Hardware Requirements

COMPUTER & OPERATING SYSTEM

WindowsLinux x86Linux ARMv7Linux ARMv8
Processor
Intel i5 or better
Intel i5 or better
ARMv7 (32-bit)
ARMv8 (64-bit)
Memory
4 GB recommended
4GB recommended
2 GB
2 GB
Hard Drive Space150 MB
150 MB
50 MB
50 MB



Laptop Computers

Because of the specialized hardware configurations of laptop computers, they require additional installation considerations:

  • A built-in interface port, or a preinstalled CardBus card slot and a interface CardBus adapter card (as appropriate for the camera model).  

  • A graphics card with at least 64 MB of video memory. – Most new laptops aimed at gaming, video/DVD display or multi-media should be adequate.

  • An external 12 V DC power supply – Although certain laptop models may be able to provide power to the camera via the FireWire bus, it is more likely that the system will require an external power supply for the camera. (Note:  A four-pin FireWire connector cannot provide power to the camera, nor can a CardBus adapter card provide sufficient power).

 

Operating System

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows VersionFireWire CamerasGigE CamerasUSB 2.0 CamerasUSB 3.0 Cameras  
Windows 2000 ( SP3 or later)
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Windows XP ( SP2 or later )
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Windows XP 64-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Windows Vista
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Windows Vista 64-bit
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Windows 7
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Windows 7 64-bit
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Windows 8 32/64-bit
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Windows 10
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported



Service Packs are available for download from the Microsoft Web Site, http://www.microsoft.com/


** Please note our Capture BE software for our PL-S621 camera is only compatible up to Windows XP

** Please note Windows 2000 is no longer supported, with our current release of our software v7.24



Linux


 Linux Version
 FireWire GigEUSB2.0 
 USB3.0
PC running Ubuntu (v14.04), 64-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
ARMv7 platform running Ubuntu (v14.04), 32-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
ARMv8 platform running Ubuntu (v14.04), 64-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
PC running Ubuntu (v16.04), 64-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
ARMv7 platform running Ubuntu (v16.04), 32-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported
ARMv8 platform running Ubuntu (v16.04), 64-bit
Not Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported
Supported



Macintosh


PixeLINK does not provide support for Mac OS X.