Client - System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate are highly recommended as clients. Windows 2000 Server, Server 2003 and Server 2008 are also supported.

Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, are also supported as clients on many, but not all, hardware platforms (See note 3.)

Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows XP Home support most, but not all, features in the WebAccess client. (See note 2.)

Hardware: Pentium, Celeron, Athlon or better required by clients.

Network Addressing: Dynamic IP (DHCP) and fixed IP supported. Host names (e.g. computer network name), if  recognized by client, SCADA Node and Project node, are also supported.

Web Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 or later supports all features. ASP enabled and ActiveX enabled. A Medium Security Zone setting for safe browsing using either the Internet Zone, Intranet Zone or Trusted Site.  Video Requires IE 6.0, 7.0, or later (ASP enabled).

Display Resolution:  1024 x 768 or higher (recommended).  Lower resolutions also supported.

Communications Service: Microsoft TCP/IP Protocol.

Communications Speed: T1 or DSL is recommended. 
(33 Kb/sec, 56 Kb/sec, 128 Kb/sec and ADSL supported)

User Security Privileges: For Windows 98 / ME, all Users can install and run the Client.

For Windows Vista, 2000, 2003 and XP, Standard Users (i.e. a member of the Power Users) can install and run the client. Restricted Users (i.e. a member of Users) cannot install and cannot run the Client.

Web Security: WebAccess supports Anonymous Access, Authenticated Access (Integrated Windows authentication) and Secure Communications including Certificates, Secure Sockets and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

Firewall Security (optional): If using a connection through a Firewall, two additional TCP Ports assigned by your system administrator are required (4592 and 14592 are the default TCP ports). These are in addition to Port 80, the HTTP port, which must also be opened.

Note 1 - about Windows 2000, XP and 2003. WebAccess can be run under Windows 32 bit operating systems for Intel compatible systems only. It will not run under other types of Windows such as Windows for DEC Alpha or Windows for PowerPC®.
Windows XP requires service pack 2 (SP2) or later. 2003 Server requires service pack 1 (SP1) or later. Windows 2000 requires service pack 4 (SP4) or later.


Note 2- Windows XP Home, Windows 98, and Windows ME do not support all advanced animation features in WebAccess including bitmap rotate and text rotate.


Note 3- Windows Vista running on some hardware platforms (for example single core INTEL and AMD) do not support Video, Tools, Reports and web browser controls inside a graphic display.  

            It appears most Dual Core INTEL and AMD PCs produced after 2006 do support all features in the WebAccess Client using Vista.  

            It is recommended to test an Vista based PC before using it as a WebAccess Client if you plan to use Video, Tools, Reports, Logs or any Web control inside a graphic display