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NetCamCenter Professional 2.0
Professional recording software for IP camera and video server

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Designed for monitoring and recording multiple network cameras and video servers. Enables you to integrate your network cameras at different locations and monitor with one IP address.

    Easy-to-use interface to ensure smooth navigation as you work with the application.

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License Price
2 cameras $154
4 cameras $289
9 cameras $609
12 cameras $780
16 cameras $945
25 cameras $1375
36 cameras $1650
Contact us for 36+ camera license or upgrade pricing

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Intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • Supports digital zoom.
  • Displays the bandwidth usage of each camera.
  • Displays free hard disk space.
  • Open video folder button to access your video easily.
  • Lock button to lock keyboard to control access to the system.
  • Supports number and arrow keys to control PTZ camera.
Enhanced digital video recording
  • Auto deletes the oldest video file to recycle the hard disk space.
  • Playback video and monitor remotely while recording video.
  • Store recordings of different cameras to different hard disks for maximum storage.
  • Supports various compression ratios that best suit your needs.
  • Recording mode: Continuous, Schedule, or Alarm Recording.
  • Recording video format: Windows Media™, Webcam Corp NVC2
  • No need to export video.
High quality video for realtime streaming

If you are using network cameras and NetCamCenter on LAN, you can use NetCamCenter's Windows Media streaming feature to boost the remote viewing frame rate. (*4)

Windows Media™ Server

The live video streaming HTTP ports can be used for integration with Windows Media Server for broadcasting to large number of viewers. (limited by the broadcasting server's CPU and bandwidth.)

Built-in web server

Enables you to view your network cameras with just one IP address.

Includes NetCamCenter NetViewer, free client viewer

Allows you to connect to NetCamCenter's built-in Web server to monitor cameras via MJPEG transmission mode. Search and playback recorded video from multiple cameras simultaneously.

Generates thumbnail images to make video search efficiently

Thumbnail generated by NetCamCenter

Reviewing thumbnail images can help you identify the time of an event where the exact time is unknown. Thumbnail images can be searched by date via IE and Firefox.

Motion detection (**)

  • Multiple motion detection areas.
  • Prealarm recording.
  • Mark the motion detected areas to see the moving object easily.

  • Trigger the following actions when motion is detected.

    • Email notification with captured images
    • Play an alarm sound to deter the intruder.
    • Create alarm log to record the date and time when motion is detected.
    • Launch external program.
    • Set external output to On or Off (This feature is device dependent.)
Setup multiple usernames and passwords to control access to specific camera.

Allows you to connect to NetCamCenter built-in Web server to monitor connected cameras via MJPEG transmission mode. (*3)

User manager

Monitor multiple NetCamCenter PCs

If you have multiple locations installed with NetCamCenter, you can use NetCamCenter as a central monitor server. Enables you to view all cameras at different locations on one screen. You can also record the cameras to backup your video.

Flexible display mode

NetCamCenter provides Application mode for easy operation and Kiosk mode to maximize the use of your desktop space for display.
  • Display mode: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 9x9 and 10x10
  • Switches video windows if there are more cameras than available video windows on the screen.
Search video by date or alarm event

Simply select the date and time to search video by date or alarm event.


Activate the following actions when GPIO input is triggered. (This feature is device dependent. Click here to see which devices are supported.)
  • Email notification with captured images
  • Play an alarm sound to deter the intruder.
  • Create alarm log to record the date and time when motion is detected.
  • Launch external program.
  • Set external output to On or Off

Keep track of who accesses NetCamCenter from remote sites

Creates log files to track who accesses your NetCamCenter. The log file records the time, date and IP address in which NetCamCenter are accessed from.

Image adjustment

  • Flip video horizontally or vertically.
  • Adjust brightness and contrast.
  • Turn color image to black and white.
PTZ camera control

  • PTZ control and preset.

  • PTZ cruise (PTZ tour)
    You can program your network camera's preset positions to be called in a set of sequence with NetCamCenter.
(This feature is network camera or device dependent.)

Alert you by email when NetCamCenter cannot connect to the camera

NetCamCenter will notify you when connection to the camera is lost. It will also attempt to reconnect to the camera automatically.

