Network DVR: ULTIMAX-308 (H.264, 8 channels)

Code: M73080
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ULTIMAX is a series of 3rd generation digital video recorders, with implemented, so far the most efficient, H.264 compression. More information is provided in the article "ULTIMAX - the market leader in digital CCTV recording".
ULTIMAX-308 is the basic model of the 8-channel sub-family. It is capable of recording video with 2CIF (704 x 288) maximum resolution and 10 FPS rate is satisfactory for practical purposes. The device supports all advanced functions implemented in the series, first of all - local recording and network transmission based on H.264 algorithms, providing good video quality at substantially lower bitrates than the previous standards, saving available disk capacity and bandwidth of the network.
ULTIMAX DVRs are managed in IP networks by ULTIMAX Client software. It allows to manage (configuration and control of all functions):
ULTIMAX DVRs, ULTINET video servers, and ULTICAM cameras. More on the features of the software can be found in the article:

This site also contains files that can be downloaded: the program, user manual (full version), hard drive capacity/number calculator.

There are available more advanced 8-channel models:
Main features of ULTIMAX family
  • H.264 compression.
  • Independent operation system: ROTS (Real Time Operating System).
  • Recording of images from 8 channels with 2CIF (704 x 288) resolution at 10 FPS for each channel.
Notice! Fully independent (for each channel/camera) adjustment of recording parameters (resolution, number of frames per second, bitrate, pre- and post-alarm periods) enables the user to configure the system according to individual needs.
  • Online viewing of images from every camera with original quality
    • On the local monitor,
    • On a remote computer - with ULTIMAX client program.
  • Possibility of creating up to 15 user accounts with individual access rights.
  • Multi-level, individually configurable structure of passwords and access rights to various functions.
  • Possibility of creating 4 time intervals during one day for different kinds of recording:
    • continuous,
    • triggered by motion detection,
    • triggered by alarm,
    • motion and alarm,
    • motion or alarm.
  • Fully independent (for each channel/camera) adjustment of recording parameters (resolution, number of frames per second, bitrate, pre- and post-alarm periods).
  • Independent choice of recorded channels for different alarm inputs.
  • Possibility of defining parameters of RS-232 port: symbol rate, data, stop, and parity bits, flow control. Different modes of work: "Console", "PPP" or "Transparent Channel".
  • Possibility of active or passive cooperation with ATM/cash machine. The DVR can actively obtain or passively receive the credit card number from the machine linked through the network or serial port. The number can be mixed with live video, recorded and played back.
  • Network software allows to manage several DVRs and other ULTIMAX and ULITCAM devices (video servers and IP cameras). Easy operation thanks to user-friendly graphic interface, including mouse pointer.
  • Cooperation with external recorders/devices (CD/DVR, hard disc, USB flash drives) connected via USB port - easy backup, review and playback of recordings.
  • Support of largest hard discs (SATA) - up to 2 TB each. There can be installed up to 4 such disks (total capacity of 8 TB)!.
  • Simple, intuitive mouse-navigated menu (in English or Polish).
  • Easy backup of archives
    • to external memory devices connected via USB (HDD, DVD, USB flash),
    • to client computer in the network (with ULTIMAX Remote Client Software.
  • Precise motion detection. Possibility of defining channels that are to be recorded after triggering alarm in a camera path - unique function that eliminates waste of disc space typical for the majority of DVRs which trigger recording of all channels.
  • Possibility of setting for each camera up to 4 privacy areas/masks.
  • Possibility of setting day schedule for alarms caused by:
    • loss of video signal,
    • motion detection in a defined area.
  • Possibility of sound or OSD warnings about alarm situations.
  • "Alarm fortify" function - remote alarm. ULTIMAX client software will create in the network a communication tunnel with the front DVR. After an alarm has been triggered (sensor alarm, video motion detection etc.), the DVR will send alarm information to remote client software. The software will display the information in client log and make warning sound.
  • Possibility of remote PTZ control provided by ULTIMAX Remote Client Software
  • Possibility of embedding maps (BMP files with deployment of cameras) which enable the operator of a bigger monitoring system to quickly localize the spots and manage the surveillance network.
  • Firmware update via: FTP, RS-232, USB, Remote Client.
DVRs of 300 series do not support Dual Stream function (transmission of two streams with independently determined parameters).
Name ULTIMAX -308
Code M73080
Recording speed (for each channel)

2CIF - 10 FPS


Live monitoring

25 FPS (4CIF, each channel)

(total: 100 FPS @ 4CIF - 704 x 576 )

