System Requirements Esko Software Suite 7 - Esko

These are the requirements for basic performance of the described products. They will help you decide whether the equipment you are currently using remains viable. If you are considering new equipment, bear in mind that these requirements may not be optimal and that exceeding these specifications will in general lead to enhanced performance.

Esko software running on following operating systems (7) /configuration types is not supported :

  • Windows NT4
  • Windows Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions

Please notice that we recently have a new release of "Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008", which is only meant to be installed on Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (see release notes ). click below products to find detailed info.

As of Esko Software Suite 7 Release 4, running BackStage and/or FlexRip on a virtual platform (currently only VMware ESX Server 3) is supported. Current limitations with virtualization technologies have to be taken into account during the implementation. Some examples of these limitations are:

  • VMware ESX Server 3 has no support for USB devices (e.g. dongles, spectrophotometers, proofers etc.)
  • VMware ESX Server 3 has no support for dedicated interface boards (e.g. PHIFAC for FlexRip/B)

Please contact your local service responsible for more information about these limitations.
Remark: EskoArtwork does not provide services related to the design and implementation of VMware ESX in the customers’ environment.

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Previously Recommended System Requirements

Date last modified: 17-May-2010


ColorTone

Version: 7.x
ColorTone product pages

  • Operating system (7) : WindowsXP. (not supported on Intel Mac: eg. Boot Camp, Parallels, VMWare...)
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation (partition size): 4GB
  • Data disk: 5GB work space
  • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS (500MB free space)
  • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
  • Video card color depth: 24 bit color depth (hardware overlay planes no longer required from 2.0 onwards)
  • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, protocol
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
  • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
  • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
  • Support for Intuos3 tablets from Wacom
  • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

 

 


DeskPack Clients for Adobe® PhotoShop® for Mac

Flexo Tools 7.0 and Ink Tools 7.0 and CT/LP Plugin 7.0
DeskPack Pages

  • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.4.x, 10.5.x (from Deskpack 7 R3 onwards), Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard, from Deskpack 7 R6 onwards)
  • Memory: 512 MB Ram (1024 MB recommended for viewX and Flexo Tools)
  • Harddisk space required host application and plug-in: at least 200MB
  • 1 available USB-port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Network card
  • Creative Suite CS3 or CS4.

 

 

DeskPack Clients for Adobe® PhotoShop® for PC

Flexo Tools 7.0 and Ink Tools 7.0 and CT/LP Plugin 7.0
DeskPack Pages

  • Operating system (4) (7) : Windows 2000 SP 4 or Windows XP SP1 or SP2, Windows Vista (20) , Windows 7 is not supported in the current version of the DeskPack Clients for Adobe® PhotoShop® for PC
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III or 4 processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB (1024 MB recommended for viewX and Flexo Tools)
  • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 200 MB
  • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
  • Video card resolution: 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Video card color depth: 24 bit
  • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions
  • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.
  • Creative Suite CS3 or CS4.

 

 

DeskPack Clients for Adobe® Illustrator® for Mac

trapX 7.0; checkX 7.0; viewX 7.0; stepX 7.0; boostX 7.0; barX 7.0; EPF Export 7.0; Ink Manager 7.0; Trim- and Media Box 7.0; BSClient & Diagnostics 7.0; SeamlessX 7.0; ScreenX 7.0; FoldX 7.0; Studio 7.0
DeskPack Pages

  • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
  • Operating system: Mac OS X (10.4.x), from Deskpack7 R3 onwards 10.5.x(Leopard) is also supported, 10.6.x (from Deskpack 7 R6 onwards).
  • Memory: 512 MB Ram (1024 MB recommended for viewX and Flexo Tools)
  • Harddisk space required host application and plug-in: at least 200MB
  • 1 available USB-port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Network card
  • Creative Suite CS3 or CS4.

 

 

DeskPack Clients for Adobe® Illustrator® for PC

trapX 7.0; checkX 7.0; viewX 7.0; stepX 7.0; boostX 7.0; barX 7.0; EPF Export 7.0; Ink Manager 7.0; Trim- and Media Box 7.0; BSClient & Diagnostics 7.0; SeamlessX 7.0; ScreenX 7.0; FoldX 7.0; Studio 7.0
DeskPack Pages

  • Operating system (4) (7) : Windows 2000 SP 4 or Windows XP SP1 or SP2, Windows Vista (20) ,
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III or 4 processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB (1024 MB recommended for viewX and Flexo Tools)
  • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 200 MB
  • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
  • Video card resolution: 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Video card color depth: 24 bit
  • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions
  • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.
  • Creative Suite CS3 or CS4.

