via automatic popup or manual operation.

Problem Feedback Mechanism

Multi-Monitor & Tabs

Manage unlimited tasks with multiple screens for intuitive and easy surveillance.

VAST2 Screen 1

Screen 1

VAST2 Screen 2

Screen 2

Advanced Search

Efficiently search suspicious video and specific events with thumbnail view and smart search.

Thumbnail Search

Thumbnail Search

Smart Search

Smart Search

Evidence Lock

Manually extend the retention time for video recordings and manage a high number of investigation scenarios.

Evidence Lock - main
Evidence Lock - bookmark

2.5D Visualization eMap

Multiple layers and camera's FOV views allow users instantly to pinpoint a selected camera located on the map.

2.5D Visualization eMap-1
2.5D Visualization eMap-2

Export Evidence

Easily export multiple video recordings with custom layouts in a specific time period or instant snapshot with a fast click.





Schedule Backup

Automatically backs up the recording video clip to another network storage device.

Schedule Backup

VCA Report

Integrate VIVOTEK’s intelligence cameras to provide visual reports including video feedback, tables and charts.

Counting LiveView

Counting LiveView

Counting Report

Counting Report


VIVOTEK’s VAST 2 is an easy to use IP video management software (VMS). To meet users’ real-world needs, it comes with exciting advancements such as easy operation on single or multiple monitors, custom layout to fit both in corridor and panorama format, rapid export of multi-channel video and acquiring VCA analytics with integrated cameras.

VAST 2 supports smart search and thumbnail search for advanced video search applications. Smart search provides users to easily set critical areas with a custom zone setting. Thumbnail search produces the snapshot preview to reduce the chance of selecting the wrong image. Both ways allow for smarter and quicker searches of specific events. To efficiently solve users’ problems and system bugs, VAST 2 provides an automatic problem feedback mechanism to directly connect to VIVOTEK’s FAE system. Any feedback will be handled instantly.

Utilizing automatic configuration wizards, VAST 2 can significantly reduce the time and cost of installing multiple camera surveillance systems. With more advanced setup features such as logical tree, camera configuration, archive management and recording schedule backup solutions, VAST 2 provides easy and intuitive UI with rich functionality to meet the needs of any customer. For efficient video management, VAST 2 also provides multi-layered, interactive 2.5D maps, and sophisticated alarm management. Furthermore, VAST 2’s add-on solutions include failover protection, a transportation solution with GPS coordinates, transaction solutions with POS integration and integration solutions. All of these features combine to make VAST 2 the perfect VMS for use in retail, banking, transportation, and industrial applications.

New Features

  • RTSP Streaming Recording
  • ONVIF Cameras Enhancement
  • Smart Search for Cameras on VIVOTEK ND-series NVR
  • New Alarm Actions for One or More Assigned Cameras to Live Streaming on eMap
  • Windows Server 2012, 2016 Supported

Key Features

  • Custom Layout to Fit Different Camera Types
  • Plug and Play Auto Setup
  • Automatic Problem Feedback Mechanism
  • Switch All Applications on Tabs
  • Easy to Support Multi-Monitor
  • 2.5D Visualization eMap
  • Smart Search
  • Thumbnail Search
  • Evidence Lock
  • Multi-Video Export with Custom Layouts
  • VCA Report
  • Schedule Backup
  • Add-on Solutions: Failover, Transportation, Transaction, Integration




Empower Your Solution with VAST 2’s Add-ons

Add extra value and functionality to your video installation by extending your system with VAST 2. The Add-ons allow you to create custom surveillance solutions for specific industry needs as below. (Additional charge might apply.)

Description Reliable backup system designed to transfer recording tasks from N sites to M sites upon the rare occurrence of disk or other malfunction. VAST 2 can trace vehicles through information provided from GPS receivers, track vehicles’real-time location, and playback videos with recorded visited paths. Retains all transaction details including not only POS data but also associated video footage to create deeper POS knowledge. Enter search conditions to filter transactions more easily.
  • N x M System Structure
  • Google Map and User-Defined Maps Support
  • Vehicle GPS Tracking
  • POS Terminal Integration (Series Port or Network)
  • Transaction Data Live Printing
  • Transaction Corresponding Video Search

Can’t find the add-on you want?
Please contact us for more information.


