Low-Cost VMS Software
for Stand-Alone Installations

Low-Cost, Easy-to-Use Video Management System (VMS) Software

  • Monitor video and audio in real time
    • Customizable full-screen video wall
    • Onscreen display of motion and alarm events
    • Instant replay of video and audio events with exacqReplay
  • Conduct investigations on recorded video and audio
    • Search across multiple cameras seamlessly
    • Powerful thumbnail & timeline search tools
    • Export video in open-standard video formats or as a self-contained player with tamper protection

Ease of Use & Flexibility

  • Simple Licensing
    • Freely distributed PC client or mobile apps
    • Simple, per-camera server licenses with no base server fee
  • Fast Installation
    • Software installs in minutes and requires minimal configuration
    • EasyConnect automatically finds, assigns and addresses certain IP cameras to the network
  • Flexible Deployment
    • Deploy server software on Windows and Linux
    • Available on pre-configured exacqVision NVRs or install on third-party servers

View Video Anywhere with Free Client Software

  • Access live and recorded video on Windows, Linux and Mac clients
  • Use the free web service application in any modern browser
  • Download the free Exacq Mobile app available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Kindle Fire


  • Connect up to 16 analog and 16 IP cameras per server
  • Easily add additional IP cameras as needed
  • High video throughput with minimal CPU and RAM requirements
  • Easily upgradable to exacqVision Professional and Enterprise for future expansion
  • Compatible with SH-ipcams and encoders from over 60 manufacturers

Constantly Expanding Functionality with Included Software Updates

  • Get more video management features without replacing your entire video management system
  • Includes 90 days of software updates (three years on exacqVision NVRs)

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Max cameras per server 16 Analog
16 IP
64 Analog
128 IP
64 Analog
128 IP
Max server connections per client 1 512 (thick client)
16 (web client)
512 (thick client)
16 (web client)
Windows and Linux server compatibility Yes Yes Yes
Free Windows, Linux and Mac clients Yes Yes Yes
Browser-based viewing of live/stored video
Deploy a web server to support client access from IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera browsers
Yes Yes Yes
Tablet/Smartphone based viewing of live/stored video
Free iOS, Android or Window 8 application to view live or stored video
Yes Yes Yes
Automatically finds, assigns and addresses certain IP cameras to the network
Yes Yes Yes
Auto-detect and connect to 1,000s of supported IP cameras
Connect to over 1,700 camera models from more than 60 manufacturers
Yes Yes Yes
Fish-eye/panoramic lens support (live and recorded)
De-warp circular images directly in the client for supported cameras and lenses
Yes Yes Yes
Client bandwidth throttling
Optimize video data rates over limited bandwidth client connections
Yes Yes Yes
Pre-post alarm recording
Capture the entire event with configurable pre- and post- event recording
Yes Yes Yes
Soft triggers
Set up buttons in exacqVision client to trigger external events in other systems
Yes Yes Yes
Per-camera min/max retention
Specify minimum/maximum video retention time per camera
- Yes Yes
Time-lapse recording
Prove that cameras are always recording without consuming lots of storage space
- Yes Yes
Extended storage
Expand primary video and audio storage using exacqVision's S-Series or industry standard NAS
- Yes Yes
Archive important video and audio to an exacqVision S-Series storage server or industry standard NAS devices
- Yes Yes
Audit trail
See who modified the system and when
- Yes Yes
Setup Indicators
Guides installers through common configuration options to optimize the exacqVision client
- Yes Yes
Custom user groups
Set up groups of users with specific permissions
- Yes Yes
Third-party integrations
Integrate with access control, analytics, retail, intrusion systems and more
- Yes Yes
Smart search
Search for motion in a particluar region of video
- Yes Yes
Email notifications for system health events
Receive an email notification when a system is experiencing hardware failures or other health events
- Yes Yes
exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard support
Control PTZ cameras accurately and navigate exacqVision faster with the exacqVision surveillance keyboard
- Yes Yes
ESM Failover
Automatically transfers offline recorder duties to a spare recorder for continued live view and recording
- - Yes
Enterprise camera management
Monitor and manage all cameras across all servers from a single screen
- - Yes
Enterprise server monitoring
Set up notification rules once for all exacqVision servers in the enterprise system
- - Yes
Enterprise user management
Manage all exacqVision users from a single screen
- - Yes
LDAP/Active Directory
Manage user access to exacqVision through existing active directory
- - Yes
Live View Start Professional Enterprise
View cameras on multiple monitors
Configure multi-camera layouts spanning one or more monitors
Yes Yes Yes
PTZ control and presets
Manually control PTZ cameras or define and call up presets or tours of presets
Yes Yes Yes
Digital PTZ control and presets
Digitially zoom in and around high mega-pixel cameras images
Yes Yes Yes
Motion and alarm indication
View color-coded notification borders for motion and alarm events as they happen
Yes Yes Yes
Event linking on discrete inputs
Automatically execute actions when camera inputs are triggered
Yes Yes Yes
Event linking on video, serial and health events
Automatically execute actions on a variety of conditions including motion events, serial data or health events
- Yes Yes
Event-driven and time-based video switching
Direct operator attention to specific cameras with event-driven and time-based video switching
- Yes Yes
Camera groups
Define groups of cameras for faster inspection
- Yes Yes
Camera Links
Configure overlay controls to appear on the live view when you navigate and hover over the camera
- Yes Yes
Record and view multiple streams of video from individual cameras
- Yes Yes
Event notifications
Send email notifications as a response to input events, motion event, alarm events and more
- Yes Yes
Define maps for rapid navigation of cameras according to their physical location
- Yes Yes
Two-way audio
Receive audio from cameras and transmit audio to server or camera audio outputs for two-way communication
- Yes Yes
Hierarchical maps for fast camera navigation
Define nested maps for rapid navigation of large numbers of cameras according to their physical location
- - Yes
Push individual live cameras or an entire view of live cameras to another exacqVision user or public view monitor
- - Yes
Search, Playback, Export and Archive Start Professional Enterprise
exacqReplay instant replay
Instantly review video from the live view screen
Yes Yes Yes
Thumbnail & timeline search
Visually search video using thumbnail or timeline views
Yes Yes Yes
List Search
Displays search results in list format with an animated thumbnail of the associated video
Yes Yes Yes
POS and ATM serial text search
Search point-of-sale, ATM data and more to view video from the cooresponding time
Yes Yes Yes
Multi-camera playback
Simultaneously review multiple cameras during playback
Yes Yes Yes
Export to DVD
Burn video directly to a DVD from exacqVision
Yes Yes Yes
Export to .AVI, .MP4, .MOV or .EXE file
Export video to industry standard .AVI or a self-contained executable player
Yes Yes Yes
Multiple camera export
Export more than one camera (self-contained player export only)
- Yes Yes
Permanently save, label and manage important video
- Yes Yes
Case Management
Organize bookmarks into cases
- - Yes
Software Updates Start Professional Enterprise
Available for Purchase
Software Updates Included
(on exacqVision Servers)
3 years 3 years 3 years
Software Updates Included
(on 3rd-party Servers)
90 Days 1 year 1 year
Supported languages (all versions)

