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:-
|Screen resolution||1368*768 pixels|
|Hard disk||4GBytes free capacity|
|Interface||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.
|Operating System||32-bit Edition||64-bit Edition|
|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:-
A USB connection with the instrument for real-time data transfer. Screen-savers, sleep-mode and hibernation must therefore be disabled.
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.