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PC Specifications

We have taken care to optimise all of our software to run on the lowest specification hardware to ensure costs are kept to a minimum.

Many customers have supply and support agreements with local IT infrastructure (both internal and external). To ensure the Scrutiny Systems fits with a customers IT support strategy we do allow the customer to supply their own PC. We will require remote access during installation and an encryption dongle will be provided.

Increasing the specifications in terms of processor speed , RAM etc. will only help. The program was actually developed on an i3 processor with 8Gb Ram and Windows 10 and works well with Windows 11 or higher specification machines. The system had a USB 3 SSD drive connected for file storage. Note: the drive paths to any drive are defined in the software for both the program and the image storage location.

Processor speed is a more important factor than the number of cores. i5, i7 have all been tested along with Windows 11.

The gating factor in most cases, is the Hard disk write speed and access time, as many of the image files can be large to we always recommend using SSD drives for all read/write instances. For optimal performance local writing (to a USB 3 disk and subsequent upload to a network drive could be considered. A fast bus should also be considered.

Screen resolution is also a factor to consider – The resolution of the camera and what the scrutiny software actually sees and is processing on is higher than any screen resolution is likely to be. A standard HD or 4K screen normally gives adequate resolution to the operator.

Please remember you may be viewing or reviewing images files from a remote location ie your office desk, home or across the internet.

LAN / RJ45
The robot requires one dedicated connection to the PC either directly or via a network switch – normally a LAN RJ45
This may vary with the robot you plan to use.

An internet connection with either LAN or Wireless (depending on your location) is also required for remote access and support.

If you are running GigE cameras a Power Over Ethernet connection is required normally provided by a POE network switch. The same switch can also be used for the Robot

USB 3 ports to match the number of cameras and portable hard disks you intend to use.