 


Studio

(former 3D-X from Deskpack)

Studio Pages

- See Specification for Deskpack

Studio Toolkit for Boxes

Studio Pages

For MAC:

  • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
  • Operating system: Mac OS X (10.4.x), from Deskpack7 R3 onwards 10.5.x(Leopard) is also supported
  • Memory: 512 MB Ram
  • Harddisk space required host application and plug-in: at least 200MB
  • 1 available USB-port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Network card
  • Creative Suite CS3 or CS4

    For PC:

  • Operating system (4) (7) : Windows 2000 SP 4 or Windows XP SP1 or SP2, Windows Vista (20)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III or 4 processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 200 MB
  • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
  • Video card resolution: 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Video card color depth: 24 bit
  • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Network card: available
  • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions
  • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.
  • Creative Suite CS3 or CS4

    Studio Toolkit for Flexibles

    Studio Pages

    • Mac (PowerPC or Intel based) - there is no Windows version of Studio Toolkit for Flexibles
    • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Studio Toolkit for Flexibles does not work on pre-Tiger Mac OS
    • CPU: 1GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 1GB or greater
    • Available disk space: 200MB

     


    PackEdge

    Version 7.x
    PackEdge product page

    • Operating system (4)(7) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows Vista (20) , Limited support for Intel Mac (4) , Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit, which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV 2.8 GHhz compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation (partition size): 4 GB
    • Data disk: 5GB work space
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS (500MB free space)
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     


    ArtiosCAD , Cad-X Client, SpecLink Server (15)

    Version: 7.6
    ArtiosCAD product pages
    SpecLink product pages

    • Operating system:
      Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2003 SP1,
      Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2003 R2,
      Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Pro SP2, or higher
      Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Pro 64-bit,
      Mac OS ® X 10.4/Parallels ® Desktop 3.0 running on an Intel ® Mac with Limitations. See Release Notes.
      Mac OS ® X 10.4/VMWare Fusionv1.1.1 running on an Intel ® Mac with limitations. See Release notes.
      Windows Vista Business Edition with limitations. See Release Notes.
      Windows Server 2008 with limitations. See Release Notes.
      Windows Server 2008 sp2 (64-bit) with limitations. See Release Notes. The following platforms may be used in an experimental mode. They have been tested to a certain point but have not been certified for this release:
      Mac Bootcamp
      Windows 7
      Vista 64-bit

      Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 Server SP3 or higher¹ is no longer officially supported. If a user does not have the Solidworks ® filter and can get Esko ArtiosCAD 7.6 to run on Windows ® 2000, then the platform may be used.
    • Processor: Intel ® Pentium 4, 1 GHz compatible or higher processor Intel ® Mac Intel ® Core Duo processor with Mac/Parallels ® Desktop.
    • Memory: 1 GB or higher Esko ArtiosCAD 3D Designer, 3D Connection and Animation modules require 2 GB RAM or higher.
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 5 GB for the Esko ArtiosCAD application and 500 MB available on the system partition.
    • Display: 1024X768, High Color (16 bit) minimum display.
    • Display Adapter: Esko ArtiosCAD 3D module requires a display adapter that is OpenGL and Direct-X compliant; Esko ArtiosCAD 3D Designer, 3D Connection, and Animation require a display adapter with 128 MB or more video RAM - The better the card, the better the 3D experience.
    • I/O Ports: Parallel or USB port for Esko ArtiosCAD license locked to a security key for existing Esko ArtiosCAD users. For new Esko ArtiosCAD 7.6 users, no key is required. Additional USB port for optional Esko ArtiosCAD Rubber Nesting feature if purchased.
    • Mouse: 3 button (2 button can be used with feature limitations)
    • Database: Esko ArtiosCAD installs Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express Edition by default, ArtiosCAD also supports:
      - Microsoft® SQL Server 2005, including 64-bit version²
      - Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 w/ SP3 or greater²
      - Oracle® versions 9i or greater³
      - Microsoft® MSDE where installed in a prior Esko ArtiosCAD version
    • Operating system patches:
      - Windows XP sp2 and Windows server 2003 ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319740 ). This patch will resource leaks when using Esko ArtiosCAD.
      - Vista Business Edition ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=82148 ). This patch will install the help environment for running Esko ArtiosCAD help.

