VIVOTEK VS8100 is a small-sized H.264 1-CH video server that helps you migrate from analog to digital surveillance system with ease. Its power sharing with CCTV and tiny design make it ideal for front-end installation and surveillance applications such as home, offices, retail stores, banks, and city surveillance, where their power supply and IP network connections are already settled. VS8100 supports a variety types of analog cameras, including PTZ cameras with its Pan/Tilt/Zoom control through the built-in RS-485 port.

With the high-performance H.264 compression format, it drastically reduces the file sizes and conserves valuable bandwidth and storage space. Supporting simultaneous multiple streams, the video streams can be transmitted in either of H.264 or MJPEG formats for versatile applications. The streams can also be individually configured with separate frame rates, resolution, and image quality so as to meet different platforms or bandwidth constraints.

Together with the ST7501 multi-lingual 32-channel recording software, users can set up an easy-to-use IP surveillance system with ease. VIVOTEK also provides the smart phone application iViewer, both for iPhone and Android phones, enable users to monitor live video off-site.


  • Up to 30 fps at D1 Resolution
  • Real-time H.264, MJPEG Compression (Dual Codec)
  • Simultaneous Multiple Streaming
  • One Way Audio
  • RS-485 Interface for PTZ Camera Control
  • Ultra-mini Size for Front-end Installation and Discreet Surveillance Application
  • DC 12V Power Sharing with Analog Camera
  • Green Product
  • CPU
    • Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
    • 16 MB
    • 128 MB
    Camera Control
    • PTZ camera control through RS-485
    • Supports CGI command serial driver
    • H.264 & MJPEG
    Maximum Frame Rate
    • 30 fps @ 720x480
    • 25 fps @ 720x576
    • In both compression
    Maximum Streams
    • 3 simultaneous streams
    Video Streaming
    • Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate
    Image Settings
    • Adjustable image size, quality and bit rate
    • Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror
    • Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness
    • Privacy masks
    • Aspect ratio correction
    • Deinterlace, 2D De-noise
    Audio Capability
    • Line in
    • G.726
    • G.711
    • 3.5mm Phone Jack
    • Live viewing for up to 10 clients
    • 10Base-T / 100BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)
    • * It is highly recommended to use standard Cat. 5e & Cat. 6 cables which are compliant with the 3P/ETL standard.
    • Ver. 12.12
    Video Motion Detection
    • Triple-window video motion detection
    Alarm Triggers
    • Video motion detection, Video loss/restore detection, periodical trigger, manual trigger, recording notification, system boot, camera tampering detection
    Alarm Events
    • Event notification using HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
    • File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
    • RJ-45 for Network connection
    • Male BNC for Analog video input
    • RS-485 Terminal Block
    • 3.5mm Phone Jack
    Supported P/T/Z Protocol
    • DynaDome/SmartDome, Pelco D, Pelco P, Lilin, Samsung scc643 and customized
    LED Indicator
    • System power and status indicator
    Power input
    • DC 12V
    Power consumption
    • Max. 5 W
    • 65 mm (D) x 34 mm (W) x 25 mm (H)
    • Net: 64 g
    • Plastic
    Safety Certifications
    • CE C-Tick FCC ( Class A ) LVD VCCI
    Operating Temperature
    • 0°C ~ 50 °C (32°F ~ 122°F)
    • 24 months
    Operating System
    • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/2000
    • Mozilla Firefox 7~10, Google Chrome, Safari (streaming only)
    • Internet Explorer 7.x or 8.x or 9.x
    • 32 bit
    Other Players
    • VLC: 1.1.11 or above
    • QuickTime: 7 or above
    Datasheets Download
    User's Manuals Download

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    1. Connect the BNC input connector to that on an analogue camera.
    2. Connect the DC 12V output to the 12V input on the analogue camera.
    3. Connect the DC 12V input to a 12V power source. Normally a 12V 1.5A power adapter will be sufficient.
    4. The Reset button can be used to re-start the video server.
    5. If the camera has an embedded microphone, connect a stereo jack to the Audio input.
    6. If a camera is mounted on a PTZ scanner, you may connect the RS485 pins for PTZ control.
    7. If a camera is mounted on a PTZ scanner, you may connect the RS485 pins for PTZ control.
    8. Connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 Ethernet port, and connect another end to an Ethernet switch.
    9. See the table below for LED definitions.
    10. Visit to download the IW2 utility program. Use the IW2 utility to locate and access your video server.

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