Digifort Explorer-Base (4CH IP CCTV expandable up to 16CH)

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Digifort Explorer-Base (4CH IP CCTV expandable up to 16CH)
View of the client application interface (Explorer) - playback of video from Pixord P600E camera

Digifort Explorer is a starter version of Digifort IP video surveillance software. This version can support up to 16 cameras and 4 client stations. It is suitable for homes and small businesses (SOHO), where for a relatively low cost the customer gets professional, efficient, and highly reliable IP CCTV system.

Digifort Explorer can cooperate with 1400 different models of IP cameras and video servers from dozens of manufacturers, which enables customers to match the equipment to their needs and resources.

At any time, the users can access the system via the local area network, or via the Internet - from anywhere in the world. For the latter purpose they can employ suitable GSM or LTE devices (mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs etc). Despite that the system supports up to 4 client stations, it does not limit the number of mobile devices.

User-friendly interface, easy installation and configuration, extensive manuals for server and client stations - make even the basic version of Digifort software a powerful and easily manageable tool with advanced features.
Digifort systems are based on client/server architecture. The maximum number of cameras depends only on the version of the software and the number of servers in the network. The software has been designed for computers running Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 (32-bit or 64-bit) and allows to use MPEG-4, MJPEG, Wavelet, H.263, H.264 compressions.
Free application Digifort Moblie, developed on Java platform, enables users to monitor online video streams from cameras, perform PTZ control, search recorded footage.
Optional modules/devices available for this version:
  • K3090 - USB dongle
The main features of Digifort Explorer:
  • client/server architecture
  • support for up to 16 cameras (1400 models from 90 manufacturers)
  • support for up to 4 client stations
  • unlimited image resolutions
  • frame rates up to 30 fps (each camera, including recording)
  • video compressions: MPEG-4, MJPEG, Wavelet, H.263, H.264
  • operating systems: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7
  • support for PTZ cameras
  • privacy masking
  • recording triggered by motion detection
  • pre- and post-alarm buffers
  • digital certificate (watermark)
  • synchronous playback
  • timeline-based searching across recordings
  • support for two monitors at each station
  • digital zoom
  • group configuration of cameras
  • visualization of server status
  • disk space calculator
  • implemented web server

The Camera Register window in the server application (Administration Client)

Automatic camera search

User rights assignment

The Camera Events window

Configuring Alarm Actions

Configuring PTZ control

Configuring PTZ presets

Configuring Privacy Masks

Example of privacy zone

Configuring multiple cameras simultaneously

Feature Explorer
Architecture and main features
System architecture Client/Server
Number of cameras
4 (base) to 16 (by packs)
Expansion of camera number by packs (Licenses) Yes (up to 16)
Speed of recording and live monitoring up to 30 FPS per camera
Support for IP cameras and video servers Yes
Support for alarm boards No
Number of alarm boards 0
Multitasking Yes
Remote access to servers Yes
Video compression formats  MPEG-4 / MJPEG / Wavelet / H.263 / H.264
Support for multi-processor platforms
IP filtering
Server activity log Yes
Event log Yes
Support for DNS Yes
Platform Microsoft Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7
Sophisticated user rights system Yes
Extensive array of features for users Yes
Limit of connections to the server No
Supported image resolutions Any resolution (depending on camera)
Privacy masking Yes
Searching recorded video by time bar Yes
Video control and processing No
User profiles for live monitoring Yes
Support for multiple users Yes (up to 4)
Integration with Digifort Evidence No
Events support
Alarm inputs and outputs No
Motion detection No
Recording failure Yes
Camera failure No
Manual events No
Timer events No
Creation of e-mail lists and phone directories (for text messages) to send event alerts Yes
E-mail/SMS alerts triggered by events Yes
Pop-up windows with camera images triggered by events No
Sound alarms No
Instantaneous messages to operator No
Activation of PTZ presets No
Activation of alarm outputs No
Schedule for events No
Live monitoring
Number of simultaneous cameras 16
Camera shortcuts Yes
Multiple camera layouts Yes
Automatic image resizing Yes
Multi-Monitor option Yes (two)
Multi-server monitoring on one screen Yes
Image control and processing No
Image relay Yes
Live motion detection No
Live digital zoom Yes
Use of shortcuts No
Screenshots No
Screen styles Yes (7 native)
Programmable screen styles No
Image sequencing No
Bilinear resizing Yes
Emergency/local recording on client computer No
Media profile changing No
PTZ priority No
Real-time system configuration Yes
Periodic e-mails with server reports No
Simultaneous configuration of multiple cameras Yes
Server monitoring using graphics Yes
Disk space calculator Yes
User groups Yes
Programmable video recording No
Programmable reactions to events No
Programmable alarm actions No
Programmable data transmission No
Support for PTZ cameras
Support for PTZ cameras Yes
One-click positioning No
PTZ control with joystick No
PTZ control with virtual joystick No
Advanced PTZ control No
Support for analog PTZ cameras No
OSD menu for analog cameras No
Implemented protocols for analog cameras No
Patrolling No
Presets No
Advanced PTZ functions controlled by clients No
Video recording
Recording on motion detection Yes
Setup of motion detection areas Yes
Recording on events No
Pre/post alarm buffers Yes (up to 5 seconds)
Digital certificate (watermark) Yes
Archiving of recordings No
High-performance storage Yes
Disk management system Yes
Hard disk allocation for the disk management system Yes
Video recording in file servers (via network) No
Daily limit of recordings No
Motion detection indicator Yes
Video Playback, Video Search and Export
Searching video by date and time Yes
Video export formats  DigiFort (Event CD), .avi
"Screenshot" function during video playback Yes
Playback schedules Yes
Advanced search based on motion detection No
Digital zoom during video playback No
Video deinterlacing No
Image printing during video playback (with event description) No
Multi-camera video playback Up to all cameras in the system
Multi-camera video export Yes
Web Server
Built-in web server Yes
Posting pictures on websites No
A comparative table of all versions of Digifort software and short descriptions of the features are available here.
Free 30-day trial
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