    Notes
    Normal installation of Esko ArtiosCAD products requires access to a DVD drive.

    Typical Esko ArtiosCAD installations can be Standalone (meaning no other systems are required for Esko ArtiosCAD to work and no configurations are shared), Server (meaning it shares configuration, database, and license files with other machines on the network), or Standard Client (meaning it gets its configuration and license information from an Esko ArtiosCAD Server on the network and shares a common database residing on that server).

    Custom installation allows distribution of Esko ArtiosCAD Server functions to two or three machines.

    Where the SafeNet® Sentinel® Superpro Driver is used to license Esko ArtiosCAD, it is required that a security dongle be placed on an ISA Parallel port or a USB port. PCI parallel ports, USB to parallel converters, etc. are not supported with the parallel key option.

    ¹ Offical support of Microsoft® Window® 2000 has expired with the release of Esko ArtiosCAD 7.4. As of 09/04/07 SolidWorks® did not support their SolidWorks® 2007 version on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 o/s. Esko ArtiosCAD7.30 or higher will not load on a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system if the SolidWorks Import/Export module is activated in the Feature Selection dialog window during ArtiosCAD installation.
    ² Support of Microsoft® SQL Server 7 has expired with the release of Esko ArtiosCAD 7.4.
    ³ Support of Oracle® 7.3.2, 8, and 8i has expired with the release of Esko ArtiosCAD 7.4.

     

    BackStage Server

    Version: 7.0
    BackStage product page

    • Operating system (7)(8) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Standard Edition (SP4), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard or Enterprise Edition (SP1 and R2 and SP2) (21) , Windows Server 2008 (32 bit & 64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) Standard or Enterprise or DataCenter Edition (*which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Dual Intel® Xeon (18) compatible or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB (+512 MB per processor) (24) . BackStage Viewer needs extra 512MB memory
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 10 GB
    • Backup solution
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher).
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.
    • Supported database: SQL Server 2000 (Standard Edition and MSDE), from Esko Software Suite 7 Release 2 onwards: SQL Server 2005(standard Edition and Express Edition) is also supported
    • BackStage uses data that are available on the network in shared 'Containers'. These shares need to be on Windows or Unix/Linux (NFS or SMB) file servers. Mac OS X (version 10.3.x; 10.4.x) data servers are supported, but with limitations. These are standard limitations encountered when connecting to a Mac OS X server from Windows workstations or servers. They are related to losing resource forks of the MAC-application data when a Windows component moves these data. (22)

     

    BackStage Stand-In

    BackStage product page

    • A BackStage Stand-In is designed to be promoted to master server in case the master fails. Therefore we recommended that the specification of the BackStage Stand-In is identical to the specification of the master BackStage Server. Click here for the BackStage Server specifications .

     

    BackStage Assistant (10)

    BackStage product page

    • A BackStage Assitant is designed to (only) assist the master server. We recommended that the specification of the BackStage Assitant is identical to the specification of the master BackStage Server. Click here for the BackStage Server specifications .

     

    BackStage Pilot - Client for Mac

    Version: 7.0
    BackStage product page

    • Operating system: Mac OSX (10.4.x), from Esko Software Suite 7 R3 onwards 10.5.x(Leopard) is also supported
    • Processor: Mac PowerPC G3 or better
    • Memory: 512 Mb
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 100 MB for installation of BackStage Pilot
    • Formatting type for installation partition: HFS
    • Page file size: N/A
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 (Open Transport) protocol, Appletalk not supported
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Network card: available
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : not required
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set

     

    BackStage Pilot - Client for PC

    Version: 7.0
    BackStage product page

    • Operating system (4)(8) : Windows 2000 Professional (SP4) or Windows XP (SP1, SP2) (20) , Windows Vista (20) , Limited support for Intel Mac (4) , Windows 7 (32 bit & 64 bit, which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 100 MB
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     

