System Requirements

Operating System

Minimum: Windows 10

Recommended: Windows 10 or Windows 11


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) 

Recommended: 4 GB or more

Larger jurisdictions should consider larger amounts of RAM for improved performance (4 GB is the maximum for 32bit operating systems).

Hard drive

1 GB per-installation; 4 GB 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.

**new ultra HD screen resolutions may not display properly.

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 and BU-353-N5. 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

Roadsoft Mobile is designed for tablet devices, but will run on most modern mobile devices. Devices must be running Android version 5 and up or iOS 9 and up. Devices must have access to wireless service.

SQL Server

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 2014

Recommended: SQL/SQL Server Express 2016 or newer

Supported: SQL/SQL Server Express versions 2014, 2016, 2017, & 2019