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Dahua announces version 8 of its DSS software in North America

August 30, 2021  By  SP&T Staff

Dahua Technology has announced Version 8.0 of its DSS Video Management Software (VMS) for the North American market.

According to the company, the software upgrade incorporates a smaller file size for the installation package, faster startup time, and a secure design. Cloud deployment is supported by AWS and virtualization software is supported by VMware. Device access methods include IP, P2P, DDNS, and Auto-register, giving the user several options for compatibility with third party devices.

“Version 8.0 gives users greater control over how they utilize the DSS VMS and lets them easily integrate it with third party devices, while not having to worry about security or user-friendliness,” said Damon Chou, solutions product manager, Dahua USA, in a statement. “It takes a low investment, both in cost and server requirements, to get started with DSS and users can easily scale as they go.”


The DSS 8.0 interface is available in more than 20 languages and features a revitalized UI/UE design. The new application design is based more firmly on actual business cases, which Dahua calls “3 + 2 + 1 + n.” The applications are grouped into modules, with the “n” indicating the capability to include future modules.

The first module has three applications: Monitoring Center, which unifies live view and playback, Event Center, which provides an analytics dashboard for real-time and historical events, and DeepXplore, which implements intelligent retrieval of human and vehicular targets.

The second module consists of Access Management, which includes access control, video intercom, visitor management, and attendance management, and Vehicle Entrance and Exit, which manages vehicle ingress and egress through functions such as License Plate Recognition and parking space information.

The final module is Maintenance Center, which gives a visual on the health of the platform, showing the status of equipment, channels, and services, as well as automatically sending reports.

According to Dahua, DSS 8.0 was created for application security, privacy, network security, and data security. The storage duration of each video channel can be configured and there is secure encryption on network transmission, storage, download, and export. Three-tier user authority employs hierarchical management to let administrators define different levels of access.

DSS Express can support up to 256 channels with licenses; DSS Pro can support up to 2,000 channels per server with a maximum of 20,000 channels with a distributed setup.

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