    BackStage Archive 'GoldenRetriever' PC

    • BackStage off-line archive setups can be linked to a DVD-writing device. Traditionally, these archive and 'burn' actions were done from a different server than the BackStage master server
    • Operating system (7)(8) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Standard Edition (SP4), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (SP1 and R2 and SP2) (21) .
    • Processor: Dual Intel® Xeon (18) compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 10 GB
    • Backup solution
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol, Services for Unix 3.5 required to mount Mac Clients
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.
    • Peripherals: If the pc connects to a Rimage 2000i device, the Windows versions supported are Windows 2000. Windows 2003 is expected to be supported end Q1 2005. The pc needs 3 x 36GB S-ATA hard disks including separate disk for image buffer during the DVD burning. The pc needs 1 free USB port for connection to Rimage printer, one free PCI slot for Firewire connection to the Rimage 2000i device (Firewire host adapter and cable supplied with the Rimage 2000i).
      If the pc connects a NSM Jukebox, the supported control software is ArchiveXtender Jukeman Edition 3.04 and ArchiveXtender V5.10. The ArchiveXtender 3.04 is supported on Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Professional SP3.
      ArchiveXtender 5.10 is supported on Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Professional SP4.
    • If the BackStage Server or the GoldenRetriever pc burns towards a Rimage box that is connected to a different computer, the other computer must have a local BGSystem account. See the BackStage installation manual for further information.

     

    BackStage Archive 'GoldenRetriever' device 'Rimage'

    • Note October 2008: EskoArtwork no longer sells these devices. Please refer to your regional reseller.
    • Hardware manufacturer: Rimage ( www.rimage.com )
    • Model: 2000i
    • Drive configuration: 2 DVD+R drives
    • Driver software: BackStage 7 release 2 or lower requires Rimage officeNet version 7.0.x or lower, BackStage 7 release 3 requires Rimage officeNet 7.4. OfficeNet v8 is *not* supported
    • CD/DVD media with ink-jet receptive surface coating are required for use with the internal printer
    • Firewire host adapter to the PC is included with the Rimage 2000i
    • The Rimage 2000i is supported on a computer running Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2003 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.

     


    WebCenter 7

    Entry Level (Two server systems required)

    Version 7.x
    WebCenter product pages

    WebCenter Entry Level requirements are based on an activity with 10 concurrent users active at any time. Customers with higher performance needs should refer to the Advanced Level requirements.

    WebCenter employs three distinct servers, a Web Server , an Application Server , and a Database Server . For reasons of security the Web Server is always on its own dedicated computer and placed in a demilitarized zone (DMZ). We recommend the use of hardware firewalls for creating the DMZ. The installation of the Application Server and Database Server is combined onto a single machine.

    A WebCenter installation also includes an On Board Graphics Engine (OBGE), which is loaded on the Application Server. The OBGE is used to generate view data.

    Web Server

    • Operating System: Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (SP1 and R2 and SP2), Windows 2000 Server with SP4
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Harddisk (18) space required for software installation: 500 MB.
    • Video card resolution: 1024 x 768 resolution, High Color (16-bit) minimum display
    • I/O Ports: USB port (5) : available
    • CD and DVD-ROM drive
    • Availability of a remote connectivity method for Esko Support is strongly recommended in order for Esko to respond to customer issues quickly and efficiently.

    Application and Database Server

    • Operating System: Windows Server 2003 (SP1 and R2 and SP2), Windows 2000 Server with SP4
    • Processor: 2 x Intel® Pentium compatible or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Harddisk (18) space required for software installation.
      • Application Server with on-board graphics engine: 2 GB
      • Application Server using existing BackStage Server: 500 Mb
      • Database Server: 2 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for file storage depends on the required volume and lifetime of the data files
    • Video card resolution: 1024 x 768 resolution, High Color (16-bit) minimum display
    • I/O Ports: two USB ports (5) available when the On-Board Graphics Engine is present, otherwise one USB port
    • Database:
      • MSDE 2000
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
      • Oracle version 9i or 10g Enterprise Edition
    • CD and DVD-ROM drive
    • Availability of a remote connectivity method for Esko Support is strongly recommended in order for Esko to respond to customer issues quickly and efficiently.

    The purchase of a database product and the required licenses is the customer’s responsibility.

     

    WebCenter 7
    Advanced Level (Three or more server systems required)

    Version 7.0
    WebCenter product pages

    When the WebCenter Entry Level cannot meet the load requirements of the system, it is possible to scale the system. A WebCenter system has the following components: a Web Server , an Application Server , a Database Server , a File Server and (optionally) an On-Board Graphics Engine (OBGE).

    For reasons of security the Web Server will always be a separate computer in a DMZ (see WebCenter 6 Entry Level – Web Server).

    Each of the other components can be offloaded onto separate computers in different combinations:

    • Two computers:
      • Application Server + File Server
      • Database Server + OBGE
    • Three computers:
      • Application Server
      • File Server + Database Server
      • OBGE

    Whichever combination is chosen, the requirements for the hardware are those of the WebCenter 7 Entry Level – Application Server.

