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


Memory (RAM)

Server and Client

Single workstation

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

Memory (RAM)



Multiple workstation n ≤ 5

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

Multiple workstation n > 5

at least 8 Gbyte RAM

at least 4 Gbyte RAM

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

  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


Windows 7 Professional 32-bit is not recommended, use it only for demonstration purpose

Due to the limited amount of memory available in 32-bit version of Windows, only a few analysis can be opened, and big report may be truncated.


Windows Server is not supported

Graphic Card

  • Compatible with DirectX11


As complexes algorithms are computed on the graphic card, a middle range model will increase speed over an entry level card.


  • True color 32 bit

  • Minimum resolution 1280 x 1024 pixels

  • An Windows Aero theme must be selected

  • Recommended resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels or bigger

Color quality

  • Supported with a calibrated monitor (and printer if printing)

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


  • Minimum: Mouse or touchpad with 2 buttons

  • Recommended: Mouse with a scroll wheel and 3 buttons

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


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.