Minimum network requirements

  • Wired Network - 10 Mbps full duplex; 100 Mbps or higher recommended

  • Wireless Network - 802.11b; 802.11g recommended

  • No filtering of multicast (IGMP) or broadcast UDP or TCP packets

  • Vision traffic must not pass through more than four Internet working devices (four hops) that are 10 Mbps or higher

Minimum device requirements


Teacher Windows Computer:

  • Operating System - Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, and 10. 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported. Note that the operating system must have the latest service pack from Microsoft installed
    Note: There are some feature limitations with student computers running Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Learn more

  • Processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • Memory - 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • Hard Disk - 150MB available hard-disk space

  • Video Display - Any 100% VGA compatible graphics adapter supported by Windows

Teacher Mac Computer:

  • Operating System - Mac OS X version 10.9 Mavericks or later.

  • The Vision teacher module for Mac supports Mac student computers only

Teacher Tablet or Smart Device:

  • iPad or other iOS Device - Using Vision Mobile, teachers can connect their iPad to their PC over the local area network, and use the full functionality of Vision Pro from anywhere in the classroom. Requires the installation of Vision Mobile which is available at no charge with Vision Pro. Works with Windows teacher module only

  • Android Tablet or other Smart Device – Using Vision@Hand, Teachers can connect any web-enabled device with a browser to their PC over the local area network, and access key features of Vision Pro from anywhere in the classroom. Requires the installation of Vision@Hand which is available at no charge. Works with Windows teacher module only

Windows Student Computers: 

  • Operating System - Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, and 10. 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported. Note that the operating system must have the latest service pack from Microsoft installed
    Note: There are some feature limitations with student computers running Windows 8, 8.1, or 10. Learn more

  • Vision supports classrooms with a combination of student operating systems and devices

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Student Mac Computers (Limited Features): 

  • Operating System - Mac OS X version 10.9 Mavericks or later.

  • Vision supports classrooms with a combination of student operating systems and devices

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Student Tablets and Smart Devices (Limited Features): 

  • Any student device that has an operating system and browser that can connect to an IP address over a wireless network can be used with Vision’s browser based screen sharing features to see teacher demonstrations, and access all of the Vision Pro Learning Center web-based assessment tools . Examples include: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices, Chromebooks, Windows PCs, Macs, Linux computers. Works with Windows teacher module only

  • Any student device that has a browser can access the web based assessment tool Learning Center included with Vision Pro.

  • Also available are Vision Student apps for iPad and Android tablets, which allow students to easily join a Vision classroom and view the teachers’ computer screen on their device. Available for free from the iTunes App Store and from Google Play. Works with Windows teacher module only

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Browsers (Teacher and Student):

  • The web-blocking feature works regardless of the browser and version (Windows and Mac). For a list of browsers supporting the web-filter function, see our knowledge base. Note: Only Web-blocking, not filtering is available on OS X in version 9 at this time. Read the knowledge base article here

Support for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Vision Pro (version 8.2 and later) supports environments utilising Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services).

Vision Pro runs on the following server versions:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012 RC

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

For detailed information on how to install and use Vision Pro in a Remote Desktop Services environment, please refer to the installation guide for Remote Desktop Services

Feature limitations affecting Windows 8 or 8.1

  • Chat on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    If the student module running on a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer is in Metro mode when the teacher starts up a chat conversation the student will not see the message from the teacher until the student switches to desktop mode

  • Remote logon for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    Teachers are not able to use the remote logon features on student computers running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  • Kiosk mode for Metro Applications on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    Teachers are not able to kiosk applications in Metro mode on student computers running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  • Web filtering is not available in Metro mode
    Teachers can turn on and off student Internet access (block web) but cannot filter web browsing for students using Metro mode on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Hardware acceleration recommendations

Netop recommends that the instructor's computer must have the following configuration to accommodate hardware accelerated applications:

  • Processor - Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology

  • Memory - 2 GB RAM

  • Video Display - 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color

  • Video Adapter - hardware accelerated