MULTIEYE-NET IP VMS Video Management Software

Further information

Fact sheet
IP cameras supported
Software release 2.5
System requirements
MULTIEYE-NET software demo

MULTIEYE VMS video management software for IP network video recorders and hybrid recorders in large-scale video surveillance systems.

Future-proof video management software - multifunctional, modular and scalable:

With the future-proof MULTIEYE video recorder management software you get a highly professional PC- and server-based video surveillance software (NVR = Network Video Recorder) with from 2 to 32 IP video channels. Large systems with hundreds of cameras can be realized with the VideoCenterIII station.

Video monitoring live and replay in real-time, recording, remote access

Regardless of the number of channels, MULTIEYE offers, among others,  features such as live-monitoring, recording, playback (in real-time or at a later time), and remote surveillance.

The software supports more than 1.200 of the most popular IP-cameras and video servers from 100+ different manufacturers and enables the fast and easy integration of cameras by automatic detection of the camera IP addresses connected to a network which leads to a maximum flexibility.

Available versions of the MULTIEYE Video managment software

Two MULTIEYE software versions are available: the MULTIEYE-NET version 2.5 and the new MULTIEYE 3 software.

The activation of additional IP video channels is carried out very flexible via licenses.

Advantages of MULTIEYE video management software

MULTIEYE is an innovative and multifunctional software which, by its modular design, can always be  modernized and adjusted to customer-specific requirements.

The MULTIEYE software is compatible with "BGV cash desks" and therefore also has pre-alarm / post-alarm and suspicious memory functions.

MULTIEYE software is based on technologies developed by artec technologies AG: 

  • The patented CVoD process enables event-related, time-shifted playback within networks. 
  • With DirectStream technology, IP video data is recorded and processed. As a result, recording rates up to 960 fps and image-data processing rates of up to 2.500 megapixels/second* per recorder/server can be achieved. 
  • The MD indexing procedure enables ultrafast smart video analysis of recorded data, also via networks. 
  • With the remote bandwidth throttle optimization, video data is optimized in such a way that even megapixel cameras can be monitored via DSL lines, yet zoomed-in areas retain their maximum resolution when transmitted. 

Scope of delivery

Included in delivery of the MULTIEYE-NET is the software on a USB stick (incl. user’s manual and marketing material etc.), a Quick Installation Guide, and a USB-license dongle. 

MULTIEYE software is the basic software of all MULTIEYE products. All functionalities are identical for all recorders (NVR/HYBRID, SmartWatch and GreenWatch) and for the DVR-Kits.

Software features


Clear license concept

Why complicate matters unnecessarily? For MULTIEYE-NET there is always an expandable version at an excellent price/performance ratio. The software may be expanded manually or via the license server. All licenses are assigned to a specific USB dongle; no internet connection is required for licensing.



MULTIEYE is set up modularly. Numerous software and hardware componentsare available for customized system solutions, such as video expansion licenses, software modules like AutoBackup, Shell, VideoCenter II, DataLog, NetworkPlayer, ANPR number plate recognition, etc. With the video cards (see DVR-Kits) MULTIEYE-NET can easily be turned into a hybrid video surveillance system.

BGV-cash point certified

MULTIEYE-NET software has been inspected by Germany's "BGV“ (Employer's Liability Insurance Association) and recognized as compliant with their video surveillance requirements for banking houses. The “BGV Kassen” approval certifies that the MULTIEYE-NET software can be used for video surveillance systems in banking and financial institutions. Special features such as pre- and post-alarm as well as suspect-alarm recording are also available to the end user.

