The AquaFlux instrument needs to be connected via USB to a desktop or laptop PC for data capture, display, and storage. The compatibility information is as follows:-
1. Hardware Compatibility
The minimum hardware specifications are summarised in the table below:-
4GBytes free capacity
1 USB port
This specification excludes low-cost netbooks and tablets.
2. Operating System Compatibility
Operating system compatibility of the current Version 9 of the AquaFlux software is summarised in the table below. You need Administrator rights for installation, but this is not necessary for subsequent use.
|Windows 8 & 8.1
The 64-bit edition of Windows XP is not supported in native mode. You can still use such PCs and laptops by installing a compatible guest operating system in a virtual machine such as the excellent and free VMware Player.
3. PC/Laptop Settings
The AquaFlux software needs uninterrupted access to the following:-
1. A USB connection with the instrument for real-time data transfer. Screen-savers, sleep-mode and hibernation must therefore be disabled.
2. A permanent storage device such as a hard disk for automatic data storage. Network, cloud or flash drive storage are insufficiently reliable and should not be used.