VIVOTEK - Professional VMS/CMS Software | Video Wall | Unlimited Number of Cameras Support | Professional Video/Central Management Software VAST


VAST Structure

VAST Structure


VIVOTEK’s VAST is an intuitive professional video/central management software designed for managing all VIVOTEK IP surveillance products. It integrates next generation H.265 video codec and supports hundreds of cameras and stations in a hierarchical system structure for monitoring, recording, playback and event trigger management with effortless control. Furthermore, VAST offers the video wall solution, VAST Matrix, for hundreds of live view camera monitoring.

VAST expertly integrates with VIVOTEK’s network cameras to provide the most expansive solutions and applications in video surveillance. Seamless recording with cameras for uninterrupted video recording, Panoramic PTZ for 360° seamless surveillance and VCA metadata Integration like Line Crossing Detection, Loitering Detection, Field Detection and People Counting Reports are among the highlights of this integration. At the system level, VAST supports failover redundancy to avoid single points of failure and ensures maximum system up time. It also supports setup of the VAST server on a virtual machine by using one powerful physical server running multiple VASTs on it. VAST performs remote management with the full range of the server & client structures and constitutes a robust system for various applications, such as Retail, Residential and Industrial.

New Features in Version 1.13

  • Failover Redundancy
  • Virtual Machine Supported
  • RTSP Streaming Recording
  • Joystick Enhancement
  • ONVIF Event Support in Alarm Management

Key Features

  • 128-channel Live Video Monitoring with Dual Monitors
  • 16-channel Synchronous Playback
  • Video Wall Solution "VAST Matrix" for Unlimited Live Views
  • Auto Stream Size for Reducing Display Loading (Live-Client/Matrix)
  • Instant Replay & Playback on Live Client
  • Intelligent Alarm Management and Acknowledgement
  • Overall Device Management through Intuitive E-map Feature
  • Multiple Fisheye Dewarp Support
  • Web Access via Internet Explorer
  • Logical Tree Management
  • Windows Active Directory Integration
  • VIVOTEK Exclusive Feature: Panoramic PTZ, Seamless Recording and VCA Counting Solution
  • Failover Solution
  • Virtual Machine Solution

Support List

  • VIVOTEK Network Cameras: 7000 & 8000 & 9000 Series (MD7560X excluded)
  • VIVOTEK NVR: NR & ND Series
  • VIVOTEK Software: ST7501, VAST
  • VIVOTEK Switch: VivoCam PoE Switch (AW-GEV Series)





Version 1.13
Max. Number of Cameras* Unlimited
Max. Number of Servers* Unlimited
Max. Number of Clients Unlimited
Support OS Windows 10, 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
Devices Pack .vdp File Update
*Please refer to System Requirements Page (
LiveView (Local Display)
Max. Channel 128 Channels (with Dual Monitors)
Layout Multi Layout Display: 1x1, 2x2, 1+5, 3x3, 1+12, 4x4, 5x5, 1+31, 8x8, 1P+2, 1P+6, 1P+8, 2V, 3V, 4V, 2V+3
Single Layout Display, Full Screen Display, Sequential Display, Layout Rotate
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 Megapixels
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
Audio Control Mute, Broadcasting & Sound Play
Recording Time (sec.) Pre-Record: 3-15, Post-Record: 10-60
Recording Stream Type Unicast
Recording Stream Single/Multiple
Recording Mode Continuous, Schedule, Manual, Event, Activity Adaptive Streaming
Recording Setting Recycle (unit: Size or Day)
Recording File Format 3GP
External Storage Recording NAS (SMB & CIFS)
Alarm Management
Alarm Period (sec.) Max. 30
Alarm Filter Name, Time, Source, Event Type, State
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, Audio detection, SD Card life Expectancy Detection, Shock Detection, ONVIF Motion Event, ONVIF DI/O, ONVIF Video Lost/Restore
Camera Status Connection Status, Recording Status, Recording Error
Substation Substation Connection Status, Substation DI/DO Trigger*
* Support for VIVOTEK's ND Series NVR
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, Move to preset location, Set DO, GSM Short Message, HTTP & Client notification
Alarm State for Management New, Assigned, In Progress, Resolved, Closed, Later, Reject, Ignore
Alarm Result Export .csv File
Source Import Picture
Device Camera, External DI/O, Substation camera, Substation DI/DO*
* Support for VIVOTEK's ND Series NVR
Marked Add, Remove, Direction Control, PTZ Control & Indicator LiveView
Event Notification Event Icon Light Flash, Show Live Streaming on E-map
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/Windows AD Account
User Level Administrator, Power User, User, Operator & Guest
User Control Permission, Accessible Cameras & Substations
User Login Time Limitation By Time & By Day
User Login Schedule Weekly Setting
Date & Time Sync PC
Network DDNS, SMTP, UPnP & Proxy, HTTPS
Multicast Matrix Only
Language Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Device Integration
Joystick VIVOTEK USB Joystick
All Windows ® Compatible USB Joystick
Switch VIVOTEK AW-GEV Series (VivoCam PoE Switch)
I/O Box Advantech ADAM-6000 Series
Camera Integration
Camera Insert Manual & Search
Video Source VIVOTEK Cameras, ONVIF Cameras, RTSP URL
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 Event Motion Event, DI/DO, Video Lost/Restore
ONVIF Discovery Discover the other brand camera through Insert Camera & Batch Insert
VCA Solution
VCA for Surveillance Motion Detection, Line Crossing
VCA for Business Intelligence People Counting
VCA Event Line Crossing Detection, Loitering Detection, Field Detection
*Only Support VIVOTEK Cameras.
Advanced Features
VIVOTEK Exclusives Panoramic PTZ
Seamless Recording
Standard VCA Integration (Line Crossing & Loitering & Field Detection)
VCA Counting Solution
Failover Redundancy Support N x M Structure*
* Only Support VAST Server
Virtual Machine Support VMware, Parallel, Virtual Box, Hyper-V (by Project)

