• Free, entry-level version of our March Networks Command video management software
  • Up to 6 video channels and 1 week of recording
  • Browser-based user interface (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome)
  • Advanced search and health monitoring
  • Easily upgraded to Command Professional or Command Enterprise

Ideal for Your Smaller
Business or VMS Evaluation

Run a smaller business or have a location with limited camera and retention requirements? Try Command Lite today. The no-charge software is also a convenient way for solution providers and larger organizations to assess Command's capabilities for themselves.

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More than Just Live
and Recorded Video

Download Command Lite now and in minutes you'll have access to live and recorded video, plus advanced search and health monitoring tools including thumbnails, a visual timeline bar, and Health Inbox.

Connect and Go!

And similar to all of our Command software, there's no need to install client applications on your computer. Command Lite’s browser-based user interface sits on the recording server itself. Simply connect using your preferred web browser, and you’ll have everything you need to configure and operate the system.

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Need Mobile Access Too?

No problem. With our March Networks Cloud solution, you can access your live surveillance video from any location using your iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows Mobile device. March Networks Cloud supports an unlimited number of users and is web-based – no software downloads or updates needed.
Learn more »

 

Video Recording and Archive

  • Video retention definition by sector, schedule, single/multiple video channels
  • Motion detection for selective recording
  • Support for H.264, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG compression
  • Support for distributed recording (Shadow Archiving) and video synchronization

Live Monitoring and Investigation

  • PTZ camera control
  • Thumbnail search and Visual Finder technology
  • Simultaneous playback from multiple video channels
  • Live view, archive search, instant replay, export and snapshot functionalities

Quick Setup and Installation

  • Runs on Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Client download directly from recording server
  • No thick client installation required
  • Step-by-step video tutorials for main setup
  • One-click device discovery tool

Choose the Command solution that's right for your business

System Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Supported Operating Systems Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Supported Web Browsers Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari
Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari
Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari
Chrome
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections 32 64 Unlimited
Maximum Number of Recording Servers 1 1 10,000
Maximum Number of Cameras 6 128 (32-channel max.
on 32-bit OS)
128,000
SQL Database Support No No Yes
Web-Services Support No No Yes
Server Virtualization
Device Discovery
   
System Management Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Microsoft Active Directory/LDAP
Central User Management    
Central Health Monitoring    
Central License Management    
Mass Management - Device Configurations    
Mass Management - Firmware Upgrade    
Device Overview    
System Diagnostics
E-Pass (Encoder Pass-Through)
Web-Based Configuration and Management
Logical Navigation Tree    
Personal Navigation Tree
   
Integrations Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Server API/SDK
ONVIF Support
Third Party Cameras Support
Access Control Integration
Text Insertion Support  
Live Monitoring Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
PTZ Control
Tours and Presets
Support for CCTV Keyboards  
Text Overlay  
Privacy Masking
Megapixel/HD Video Support
Virtual Matrix  
Video Grids (Views)
Carousel/Sequence  
Interactive Mapping
Multiple Monitors Support  
Video Wall Management  
   
Alarm Management Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Alarm Inbox  
Alarms/Outputs Management  
Alarm Acknowledgement Procedure  
Automated Email Notification on Alarm  
March Networks Video Analytics  
Customizable Alarms  
   
Investigation Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Alarm Search & Playback  
Graphical Timeline
Timeline Visual Finder
Archive Thumbnails
Frame-by-Frame
Instant Replay
Side-by-Side Live and Archive Viewing
Calendar Archive Search
Motion Histograms
Snapshot of Live/Archived Video
Video Export (MP4, proprietary CME)
Command Player
Synchronized Playback
Snapshot/Exported Video Authentication
Storage & Recording Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Video Retention Time Max 7 days Unlimited Unlimited
Video Retention Policies Yes Yes Yes
Multi Sector Archiving
Edge Recording (Shadow Archivingª)
Network Storage Support
Edge Recording Synchronization
Synchronized Audio Recording
Recording on Analytics Alarm
Recording on Physical Alarm
Motion Recording
Pre and Post Alarm Recording
Recording on Schedule
Redundant/Failover Recording  
   
User Management Command Lite Command Professional Command Enterprise
Default User Profiles    
Restrict Access by Customizable Folders    
Restrict Access by Camera
Restrict Access by Schedule  
Smartcard/USB Token Support  
Connection Management
IP Address Filtering

Command Client Overview

Command User Interface Overview

Command Visual Finder and Thumbnails

Command Visual Finder and Thumbnails

Command Investigation Tools

Command Investigation Tools

Please contact your March Networks Sales Engineer for specific project sizing. The recommended system requirements are estimated for a typical usage, under the assumption that the cameras are configured to consume 2-4 Mb/s of bandwidth, overall.

Command Lite Recording Server
  6 cameras
Operating system (OS) Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core or greater
HDD space 25 GB (minimum)
Storage In addition to the storage used by the OS, you will require internal or external storage (DAS, NAS, SAN) with the space and bandwidth capacity suitable for the application that is recording video. The network connection to external storage (NAS, SAN) must provide the peak bandwidth required by the application.
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Memory 2 GB
Client Applications
  Command Config and Client Command Player SiteManager
Operating system
(OS)
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Windows 7,
Windows 8 and
Windows 8.1, with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installed
Windows 7
Windows 8
Processor (CPU) Dual Core Intel Core 2 or better Dual Core Intel Core 2 or better Dual Core Intel Core 2 or better
Hard drive space 50 MB 50 MB 150 MB
Network interface Gigabit Ethernet N/A Gigabit Ethernet
Memory 2 GB RAM Minimum
4 GB RAM Recommended
2 GB RAM Minimum
4 GB RAM Recommended
2 GB RAM Minimum
4 GB RAM Recommended
Video card Any video card (128 MB per monitor minimum) capable of 24-bit color depth (true color) Any video card (128 MB per monitor minimum) capable of 24-bit color depth (true color), compatible with Microsoft DirectX 11 and Direct3D. Any video card (128 MB per monitor minimum) capable of 24-bit color depth (true color) and compatible with Microsoft DirectX 9 (or later), and Direct3D
Web browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (or later, Windows OS only), Chrome (latest version, Windows OS only), Firefox (up to version 29.0), Safari 5 (Mac OS X Snow Leopard only) with Microsoft Silverlight 5.x browser plug-in N/A N/A

Supported Third-Party IP Cameras

Our Command video management system (VMS) software and hybrid network video recorders (NVRs) integrate with many leading third-party surveillance cameras and devices.

See which cameras we support, or search for a specific camera, by using our tool below.

Please identify which March Networks platform you are using.

Hybrid NVRs
Command VMS