Doktor Jons Guide to The Use and Application of CCTV & IP Video - a unique resource providing information and advice on  the modern use of CCTV video surveillance
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SMAVIA – recording and video management

With the introduction of SMAVIA, Dallmeier takes one more critical step closer to the IT industry.

SMAVIA is a recording technology which is based on 25 years of experience and competence in professional video security technology; thus, ensuring maximum reliability.


SMAVIA enables the recording of video images and streams in a large variety of image compression and transmission codecs (H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG). In addition to standard definitions, SMAVIA also supports Full HD (1080p) and up to 8 megapixel.

“For the first time in our company’s history, we are in a position to market our expertise in the realm of recording technology uncoupled from any given hardware platform: SMAVIA is available for purchase in a “software only” variant.

As the name suggests, customers only buy the software – this includes both the recording and the management software – and can then install it on their own servers. In addition, there are special appliances, that is to say Dallmeier hardware platforms, on which the software has already been preloaded”, is how Dieter Dallmeier explains the new concept.

Stand-alone software or preloaded
The SMAVIA Recording Server Software can be used on a wide range of different hardware platforms; either on special video recording servers made by Dallmeier or as a stand-alone software on standard servers or PCs. SMAVIA is compatible with both Linux and Windows.

The corresponding management software SMAVIA Viewing Client offers the perfect interface for the comfortable processing of live pictures and recorded pictures.

By the way: In conjunction with the Security Management System SeMSy® SMAVIA supports cascaded recording systems with 2,000 video channels and more.

Compatibility with ONVIF
A particular SMAVIA highlight is its compatibility with ONVIF: ONVIF-compliant cameras can be configured and recorded with SMAVIA.

PRemote-HD function supported
Obviously, SMAVIA also supports the proven PRemote-HD function. PRemote-HD is a method developed by Dallmeier that uses transcoding to enable the transmission of HD and megapixel streams even at low bandwidths. PRemote-HD is particularly useful for locations where images need to be recorded at highest quality but have only a low-bandwidth network available, for example DSL networks with a 128 kbit upload.

As opposed to standard transmission methods such as Dual Streaming that allow users to only change quality settings for the transmission of live images, PRemote-HD also offers a bandwidth-saving transmission of recorded images. Therefore, it is not only possible to view live images, but also to evaluate recordings over great distances in highest resolution.

New licensing model: No need for dongles any more
The SMAVIA licensing model is attractive because no license is required for the Viewing Client. The entire handling of software variants and license dongle is eliminated. The licensing is based centrally on the Recording Server.

Maintenance and warranty: Dallmeier Care Products
Maintenance products and warranty extensions have not been offered for recorders and software of generation 3 and 4. The warranty period for the recorders has been set using the general terms and conditions or arranged for special distributors / projects separately. Updates for software have been offered from case to case, sometimes subject to costs.

However, in the IT branch it is usual to offer the possibility of a warranty extension for devices. The maintenance of software is ordinarily not offered on a case by case basis. It is provided at a flat rate for a specified time frame, which can then be scaled according to requirements. Meeting these requirements the new “DCP - Dallmeier Care Products” are introduced as concerted maintenance products with SMAVIA.


• For SMAVIA hard and software

• Extended safety by extension of the warranty up to 5 years

• Simple and projectable budgeting of software maintenance without unforeseeable costs

• New functions and optimization can be integrated immediately after release

• Compatibility of the various system components is always ensured


About Dallmeier
Dallmeier has more than 25 years of experience in transmission, recording and picture processing technology and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. Profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software and the production of high-quality recorder- and camera technologies. It enables Dallmeier to offer not only stand-alone systems but also complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly coordinated components. 
From the very beginning the company always focused on its own innovative developments and highest quality and reliability. Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all components on its own. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management systems. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany! This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have lead to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems. - -