Quadlex© operation

features the simultaneous operation of

  • Live display
  • Recording
  • Playback and evaluation
  • Remote surveillance

Support of common IP cameras and video servers

MULTIEYE-NET  supports IP cameras and video servers by more than 80 manufacturers such as 

4XEM • ACTi • Advantech • Allnet • Apro • artec technologies • ArecontVision • Aviosys • AXIS • Basler • Bosch • Bosslan • Canon • Cellvision • Conceptronic • Connec Tec • Convision • DigiLan • Digitus • D-Link • Eltis • ELMO • ENEO • Everfocus • Eyetelligent • For-A • FlexWatch • Grand • Grandtec • Hawking • Hunt Intellinet • IOImage • IQEye • IPX • JVC • Leadtek • LevelOne • Lindy • Lilin • Linudix • Lumenera • Misumi • Mobotix • Moxa • Panasonic • Pixord • Planet • PTAV • Samsung • Santec • Siemens • Sony • Sanyo • Stardot • SparkLan • Surveyor • Sweex • Toshiba • TRC • VCS • Visicom • Vivotec • Xannet • Y-Cam • Yoko

New camera and video erver profiles can be downloaded via LiveUpdater.
For further details see camera compatibility list.

High image data processing rate

With DirectStream technology, IP-video data directly processed and recorded; thus recording rates up to 800 fps and image data rates of up to 2.500 MPixel/s can be processed per server.

Express installation through plug & play

Via drag & drop with the mouse, MULTIEYE-NET Software is easily operated. The user interface is clearly structured and user-friendly. Individual settings (e.g. personalized multiscreens) can be saved by the individual user.


Motion detection

All connected IP cameras and video servers are detected by a camera-independent Motion Detection matrix with 2304 individual fields. Through this high matrix solution, specific object-related surveillance fields can be marked.

Multifunctional storage management

In MULTIEYE-NET, you can choose between static and dynamic storage management. Dynamic recording arranges the video data automatically on the hard disk(s); in the static mode, an individual storage capacity can be set for every video source. MULTIEYE-NET supports the operation with up to 24 hard disks/partitions or network drives and can manage up to 24 TB per server.

PTZ control

Via software popup, joystick or directly in live display incl. Direct-Move function. Digital zooming during live display and replay.

Event-controlled recording

Apart from the permanent recording or timer operations, several or all video channels can be recorded through event activation, motion detection, contact control via an IO server, IP cameras or via signal words through the DataLog and SensorLog interfaces (COM, TCP, UDP).

Data interface

MULTIEYE-NET comes with a flexible data interface. With the DataLog module, data from cash registers (POS), barcode scanners, ATMs, access controllers, or number plate recognition systems (via COM, TCP or UDP) can be captured, processed, displayed, stored, and analysed by full-text search. External video sensors can be integrated with the SensorLog module.

360° surveillance/Immervision

MULTIEYE-NET supports panamorphic lenses by the company Immervision. When linked to a megapixel camera, a complete 360° area can be monitored - both live and during replay. Via digital PTZ, it is possible to zoom and operate in full screen, in the 2 x 180° display, or in the quad display.


MULTIEYE-NET offers a variety of interfaces and is compatible with:

  • Video sensors: via:sys, IOimage via MULTIEYE SenorLog mmodule
  • Control center: EBÜS/Accelence
  • Facility management: WinGuard
  • Access control: Delta Controls, Bewator 2010, Rosslare
  • Cash register appliances: Casio, Huth, Vectron, etc via Protocol converter box NPC  
  • Number plate recognition: via MULTIEYE ANPR-Traffic or Gate


Programmable Multiscreens with Hotspot monitor

Eight programmable multiscreens are available for the display of between 1 and 32 cameras. Specific multiscreens can be stored by individual users. The hotspot monitor can be configured individually and embedded or disembedded from the multiscreen and displayed on an extra monitor. With the optional VideoCenter II software or station, 1000+ cameras can be monitored.

Digital Megapixel Zooming

To use the advantages of megapixel cameras with reduced bandwidth, MULTIEYE offers the "hotzone megapixel zooming" function. The user can mark a detail in the video image via mouse click. The marked area is then transmitted as a full-screen picture in max. image quality.

Multimonitor operation

MULTIEYE-NET supports the simultaneous operation of up to four desktop monitors. Multiscreens, players, live images and hotspot windows can be individually arranged on the monitors.


