Client Hardware



Processor Intel Pentium or compatible

4-Core-Processor at 2.4 GHz

8-Core-Processor & Hyperthreading

Memory (RAM)

8 GB

16 GB

Hard Drive

10 GB

20 GB

Solid State Drive (SSD) for map

 20 GB

40 GB

Graphic Card, 24-Bit-Color Range (True-Color) and Resolution (Pixel)

1280 x 1024

3480 x 2160

Colormonitor (CRT / LCD)


34" (16:10)

Second  Color monitor (CRT / LCD) for map



Operating System Microsoft Windows

see below

see below


Internet-access for license manager, remote access und downloads

Operating Systems

The alfaplan system generally runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows operating systems for x86/x64 architectures. 

As 64-bit CATRIN versions perform faster and can use more memory, 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit CATRIN versions are recommended. In all cases, high-performance routing requires a minimum of 16 GiB RAM. 

For installing on server Remote Desktop is required and a corresponding license per user. Windows Server 2016 and above support Remote Desktop Web. 





Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 32-bit-
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 64-bit-
Windows 8.1 Service Pack 1, 64-bit-
Windows 10, 64-bit-
Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bitRemote Desktop
Windows Server 2016, 64-bitRemote Desktop & Remote Desktop Web
Windows Server 2019, 64-bitRemote Desktop & Remote Desktop Web

Server Hardware

For a reliable and good performance, we recommend that you meet the following hardware requirements:

  • x64 multi-core CPU (x86 is partially possible but not recommended),
  • at least 2 GiB RAM for map data and basic services, plus 0.5 GiB RAM per worker process for CATRIN,
  • enough disk space to keep the digital map and logs; for a detailed continental map with extra content packs you should reserve 20-40 GiB.

Depending on your use cases and installed content, less than the recommended memory may also work, but it is no bad thing to have additional RAM.