Run NetCamCenter as a Windows Service

Text insertion for system integrators

NetCamCenter allows you to overlay the information you need directly onto the live or recorded video images by sending a command from your application. Enable you to integrate your system, such as POS system, cash register, or access control system, into your digital surveillance system. Other features include:
  • Search the text event by date and time.
  • Set the text position and duration.
View live JPEG stream with iPhone and Android Phone

Enables you to monitor with iPhone and Android Phone. (Note: audio is not supported when viewing with iPhone and Android Phone.)

   Remote viewing with iPhone
   Apple iPhone
   Remote viewing with Android
   NetCamCenter Viewer for Android Phone

Multiple monitors
(require display card with multiple monitor support)

Remote viewing

  • Control network PTZ camera through the built-in web server.
  • Remote viewing with IE.
  • Search video archive by date with streaming video playback.
  • Allow adjusting brightness and contrast on remote viewing.
  • Allow turning color image to black and white on remote viewing.
  • Allow saving frames.
  • Digital zoom to 150%, 200% and full screen.

Two way audio
Enables you to transmit audio from your computer to the camera's external speaker. (Click here to read the supported hardware list.)


With NetCamCenter, you can schedule video recording or motion detection.

Uploads images to your FTP server

Captions and camera names

You can put timestamp or text string on top of your video with this caption feature. You can also set desired name for each camera to help you identify each camera easily.

Digital watermark

NetCamCenter can add digital watermark to the recordings to assure the video files are authentic. Allows you to authenticate a video file later to examine whether any tampering has occurred.

System requirements

Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, Vista (32-bit), 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise (32-bit, 64-bit) operating system
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
  • Windows Media™ Player 10 or 11
  • MPEG4 and H.264 codec (Required to view video recorded with MPEG4 and H.264 codec. You can download and purchase MPEG4 decoder filter from Axis, 3ivx or DivX, H.264 from Axis or CoreAVC.)
Minimum Hardware requirements
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz processor or above. (Intel Pentium D or Core 2 Duo processor recommended) The more cameras you have, the more computer resources are needed. (e.g. CPU cycles, memory, hard drive space ...etc.) For better performance, Intel multicore processors (Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad) are recommended. NetCamCenter is optimized for Intel processors.
  • At least 32 MB free RAM plus at least 24M for each camera running at 320x240 resolution. E.g. for 4 camera version, each camera running at 320x240, then at least 32M + 24M x 4 = 128 M free memory is required)
  • Windows compatible sound card
  • Display card with overlay, 16 MB RAM at least, capable of at least 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Network card
  • One free USB port for multiple camera edition.
  • at least 200 GB hard disk temporary space
  • Internet connection is required for remote access
Remote Viewing Requirements
  • Windows Media™ Player 9 for Windows 2000/Me, Windows Media™ Player 10 or above for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Supports MJPEG viewing by iPhone, Windows Mobile and Android with Internet connection (Note: audio is not supported.)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
  • Webcam Corp NVC2 (Required to view video recorded with NVC2 codec on Windows XP, 2003 and Vista.)
  • MPEG4 and H.264 codec (Required to view video recorded with MPEG4 and H.264 codec. You can download and purchase MPEG4 decoder filter from Axis, 3ivx or DivX,and H.264 from Axis or CoreAVC.)
Reference performance data:
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz with HT
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Display card: 128M AGP, 32 bits color mode
  • Network: 100Mb/sec
  • Camera : MJPEG based camera
  • Max recording and display frame rate: 120 fps at 320x240 resolution and compressed with Windows Media™ Video 7
  • Max recording and display frame rate: 200 fps at 320x240 resolution and compressed with Webcam NVC
Note: actual performance highly depends on camera hardware, usage and various factors.

NetCamCenter Professional Edition package includes
  • software CD and USB key
  • user manual

This product requires computer professional with sufficient network and video skills to install.


1. It is recommended that you run NetCamCenter on a standalone PC. The result may be unpredictable if you run NetCamCenter with other applications (e.g. graphics intensive games) that lock up CPU, network or other system resources.

2. Authentication is not available if accessed directly by Windows Media Player.

3. Viewing by Windows Media streaming is limited to 10 concurrent connections for each camera.

4. If you are running NetCamCenter under Windows Server 2008, please make sure that Desktop Exprience is enabled. Click here to read the instruction for enabling Desktop Exprience.

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