View Station Software


Views & Management

The View Station presents a fully featured operator interface to a network of video cameras. Operators are provided camera access and control regardless of location or size of the video network. The View Station features and tools present an open platform with limitless possibilities for integration of legacy or emerging third party software and hardware technologies. View Station provides a scalable architecture providing robust performance for systems of any size.

Create any number of viewsSimultaneous support of multiple camera models & codecs
Point & click access to video from any cameraAlarm management
Event or schedule based system wide automationUser-defined button panels
Multi-monitor support

View Options

The format and content of a View Station display is fully configurable. Multiple views can be defined and subsequently displayed based on system conditions or user requirements. Since views may be directed to specific connected monitors, View Station may be used to build control room video walls. In addition to live and stored video, a view may include any mix of the available screen elements and functions.

Available Screen Elements

Multi-Monitor Views

  • Live video windows
  • Archived video windows
  • PTZ controls
  • Panoramas
  • Configurable button controls
  • Browser windows
  • Tour controls
  • Playback controls
  • Camera lists
  • Archived video directory
  • Alarm log
  • Text-messaging control

Kiosk/Touchscreen Operator Consoles

Event Response Views

Camera Management

The View Station puts no limitations on how you manage your camera network. Include cameras from multiple manufacturers. Combine M-JPEG, and H.264.

Regardless of the size of your video network, you decide which cameras to manage with a given View Station. Group cameras any way appropriate – by function, by type, by location, etc.

Group cameras for viewing in any way that suits the application!

distributed-architectureCamera list window
This diagram illustrates the distributed nature of IVC’s extremely
flexible video network architecture.
From the View Station camera list, you may drag and drop cameras to live video windows.


The View Station can be the “Swiss Army Knife” of your surveillance system. It includes several tools and mechanisms to integrate our video system with other system components. Since our system is IP-based, we can monitor or control not only cameras, but any device or software component connected to the video network. If you have a device currently installed that is not network-capable, our engineers can devise a strategy to accomplish this.

Scheduled Tours

  • Schedule-based automation; no operator intervention necessary
  • Create as many schedules as you need
  • Control camera operations
  • Activate/Deactivate other security or facility devices
  • Change operator views according to time of day or shift
VSS automation

Event Automation

View Station’s Alarm Server is our alarm system integration tool. It can listen for multiple alarm message types from a variety of devices including cameras. As the diagram illustrates below, users have the flexibility to choose any number of standard and custom responses.

Alarm Message Types:

  • TCP
  • SMTP
  • FTP
  • Telnet
  • HTTP
  • Other

Operator-Initiated Operations

The View Station software provides the ability for the user to create one or more button panels within a view. Standard buttons or any graphic can be dynamically positioned on a background image of your choice. The panels could include buttons to:

  • Issue commands to other devices or software on the network
  • Move camera to a preset position
  • Start or stop video recording
  • Control camera scans
  • Open new view
  • Assign camera to live video window



As a client of the Relay Server, the View Station can be configured to take advantage of its integrated text messaging facilities. Operators can send and receive messages from any video system client. The system can also be configured to include hand-held devices as clients. By implementing this feature, your operators can now instantly communicate with other users, support personnel, security personnel, first responders, management, etc.

  • Instant communication system wide
  • Restrict scope of message to viewers of specific cameras
  • Restrict access to this feature through user authentication
  • Increase responsiveness to system upsets
  • React more quickly to security breaches
  • Useful maintenance aid to ensure system integrity


System Requirements

Typical requirements for a 24-camera system:
CPUIntel Core i7
RAM4 Gbyets DDR3 memory
HDD (Video Storage)2 Tbytes
Video CardTwo NVIDIA cards w/ 512 MBytes RAM
Operating SystemWindows 7, 8, 10 Professional


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View Station datasheet

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VSC-4×00-01 datasheet – Computer hardware to run IVC View Station software.




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