Thumbnail Search
Timeline Search

exacq Replay
View Video Anywhere


Finds, addresses and connects certain IP cameras to the network automatically. EasyConnect provides the power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog cameras.

Thumbnail Search

Thumbnail search narrows down video segments, allowing you to quickly find the video you need.

Timeline Search

Video frames automatically populate as the timeline cursor is moved for a much faster and more intuitive search even in low bandwidth connections.


Save a picture or video, print a picture or export video files to easily be used for investigations.

exacq Replay

Instantly play back video in increments of 5 seconds to 15 minutes from any camera by right clicking in the camera window.

View Video Anywhere

Access live and recorded video on multiple PCs through the freely distributed client applications, free web server application and free mobile app available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.

Easy-to-Use, intuitive user interface

exacqVision Start boasts an easy-to-understand, highly-intuitive user interface. Even untrained personnel can start using exacqVision Start right away.

Powerful Search - Easily find what you want

exacqVision's Graphical Search enables quick finding of desired video. Playback multiple cameras simultaneously. See POS transactions scroll with the video. Find video based on POS searches. Playback audio. Easily export.

Easy Configuration

exacqVision Start is an out-of-the box solution. Auto-detection of IP cameras makes configuration simple and quick. Adjusting camera resolutions and framerate, users and permissions,trigger events, audio and more is simple. exacqVision Start defaults to motion record on all cameras so you can connect cameras and start recording in minutes.

exacqVision Start VMS software standard on exacqVision servers

Recorder Hardware Requirements

less than 50Mbps camera data
1-2 simultaneous remote clients
50-250Mbps camera data
4 simultaneous remote clients
High Performance
250-500Mbps camera data
5+ simultaneous remote clients
Celeron G1610 i3 - 4130 i7 - 4770
2 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Operating System Drive
32 GB Partition 32 GB SSD 64 GB SSD
Video Storage Drive
less than 15 MBPS
non-sequental write
30-150 MBPS
non-sequental write
150-300 MBPS
non-sequental write
1x1 Gbps 2x1 Gbps 4x1 Gbps

Client Hardware Requirements

Typically 1-4 analog cameras
Typically 1 monitor with 16 HD cameras
High Performance
Typically 4 monitors with 36 HD cameras
Celeron G1610 i3 - 6100 i7 - 6700
2 GB 6 GB 12 GB
Hard Drive
10 GB 64 GB SSD 64 GB SSD
Intel HD 2000 Series Intel HD Graphics 530 Intel HD Graphics 530 or Nvidia NVS Series
1x1 Gbps 1x1 Gbps 1x1 Gbps

Supported Operating Systems

Server, Client, Web Service
Server, Client, Web Service
Client Only
Ubuntu 10.04
(64-bit or 32-bit with PAE)
Windows Server 2012 R2 10.7
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2

Supported Web Browsers

NOTE: The web service is typically installed on the exacqVision video server. It has the same CPU and RAM requirements as a client workstation, which vary based on resolution and quantity of simultaneous camera streams.

Mobile Device Access

NOTE: Mobile device access requires the web service to be activated on the NVR or another server.