Windows NVR

Video management system (VMS) for video surveillance and business management. Very easy to use, yet extremely powerful.

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ACTi NVR 3, the Windows-based software NVR, is one of the most famous ACTi products – it is a professional and elegant network video recorder platform with wide range of features and extremely reliable performance! The unique features are introduced by the following categories below:

NVR 3 Business

Essential solution for the businesses

Supports up to 100 channels and offers more advanced features such as e-Map, Active Directory, Smart Search in playback based on motion, unlimited number of users, or restoring video from local storage. It is a free NVR edition up to 32 channels.

NVR 3 Corporate

Advanced solution for the large-scale applications

The most powerful edition of NVR 3 that integrates many state-of-the-art features such as POS management, IP door control, network DIO, and many more.

Migration Between Editions

Upgrade to a newer version within the same edition (e.g., from NVR 3 Corporate 3.0.15 to NVR 3 Enterprise 3.0.16) is always free of charge.

If the user wants to switch between editions (e.g., from NVR 3 Business to NVR 3 Corporate), it can be done quickly and easily, by obtaining the licenses of NVR 3 Corporate, while keeping all the recordings and configurations.

The video tutorial covers the following features:

  • Log in to NVR
  • Live View
  • Playback
  • Export
    This video introduces the features that are available in NVR 3 Business and Corporate editions.



  • Intuitive setup flow that does not even require training.
  • Convenient copying and applying the configuration to multiple channels with a few mouse clicks.
  • Easy to migrate NVR to another server.
  • Easy to manage hundreds of users by linking the NVR to the Active Directory.
  • The camera related settings can be done within NVR Setup interface without needing to open the camera's own web page.


  • ACTi Windows NVR provides up to 225 channel live view layout with the flexible grid cell sizing.
  • Built-in dewarping capabilities help creating nice panoramic images for any types of fisheye cameras.
  • Integrated Google map with the GPS located cameras.
  • Embedded web pages inside the live view grid for conveniently accessing work related information.
  • Hardware accelerated video decoding (Intel, Nvidia and AMD).
  • Supporting smart phones and web cams as the video camera channels.
  • Various types of PTZ controls - mouse, joystick, on-screen arrows.
  • Two-way audio for voice verification.
  • Visual Tracking - navigate between the video channels by clicking on the specific zone of the current channel.


  • Frame rate acceleration upon the events for the highest quality video evidence.
  • Frame rate deceleration during the period of no activity in order to save the storage space.
  • Scheduled recording and event triggered recording based on the various types of analytics, motion detection or digital inputs.
  • Automatic synchronization of the SD card recordings of the cameras.
  • Pre-scheduled recording backups using the Backup Server.


  • Supporting the wide range of event triggers, such as video analytics, motion detection, digital input events, tampering, audio and various system status events.
  • The event responses include video channel pop-up, switching the triggered channel to the hotspot area of the grid, switch to a different view, command PTZ cameras, generate sound alerts, activate digital output devices via cameras, execute various types of pre-defined commands, send a notifiction or e-mail, push video or snapshot to the FTP server.
  • Event responses to the mobile devices include push notification, push video and Line Notify.


  • Thumbnail search for quickly finding out the section of interest.
  • Search by specific events, such as video analytics, motion detection, digital input or system status alert.
  • Create bookmarks while reviewing the video evidence and later find those points instantly by using the bookmark search.


  • Instant playback on the top of the live view as a pop-up.
  • Embedded playback inside the live view grid when using the Lite web client.
  • Multi-channel synchronized playback for efficient investigation of the incident.
  • Most flexible range of playback speeds from 1/64x to 256x.


  • Export videos to the common video format, such as .avi, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, including video cropping.
  • Create authentic video exports by exporting the original video file within a video player as an executable file. The export is completed in just a few seconds.
  • Export videos as pure original files and play them back later by using the Archive Player, also known as the Authentic Video Evidence Player.
  • Hardware accelerated exports supported.


  • Manage the Face related events from ACTi deep learning AI cameras, such as Face Recognition and Face Detection.
  • Manage the People related events from ACTi deep learning AI cameras, such as People Detection, Intrusion Detection (Forbidden Area Detection), People Line Crossing Detection, People Enter Area Detection, People Incorrect Direction Detection, People Loitering Detection, People Tracking.
  • Manage the License Plate related events from ACTi deep learning AI cameras, such as License Plate Detection, Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR).
  • Manage the Vehicle related events from ACTi deep learning AI cameras, such as Vehicle Detection, Vehicle Density Counting (Traffic Jam), Vehicle Line Crossing Detection, Vehicle Enter Area Detection, Vehicle Incorrect Direction Detection.


  • Workstation app for the Windows-based PC is the full-featured version of the NVR client.
  • For the web browser users both Full Web Client and Lite Web Client are available.
  • ACTi Mobile Client is available for both Android and iOS, capable of managing unlimited channels, single channel live view, PTZ control, Digital Output control, video search and playback, video export, push video and notification.
  • For the clients that do not intend to use the mouse and the keyboard, the HDMI-supported video decoder can be used.


  • Unlimited number of users, Active Directory, Customizable permissions for user groups, Account lockout, Automatic logout after idle, Playback password protected with dual authentication, Password validity period, Password Expiration Notification.
  • Cyber Security compliant features, including recording files encryption to prevent unauthorized access and tampering of the evidence.
  • Logging of all the user operations.


  • N+1 and N-to-N redundancy services available.
  • Various types of RAID configurations available.
  • System health monitoring, including CPU, memory, network, disk status, S.M.A.R.T.
  • Self-protection - auto-logout under overload, auto-switch to the lighter stream, lower the display frame rate when necessary.
  • Support the centralized System Health Management platform that can monitor all the NVR and CMS at the same time.
  • Includes various system support utilities, such as Troubleshooting Utility, Database Builder and others.
  • Configuration backup and restore capabilities.
  • User-friendly silent installation.


  • Worry-free IP camera integration via ONVIF, RTSP.
  • Supports the third party built-in cameras of the mobile phones and webcams as the video channels.
  • Various brand POS server data inputs supported.
  • The wide range of extended devices have been directly integrated - access control, network DIO, license plate, gunshot sensors.
  • Enabling third party systems to access the NVR via API, SDK or various utilities and plug-ins.
  • Easy-to-use RTSP streaming for live view, playback and export.


In order to address the requirements of users' projects with the highest precision, ACTi is offering its leading video management system NVR 3 in two editions.

NVR 3 Business NVR 3 Corporate
maximum channels 100 200
Free License 32 1
Free 3rd Party Camera Channels Included 1 1
CMS Support -
Live View
Synchronized Playback
Event Management
Event by camera's audio
Restore video from local storage
Password protected Playback
Account lockout
Absolute PTZ (click target)
Active Directory
IVS camera event
Visual Tracking
Google Map -
Embedded websites in Live View -
Push notification -
Video Push from mobile to NVR -
Video Push from camera to NVR -
Thumbnail based search -
POS Integration -
Access Control Integration -
Network DIO -
Redundancy Support (N+1, N-to-N)
Maximum display layout grid * 225 225

* NVR 3 display grid cells can be merged into different shape and size.


Redundancy Server

Ensuring complete functionality in case of server failure


Third-party Camera Integration Validator

Check the list of third-party cameras supported by ACTi's NVR products.

Interactive Demos

NVR 3 Corporate

ACTi NVR 3 Corporate is the most popular video management system in ACTi product line. Both software and standalone versions are available with the maximum recording channel options up to 200 and 256 respectively.