Version 2.0
Auto Wizard Plug & Play Auto Setup
Max. Number of Cameras* Unlimited
Max. Number of Servers* Unlimited
Max. Number of Clients Unlimited
Support OS Windows 10, 8, 7
Windows Server 2012, 2016
Mobile Support iViewer (iOS/Android)
Tabs Support* Supported
Devices Pack Ver. 5.9.145
LiveView (Local Display)
Max. Channels* 64-channel per Monitor
(Supports up to 8 Monitors)
Layout Equal: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8
Panorama: 1P+6, 2P, 2P+3, 3P
Focus: 1+12, 1+16, 1+3, 1+5, 1+7, 1+9, 2+8
Vertical: 1V+6, 2V+2, 2V+3, 3V, 3V+4, 4V, 4V+4, 5V
Single Layout Display
Custom Layout Supported
Layout Configuration Saving Supported
Layout Rotation Supported
Stream Application Stream Selection & Auto Stream Size
View Application Drag & Drop
Remote I/O Control
PiP (Digital Zoom)
Instant Playback
Video Display Mode (Aspect Ratio & Camera information)
Metadata Display (VCA, POS)
Fisheye Dewarp Mode 1O, 1P, 1R, 1O3R, 4R, 2P, 4R Pro, 1O8R
Max. Channels* 64-channel per monitor
(Supported monitor depends on PC decoding efficacy)
Layout Equal: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8
Panorama: 1P+6, 2P, 2P+3, 3P
Focus: 1+12, 1+16, 1+3, 1+5, 1+7, 1+9, 2+8
Vertical: 1V+6, 2V+2, 2V+3, 3V, 3V+4, 4V, 4V+4, 5V
Single Layout Display
Custom Layout Supported
Playback Mode Asynchronous & Synchronous
Playback Control Play, Rewind, Pause, Stop, Next/Previous Frame, 1/64X ~ 64X Speed Control, Bookmark
Playback Timeline Scale Adjustment
Event Timeline Interval Display
Search Mode Calendar, Alarm, Bookmark, Thumbnail, Smart & Transaction (POS)
Evidence Lock Supported
Video Format MJPEG, MPEG4, H.264 AVC, H.264 SVC, H.265
Video Resolution Up to 12 Megapixels
Audio Format G.711, G.726, AMR, AAC
Audio Capability Two-way Audio
Audio Control Mute
Recording Time (sec.) Pre-Record: 3-15, Post-Record: 10-60
Recording Stream Type Unicast
Recording Stream Single
Recording Mode Continuous, Event, Customized Schedule, Activity Adaptive Streaming
Recording Setting Recycle (Depends on Storage Size)
Recording File Format 3GP
External Storage Recording NAS (SMB & CIFS)
Alarm Management
Alarm Period (sec.) Max. 30
Alarm Filter Name, Time, Trigger Type (Camera/Substation/System)
Alarm Setting Realtime System Notification
Schedule Type Continuous, Schedule
Camera Source Camera Disconnected, Camera DI, Camera DO, Field Detection (VCA), IR (Infrared), Line crossing (VCA), Loitering (VCA), Motion detection, PIR (Passive infrared), Recording error, Stop recording, Tampering detection, Temperature, Video loss (Video server only)
Substation Source Network disconnected, Storage failure, Storage full
External Devices Event DI/O (With I/O Box)
Action Start to record videos, Set DO status, Go to camera presets, Send HTTP requests, Send live streaming, Send email
Source Import Picture & Folder
Adjustment Vertical Angle Adjustment
Marked Add, Remove, Direction Control, PTZ Control, FOV Control, LiveView & Playback
Event Notification One or More Live Streaming
PTZ Control Mouse Draw & Drag Control
PTZ Operation Direction Control, Home, Zoom, Focus, Preset, Patrol (Group), Tracking, Pan, Stop, Speed
PTZ Operation Mode Continuous Move
Snapshot PNG & JPEG
Export File 3GP & EXE
Layout Single & Multiple Layout Display
Custom Layout According to playback export layout configuration
Playback Mode Asynchronous & Synchronous
Playback Control Play, Rewind, Pause, Stop, Next/Previous Frame, 1/64X ~ 64X Speed Control
Playback Timeline Scale Adjustment
Event Timeline Interval Display
Snapshot PNG & JPEG
Export Video 3GP
Schedule NAS (SMB & CIFS)
User Management
Authentication Basic Account/Windows AD Account
User Level Administrator, Customized User
User Control Client Permission (LiveView, Playback, Setting) & Camera Permission
Date & Time Sync PC
Network SMTP & HTTPS
Language Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Diagnostic Service Supported
Device Integration
VIVOTEK Network Camera 8000 & 9000 Series
VIVOTEK NVR ND Series (ND8321 excluded)
I/O Box Advantech ADAM-6000 Series
POS (Add-ons) POSNET
Allsense (Implement in NVR, Searchable in VAST 2)
Camera Integration
Camera Insert Manual & Search
Video Source VIVOTEK, ONVIF & RTSP Streaming
Basic Setting User Name, Password & Camera Model Detection
Connection Setting Configuration Protocol: HTTP (Default)
Streaming Protocol: TCP (Default)
Video Setting Video Stream, Codec, Resolution, Maximum frame rate, I-frame period, video quality, FPS, Maximum bit rate
Image Setting Time stamp, Video title, Video orientation, Mount type (fisheye only), Color, Power line-frequency
Motion Detection Setting VIVOTEK Network Cameras: 9000 Series
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 Discovery Supported
VCA Solution
VCA for Surveillance Line Crossing Detection, Loitering Detection, Field Detection
VCA for Business Intelligence People Counting
Advanced Features
VIVOTEK Exclusives Seamless Recording
Standard VCA Integration (Line Crossing & Loitering & Field Detection)
VCA Counting
Failover Solution N x M System Structure
Transportation Solution Google Map and User-Defined Maps Support, Vehicle GPS Tracking, Tracks Playback
Transaction Solution POS Terminal Integration (Serial Port or Network), Live Transaction, Playback Videos with Transactions
Integration Solution TCP Trigger Receiver

