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System Requirements

Hardware

Recommended

  • Screen dimensions: 1920px x 1080px or higher (full HD or higher)
  • Processor speed: 2Ghz / multi-core
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 5mb download, 1mb upload (per user)

Minimum

  • Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px
  • Processor speed: 1.5Ghz
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2mb download, 256kbps upload (per user)

Note: Please ensure the that the native scaling of your operating system is set to 100% zoom.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013
  • Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu
  • Apple Mac OS X

Software

  • Oracle Java version 1.7+ (If using our Java client)

Networking

  • HTTPS Access (Port 443)
  • HTTP Access (Port 80)

Bandwidth Requirements

Download
User Count Bandwidth
1 0.5 MB
10 5 MB
25 12.5 MB
50 25 MB
100 50 MB
Upload
User Count Bandwidth
1 0.25 MB
10 2.5 MB
25 6.25 MB
50 12.5 MB
100 25 MB

Bandwidth Usage Calculator

The following information has been compiled to assist those who potentially have the need to understand the overall bandwidth consumption in using the Labs for example on metered connections.

This information is a guide only and user desktop configurations and personalised settings can dramatically affect the data references above.

Test Scenario (High usage):

  • 5 minute test window
  • Lab device client set at 1024x768 resolution
  • Operating at high user interactivity
  • Bandwidth send and receive recorded using AppNetworkCounter v1.40 from www.nirsoft.net"
Scenario High (measured) Medium (inferred) Low (inferred)
Testing Application chrome.exe    
Product Name Google Chrome    
Product Version 86.0.4240.75    
Received Bytes 19,107,097 9,553,549 4,776,774
Sent Bytes 232,017 116,009 58,004

Note: The data in the High column represents actual output from the AppNetworkCounter application. Medium and Low values are calculated values.

Consumption calculator (Inferred) Uploaded (MB) Downloaded (MB)
1 user for 1 hour    
High usage 2.66 218.66
Medium to High usage 1.99 164.00
Medium usage 1.33 109.33
Low to Medium usage 1.00 82.00
Low usage 0.66 54.67
10 users for 1 hour
High usage 26.55 2,186.63
Medium to High usage 19.91 1,639.98
Medium usage 13.28 1,093.32
Low to Medium usage 9.96 819.99
Low usage 6.64 546.66
30 users for 5 hours
High usage 398.28 32,799.51
Medium to High usage 298.71 24,599.63
Medium usage 199.14 16,399.75
Low to Medium usage 149.36 12,299.81
Low usage 99.57 8,199.88

Latency Requirements

Recommended latency to Practice Labs website < 200ms. Latency above 200ms will have an impact on the Lab device interaction experience. See Connecting to our Devices for more information.

Browser

HTML 5 Client

  • Microsoft Edge 13 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
  • Chrome 29 or later
  • Firefox 52 or later
  • Apple Safari 9.1 or later

Java Client

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

Browser Requirements

We offer two technology methods to interact with the windows devices displayed in the Device Pane; Java and HTML5. See the below table for the supported browsers.

Browser Java HTML5
Internet Explorer 10+ Supported Supported
Firefox 52+ Not Supported Supported
Chrome 29+ Not Supported Supported
Edge 13+ Not Supported Supported
Apple Safari 9.1+ Not Supported Supported