The following are the minimum system requirements for additional tools for Imaging Engine 18.1 Powered by Adobe®. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running these tools on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.
These additional tools for Imaging Engine 18.1 Powered by Adobe® are:
Curve Pilot (which can include PressSync Pilot and/or Print Control Wizard)
Bitmap Viewer (32-bit or 64-bit)
Minimum System Requirements for the additional tools Imaging Engine 18.1 Powered by Adobe®
Processor type and speed
Only 64-bit compatible processor (Intel or AMD) - minimal dual-core, recommended dual quad-core.
For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.
An NTFS volume is required. The software takes about 20 GB of disk space. Also take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Graphics and video
Minimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
All Esko applications running on Windows OS can use data that is available on network shares. These shares need to be on Windows file servers. We recommend to use Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 as file server.
VMware ESX version
Hardware connections, including dongles, proofers, spectrophotometers and others may work, but are not supported. Customers should verify hardware support through their virtualization support channels.
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 Additional Tools for Imaging Engine Powered by Adobe® on a computer running an unsupported operating system.
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Standard
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
Windows Server 2019 Essentials
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Standard
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Windows Storage Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
(*) Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions) is no longer supported for new installations as of Imagine Engine 18.0.1 Upgrading an existing Imagine Engine Server to Imagine Engine 18.1 is still possible on Windows Server 2008 R2, but this will become unsupported soon as well.