PC System Requirements

System Requirements

  • Recommended:

    • 8th gen (Coffee Lake) Intel Core i5 (i5-8xxx) or equivalent

    • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 or RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600-XT

    • 8 GBytes RAM

    • Windows 11 Pro (or Enterprise) x64

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

    • 1 TByte Hard Drive (frequent user)

    • Gigabit Ethernet or more

    • Mouse with a scroll wheel and 3 buttons

  • Minimum:

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

    • Graphic card with DirectX 11 support

    • 8 GBytes RAM

    • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    • True color 32bits, 1280 x 1024 monitor resolution (or 1920 x 1080 at 125% scaling) with a Windows Aero theme enabled

    • 500 GBytes Hard Drive (occasional user)

    • Gigabit Ethernet

    • Mouse or touchpad with 2 buttons


Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro graphic cards are not tested and therefore not recommended


The graphic card should be powerful enough to have a correct frame rate for the Profiles viewer. It will be tested in the Client Diagnostics. Any modern card should be capable of that at common screen resolution.


The graphic card must be compatible with DirectX 11 or above


In virtualized environments, ensure AVX and AVX2 instruction sets are available. Missing AVX or AVX2 instruction will lead to visionCATS’ client crash when using any feature calling Clean Plate Correction or some Peak detection algorithms.


Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) at 150% scaling is not supported, many views would be cropped.

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 2.0 or higher for HPTLC PRO.

  • 1x USB 3.0 or higher for TLC Visualizer 2/3.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 11 Pro (or Enterprise) x64 (recommended)

  • Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) 64-bit

  • Windows Server 2022 Standard with Desktop Experience (recommended for server only installation)


32-bit Windows and Arm Windows are not supported


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


Windows Server Datacenter isn’t tested and therefore not supported.


Windows Server should always be installed with Desktop Experience

Needed software


As a lot of data is transferred between server, clients and instrument services, the whole installation should be inside the same Local Area Network (LAN), with all nodes connected with Gigabit Ethernet (or better).


Installing part of the system on remote site isn’t supported.


Installing part of the system on the cloud (like Microsoft Azure) isn’t supported.


visionCATS server (as server only) can be installed on a virtual server, but it should be in the same LAN. Be aware of external firewall and other router rules which may block visionCATS communication.

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® 2022 Express 64-bit

  • Microsoft® Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64)