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System requirements

MeasureColor is a state-of-the-art QA and Process Control solution that needs some processing power to run smoothly. Nothing exceptional, a normal business PC would normally run just fine.

The Colorware installer is capable of installing a complete MeasureColor system (client, server and prerequisites) on your computer.

During installation, Windows might show various notices depending on your local safety restrictions and the options you have chosen to install.

Typical system requirements:

MeasureColor serverClient/Server StandaloneMeasureColor ClientReports server
OS Windows*Windows*Windows*Windows*
architecturex64x64x86/x64x64
processorCore i5-4xxxCore i5-4xxxCore i3-3xxxCore i5-4xxx
RAM16 Gb8 Gb4 Gb16 Gb
Free disk space20 Gb10 Gb5 Gb20 Gb
diskSSDSSD SSD
display FullHD +FullHD +
* Windows 7, 8 (8.1), 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows server 2012
  • 100/1000 Base-TX Network connection
  • Proper internet access during installation and remote support sessions
  • Access to windows updates
  • Administrative rights for software installation

Important information

  1. Mandatory: run ALL Windows System Updates and REBOOT before installing MeasureColor
  2. MeasureColor default database size limit: MeasureColor installs a free version of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express by default. SQL Server Express has a database size limit of 10GB. Data intensive production environments (offset closed loop and/or large companies with more than 20 users) might need to run a commercial license of SQL Server without a size limit. Consult your system administrator on how to do this. See: background information on database growth
  3. BACK-UP responsibility: You (as system owner) are responsible for regular computer backups, including backups of the MeasureColor database.

Other important details

Please take note of the information below when you implement MeasureColor for your company:

  1. Run all Windows system updates and reboot your computer before installing MeasureColor. MeasureColor depends on several 3rd party technologies which require an up-to-date computer. Microsoft Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) needs to be active. This service is active by default but is sometimes disabled by IT- management as a system policy.
  2. The MeasureColor Server requires Microsoft .Net 3.5.1 and .Net 4.6.1 to be installed. The MeasureColor installer will attempt to install these components during the installation procedure.
  3. The MeasureColor measurement client application requires .Net 4.6.1 or later to be installed. The MeasureColor installer will attempt to install these components during the installation procedure.
  4. For a smooth installation process, the computer needs unrestricted Internet access during installation.
  5. MeasureColor Client software running on Virtual Machines (Parallels, VMWare, etc) is not recommended.
  6. MeasureColor does not support Thin Client architectures (Citrix, etc.).
  7. Backup responsibility: At all times, you (the user of the MeasureColor product) are responsible for a proper and regular system backup and a regular backup of the MeasureColor database. Please read our article on back-ups here: Backing up your database.
  8. SQL Server Express limitations: MeasureColor installs SQL Server 2014 Express by default. This free version of the database has a size limit of 10GB. For most users that 10GB is more than enough. In certain production scenarios (offset production measuring large ink-zone based color bars) you could hit that limit after which you cannot add any new measurements to the system: Background information on database growth. In these cases, you need to run the MeasureColor database from a commercial license of SQL Server which does not have that database size limit. The MeasureColor Server configuration can easily be adapted to point to that different SQL Server.
  9. Please see our website here on a regular basis to see if there are any changes of the technical conditions when installing MeasureColor software.

Additional requirements

Depending on installation type and options, the following prerequisites might get installed on your system:

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express
  • DotNet Framework versions
  • Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable x86
  • Visual C 2015 runtime x86
  • XRite EyeOne drivers
  • Techkon device drivers
  • Techkon device service

When installing, you are sometimes asked for the administrative password so it might be a good idea to have that available. If you need any help, please feel free to contact us!