    WebCenter Client
    Version 7.x
    WebCenter product pages

    • Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh OSX 2 or better
    • Internet Explorer 6.0 or better or Mozilla FireFox 1.5 or better or Microsoft Windows clients
    • Safari 1.2 or better for Macintosh clients
    • To view 3D VRML and 3D VRML animations, a VRML browser plugin is required such as the Cortona plug-in from Parallel Graphics.


    FastImpose

    Version 7.x
    FastImpose product page

    • Operating system (7) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP (SP1, SP2) (20) , Windows Vista (20) , Limited support for Intel Mac (4) , Windows 7 (32 bit & 64 bit, which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation (partition size): 4 GB
    • Data disk: 5GB work space
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS (500MB free space)
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     


    Plato

    Version 7.x
    Plato product page

    • Operating system (4) (7) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP (SP1, SP2) (20) , Windows Vista (20) , Limited support for Intel Mac (4) , Windows 7 (32 bit & 64 bit, which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Data disk: 5GB work space
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS (500MB free space)
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     

    SignUp

    Version 7.x
    Signup product page

    • Operating system (4) (7) : Windows XP (SP1, SP2) (20) , Windows Vista (20) , Limited support for Intel Mac (4) , Windows 7 (32 bit & 64 bit, which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Data disk: 5GB work space
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS (500MB free space)
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     

    SignUp Auto

    Version 7.x
    Signup Auto product page

    • Operating system (4) (7) : Windows 2003, Windows XP (SP1, SP2) (20) , Windows Vista (20) , Limited support for Intel Mac (4)
    • Processor: 1GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB or greater
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Data disk: 5GB work space
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS (500MB free space)
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     

    FlexProof

    Version: 7.0
    FlexProof product page

    • Operating system (7)(8) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Standard Edition (SP4), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition (SP1 and R2 and SP2) (21)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions.
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.
    • Click here to view the supported proofers.

     

    FlexRip

    Version: 7.0
    FlexRip product pages

    • Operating system (7)(8)(2) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Standard Edition (SP4), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition (SP1 and R2 and SP2) (21) , Windows Server 2008 (32 bit & 64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) Standard or Enterprise or DataCenter Edition (*which needs the new DVD " Esko Software Suite 7 R6.2008 " installer, see release notes )
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions.
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     


    FlexoPerfection

    • Operating system (7)(8) : Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), Windows XP (SP1,SP2), Note : Windows 2008 server and Windows 7 are not supported.
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions.
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     


    Esko Bitmap Viewer

    • Operating system (7)(8) : Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (SP1, SP2, R2), Windows XP (SP1, SP2) (20) , Windows Vista (20) is only supported from Esko Software Suite 7 Release 4 onwards.
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 4 GB
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • Video card color depth: true color
    • Network: 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • Parallel or USB port (5) : available
    • OS and Keyboard language: All languages with Unicode character set are compatible, but support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions.
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications as well.

     


    PlatePrep

    Version 6
    PlatePrep product page

    • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP1
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium IV compatible or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Harddisk space required for OS and Esko software installation: 10 GB, 50 GB for data
    • Formatting type for installation partition: NTFS
    • Video card resolution: 1280 x 1024 resolution (64MB, no onboard videocard)
    • Video Color depth: true color
    • Network: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit also supported, TCP/IPv4 protocol
    • Remote Support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • OS and keyboard language: all languages with Unicode character set. Support can only be guaranteed on English, French and German OS/Keyboard versions.
    • If you run other applications as well on this hardware, make sure to check compatibility with the specifications of all other applications.
    • The hardware platform can be purchased from Esko or from another PC vendor. Beta sites can use hardware platforms delivered by Esko only.

     


    Visualizer for PC

    Version: 7.1
    Visualizer Pages

    • Operating system (7) : Windows 2000 SP 4 or Windows XP SP1 or SP2. Microsoft Vista is not currently supported, but limited tests have been successful. If you do install Visualizer on Vista please tell us the results by emailing Visualizer.Support@esko.com
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor or higher (1 GHz is minimum)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM min. (2GB or more recommended)
    • DirectX9 compatible 3D graphics board from ATI or NVidia supporting fragment shaders and with at least 128MB video memory. (25) Examples are ATI (25) Radeon 9600, 9700, 9800, Radeon X series, Radeon HD series and NVidia GeForce FX series, GeForce 6 series, GeForce 7 series, GeForce 8 series, GeForce 9 series. ATI FireGL boards and Intel embedded graphics are NOT supported.
    • A full installation of Apple QuickTime (26) 6.5.1 or later is required

