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The following are the minimum system requirements for Automation Engine 16 Client Applications. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Automation Engine 16 on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements - Client Applications on Mac

Minimum System Requirements for Automation Engine 16 Client Applications (Pilot e.a.) on Mac
Processor type and speed

64-bit Intel processor.

PowerPC processors are no longer supported.

RAM

Minimum 4 GB.

Hard disk

The installation of the Client Applications takes up about 2 GB of disk space.

Network10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol. TCP/IP v6 is not supported.
Graphics and videoMinimum 1280x1024 screen resolution, true color depth.
DVD drive requiredNo.
Browsers

Safari, Chrome or Firefox.

Java

Java 6 Standard Edition.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Automation Engine Client Applications on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Mac OS

EditionClient OS
10.12 (Sierra)      (tick) (*)
10.11 (El Capitan)(tick)
10.10 (Yosemite)(tick)
10.9.0 - 10.9.3 (Mavericks)(tick)
10.8.0 - 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)(error)
10.7.0 - 10.7.5 (Lion)(error)
10.6.0 - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)(error)
10.5.0 - 10.5.8 (Leopard)(error)
10.4.0 - 10.4.11 (Tiger)(error)

(*) From 16.0.2 onwards

 

The server versions of these operating systems are not supported.

Additional requirements for Global Vision Profile Editor

Sufficient memory is needed when loading master and sample files to visually check the effect for a given profile.
Minimum requirement as specified by Global Vision is 8 GB. 16 GB is recommended.

Minimum requirements - Client Applications on Windows

Minimum System Requirements for Automation Engine 16 Client Applications (Pilot e.a.) on Windows
Processor type and speedx86-32 or x86-64 dual-core processor (Intel or AMD).
RAM

Minimum 4 GB.

For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Hard disk

The installation of the Client Applications takes up about 2 GB of disk space. An NTFS volume is required.

Network10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol. TCP/IP v6 is not supported.
Graphics and videoMinimum 1280x1024 screen resolution, true color depth.
DVD drive requiredNo.
VirtualizationParallels Desktop or VMware Fusion is supported, but please be aware that Esko does not test all combinations of Mac OS X and Parallels Desktop/VMware Fusion.
Browsers

Internet Explorer (8.0 or later required), Chrome or Firefox.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Automation Engine Client Applications on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Please note that as of the next version (Automation Engine 16.1, expected to be released in July 2017), 32-bit Windows OS-es will no longer be supported.

Windows 10

Edition32-bit64-bit
Windows 10 Home(error)(tick)
Windows 10 Pro(error)(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise(error)(tick)

Windows 8.1

Edition32-bit64-bit
Windows 8.1(error)(error)
Windows 8.1 Pro(tick)(tick)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(tick)(tick)
Windows RT(error)(error)

Windows 8

Edition32-bit64-bit
Windows 8(error)(error)
Windows 8 Pro(tick)(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tick)(tick)
Windows RT(error)(error)

Windows 7

Edition32-bit64-bit

 SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Professional(error)(tick)(error)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(error)(tick)(error)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(error)(tick)(error)(tick)
Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)(error)(error)

Windows Server 2016

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2016 Standard(tick) (*)
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter(tick) (*)
Windows Server 2016 Essentials(error) (*)
Windows Storage Server 2016(error) (*)

(*) From 16.0.2 onwards

Windows Server 2012 R2

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard(error)

Windows Server 2012

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard(error)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Edition64-bit
  SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008 R2(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition(error)(error)

Unsupported Operating Systems 

  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions) 
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows XP (all editions)

 

Additional requirements for Global Vision Profile Editor

  • Runs only on 64-bit Windows OS-es. 32-bit is not supported.
  • Sufficient memory is needed when loading master and sample files to visually check the effect for a given profile.
    Minimum requirement as specified by Global Vision is 8 GB. 16 GB is recommended.
  • Sufficient processing power is needed as well then.
    Minimum requirement as specified by Global Vision is a 2 GHz dual-core processor.
System Requirements
Applies to

Automation Engine Client

Version16.0
Last revised 29-Mar-2017
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