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System Requirements

To use Kurzweil 3000 effectively, you need a computer and scanner that meet or exceed the system requirements listed below.

Standalone

Processor 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
System Memory 512 MB (1GB for 64-bit Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1)
Hard Disk Space 2GB of free space
Operating System Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Video Memory 4MB or better
Screen Resolutions 1024x768 24-bit color or better
Additional Requirements DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, speakers, microphone, internet connection (for activation)
TWAIN-compatible scanner (Color Professional and Black-and-White Professional only
Mozilla Firefox v3.5 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or later for Read the Web functionality
Internet connection required for some features (Google Translate, Online Book Search, Read the Web, etc.)

Network (Client)

Processor 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
System Memory 512 MB (1GB for 64-bit Windows Vista, 7, or 8)
Hard Disk Space 2GB of free space
Operating System Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Video Memory 4MB or better
Screen Resolutions 1024x768 24-bit color or better
Additional Requirements DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, speakers, microphone, internet connection (unless using "Remote License-to-Go" functionality)
TWAIN-compatible scanner (Color Professional and Black-and-White Professional only)
Mozilla Firefox v3.5 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or later for Read the Web functionality
Internet connection required for some features (Google Translate, Online Book Search, Read the Web, etc.)
Network and Remote License-to-Go clients must be activated and run with administrator rights enabled

Network (Engine and Administration)

Processor 450 MHz Pentium 3 or better
System Memory 256 MB
Hard Disk Space 50MB of free space for installation, additional space required as the system is used
Operating System Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server
Video Memory 2MB or better
Screen Resolutions 800x600 or better
Additional Requirements DVD drive, USB 2.0 port, keyboard, mouse, SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, speakers, microphone, internet connection (for activation)DVD drive, USB 2.0 port, keyboard, mouse, Windows-compatible LAN running the TCP/IP protocol, static IP address for the Network Engine host (for activation)
TWAIN-compatible scanner (Color Professional and Black-and-White Professional only)
Mozilla Firefox v3.5 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or later for Read the Web functionality
Internet connection required for some features (Google Translate, Online Book Search, Read the Web, etc.)

Web License

Processor 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
System Memory 512 MB (1GB for 64-bit Windows Vista, 7, or 8)
Hard Disk Space 2GB of free space
Operating System Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Video Memory 4MB or better
Screen Resolutions 1024x768 24-bit color or better
Additional Requirements DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, speakers, microphone, internet connection
TWAIN-compatible scanner (Color Professional and Black-and-White Professional only)
Mozilla Firefox v3.5 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or later for Read the Web functionality

USB

Processor 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
System Memory Minimum 512 MB, recommended 1GB. (1GB required for 64-bit Windows Vista or 7)
Hard Disk Space 100 MB of free space
Operating System Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 7
Video Memory 4MB or better
Screen Resolutions 1024x768 24-bit color or better
Additional Requirements USB 2.0 port, keyboard, mouse, SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, speakers, microphone, internet connection
TWAIN-compatible scanner (Color Professional and Black-and-White Professional only)
Mozilla Firefox v3.5 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or later for Read the Web functionality
NOTE Kurzweil 3000 Professional USB scanning features are not supported on 64-bit Windows 7 operating systems.

Scanner Compatibility

Kurzweil 3000 for Windows is designed to work with scanners that meet the TWAIN standard for image capture devices, which includes the vast majority of scanners available today. If you buy a flatbed scanner that is marked with the TWAIN logo you should have no trouble using that device with Kurzweil 3000 for Windows. If you are looking to use Kurzweil 3000 for Windows with a high-speed scanning device the easiest way to determine 100% compatibility is to order a Trial Edition of Kurzweil 3000 to test with your scanner. If you should find a device that doesn't work contact Technical Support.

Kurzweil 3000 does not currently support thin-client based environments as it was not designed for some of the special requirements of these systems.

Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Vista, 7, or 8 currently operates only in English or US English language.