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  • Flexible VMS platform compatible with both Windows and Linux OS; Runs on individual workstations, March Networks X-Series Hybrid Recorders, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and large-scale virtual machines
  • Highly scalable Linux version supports up to 3,000 cameras
  • Windows version supports up to 500 cameras
  • Compatible with March Networks Searchlight™ for integrated POS/ATM transaction data and other business intelligence
  • Flexible licensing – pay for only the cameras you need
  • Customizable user interface
  • Convenient external recording options (DAS, NAS and SAN)

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Powerful video management software

For businesses requiring efficient, reliable video surveillance recording and storage, March Networks Command Recording Software is the ideal choice. This single-server VMS solution supports up to 3,000 cameras on Linux OS and up to 500 cameras on Windows-based systems, and features flexible licensing, so you only pay for the channels you need. Command Recording Software runs on a variety of platforms – from individual workstations, to COTS servers and large virtual machines – and is easy to set up, thanks to its convenient Configuration Wizard, which guides you through its basic functionalities in just six easy steps.

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Support up to 3,000 cameras in a Linux environment

Command Recording Software grows with your business, supporting an unprecedented 3,000 IP cameras in a Linux-based OS. This scalability is ideal for large corporate headquarters and other growing enterprises. The high availability solution also ensures added peace of mind. Recording automatically switches to a standby server if recording on the primary server is interrupted.

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Get a complete view of your business

Supplement your surveillance video with March Networks Searchlight™ Software and the Brickstream® 3D Gen 2 Analytics Sensor. Access powerful business analytics (e.g., people counting, queue length, and wait times), and ancillary data (e.g., POS, ATM, teller, RFID, and license plate recognition) for a unified solution.

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Save on storage and bandwidth

Command Recording Software helps maximize overall system performance with built-in features that can help control bandwidth and save on storage space. The VMS software’s bandwidth limiting feature lets you control the amount of bandwidth uploaded to and from the server or recorder. Options for selective video recording, video removal and the ability to set maximum retention times also help you make the most efficient use of storage resources.

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Never lose video

Never worry about losing video again. Command’s innovative Shadow Archiving feature allows for seamless access to recorded video, even when the primary recording server goes down. When combined with March Networks’ IP cameras, Shadow Archiving triggers the camera or redundant server to keep recording during a network outage, and then places the “missing” video in the exact sequence where it should be.

Colin Gubernick, senior investigator for Eickhoff’s Supermarkets, sits in the company’s video surveillance control room.
the outside of a ShopRite supermarket location in Burlington, New Jersey.

Case StudyVMS helps ShopRite grocer quickly find video evidence

“Command’s ability to synchronize cameras, and to play back video so easily, allows us to identify suspects. We can capture a picture of that person and circulate it to our stores.”

Colin Gubernick, Senior Investigator for Eickhoff’s Supermarkets


March Networks Command Recording Server, a plug-and-play VMS supporting up to 128 video channels.

Convenient plug-and-play option

Order Command Recording Software pre-installed and pre-tested on a Windows Dell server for convenient out-of-the-box operation.

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a computer monitor displays video surveillance in the Command Recording Software user interface.

Free Command player

Playback video exported from Command with our free Command Player, featuring de-warping and digital zoom capabilities. The player can be automatically included when exporting evidence files for third-party review.

Learn more about March Networks tools & resources

Command Recording Software Datasheet (Windows Systems)

Video management software (VMS) for up to 500 cameras on Windows systems

Command Recording Software Datasheet (Linux Systems)

Video management software (VMS) for up to 3,000 cameras on Linux systems

Command Solutions Overview Brochure

The March Networks Command suite of video management tools

Command Client

March Networks' powerful software client with a customizable user interface

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