PC System Requirements

System Requirements

  • Recommended:

    • 3rd gen (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i5 (i5-3xxx) or equivalent

    • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 270

    • 8 Gbytes RAM

    • Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) 64-bit

    • True color 32bits, Full HD (or higher) monitor resolution with a Windows Aero theme enabled

    • 1 TByte Hard Drive (frequent user)

    • Mouse with a scroll wheel and 3 buttons

  • Minimum:

    • 3rd gen (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i3 (i3-3xxx) or equivalent

    • Nvidia GeForce GT 750M or Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

    • 4 Gbytes RAM

    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

    • True color 32bits, 1280 x 1024 monitor resolution with a Windows Aero theme enabled

    • 500 GBytes Hard Drive (occasional user)

    • Mouse or touchpad with 2 buttons


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


Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro graphic cards are not recommended


The graphic card must be compatible with DirectX 11 or above

Installation Drive

visionCATS can be installed by using:

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.

Supported operating systems

  • Recommended:

    • Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) 64-bit

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (visionCATS server only)


    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.

  • Minimum:

    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


32-bit Windows are not supported

Color quality

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

System printer (optional)

  • Any laser or inkjet printer supported by the Operating System

Additional software installed

  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP2 Express 64-bit

  • Microsoft® Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x64)

  • Microsoft® DirectX 9 (June 2010)

  • .NET Framework 4.7


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.