     

    Visualizer for Mac

    Version: 7.1
    Visualizer Pages

    • Intel Macs with: NVidia GeForce 6600/6800/7300/7600/7800/8600/8800, Quadro FX 4500/5600 or ATI Radeon 9600/9700/9800, Radeon HD 2400/2600, X600/X800/X1600/X1900.
    • PowerPC Macs with: NVidia GeForce FX/6600/6800/7800 or ATI Radeon 9600/9700/9800/X800/X1900 (e.g. Power Mac G5, iMac G5, PowerBook G4 (2004+))
    • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later (10.4 or later recommended)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM min. (2GB or more recommended)
    • A full installation of Apple QuickTime (26) 6.5.1 or later is required
    • NOTE: Mac computers using GeForce 8600M GT graphics hardware are not supported, as many of them have serious stability issues under heavy graphics load.
    • NOTE: Mac Mini & Mac Book use Intel embedded graphics are not supported.

     

    ArtPro , PowerLayout , PowerOptimizer PreviewGenerator , ArtView , ArtPrinter , NexusManager , NexusEdit , SymphonyCalibrator , Shuttle , Librarian , Network Dongle Server

    • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
    • Operating system: Mac OS X (10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x) for ArtPro 9.0.8 until 9.5 included, Mac OS X (10.4.x) for ArtPro 8.0 until 9.5 included. Mac OS X (10.3.x) for ArtPro 7.0 until 7.5 included. for the overview of ArtPro platform, CPU, Dongle support, click here .
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • 1 available USB-port

     

     



    Neo

    • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
    • Operating system: Mac OS X (10.5.x, 10.6.x)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • 1 available USB-port

     

     

     


    Nexus 9.5

    Nexus on PC

    • Dual-core or quad-core Intel processor *
    • Operating system: Choose supported Windows version below, 10 client licenses
    • NexusManager only runs on MAC, check here for system requirements.
    • Memory: 4 Gb
    • Harddisk space required for Nexus: 2 Gb + 150 Gb for production
    • Formatting type for install partition: NTFS
    • CD/DVD-ROM
    • Gigabit Network card


    • When installing Nexus on Windows 2008, take into account that there are a lot of SMB sharing problem with Mac OS X 10.4 in combination with Windows 2008 server. So we recommend to upgrade the OS X clients to minimum 10.5.

    Nexus 9.5 running on Windows 2003 Server SE or EE
    System Maximum memory Remark
    32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit
    Standard Supported Not supported 4Gb 16Gb
    Standard SP1 Supported Not supported 4Gb 32Gb
    Standard SP2 Supported Not supported 4Gb 32Gb
    Standard R2 Supported Not supported 4Gb 32Gb
    Enterprise Supported Not supported 32Gb, 16Gb with 4GT 64Gb *
    Enterprise SP1 Supported Not supported 64Gb, 16Gb with 4GT 1Tb *
    Enterprise SP2 Supported Not supported 64Gb 2Tb *
    Enterprise R2 Supported Not supported 64Gb, 16Gb with 4GT 1Tb *
    Nexus 9.5 running on Windows 2008 Server SE or EE
    System Maximum memory Remark
    32bit 64bit 32bit 64bit
    Standard Supported Supported 4Gb 32Gb **
    Standard SP2 Supported Supported 4Gb 32Gb **
    Standard R2 - - - - ***
    Enterprise Supported Supported 64Gb 2Tb **
    Enterprise SP2 Supported Supported 64Gb 2Tb **
    Enterprise R2 - - - - ***

    * More memory will help run NexusRIP, PDF RIP and NexusProcessor simultaneously and smoothly. Each Nexus module suppports up to 2 Gb RAM.

    ** Each Nexus module supports up to 2 Gb RAM on 32 bit system and up to 4 Gb RAM on 64-bit system.

    *** Not yet approved by EskoArtwork as supported platform.

    Source: msdn.microsoft.com

    Nexus on Mac

    • Mac with Dual Core Intel processors*
    • Operating system: Mac OS X Server or Client (10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x), 
    • Memory: 8 Gb
    • Harddisk space required for Nexus: 2 Gb + 150 Gb for production (15000 rpm +)
    • Formatting type for install partition: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    • CD/DVD-ROM drive
    • Gigabit Network card

    * Processors: Mac PowerPC processors are not longer supported.