Audio recording / compression -
Data storage max 8TB (4 x 2 TB) SATA ***
Support for external memory devices HDD-USB, DVD-USB/SATA, Pendrive –USB,
Video outputs VGA, Video 1 Vp.p 75 Ω
Network software Multiclient , Web
Other playback devices PC
Pre / post alarm 5 to 30 s / 5 s to 10 min
Control device/interface Mouse (USB), local keyboard, remote control, LAN
Watermark YES
Security features Passwords, individual access rights, MAC address
Menu (languages) English, Polish
Power AC 90-230V 64W
Dimensions / mount standard 440mm x 390mm x 70mm
8 kg (without hard discs)
Additional information Efficient operation in LAN
*** - since July 10, 2008 (before - IDE)
In the ULTIMAX - the market leader in digital CCTV recording article there are tables comparing different models of ULTIMAX family.
HDD capacity calculation: assessment of the total volume for recording video data requires adoption of certain record parameters and video storage time. The formula below gives the amount of disc space (in MB) for saving one hour recording from one channel:

qi= (di*3600)/(8*1024)

where di means bitrate in Kbps. For ULTIMAX DVRs there can be selected bitrates from 32 Kbps to 8000 Kbps.
The list of main functions divided into categories
Category Function Description
Security features
Management Creating/deleting user accounts. One default administrator can create up to 15 user accounts and define their privileges.
Password Modification
Disc operations HDD management Formatting, displaying information.
Recording Manual recording, continuous recording, motion detection, external alarm and their combinations.
Recording parameters
Bitrate, frame rate, quality level etc.
Playback Playback according to time, file by file, quick search, slow, pause, frame by frame, synchronous playback of two channels.
Backup Backup of video files and video clips.
Local monitoring
Live monitoring
Live viewing on VGA/video monitor. Screen splits: 1/1, 1/4, 1/9, 1/16. Automatic/manual switching.
PTZ control
Pan, tilt, zoom, focus and iris. Presets, sequences,tours.
Motion detection
Setting of areas, sensitivity levels, handling methods.
Alarm inputs
Handling methods, schedule programming.
Alarm outputs
Privacy areas
Masking some areas.
Tampering Handling methods.
Exceptions Extraordinary events: disc error, discs full, illegal access etc.
Channel status Recording, video loss.
Network operation
Live monitoring
TCP, UDP, RTP, Multicast.
Management Control of DVR functions via the network.
Alarm Notification about alarms sent to managing computer.
PTZ control
Remote PTZ control (from client computer).
Remote configuration Remote setting of DVR parameters.
Remote recording
Recording through the network.
Remote playback
Playback through the network.
Download Downloading of recorded files.
Remote update
Firmware updating.
Transparent channel Remote control of device connected to DVR serial port.
Web Access to DVR via IE.
PSTN Connection through PSTN.
Utilities OSD OSD setup.
View log
Access to DVR log.
Bidirectional voice connection/public address announcements.
ULTIMAX Remote Client Software allows to get access to 16 DVRs.
Remote client software supports three kinds of users - administrator, advanced operator and operator. Their individual rights are the following:

User level

User rights



Live preview, Image capture, Recording, Voice talk, Electronic map


Advanced Operator


Live preview, Image capture, Recording, Voice talk, Electronic map, PTZ control, Video playback



Live preview, Image capture, Recording, Voice talk, Electronic map, PTZ control, Video playback, Alarm configuration, View log, Video parameters, System configuration

ULTIMAX Remote Client Software also allows remote setup of DVR parameters:
  • Choice of channel to be modified.
  • Channel name: up to 20 signs.
  • Frame rate: full (PAL: 25 fps, NTSC: 30 fps), 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16.
  • Maximum bitrate: 32kbps, 48kbps, 64kbps, 80kbps, 96kbps, 128kbps, 160kbps, 192kbps, 224kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps, 384kbps, 448kbps, 512kbps, 640kbps, 768kbps, 896kbps, 1Mbps, 1.25Mbps, 1.5Mbps, 1.75Mbps, 2Mbps, 4Mbps, 8Mbps or "Self-definition".
  • Resolution: by default - CIF, other options are QCIF, 2CIF.
  • Image quality: 6 options (only effective for variable bitrate option).
  • Bitrate type: variable/fixed.
  • Schedule option / setup.
  • Pre-recording time / post-recording time: setting adequate periods of recording time before/after alarm event.
  • Motion detection setup:
    • motion detection areas,
    • sensitivity level,
    • recorded channels,
    • alarm response policy,
    • motion alarm schedule,
    • alarm response policy in case of video loss.
There are also available other ULTIMAX DVRs.





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