Product Highlights
Intuitive and Easy to Use
Manage up to 32 network cameras on one screen
with a user interface that is streamlined, simple and
easy to use
Multiple-Channel Playback
View and play back high quality real-time video from
multiple channels allowing for quick and efficient
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Controls
Enable high resolution monitoring and expand your
survey area with motorized pan/tilt allowing you to
keep and eye on important areas
D-ViewCam Plus

The DCS-250 D-ViewCam Plus is a comprehensive network camera surveillance software
designed for enterprise users. It centrally manages 32 network cameras and is compatible
Video and Camera Support
with current D-Link network cameras, video servers and a large range of third party network
• Supports 32 network cameras
cameras1. This software offers digital monitoring and recording of video, audio, and events
• Supports all D-Link cameras
for use in various security applications. Furthermore, this easy-to-use surveillance software
• Supports a large range of third party network
provides users with a wide array of features, including Multiple-Channel playback, high
cameras 1
resolution monitoring, and live view.
• Connect to D-Link NVR devices to view
videos through Remote Live Viewer
Live Monitoring & Centralized Management
• MJPEG/MPEG-4/H.264 compression format
The DCS-250 is a comprehensive surveillance system designed to centrally manage up to
• Megapixel network camera support
32 network cameras, while displaying real-time status information. Map Mode allows you to
• 30 FPS maximum recording per camera
create maps based on camera location and orientation, and the Device Tree lists all the cameras
• Intelligent search tool for quick and accurate
connected to the interface for easy viewing. Additional features such as patrol, rotate, zoom,
searching of video footage
and focus provide users with optimal control over their video surveillance.
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control
• Auto pan for more convenient usage
Video Recording & Playback
• Manual control for personalized control
The D-ViewCam Plus offers scheduled, motion, and manual recording options to meet specific
• Preset positions and patrolling for effective
user demands. Recorded files can be searched according to video type or selected within the
camera monitoring
user interface for playback, editing, or AVI /ASF file conversion.
Ease of Use
• Multilingual support
Event Action Configuration
• Live monitoring
Event Action provides enhanced surveillance and security by detecting events from smoke
• Automatic discovery of network cameras
detectors, magnetic door sensors, emergency buttons, cameras, card readers, or other I/O
• Alarm status for easy and instant response
devices. Connect any of these devices to the I/O connector of a compatible D-Link network
whenever an event occurs
camera so that, when an event triggers a device, a notification is immediately sent to the
• Remote playback/web playback support
D-ViewCam Plus software. The D-ViewCam Plus then notifies you either by e-mail or an audio
• Video playback control

DCS-250 D-ViewCam Plus
Video & System Database Backup
Compatible with 3rd Party CMS
The D-ViewCam Plus playback function allows users to load and play a A Central Management System (CMS) can manage an unlimited number of
recorded file on a Windows PC. It allows users to monitor a live feed on one network cameras worldwide, allowing simultaneous operation by unlimited
computer while watching a recorded file on another. D-ViewCam Plus also workstations. A CMS is considered to be the omni-solution for large-scale
provides a utility (DBTool) to reconstruct, repair, or relocate the databases projects, such as defense installations, justice facilities, security companies,
in a local drive or external drive. It also supports the import/export of city surveillance, and national and international enterprises. To meet these
configuration files, enabling users to synchronize surveillance settings across needs, the D-ViewCam Plus can be integrated with an existing 3rd party CMS
to provide a flexible surveillance solution.
Your Network Setup
D-ViewCam Plus
Technical Specifications
Camera Support
• Supports up to 32 cameras
• Megapixel network camera support
Video Comprehension
• MJPEG/MPEG-4/H.264 Compression format
Software Features
• Triple monitor support
• Multilingual support
• Widescreen support
• On-the-fly configuration changes
• OSD (On-screen Display) setting
• Auto reboot function support
• Live Monitoring
• System DDNS support
• 30 FPS maximum recording per camera (subject to
• SMS alert
camera and video server capacity)
• Lock system to avoid unauthorized changes
• Automatic discovery of network cameras
• Basic counting application
System User Management
• User Validation
• User Profiling
• User Password Restriction
• Access Privilege Control
• Dual Password Validation
• MS-Windows Active Directory Support
• Supports multiple storage locations
• Pre-record/Post-record support
• Record by schedule
• One-way audio recording of multiple channels
• Record by event
• Record and live display at different frame rates and
• Digital watermark protection
• Manual recording support
• Supports Flexible Recycle
• Boost recording support

