What are Tekscan's Computer Requirements?

For your Tekscan system to function properly, your computer must meet or exceed the following requirements:

(Note: Dental system requirements can be found on the What are the dental T-Scan computer requirements? page)

Suggested Minimum Computer Requirements (desktop or laptop) for all Tekscan Systems:

  • Intel Pentium 2 GHz or higher processor1 with 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB hard drive and 1 CD ROM drive
  • Windows XP (SP2), Vista (32- or 64-bit), 7 (32- or 64-bit), or 8 (32- or 64-bit) operating system2

Requirements for Optional Video Synch Features (in addition to the above requirements)3:

  • Additional 20 GB Hard drive space (ATA-33, 7200 RPM speed) on the main computer
  • Firewire (iLink or IEEE1394) or USB port on the main computer
  • Digital Video camcorder with Firewire (iLink or IEEE1394) or USB connection4, or webcam5 with USB connection
  • Requirements for HD Video Playback: Pentium P4 class PC (2.4 GHz or higher), Windows XP (SP2 or later) or Vista, 2 GB minimum RAM
  • Video Synch with GigE cameras require a host computer with GigE port, Intel i7 multiple core CPU or equivalent, disk that supports sustained write transfer rate up to 1,000 Mbits/sec and sufficient capacity for large video files. Tekscan must know the user name and contact information for third-party run-time software license.

1 - TireScan systems using the 8408 sensors and Walkway systems using the 7101 sensors that require scan rates higher than 60 Hz. require a computer with a 2 GHz or higher dual core processor.

2 - A computer equipped with internal or external Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) adapter is required to operate VersaTek Wireless systems. TireScan CrossDrive Systems (using the 8540 sensor) will only run on Windows 7 and higher 64-bit operating systems.

3 - Video Synch is not available with FlexiForce ELF, I-Scan Lite, I-Scan Handheld, CONFORMat Handheld, and Wiper systems.

4 - Camcorders connected via USB cannot record simultaneously with Tekscan movie (*.fsx) files. You can, however, import these videos separately into the Tekscan software and synchronize them after they are imported.

5 - Webcams connected via USB 1.0 may suffer from dropped frames. A USB 2.0 connection between the Computer and camera is recommended.

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