Minimum hardware requirements?
Total Eclipse will run efficiently on any 100% IBM-compatible computer with at least 1 gigabyte of RAM; a USB port; Windows XP or above; Internet access; a DVD drive; and a hard disk.
As a practical matter, we recommend running at 1 Ghz or above with at least 2 gigabytes of RAM. The faster the processor, the better. The more RAM, the better. Multiple USB ports are recommended. A serial port is often required for realtime connection to a steno machine or to client computers. A serial adapter (PC card or USB) is typically installed for this purpose, and PC cards tend to be more reliable.
Windows XP Professional or Windows 7 is the recommended operating system. Windows Vista or Windows 8 will also work.
For Eclipse Vox, we recommend a 7200 rpm or solid-state drive, a modern processor running at 2 GHz or above, at least 3 gigabytes of RAM, and configuration by an expert. Processes should be kept to a minimum. If you will be running Eclipse Vox on a notebook computer, we strongly recommend using a processor that has been designed specifically for mobile computing.
If you will be using AccuCAP, an external 2400-baud modem is strongly recommended. Most captioning equipment manufacturers are still following old communications standards, and some modern modems (internal and external) may encounter comptability problems with captioning software.