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System Requirements


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Easy Installation and Maintenance

  • Completely web-based
  • Immediate access
  • No installation or ongoing maintenance
  • Built-in user support/training
  • Embedded tutorials
  • Quick-start guides for users
  • No-fee customer support
  • No additional hardware necessary
  • Supports any platform
  • Works on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux with a web browser

Internet Connection

  • Broadband (DSL, Cable, T1+) connection highly recommended (Minimum 256k connection)
  • Caching and/or Proxy server highly recommended

Multimedia Requirements

  • Display unit at 1024×768 resolution (minimum)
  • Speakers or headphones (required for Activity Objects)
  • Printer (required for printing Experiment Reports and Activity Sheets)

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • 2 GHz 32-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 64 MB of graphics memory

Required Application

Required Plug-ins

Operating System

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Service Pack and other updates are highly recommended

Officially Supported Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later (Windows). IE 10 Recommended.
  • Apple Safari 5.0 or later (Mac OS X)
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or later (All Systems)
  • Google Chrome 11 or later (All Systems)
  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled in browser
  • Browser updates are highly recommended