    Nexus 8.5 , 8.6 and 9.0

    Nexus on Mac

    • Dedicated Mac to run Nexus
    • Mac with dual PowerPC G5 or Dual Core Intel processors,
    • Operating system: Mac OS X Server or Client (10.4.x, 10.5.x, only Nexus9.5 is compatible with 10.6.x)
    • memory: 8 Gb (to run NexusRIP, PDF RIP and NexusProcessor simultaneously and smoothly)
    • Harddisk space required for Nexus: 2 Gb + 150 Gb for production (15000 rpm +)
    • Formatting type for install partition: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    • 1 available USB port
    • CD/DVD-ROM drive
    • Gigabit Network card

    Nexus on PC

    • Dedicated computer to run Nexus
    • Processor: Dual 3.4 GHz or higher
    • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SE (SP4) 32-bit incl. 10 client licenses. **
    • Memory: 4 Gb***
    • Harddisk space required for Nexus: 2 Gb + 150 Gb for production
    • Formatting type for install partition: NTFS
    • 1 available USB port or parallel port
    • CD/DVD-ROM
    • Gigabit Network card

    ** Operating system: upgrade to Microsoft Windows 2003 EE (SP1 and R2 and SP2) 32-bits, minimun 10 client licenses. Windows 2008 Server is not supported.
    *** Memory: 8 Gb. Please notes that only Windows 2003 Server EE, 32-bits OS can see more then 4 Gb of Ram. This config will help run NexusRIP, PDF RIP and NexusProcessor simultaneously and smoothly. Windows 2008 Server is not supported.

     


    Odystar

     

     

    On MacPro

    • Processor: Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors (upgrade to Two 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon preferred)
    • Operating system: Standard OSX 10.4.x, 10.5.x or 10.6.x operating system is required. Mac OS X Server 10.4.x or 10.5.x Unlimited Client-Edition operating system is required when using with a large user base or where system is to be used as a server as well. Please consult your local office for advice.
    • Memory: 4GB and 8 GB in case of high throughput, RIP Gateway and Trap Gateway
    • Graphics: Standard Graphics Card is required, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI/dual-link DVI)
    • Hard Drive Bay 1: 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s (Required for system and backup data)
    • Hard Drive Bay 2: 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s (Required for Odystar program resources and work in progress)
    • If the system is to be used as a file server as well, please consult your local office for advice on requirements for size, redundancy and system security. Minimum specification must have 1 x 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3GB/s.

    On Xserve

    • Processor: Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
    • Operating system: Mac OS X Server 10.5.x or 10.6.x Unlimited Client-Edition operating system is required when using with a large user base.
    • Memory: 4GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC (4 x 1GB) and Gb in case of high throughput, RIP Gateway and Trap Gateway
    • General: 1.33GHz frontside bus and 4MB shared L2 cache per processor
    • Graphics: Standard Graphics Card is required
    • Hard Drive Bay 1: 80GB Serial ATA ADM @ 7200-rpm (Required for system and backup data)
    • Hard Drive Bay 2: 750GB Serial ATA ADM @ 7200-rpm (Required for Odystar program resources and work in progress)

     

     

     



    DotSpy/DotPaste

  • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
  • Operating system: Mac OS X (10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x)
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • 1 available USB-port

  • inPDF

    • Platform: Mac OS® X v.10.3.9 through 10.4.9 (for Mac OS® X v.10.4 users, 10.4.9 is recommended), 10.5.x (Powerpc or Intel) and 10.6.x compatible.
    • Software: Adobe® Illustrator® CS2 (12.0) or CS3 (13.0) or CS4 (14.0).
    • Hardware: 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended).
    • Dongle: HASP dongle, network dongle or network dongle server (see below).
    • 1 available USB-port

     



    Equinox

    • Mac with PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel processor
    • Operating system: Mac OS X (10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • 1 available USB-port
    • Creative Suite CS2

     

     