Replay can be carried out by the local MultiPlayer or the NetworkPlayer. The players are visually and functionally identical and differ only in minor characteristics. They offer a four-fold display with motion histogram, video analysis with MotionSearch and MotionTracker, export function for pictures and videos, and many other features. The replay can be operated and controlled via key combinations or jog shuttle.

Efficient and smart evaluation

For ultra-fast evaluation of video data, the player offers a highly efficient video analysis. Via the MD indexing system, even data quantities of several terabytes can be analysed within seconds. With the MotionSearch function, event areas can be defined so that changes in the image can be displayed in an variable size. Further analysis can be carried out with MotionTrack via histogram timelines.

Remote surveillance and configuration

Remote surveillance can be carried out via LAN, WAN, Internet or telephone connection, either as live display or as replay. With MULTIEYE-NET, our customers can choose between several license-free possibilities of monitoring:

  • 'LiveViewer' with popup alarm display, can be freely positioned on one or more desktop monitors.
  • Multiscreen for remote display and remote configuration of recorders.
  • Standard browser without ActiveX or Java add-on
  • (PDA/mobile phone compatible)
  • NetworkPlayer for simultaneous playback, video analysis, and snapshot/video export – one license included in software.
  • VideoCenter II is an easy-to-operate multifunctional site-map based video management solution for monitoring up to 32 MULTIEYE recorders simultaneously (optionally available).

PDA and Tablet-PC support

Remote monitoring via tablet-PC

Live cameras and recordings can be monitored via PDAs and/or tablet-PCs without installing additional software.


Highest reliability

MULTIEYE offers an IP-video-loss alarm. It also comes with watchdog functions for automatic software and hardware start, crash recovery for trouble-free resumption of operation after a blackout, MULTIEYE Shell for exclusive MULTIEYE operation with access exclusion from the Windows OS level. With the S.M.A.R.T function, hard disks are supervised, disk drive errors recognised, and signalized. Via the alarm messenger system, errors can be sent as critical S.M.A.R.T parameters.


The SystemRestorer stores the entire MULTIEYE-NET configuration (incl. user administration) and can restore all of those settings. Additionally, reference snapshots of every connected camera can be stored in order to compare these with camera positions in case service is necessary.

Alarm and routine messenger

Alarm messaging upon motion, alarm contact, or failure is possible via E-Mail, SMS, Windows messenger service, and other external (third party) programs - with or without alarm pictures. At pre-defined times, the integrated routine messenger automatically transmits E-Mails with status reports and event logs. Ideal for remote control of the system's functionality.


User administration

MULTIEYE-NET offers a group-oriented user administration. Users and user groups can be defined down to the camera level with different authorizations. An integrated "four eyes" principle eliminates abuse.

Authentication through watermark

Videos or snaphots are protected with invisible, digital watermarks. With the MULTIEYE validator program (included in shipment of MULTIEYE-NET Software), videos and pictures can be checked for their authenticity.

Live updates

Software updates are available via the internet from the MULTIEYE update server or can optionally be delivered on CD in combination with a support contract.

Additional modules

Software modules

Numerous software and hardware components are available for customized system solutions. These comprise licenses, software modules, etc. such as: 

  • AutoBackup
  • Shell
  • VideoCenter II
  • DataLog
  • NetworkPlayer
  • PrivacyShield
  • ANPR numer plate recognition
  • and video cards for extending HYBRID systems

Privacy-protected video surveillance

MULTIEYE-NET with the optional MULTIEYE PrivacyShield module blurs the images of all moving persons and objects in live display so that their anonymity is assured. Despite this blurring, though, actions are still identifiable. The protection can be enhanced by masking out certain image areas in the software. The recorded videos have multiple levels of protection against unauthorized access. The privacy-protected video surveillance package is rounded off by automatic deletion of data and a aspecial software component for protection from intrusion by users in the network.


