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StenoCAT 32: System Recommendations
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Below are basic recommendations for the optimal StenoCAT32 software setup.
Operating System

Windows 10, 8, & 7 (32-bit or 64-bit compatible)
Latest Windows Updates from Microsoft are required.

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Storage space

You will need at least 40 Gigabytes of storage, especially for audio files.

Minimum 1 GB; Recommended 2 GB or more

1) CD-RW Optional (external or internal) Drive for software installation and saving files to CD.
2) Floppy Drive Optional (external or internal) - may be needed for reading notes from old steno machines.


USB Port - You will need at least 2 USB ports to connect to peripherals and your hardware key.

Serial Port - If you write in realtime your writer may connect to a serial port. Built-in serial ports are very hard to find. You may need to get a USB/Serial adapter.


E-mail account, and High Speed Internet Connection (Cable, DSL, etc.), especially if you are sending/receiving audio files.

Microphone You may need an external microphone to use Insync audio synchronization since most computers no longer have "built-in" microphones.
  • USB Flash Drives for temporary storage or transferring of files
  • USB Hubs used to turn one USB hub into 3 or more USB hubs
  • External Hard Drives - for data backup.

*These are basic recommendations for the optimal StenoCAT 32 software setup. StenoCAT 32 can run on many different system configurations of the past few years. For questions about compatibility with your system, please contact our sales department by e-mail or phone (800-909-9199).
[Last updated Aug 2015]

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