* Please refer to System Requirements Page (
** Advanced license is required. (Additional charge might apply.)

VAST2 Server

Server (Recording Channels) Up to 64-CH Up to 128-CH Up to 256-CH
CPU 4th Generation Intel ®
Core i3 Processors
or above
4th Generation Intel ®
Core i5 Processors
or above
RAM 4GB or above 8GB or above 8GB or above
Hard Drive (Enterprise Model Only) Suggestion 1 Volume Group* 2 Volume Group* 4 Volume Group*
Recording Throughput 1 Volume Group: Max. 200 Mbps**
Network Interface Card 1000/100/10 Ethernet***
* Volume group depends on total recording server throughput.
** Maximum number bitrate of cameras not to go over total recording throughput.
*** Please consider the throughput of viewing, recording and server's network.

VAST2 LiveView & Playback

Client (Display Channels) H.264, 720P, 2Mbps for Each Channel* 8-CH 16-CH 32-CH
H.264, 1080P, 4Mbps for Each Channel** 6-CH 10-CH 18-CH
H.265, 1080P, 4Mbps for Each Channel 3-CH 5-CH 9-CH
CPU 4th Generation Intel ® Core i3 Processors 4th Generation Intel ® Core i5 Processors 4th Generation Intel ® Core i7 Processors
RAM 4GB 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 a 3MP fisheye camera is equal to a 720P camera.
** Display requirements of a 5MP fisheye camera is equal to a 1080P camera.
*** Please update to the latest version of GPU driver.
If installing Server & Client in the same PC, overall loading of the PC will be evaluated.

Trial for 60 days

Tutorials - Auto Setup

Tutorials - Multi-Monitor & Tabs

Tutorials - Layout, Custom Layout & View Tour

Tutorials - Digital Zoom & PTZ

Tutorials - Fisheye Dewarp

Tutorials - Playback Control

Tutorials - Synchronous Playback

Tutorials - Bookmark Search

Tutorials - Smart Search

Tutorials - Thumbnail Search

Tutorials - POS Search

Tutorials - Alarm Search

Tutorials - Export Evidence - Snapshot & Video

Tutorials - Device Management

Tutorials - Recording Settings

Tutorials - Schedule Backup

Tutorials - Alarm Management

Tutorials - User Management

Tutorials - Failover Setup

Tutorials - System Management

Tutorials - E-Map

Tutorials - VCA Counting


* VAST 2 provides two installation versions, including Free Standard Version (32-CH, support VIVOTEK Cameras) and Trial Version (256-CH, support VIVOTEK & ONVIF Cameras).
* The Trial Version will become to the Free Version after 60 days. Users can purchase the license to remove the limitation.

[ Upgrade Statement ]
* Only VAST v. and later versions are supported for this upgrade. Because the features in VAST and VAST 2 are quite different, only Recordings & Camera List will be kept after upgrading to VAST 2. Once upgraded to VAST 2, users will also need to reset alarm settings, user permissions, recording schedules, etc.
* The installing/upgrading in embedded system is not a recommendation. Due to the current version isn’t optimized for embedded system usage, there might be some issues occurred when users install/upgrade VAST 2 in embedded system (e.g. NR-series)








User's Manual

VAST 2 v.5720 (Jan, 2018)

    • Speed up loading time of counting data after adding counting camera.
    • Better anti-aliasing video quality on compressed resolution display.
    • Support display two different streaming on same camera source in the same view.
    • Incorrect counting camera rule on LiveView. Fixed
    • Incorrect dewarping quality for fisheye cameras. Fixed
    • Incorrect recording behavior for DI event trigger. Fixed
    • Failed to perform schedule backup with using some characters as camera name. Fixed
    • Incorrect event search results for MA-8391-ETV with seamless recording enabled. Fixed
    • Couldn't export videos for cameras in ND9541 after setup watermark password. Fixed
    • Display incorrect camera name of local DB devices after upgrade to latest version. Fixed
    • Failed to configure IP9171-HP. Fixed

VAST 2 v.5700 (Dec, 2017)

