The system requirements for SuperNova Enterprise vary for local installation on client machines and for installation on a server for use with remote desktop.

Installation on Client Machines (local install)

For local install on client machines, the system requirements are identical to the 4 'standard' editions of SuperNova and ScreenReader:

SuperNova Enterprise infographicInstallation on Server for use with Remote Desktop

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 2016 64bit Server.
  • Microsoft Windows 2019 64bit Server.

Remote working environments supported by SuperNova Enterprise edition:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop) 5.5 and later
  • Remote Desktop
  • VMWare Horizon 6.7 and later

Virtual Machines

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10


  • XenDesktop 7.x (older versions may also work)

Supported Citrix Clients

Older versions may also work.

  • Citrix Workspace App
  • Citrix Receiver 4
  • Citrix Receiver 3
  • ICA Client 12
  • ICA Client 11
  • ICA Client 10
  • Citrix Quick Launch

Microsoft Remote Desktop Clients

  • Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016 R2 and Windows Server 2019.
  • Remote Desktop support for Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

VMWare clients

  • VMWare Horizon Client 3.5, 4.10 (x86 and x64) and later

Server Hardware

  • CPU Usage: Maximum of 4 Dolphin Software users per CPU-core (approx 700Mhz per user), ideally 1 Dolphin Software user per CPU-core.
  • Memory: 250MB per user – the memory requirements of third party applications that are used should also be taken into account.
  • GPU: physical GPU not required.  Virtual emulated GPU required. Magnification can be configured to run on a virtualised real GPU, or on the CPU.


  • For remote SAM extensions, a spare RDP/ICA channel will be required.
  • Network Bandwidth: For magnification/Colour Scheme/visual effects: 5Mbit/sec
  • Network Bandwidth: Sam Remote extensions: 50Kbits/sec
  • Network audio (optional) 500Kbit/sec
  • Network latency: < 10ms.

30-day trial

Our 30 day trial includes a MSI installation for SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader only, however upon purchase will be extended to all 3 editions of SuperNova and ScreenReader.