VAST Server

Server (Recording Channels) Up to 64 Channels Up to 128 Channels Up to 256 Channels
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: 200 Mbps (Max.)**
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.

VAST LiveView & Playback

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

Counting Solution - Overview

VAST VCA reporting integrates VIVOTEK’s 2D & 3D counting cameras to provide visual reports, including tables and charts. These metrics are ideal for retail and other applications that require intelligent customer and operational insight without the constraints on business and infrastructure support.

Counting Solution  - Overview

Counting Solution - Structure

VAST counting reports provide the area concept to integrate the counting cameras.
Since there are different retail environments, users can select different setup methods.

  • Single-Entry: Single counting camera for one area in a Small Shop or Chain of Stores.
  • Multi-Entry:Multiple counting cameras for one area in a Shopping Mall or Department Store.
Counting Solution - Structure

Counting Report - Export Format

VIVOTEK Counting Report provides chart reporting that can be queried by bar, line and pie charts. The results can be directly exported into Snapshot & Microsoft Excel.

Counting Report - Export Format

Counting Report - Scope Interval

VIVOTEK Counting Report provides two selections for users: By Area & By Date. No matter the scenario, users can select up to 8 items to compare together.

  • By Area: Different area report is shown in the same date/time.
  • By Date: Different date/time report is shown for only one area.
Counting Report - Scope Interval

Counting Report - Export

VIVOTEK Counting Report provides two export methods for users:

  • Manual Export: Provide the local server and it will export the real-time browse report.
  • Schedule Export: Provide the local server & email, it will export the daily report every day at a scheduled time.
Counting Report - Export

Exclusive Feature: Seamless Counting

In the event of disconnection with a VAST server via network fail, server failure, etc. The seamless counting function retains the integrity of counting data and automatically retrieves data fragments once the network connection is restored. The data generated during the time of network failure will be synchronized with that on the VAST server.

Exclusive Feature: Seamless Counting

VIVOTEK VMS Solution Update

  • Older versions required a dongle to run, thus it was not possible to replace the ST7501. The new version is equipped to support the all-new software license. The default software provides for free 32 channel usage for users. If required by the user, it is easy to expand the number of camera channels available.
VIVOTEK VMS Solution Update

ST7501 vs. VAST

ST7501 vs. VAST

* Users can connect up to 32 channels of VIVOTEK IP devices for free. If connection of more than 32 channels of VIVOTEK IP devices or connection with any third-party IP devices are required, please upgrade your VAST software through the license purchase option.
** VAST integrates third-party IP devices through ONVIF. For third-party devices, VAST supports only stream, simple PTZ control, and ONVIF device discovery functions.

VAST License Support

  • Hardware license & software license is the two kind of license type, the new version cannot change the hardware license to software license. The hardware license's user need to keep the dongle for original license.
  • New version supports hardware and software license at the same time, so users can still keep the hardware dongle for future versions.
VAST License Support

VAST License Protection Mechanisms

  • The hardware license is verified via a dongle, but the software license is verified by identifying unique characteristics of the user's PC. Its file contains data on the basic configuration (Motherboard, CPU Processor, Graphics Card, RAM and Network Card) of all severs in order to ensure efficiency. If the user changes any three of these basic hardware components, the software license will become invalid.
VAST License Protection Mechanisms

Hardware License vs. Software License

Hardware License vs. Software License

VAST License Export & Import

  • The software license further provides two license export and import solutions for users. One is a hierarchical structure for batch licenses, and the other is single structure for single licenses. Using batch licenses will save users more operation time.
  1. Hierarchical Structure: Supports batch export & import licenses to save on operation time.
  2. Single Structure: Supports export & import of single license.
VAST License Export & Import

VIVOTEK VAST (v1.12) Webinar

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


* VAST 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.
  Note: the software license cannot replace the hardware dongle, these are two separate types of license.






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