• Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • ASCOM Platform (V6 or greater)
    • Telescope: An ASCOM-compatible telescope
    • Dome: An ASCOM-compatible dome (for dome capabilities)
    • Focuser: An ASCOM-compatible focuser (for focus and auto-focus capabilities)
    • Switch: An ASCOM-compatible switch device
  • MaxIm DL/CCD imaging software V5.x or later (for CCD camera and image processing capabilities)
    • A CCD camera (with or without filter wheel) compatible with MaxIm DL/CCD
  • Auto-focusing Supports:
    • FocusMax V4.1.0.25+ focusing software (ASCOM-compatible focuser also required)
    • Planewave Instruments PWI3 software (Planewave focuser and MaxIm DL/CCD also required)
    • MaxIm DL/CCD auto-focus feature (ASCOM-compatible focuser and MaxIM DL/CCD required)
  • PinPoint Astrometric Engine V5.x (for astrometric and plate-solving capabilities)
  • Earth Centered Universe Pro (V6.1 or greater) for ECU's scripting interface access
  • Power/Relay Control Supports:
    • A USB based X10 interface with its ActiveHome Scripting software installed
    • A B&B Electronics DRIO232 Relay Controller (discontinued by manufacturer)
  • Instrument Selector Supports:
    • Optec Perseus Instrument Selector
  • File Transfer:
    • WinSCP (V3.7.1+) secure copy software (for secure internet transfer capabilities)
    • Script-FTP ftp scripting software (for FTP file transfer capabilities)
  • Info-Zip (V2.3) compression software (for ZIP compression capabilities) - included with ARAP
  • Cloud/Wind Sensor (for cloud sensor capabilities):
  • Pololu Mini Maestro Servo Controller with its Maestro Control Center drivers and software (for servo motor control)
  • BGO/ARO Social Media Gateway (for Twitter, Facebook, and Web interface)
  • A MySQL server (for database capabilities)
  • OpenSSL libraries (needed for SSL connections to smtp/pop3 mail servers and web servers