These suggested system requirements are for small- to moderately-sized agencies running Roadsoft standalone (client & database on one PC) and Laptop Data Collector (LDC). Larger agencies may need more computer power; if this is the case, please contact Roadsoft technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum: Windows 8.1
· Windows 7 is no longer supported (as of December, 2019)
· Roadsoft/LDC no longer run on Windows XP or Windows Vista
Recommended: Windows 10
Minimum: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
Recommended: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2
Larger jurisdictions should consider the fastest processor available, within their budget, for improved performance.
Minimum: 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Larger jurisdictions should consider larger amounts of RAM for improved performance (4 GB is the maximum for 32bit operating systems).
1GB per-installation; 4GB per-database
Roadsoft install is approximately 125 MB. For small jurisdictions, Roadsoft database is approximately 50 MB. Larger jurisdictions can expect database sizes around, or in excess of, 4 GB.
LDC Minimum: 1024 x 600
Roadsoft Minimum: 1024 x 768
· The Laptop Data Collector can also support a netbook resolution of 1024x600.
· Roadsoft will run on a screen of 1024x768, but not all windows will fit.
Recommended: 1600x1200 w/ 32 bit color mode
GPS for Laptop Data Collector
The LDC can connect with USB GPS units that support NMEA 0183, such as the Globalsat BU-353-S4. In addition, the GlobalSat BT-821C Bluetooth GPS receiver will also work. External Trimble GNSS receivers like the R1 and R2 can also be connected to a laptop or tablet via Bluetooth.
For more information on GPS compatibility, contact Roadsoft Tech Support.
Roadsoft Mobile is designed for tablet devices, such as the Nexus 7 or iPad, but will also run on phones. Devices must be running Android version 4.0.3 and up or iOS 8.3 and up. Devices must have access to wireless service.
Roadsoft requires the use of SQL Server or SQL Server Express to build a database.
We recommend using our packaged instance of SQL Server Express.
Minimum: SQL Server/SQL Server Express 2012
· Roadsoft 2019.10 or newer will not run on SQL Server/SQL Server Express 2008 or older.
Recommended: SQL/SQL Server Express 2016 or newer
Supported: SQL/SQL Server Express versions 2012, 2014, 2016, & 2017