General Requirements

If necessary, all software components required for the Scout Console API SDK can be installed on a single computer running Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit. For small systems, running with VPGate on the Scout console PCs, all of the requirements listed apply. For larger systems running the VPGate applications on dedicated machines, apart from the Scout console software, refer to the Scout and VPGate columns in the following table to verify which requirements apply for each PC.

Requirements Scout Computer VPGate Computer SCD Computer

Minimum 1024 x 768 Video Display (Recommend 1280 x 1024 or higher based on the type of monitor)1

Yes

One Serial port2

Yes

Two 1-GB NIC connections (if implementing the Redundant NIC solution)

Yes

USB ports3

One per hardware dongle and Software Audio Package peripheral

One per hardware dongle

One per hardware dongle

1 - To ensure that all screens and messages display as intended on the Scout console, the PC's Control Panel DPI Display must be set to Smaller - 100% (default).

2 - Not required for computers using the Software Audio Package.

3 - All external USB ports used for connecting Avtec USB peripherals must support proper enumeration of removable USB devices. The enumeration enables Avtec USB peripherals to use device-generated Microsoft OS Container IDs. Check with the host computer's manufacturer to verify that the external facing USB ports on the computer support removable USB device enumeration.

SDK Requirements

If necessary, all software components required for the Scout Console API SDK can be installed on a single computer running Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

The third-party CAD application can run on another platform such as Linux or Mac OS X.

The basic development system requirements are:

  • Intel dual core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM if All-in-One system)
  • 75 MB free disk drive space
  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit operating system
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • 10 Mbps (10BaseT) or faster Ethernet connection
  • DVD drive
  • USB port

The SDK test application runs only on a Windows platform. Avtec recommends Windows 10 to ensure compatibility with future Scout releases.