    • Fixed incorrectly stop playing videos for cameras in ND-series.
    • Fixed incorrect results for smart search under certain conditions.
    • Fixed unexpected events and video clips when searching seamless recordings.
    • Fixed incorrect playing time in playing smart search results.
    • Fixed sync mode would switch to non-sync mode automatically under certain conditions.
    • Fixed sync mode playback might pause automatically.
    • Fixed couldn’t rewind for some cameras in ND-series in Sync mode.
    • Fixed incorrect results when snapshot cameras.
    • Fixed failed to show device tree in E-map settings.
    • Fixed couldn’t connect to the server when export videos.
    • Fixed client crash when setup user permission.
    • Fixed no recordings were found while using smart search under certain conditions.
    • Fixed couldn’t sync playback for cameras in ND-series.
    • Fixed the recordings on timeline didn’t display promptly.
    • Fixed couldn’t scroll camera tree panel in user permission page.
    • Fixed incorrectly restore NVR directory in user permission page.

VAST 2 v.5600 (Nov, 2017)

    • Data Magnet: An easy way to integrate with 3rd party devices. (Only trial, it will be expired 2018/3/1)
    • Windows Server 2012, 2016 supported.
    • Smart search for cameras on ND-series
    • Camera model MA8391 is supported.
    • Add current time-stamp as file name for exporting snapshot.
    • Assign default HTTPS port to NVR and VAST if none of them are detected when adding sites.
    • Smooth fisheye ePTZ scaling level.
    • Product version information on settings page.
    • Can open RSTP URL and camera Id information csv file for integration reference.
    • Failed to connect NVR cameras after applying on start up setup on system preference. Fixed
    • Modify stream on Live lead to incorrect VCA counting data. Fixed
    • Incorrect VCA report while scheduled for overnight interval. Fixed
    • Incorrect panorama display mode for Fisheye cameras. Fixed
    • Incorrect data on specific interval of scheduled VCA report. Fixed
    • Couldn’t assign a selected streaming to NVR. Fixed
    • Incorrect feedback while adding and removing sites. Fixed
    • Incorrect UI feedback for login NVR. Fixed
    • Incorrect date of next delivery for scheduled VCA report. Fixed.
    • Incorrect disconnected status after authorized when adding sites. Fixed.
    • Incorrect camera permission of customized user role. Fixed
    • Device group will not show up when login to the same server from another client. Fixed.
    • Failed to connect to cameras on NVR occasionally. Fixed.
    • No proper feedback for can’t setup video options in camera management. Fixed
    • Device group didn’t be updated after new cameras added to NVR. Fixed
    • Incorrect thumbnail search results under DST time frame. Fixed.
    • Change playing speed for cameras on NVR might stop playing videos. Fixed

VAST 2 v.5109 (Sep, 2017)

With one new feature, several ONVIF feature’s enhancement, and 9 bug fixes, VAST 2 v.5109 is a iterative release for better ONVIF devices support.

    • New alarm action for showing live videos on assigned E-map
    • PTZ, Preset, Patrol of ONVIF cameras is supported
    • Camera video setup for ONVIF cameras is supported
    • RTSP streaming is supported
    • Some ONVIF cameras were not able to be connected in Live-view. Fixed
    • Mouse event error on windows OS with touch panel feature enabled. Fixed
    • Failed to login due to system equipped with Intel Graphic card. Fixed
    • Thumbnail search was not properly performed in DST time zone. Fixed
    • Some camera audio status was incorrectly muted after inserted. Fixed
    • Incorrect storage capacity information on settings. Fixed
    • Couldn't show GPS position when a search time frame is in consecutive months. Fixed
    • Some cameras were not able to be connected in Live-view for no auto streaming options was found. Fixed
    • VCA report was sent in an incorrect frequency. Fixed

VAST 2 v.4733 (Aug, 2017)

    • Standalone player wasn’t attached to some exported files. Fixed

VAST 2 v.4732 (July, 2017)

    • Incorrect VCA report features appeared. Fixed

VAST 2 v.4731 (July, 2017)

    • Cyber security vulnerability (CVE-2017-9765) caused by a function developed from gSOAP toolkit. Fixed.

VAST 2 v.4730 (July, 2017)

A major release for redefining what it means to be simple, easy to use, with a handful of advanced search features improved and bringing add-ons value for transportation, retail, general surveillance usage.

    • Plug and Play Auto Setup
    • Automatic Problem Feedback Mechanism
    • Switch All Applications on Tabs
    • Easy to Support Multi-Monitor
    • 2.5D Visualization eMap
    • Smart Search
    • Thumbnail Search
    • Evidence Lock
    • Multi-Video Export with Custom Layouts
    • VCA Report
    • Schedule Backup
    • Add-on Solutions: Failover, Transportation, Transaction, Integration