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Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Last Edit: March 13, 2020
The DW Spectrum® IPVMS software allows users to monitor and review camera footage that has been archived to DW Spectrum® Servers. As with all storage technology, there are limits to the amount of storage and processing power that each System can manage.
This article will describe how to use the DW Spectrum® IP Storage Calculator for estimating the storage requirements, based on the camera specifications for potential projects.
The DW Spectrum® IP Storage Calculator is a free tool that you may use to determine prospective storage requirements, data rates, and to receive recommendations of DW Blackjack® Series Servers before you being to compile your recording System.
To use the DW Spectrum® IP Storage Calculator:
**NOTE: The DW Spectrum® IP Storage Calculator is configured for DW Spectrum® v3.2 and newer. If you will be using an older version of DW Spectrum®, please use the .
Click the Add New button to create a new camera row.
Click Next to continue to view recommended DW Blackjack® Series models.
Click Next to continue to the Server Information page.
**NOTE: The results of the recommended Compatible Servers list is determined by the settings that are specified under the Cameras tab.
You may click the Select button that appears below each model option to view the Available Server Rate (bitrate), Available Server Storage, and Available Server IPs that would remain if you were to select that DW Blackjack® model as the Server.
Click Next to continue to the Preview & Save tab.
The summary can be saved by clicking the Save Project button. A pop-up window will display, requesting contact information for the prospective setup.
If you would like to receive a copy of the calculated results, complete the form, click in the checkbox at the bottom of the form, then click Save Project.
The calculator will provide a code that can be used to open the project configuration at a later time.
If you would like to learn more about which DW Blackjack® model is right for you, visit the webpage.
If you know how many cameras will be used for your project, you can use the IP Cameras Supported filter to refine your model options.