The MULTIEYE-SDK (Software Development Kit) offers software developers the possibility to integrate third-party systems for control, transmitting live streams, remote enquiry of recordings, alarm and user management, and asynchronous event messaging from and to MULTIEYE systems. The SDK includes a collection of commands which are embedded in a DLL.

OEM, customizing, and multiple languages

MULTIEYE-NET can easily be adapted to a customer's CI. It is also possible to produce a customized OEM version. In the standard version, MULTIEYE-NET offers more than 8 languages. New languages and characters can easily be added via a special context-oriented editor program.

Scopes of delivery

For scope of delivery, software modules and hardware extension go to accessories.

Technical data MULTIEYE-NET

IP-video channelsUp to 32 channels. Available as 2-, 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-channel versions. With IP-1/2 licenses the software may be enhanced
IP-cameras and video serverSupport of common IP cameras and video servers from more than 120 manufacturers - from Axis to Yoko, see document "IP cameras supported".
Image resolution IP-videoUp to 20 Mpixels/channel
Recording frame rate/Image processing data rate*Up to 960 fps and 2500 MPixel/s per recorder, depending on CPU, image resolution, video codec, compression, recording frame rate, and remote access.
Video formatsJPEG, MJPEG, MPEG-4 and H.264.
Alarm inputs/outputsUp to 96 alarm inputs and 96 relay outputs through EX-IO Server or per IOs supported by IP-cameras/video servers.
PTZ controlOperation via popup menu, keyboard or tri-axial joystick.
Live monitoringVia 8 programmable multiscreens with hotspot monitor functions.
Text overlayTime, date, free text up to 50 characters, variable positioning, font type, size, and color selectable.
Data imprint and recordingUp to 10 lines @ 40 characters for POS, ZUKO, ANPR, etc. 
Motion detectionMatrix with up to 2304 individual fields, selection of unlimited no. of areas; object-based video analysis
Weekly timerAdjustable per channel: continuous, motion detection, no recording, holiday function
Replay1-4-fold display, simultaneous playback, fast/step forward/backward,  support of keyboard shortcuts, and jog shuttle 
Search criteria, smart evaluationDate, time, motion detection, MotionTrack, MotionSearch (image area search), motion histogram
IP-video-loss detectionBy acoustical and optical notification
Video exportIn AVI format, single or multiple videos with internal player for external replay
SnapshotsIn BMP or JPEG format
AuthenticationDigital certification through invisible watermarks in images and video files 
Ring storage managementDynamic or static recording, up to 24 hard drives, NAS/SAN
Pre, post, suspicion recordingAdjustable from 5 to 900 seconds for each camera, compliant with "BGV Kassen"
Password protectionMultilevel password protection, freely definable user groups with individual rights, also true "four-eyes principle"
Remote monitoringVia browser without plugins, LiveViewer with popup display and optical and/or audio alarm, network player for network-based analysis and playback, VideoCenter II optional
Remote configurationVia Remote Multiscreen (MRC)
Web and video serverIntegrated
Function reliabilitySoftware watchdog, crash recovery, network loss detection, S.M.A.R.T control, system restorer
Alarm notificationPer email, SMS, ICQ, Windows News Service, external programs, with or without alarm snapshots
Routine notificationAutomatic status report of the recorder functions, programmable with/without log files, time and day of the week
Log bookyes
Software updatePer LiveUpdater via the Internet or on a CD-Rom within the context of a service contract
Menu languagesD, DK, GB, F, I, NL, P, RO, S, SK, TR, other languages added continually
CompatibilityThe software is compatible with all other products in the MULTIEYE family
System recommendation

more details in the document "system requirements"

Scope of deliverySoftware on USB stick with quick guide and USB-dongle

* MPixel/second represents a value for image data processing speeds. The values stated refer to the processing and encoding of image data in H.264 streams with 2 I-frames, min. 3 HDDs and Gbit LAN. Other values depending on type of codec  MPEG-4, MJPEG, transcoding of streams, recorder live monitoring and number/type of remote conncetions. Calculation tables are available for dimensioning network-based video surveillance systems. Please contact our support personnel for exact planning.