    Notes

    1. Specs valid in case customer buys own hardware: for output flavors TiffG4, TiffGrey, FlexRip/C and FlexRipProof.
    2. PC delivered by Esko in case of: FlexRip/Viking, FlexRip Mondrian and FlexRip/B (HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with 3.3V PCI Slot). PC delivered by Kodak in case of FlexRip/Approval.
    3. Remote support: Adobe Connect.(Prerequisites internet connection and Flash Player 8 or higher)
    4. Support for Intel Mac(Since Esko Software Suite 7 R1) has 2 limitations: 1. No dongles are supported on the machine, so a central license manager must be used; 2. only Parallels 'Desktop for Mac' is supported.
    5. Both parallel and USB are supported for the hardware license dongle. Request either a Parallel or USB Dongle, depending on your configuration.
    6. Windows XP nor Windows 2003 are supported, unless explicitly mentioned.
    7. Allthough we don't expect issues with Microsoft OS patches, Esko only guarantees support on the official MS Service Pack (SP)level, not on individual OS patches. PC's for Esko applications (editors, rips or servers) must not be configured as WebServers (IIS) (Except for FlowDrive Servers), Network Domain Controllers (Active Directory), DNS Server, DHCP Server, WINS Server, SQL Server or MailServer. The BackStage Server and FlowDrive Servers are allowed to be a Member Server in an NT4 domain or a Windows 2000 Active Directory domain. However, Esko can not test all possible configurations. Contact your regional Customer Service Center in case of specific questions.
    8. Microsoft Windows 2000 Server includes 5 CAL's (Client Access Licenses). Make sure to purchase enough CAL's as required by the workflow (client PC, client Mac, Rip, Data server, etc...).
    9. Windows Services for Unix 3.5 is no longer supplied by Esko. Please download from www.microsoft.com/downloads .
    10. The BackStage Assistant server is a dedicated PC, no other application (editor nor Rip) shall run on this machine.
    11. In case GoldenRetriever is used in software only mode, in other words the archive image is written to disk, the local disk in the GoldenRetriever PC must be large enough to buffer the chunk folders before moving them to CD or DVD. In other words, if there is 100GB to archive, the local PC should have 100GB available.
    12. In case multiple dispatchers are installed on the same PC, a dual CPU configuration is recommended.
    13. Best performance is obtained by adding a supplementary physical harddisk for swapfiles and output directory.
    14. If Jobs will be put onto the final archiving medium using a Macintosh (for example: Toast on the Mac), Window 2000 Server is needed to allow the disk to be shared as a Macintosh volume.
    15. These recommended specifications are valid for following products: ArtiosCAD Configuration Server, ArtiosCAD Stand Alone System , ArtiosCAD Configuration Client, SpecLink Server, CAD-X Client.
    16. Intel Pentium IV does not support dual CPU configuration (see also http://support.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/ ). In case of dual CPU configurations, Xeon and other Intel compatible CPU's are supported.
    17. Please note that older PTAXI, PTM-100 and PTM-200 PCI Interface cards are 5V and require a computer with an available 5V PCI slot.
    18. The choice of the type of harddisk (IDE, serial, SCSI, Fiber Harddisk, etc...) is free. However Esko recommends SCSI Harddisks for optimal performance and reliability.
    19. The Rainbow Sentinel superpro Driver used to license our products requires a security dongle be placed on a ISA parallel port or a USB port. PCI parallel ports, USB to parallel converters, etc. are not supported with the parellel key option.
    20. Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is not supported. Support for Windows Vista [Windows Vista Ultimate(32 bit edition), Windows Vista Business(32 bit edition), Windows Vista Enterprise(32 bit edition)] is from Esko software Suite 7 Release 2 on.
    21. For Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition contact your regional Customer Service Center first. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard and x64 Enterprise Edition are not supported.
    22. When a Windows server or workstation moves/copies/archives data from/on the Mac OS X (version 10.3.x; 10.4.x; 10.5.x) server that has resource forks (typically native Mac-DTP-application data like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop or QuarkXpress files), then these resource forks will be lost. Several BackStage tools allow moving/copying of files and complete JobFolders, including the BackStage Archive module. These kind of BackStage actions will cause the loss of those resource forks.
    23. OfficeNet Software Suite is not able to image file names with mixed non-ISO Latin character sets like Turkish and Greek. OfficeNet Software Suite V7.1 resolves this. Reminder: OfficeNet V8 is not supported!
    24. A single processor with hyperthreading enabled is considered as 2 processors for memory calculations. A dual core processor is considered as 2 processors for memory calculations.
    25. ATI FireGL series cards have some compatibility issues and are not currently supported. Intel embedded graphics chipsets have some compatibility issues and are not currently supported.
    26. If you do not have QuickTime on your PC (all Mac's should already have it) click below to visit Apple's website and download it. During the QuickTime installation select 'Recommended' (instead of 'Minimum'). Apple QuickTime for Mac OS X or Apple QuickTime for Windows .