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

  • 1x USB 2.0 or higher for USB to RS232 adapter.

  • 1x USB 3.0 for TLC Visualizer 2.

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

Operating system

  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

  • or Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) 64-bit

  • or Windows Server 2012 R2 (visionCATS server only)


32-bit Windows are not supported


On Windows Server 2012 R2, only the visionCATS server and the backup tool are supported. Do not install the instrument service or a client on it.

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

  • A Windows Aero theme must be selected

  • Recommended resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels or higher

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 the Operating System

Additional software installed

  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 (Express) databases and NET Framework 4.6 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.