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- Operating system
- Microsoft Windows 98 SE/ME (limited features)
- Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 or later (limited features)
- Microsoft Windows 2000 (limited features)
- Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
- Microsoft Windows Vista (any 32 bit version)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64 (runs in compatibility mode)
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 8
- Apple Macintosh (requires Parallels Desktop and been tested with latest version of PC Plotter)
- Pentium 500MHz or better
- Minimum of 1Gb
- Ports required
- 1 free Serial Port or USB port is required for connection to the GPS. (PC Plotter is able to supply a USB to Serial converter if a 9 or 25 way serial port connector is not available on your laptop and your GPS has a 9 or 25 way serial connector). A USB GPS is also available, see price/order page.
- 1 free USB port (or parallel port) for PC Plotter security key (PC Plotter is able to supply interface cables or a USB to Serial converter)
- For AIS a further serial port or USB is required OR the Comar AIS-2-USB only requires a USB port.
Linking to GPS/ NMEA/ AIS
- An NMEA cable to connect between the GPS/AIS and the computer (PC Plotter is able to supply interface cables or a USB to Serial converter, price/order page) or a USB GPS or USB AIS unit