• Customizable, task-oriented GUI
  • Up to 128 video channels
  • Browser-based user interface (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome)
  • Remote access to live video with March Networks Cloud

Looking for a single-server video management solution that supports as many as 128 surveillance cameras? March Networks Command Professional is the perfect fit.

This VMS software seamlessly supports a broad range of fixed and PTZ analog cameras, ONVIF-compliant edge devices, IP cameras and encoders, including our own portfolio of high definition IP cameras and Edge encoders. It also enables remote access to live video using your iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile devices with March Networks Cloud.

A User Interface Built for You

Command Professional UI

And thanks to Command Professional’s browser-based user interface – which can be customized quickly for specific user groups in your organization – live monitoring and investigations have never been easier or more accurate.

Plus, you can configure and manage your entire video surveillance network right from the Command Professional interface. It’s all the software you’ll need!

Video Recording and Archive

  • Unlimited video retention
  • Video retention definition by sector, schedule, single/multiple video channels
  • Motion detection and analytic/physical alarms support for selective recording
  • Support for H.264, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG compression
  • Support for distributed recording (Shadow Archiving) on March Networks' edge devices and video synchronization

Live Monitoring and Investigation

  • PTZ camera control
  • Interactive views with PTZ control and mapping
  • Simultaneous, synchronized playback from multiple video channels
  • Search on motion, analytic/physical alarms, text insertion
  • Live view, archive search, instant replay, export and snapshot functionalities
  • Interactive mapping and layered mapping support
  • Video wall support and management with powerful virtual matrix features

Alarm Management

  • Configurable events response
  • Automated email notification
  • Structured acknowledgement procedure
  • Alarm response screen recording

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 Investigation Tools

Command Investigation Tools

Command Alarms and Searching

Command Alarms and Searching

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 Recording Server
  Small
< 32 cameras
Mid
32 - 64 cameras
Large
< = 128 cameras
Operating system
(OS)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 (64 bit)
Windows 8 (64 bit)
Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 (64 bit)
Windows 8 (64 bit)
Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Processor (CPU) Dual Core Intel i5 2.0 GHz Quad Core Intel i7 2.0 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.0 GHz
HDD space 25 GB (minimum) 25 GB (minimum) 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 2 x Gigabit Ethernet 2 to 4 x Gigabit Ethernet
Memory 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 1333 MHz
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

Command Professional

Command Professional DVD
27203

Command Professional Dongle
27204

Command Professional Channel License
27205

Command Professional CRS Redundant/Failover Channel License
27206


Command Recording Server Bundles

CRS 128 NVR - 4x4TB
30402

CRS 128 NVR - 6x4TB
30403

CRS 128 NVR - 4x4TB
30404

CRS 32 NVR - 1x3TB
30405

CRS 32 NVR - 2x3TB
30406

CRS 32 NVR - 3x3TB
30407

CRS 32 NVR - 4x3TB
30408

CRS 32 Local Control (LC) - 1x2TB
30409

CRS 32 Local Control (LC) - 2x2TB
30410


Command Recording Server Bundles - Accessories

CRS 128 NVR - Storage expansion card
30427

CRS 128 NVR - Spare 4TB drive
30607

CRS 128 NVR - Secondary Dual Gig-E
30606

CRS 128 NVR - Redundant power supply
30542

CRS 32 NVR - Spare 3TB drive
30608

CRS 32 LC - Spare 2TB drive
30609

Command Recording Server Bundles - External Storage

12TB SAS storage expansion Array
30543

24TB SAS storage expansion Array
30545

48TB SAS storage expansion Array
30546

4TB Near-Line SAS drive
30547


March Networks Cloud

Single User Access for One Year
27511


Software Maintenance

Advanced Software Support – 1 Year
24315

Premium Software Support – 1 Year
24316

Advanced Software Support – 2 Years
24315-102

Premium Software Support – 2 Years
24316-102

Advanced Software Support – 3 Years
24315-103

Premium Software Support – 3 Years
24316-103


Upgrading to Command Professional

VMS 2.x.x Upgrade to Command Professional CRS License
27213