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DW Spectrum IPVMS and DW Spectrum Mobile Supported Operating Systems

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What Operating Systems Are Supported by DW Spectrum® IPVMS and DW Spectrum Mobile?

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Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS

Software Version:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.2, DW Spectrum® Mobile v22.1

Last Edit:  June 7, 2022

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OS Support

DW Spectrum® IPVMS is a cross-platform software and is supported on all major operating systems.  The advantage of cross-platform functionality is that computers that are using different operating systems can work with other computers that are using a different OS.  For example, a Windows instance of the DW Spectrum® Client software can work and communicate with an Ubuntu instance of the DW Spectrum® Server software.

Official releases of DW Spectrum IPVMS and DW Spectrum Mobile ends support for operating systems in accordance with the estimated end-of-support (EoS) dates that have been set by the OS manufacturer.

The EoS dates for operating systems as determined by the OS manufacturer are listed below.

**NOTE:  This article applies to DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.2 and DW Spectrum® Mobile v22.1 and does not apply to prior versions of DW Spectrum® IPVMS as they are now outdated.

Supported Computer Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows OS

Microsoft Windows is supported by both DW Spectrum® Server and DW Spectrum® Client.

  • Windows 8 – Released:  October 2012 | EoS:  01/2023
  • Windows 8.1 – Released:  October 2013 | EoS:  01/2023
  • Windows 10 – Released:  July 2015
  • Windows Server 2012 – Released:  August 2012 | EoS:  10/2023
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 – Released:  October 2013 | EoS:  10/2023
  • Windows Server 2016 – Released:  October 2016 | EoS:  01/2027
  • Windows Server 2019 – Released:  October 2018 | EoS:  01/2029

**NOTE:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS for Windows can be installed as a single software bundle or the Server and Client software can be installed as individual programs.

Installing DW Spectrum (Windows)

Ubuntu (Debian-based Linux) OS

Ubuntu/Linux is supported by both DW Spectrum® Server and DW Spectrum® Client.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS “Xenial Xerus” – Released:  April 2016 | EoS:  04/2024
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver” – Released:  April 2018 | EoS:  04/2028
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: “Focal Fossa” – Released:  April 2018 | EoS:  04/2030

**NOTE:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS for Ubuntu is only available for separate installations (not bundled).

Installing DW Spectrum (Ubuntu)

Macintosh OS

macOS is supported only by the DW Spectrum® Client.  DW Spectrum® Server is not available for macOS.

  • macOS 10.14 “Mojave” – Released:  September 2018
  • macOS 10.15 “Catalina” – Released:  October 2019
  • macOS 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 “Big Sur” – Released:  November 2020

**NOTE:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS for macOS is only supported by the DW Spectrum® Client.

Installing DW Spectrum (Macintosh)

Supported Mobile Operating Systems

Android Mobile

Android is supported only by the DW Spectrum® IPVMS Mobile application.

  • Android 5.0 “Lollipop” – Released:  November 2014
  • Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” – Released:  October 2015
  • Android 7.0, 7.1 “Nougat” – Released:  August 2016
  • Android 8.0, 8.1 “Oreo” – Released:  August 2017
  • Android 9.0 “Pie” – August 2018
  • Android 10.0 – August 2019
  • Android 11.0 – August 2020

Available on the Google Play Store

iOS Mobile

iOS is supported only by the DW Spectrum® IPVMS Mobile application.

  • iOS 11 – Released:  September 2017
  • iOS 12 – Released:  September 2018
  • iOS 13 – Released:  September 2019
  • iOS 14 – Released:  September 2020

Available on the App Store