AMPAREX has moderate hardware requirements and runs on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Please note that the LibreOffice suite, used for document editing and printing, would need to then be installed separately. Fitting computers require Noah, which is only available on Windows systems. For optimal use we recommend the following hardware components:
* CPU (Prozessor)
We recommend the use of Intel-based CPUs, which includes AMD CPUs. The function with ARM-based CPUs, which are used in some Microsoft Surface™ devices, for example, is not validated by AMPAREX. Various hardware drivers do not work on ARM CPUs, no 64-bit apps compiled for AMD/Intel will run, 32-bit apps only run in a slow emulation (status mid 2020).
We recommend the use of a dedicated graphics card and advise against integrated Intel graphics solutions, even though these are particularly useful for laptops. Now and again strong display errors have been observed on various laptops with Intel graphic chip and running under Windows 10.
The Noah Engine only works on supported Windows operating systems. The Windows 10 ARM based processor (found for example in the Surface Pro X) is not supported by HIMSA. The ARM based processor does not support some driver software. One specific issue that has been reported is that the NOAHlink Wireless drivers were not able to install successfully. Running Noah Engine on Mac Parallel Desktop or Boot Camp is possible but not supported by HIMSA. For further information see Minimal System Requirements - Noah 4. Therefore, AMPAREX does not provide any support for such installations. We recommend Windows (Intel/AMD based) as operating system for your fitting room workstation.
Please note that not every peripheral device has a fully functional drivers for each of the available operating system. In particular printers, receipt or label printers, chip card readers and scanners may be affected. Some devices also require direct support coming from the AMPAREX software. Please check the compatibility of peripheral devices you plan to use with AMPAREX support.