Optiview VMS 2018 Software

Free to Download
Remote view from PC or MAC
Manage up to 64 Devices
Released: July 2018

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SKU: Optiview VMS 2018

The free Optiview Video Management Software (VMS) was released in July 2018 and is capable of viewing up to 256 devices at once. Users can view cameras live from anywhere in the world, perform video playback, use smart search, get notifications, and much more.


Related Product: Optiview VMX

Our new Optiview VMX platform is our powerful new remote viewing software; The user is able to choose between a free VMX, and a more advanced VMX+ with additional features. The new VMX and VMX+ provide a more stable management and viewing platform for CCTV and Access Control, as well as providing many new features. Not sure which solution is right for you? Contact an Optiview Account Manager or compare the Optiview VMX and VMX+ here.


All your favorite features from past versions are still available (Smart Search, Multi-Site viewing, etc.) The Optiview VMS will also manage up to 256 devices (cameras + recorders). The Optiview VMS 2018 supports IP/Megapixel cameras as well as all recorders sold by Optiview. Another aspect of this powerful system is the fact that the 64-channel preview screens can be opened in up to 4 windows for live viewing up to 256 channels at the same time. While all cameras will record on their local recorders, the VMS allows for up to 16 channels to record locally on the home or work PC. 36 channels can be chosen for playback in increments of 24 hour periods.



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  • Manage up to 256 Devices / 2000+ Channels
  • Manage Access Control, Video Intercom, and Time & Attendance Devices
  • Supports H.265 and H.264 Dual Video Compression Codecs
  • Live Video Monitoring and Playback
  • Configure DVR / NVR Recording
  • PTZ Camera Control
  • Intelligent Video System Analytics with People Counting and Heat Map
System Requirements
  • Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • CPU of 2.4GHz or higher
  • Independent Display card that supports directX 8.0c or higher
  • 1GB memory or higher
  • 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
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Optiview VMS 2018 v2.03.0 – Updated 4/21/21


Device Support
Supported DevicesFixed / PTZ Network Cameras HD DVRs, NVRs Video Wall Controller Access Control, Video Intercom, Time & Attendance
Max Registered Devices64 Individual IP Cameras or Video Recorders (256 channels)
Maximum Users50
Video CompressionH.265, H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG, SVAC


Live View
Video Display SplitWindows: 1 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 16 / 25 / 36 / 64 MAC: 1 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 16 / 25 / 36 or customized split
Maximum Preview Screens4
Maximum Views256
Display ResolutionUp to 4K (3000 x 4000)
FeaturesSnapshot, E-PTZ, Audio, Record, Talk, Instant Playback, Tour Task, View, Fisheye Dewarp, IVS, Stream Control, Optional Video Scale
PTZControl PTZ Cameras with Mouse or Interface, Configure Presets and Tours


Maximum Channels36
Maximum Export Tasks10
FeaturesSnapshot, E-PTZ, Audio, Speed (1/8x to 8x), Synchronized Playback, POS, Fisheye Dewarp, IVS, Faster/Slower Play, Optional Video Scale


Access Control
Maximum ChannelsControllers – 64 Time and Attendance – 10
Maximum User10,000
Maximum Number of Event Logs100,000


Video Intercom
Maximum ChannelsCall Station – 64 Monitors – 256 VTS Series – 8
Maximum User10,000


DevicesAdd single or multiple devices via AutoSearch. Configure and operate devices.
Live ViewView live video Record to a local device Configure and control device Configure device IVS features Create E-Map
Tour and TaskConfigure a tour of network cameras
PlaybackView video from a local or external storage device Export video
Log SearchSearch client and device logs
Device ConfigurationUpdate device firmware Configure camera, network, PTZ and storage settings
Event ConfigurationConfigure channel events (video loss, tampering, motion detection), IVS (tripwire, intrusion, scene switch, abandoned object, missing object, face detection), and device events (no disk, disk fault, disk full, and unauthorized access)
Video WallSet video wall layout, live preview, schemes and tours, playback
People CountingRetrieve data from enabled devices Search data using various criteria Display data as a line or bar chart
Heat MapDisplay high / low population densities from enabled devices Search and backup data
PC-NVRConfigure PC-NVR software Manage disk space and channel settings Set Intelligent recording plan
Access ControlUser Management Permission Functionality Rules Configuration Event Configuration Log Review
Video IntercomLive View Two-way Talk Send Announcement Device Configuration
Time and AttendanceAttendance Setting Shift Scheduling Attendance Reporting



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