PC System Requirements

The following minimum configuration is valid for all devices with visionCATS:

  • Minimum Intel Core i3 or equivalent

  • Recommended Intel Core i7 or equivalent

Installation Drive
  • DVD reading device

Communication ports
  • 1x RS232 for each instrument to be connected.

  • If more RS232 COM-ports are needed, use USB to RS232 adapter. 1

  • USB 2.0 or higher.

  • 1x 1394a FireWire® (6-pin connector) or 1x 1394 FireWire® (4-pin input with external power adapter and 6-pin output).

Operating system
  • Minimum: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

  • Recommended: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


Windows Server is not supported

Graphic Card
  • Compatible with DirectX11

  • True color 32 bit

  • Minimum resolution 1280 x 1024 pixels

  • Recommended resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels

Color quality
  • Supported with a calibrated screen

Hard disk for Server PC
  • Disk space depending on the usage:

    • Occasional user - visionCATS needs about 500 GByte

    • Frequent user - visionCATS needs about 1 TByte

  • Mouse with a scroll wheel

System printer (optional)
  • Any laser or inkjet printer supported by OS

Additional software installed
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 (Express) databases and NET Framework 4 are installed by visionCATS installer

Memory (RAM)

Server and Client

Single workstation

Win7 32-bit 2 :

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

Memory (RAM)



Multiple workstation

n ≤ 5

Win7 32-bit 2 :

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

Win7 32-bit 2 :

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

Multiple workstation

n > 5

Win7 64-bit:

at least 8 Gbyte RAM

Win7 32-bit 2 :

at least 4 Gbyte RAM


Do NOT use Win7 “Starter”
Win7 “Home edition” or higher is required

For additional COM-ports a USB to 4-port RS232 adapter – CAMAG part number 958.0608 is recommended. The driver for this adapter can be found on the visionCATS Disk. Other adapters are not supported by CAMAG.


Win7 32-bit can be replaced with Win7 64-bit