Minimum System Requirements

Operating System

Note: Cropster only supports released versions of iOS and Android. This means that pre-release alpha or beta versions are not officially supported by Cropster. Early release software can (and probably will) cause problems on your device.


Our minimum OS system requirements depend on the minimum version supported by the manufacturers (Microsoft, Apple). So we can ensure the greatest stability and security.

  • Windows 7 SP2 or later
  • Mac OS 10.11+
  • Linux

Hardware Requirements

Minimum

  • CPU: AMD or Intel dual-core processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Graphics solution with hardware acceleration support
  • HDD: 500 MB free space for Java and the RI (additional space for the OS may be required - it is generally recommended to have abundant free space as other system and software updates may require this)
  • USB standard-A port or a compatible adapter (for Phidgets)
  • Display: 1366 x 768 resolution (without gas/airflow control)

Recommended

  • CPU: AMD or Intel quad-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Graphics solution with hardware acceleration support
  • HDD: > 1 GB free space for Java and the RI (additional space for the OS may be required - it is generally recommended to have abundant free space as other system and software updates may require this)
  • USB standard-A port or a compatible adapter (for Phidgets)
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution

Software Requirements

  • For RI 3.x and 4.0.x (Webstart version - download is a JNLP file) Java 8 (latest release of Java from java.com) is required

    For more details see also the Java 8 system requirements: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/sysreq.xml

  • For RI 4.1.x and later (installer version  - download is a EXE, DMG, or DEB file) no separate Java installation is required as a JRE comes included with the installer package

The following paragraph only applies to the Webstart version (RI 3.x and 4.0.x):

The latest Java version contains important enhancements to improve performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine. Installing free updates will ensure that your Java applications continue to run safely and efficiently. Please note that some users experience issues running the Roasting Intelligence while using a mismatched version of Java for their operating system (32 or 64 bit), using certain versions of Java 7, or when multiple versions of Java are installed. Make sure to install the 32 bit version of Java on a 32 bit operating system. Install Java 64 bit on operating systems with 64 bits.

Other Requirements

  • A stable internet connection is required for the RI to download profiles, green lots, machines, workers, authenticate usernames, and upload roasts to our servers. You'll need to download and run the RI while connected to the internet at least once; afterwards, you can roast without an internet connection, but will need to connect to update your inventory or reference curves and to receive updates.
  • While the software was not specifically designed for a touch screen, all of the comment buttons work really well with a touch screen.
  • The RI will not run on an iPad or Chromebook.