DCS-250 D-ViewCam Plus
Data Search and Playback
• Video playback control
• Extract snapshots from video
• Smart Search support
• Extract video to AVI/ASF
• Histogram quick search method for videos
• Supports remote playback/web playback
• Video stamp
• Instant Playback
Video Mode
• Screen division layout support
• Enable Move function to control a P/T/Z camera
• Monitor display allows for drag and drop of videos
• Digital zoom in/out support
• Supports full screen video
• Duplicate Camera
• Information window support
• Supports remote live viewing to display video
• Multiple channel playback support
• Supports camera multi-stream (model-dependent)
• Runs main console on selected monitor
Map Mode
• Multiple map support
• Camera preview
• Alarm notification
• Camera and I/O indicator
• Customized map background support
• Private mask setting
P/T/Z Control
• Auto pan
• Preset patrolling
• Manual control
• Multiple patrol group support
• Preset positions (device dependent)
I/O Feature
• Output port control
• Digital Input Trigger SMS
• Input port trigger on event
• Digital Input Trigger CMS
• Output port relay when an event is detected
• E-mail notifications
• Digital Input Trigger Preset Go
• Backup database for logs and videos
• Burn backup files to DVDs on Windows XP
• Import/Export configuration
• Auto backup
• ONVIF support
• D-Link DWM-152-A3/156-A3/156-A6 3.5G/3.75G
• Device Pack support
adapter support
• Compatible with D-Link NVR
• All D-Link network cameras and a range of 3rd party
• Compatible with 3rd Party CMS
network cameras (visit for more
Supported 3rd party IP network camera
• ACTi
• Honeywell
• Alphatech
• IQinVision
• American Dynamics
• Arecont
• LevelOne
• LG
• Messoa
• Brickcom
• Centrix
• Onvif
• Panasonic
• D-Link
• Pelco
• Dahua
• Sanyo
• Dallmeier
• Samsung
• DlinkCN
• Etrovision
• Sony
• Everfocus
• GE
• Grundig
• Videosec
• Guardliner
• Yudor
• 3S vision
• Remote Live Viewer
• DB Tool
• Playback System
• Verification Tool
• Backup System
• Remote Desktop Viewer
License Key Options
• IVS Counting license
• IVS Presence license

DCS-250 D-ViewCam Plus
Minimum System Requirements2
• Intel Core 2 Duo E5300
• 2 GB
• Intel P55, H55, X58, P45, P43 chip, MB vendor ASUS Gigabyte or MSI with Intel Chipset recommended
Display Card
• ATI Radeon 4650 or above (ATI Driver V11-2 recommended)
• 100Base-T or above, Gigabit LAN recommended
Hard Disk3
• 250 GB or above
• 32 bits: MS Windows XP pro SP3/ Vista SP1/ Win 7 SP1/
• 64 bits: Win 7 SP1/ Win Server 2008 R2/Win 8/Win
Win 8
Server 2012
Order Information
Part Number
D-ViewCam Plus
1 Please refer to the “Supported 3rd party IP network camera brands” section above
2 To determine the minimum hardware requirements for your planned surveillance system if it is not listed in the above table, please consult the SI (system integrator), the reseller, or D-Link Technical Support.
3 Recording video over a long period of time will consume large amounts of disk space. Make sure that you have enough disk space if you want to use the recording function.
Updated 08/21/14
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