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SmartCAT System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows® Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit)


Intel 1.2Ghz or AMD Equivalent


512MB for XP; 2GB+ for Vista & 7 (3GB+ Recommended)

Hard Drive

10GB for XP; 80GB for Vista & 7; If recording audio, 200GB+ is recommended.

Disc Drive

CD/DVD-Rom Drive to read data.
CD/DVD Writer to make backup copies or transfer files (recommended).


2 USB ports* - One for Realtime Input and one for Output (3 or more recommended)


1024x768 compatible graphics card and monitor

Recommended Accessories

Flash Drive/USB Thumb Drive for transferring files

External Floppy drive to read TurboCAT Archive/Steno Writer files

External Microphone for recording audio

A 500GB+ USB Storage Drive for backup (less if you aren't recording audio)


*modern computers do not come with Serial ports. If you have any writer other than the Diamante, you will also need a USB to serial adapter cable. Wireless (Bluetooth) USB to serial adapaters are available.

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