Technical Specifications

We designed OnSync with the user in mind, aiming for simplicity and ease-of-use from the outset. Seamless connection to the service is critical so we set three key aims:
1

No need to download or install software.

Everything you need to web conference should already be on any computer - whether you are at work, home, an Internet café, hotel or a friend’s place.
2

Accessible from anywhere.

Access needs to be quick and easy no matter where you are in the world, regardless of existing firewalls.
3

24/7 uptime

An Internet service needs to be as reliable as a desktop application – always ready, always on.
Client System Requirements

Hardware

WINDOWS MAC LINUX

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7

2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®

PowerPC® G3 500MHz or faster processor

Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor

Modern processor (1.4GHz or faster)

1GB of RAM 1GB of RAM 1GB of RAM, 128MB of graphics memory
128MB of VRAM* 128MB of VRAM* 128MB of VRAM*
*Recommended for GPU hardware acceleration–dependent features. Flash Player will use software mode for systems that do not meet the system requirements.

Operating Systems & Browsers

Windows

Microsoft® Windows 7®
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x, Firefox 4.x, Safari 4.x, Chrome 2.x or higher

Microsoft® Windows Vista®
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x, Firefox 4.x, Safari 4.x, Chrome 2.x or higher
 
Microsoft® Windows XP®
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x, Firefox 4.x, Safari 4.x, Chrome 2.x or higher

NOTE: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher, "Medium" and" Medium-High" default security settings supported. "High" security setting not supported.

MAC Mac OS X v10.4 or 10.5 (PowerPC) or higher
Firefox 4.x, Safari 4.x, Google Chrome 2.x or higher
 
Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 (Intel) or higher
Firefox 4.x, Safari 4.x, Google Chrome 2.x or higher
Linux Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
Firefox 3.x, or higher
 
Novell SUSE® 9.x or higher
Firefox 3.x, or higher
 
Ubuntu 10 or later
Firefox 3.x or higher
Solaris Solaris 10
Firefox 3.x or higher
Flash Player 10.3.183.5 or later (Latest version of flash player recommended) required on all Operating Systems.

Bandwidth

AUDIO VIDEO SCREENSHARING & REMOTE CONTROL
From 30kbps upload (100kbps recommended)
 
From 30kbps per receiving stream download
From 100kbps upload (500kbps recommended, 1MBIT+ for HD)
 
From 100kbps per receiving stream download
From 300kbps upload (500kbps recommended)
 
From 300kbps download (1MBit+ recomended)
While OnSync is designed to be bandwidth efficient and performance to degrade gracefully, OnSync is a broadband platform. For best possible and most reliable experience do not use WiFi equipment and use a high-grade, dedicated, low-latency broadband internet access. Use our System Check application to test your connection prior to attending a conference.
Server System Requirements

Communication Server

HARDWARE OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE
* Intel® Pentium® 4, 3.2 GHz (Dual Xeon® or higher recommended)
* 32-bit OS: 2 GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
* 62-bit OS: 4 GB of RAM (8GB or more recommended)
* 100MB of available disk space for installation, 80GB+ recommended for Content Storage
* CD-ROM Drive (optional)
* 1 GB Ethernet card
* RAID Drive recommended
* Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 SP2 64-bit/32-bit
* Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 and R2 64-bit/32-bit (Web Edition and higher)

* Linux® Red Hat® 5.2 or higher 64-bit/32-bit
* Linux® CENTOS® 5.3 or higher 64-bit/32-bit (FMIS 4.0.1 required)
* Flash Media Interactive Server 3.5.3 or higher

Web Server

HARDWARE OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE
* Celeron, 2GHz
* 512 MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
* 100MB of available disk space for installation, 10GB+ recommended for Content Storage
* CD-ROM Drive (optional)
* Gigabit Network Adapter
* RAID Drive (optional)
* Windows 2008 Server and R2 64-bit/32-bit (Web Edition and higher),
* Windows 2003 Server, or
* Windows 2000 Server, or
* Windows NT 4.0 Server (SP6 or later), or
* Linux, or
* Mac OSX
* Apache webserver with mod_rewrite (Apache 2 recommended)
* PHP 5.2.x running ZendOptimizer 3.3.x. Note: PHP 5.3.x is currently not supported. Required modules: php_curl, php_mbstring, php_ldap (if LDAP interface is used)
* MySQL 3.23 or higher

File Conversion Server

HARDWARE OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE
* Pentium 4, 500 MHz processor or better (Dual Xeon or higher recommended)  
* 2 GB available RAM  
* 2 GB of available disk space for installation, 10GB+ recommended for temporary
content storage  
* Display 1024x768 or higher
* Graphics: 32-bit or greater video card
* Sound: sound card
* CD-ROM Drive (optional)
* 100 Mbit Network Adapter  

NETWORK
* Outbound HTTP port 80
* Outbound FTP port 21
* Inbound RDP port 3389 (for maintenance only)  
* Windows 2008 Server (Web Edition and higher), or later 32 or 64 bit, or  
* Windows 2003 Server with SP2 an MSXML 6.0   (32-bit Office only)  
* Windows XP 32-bit (SP3 required) or
* Windows 7, or
* Windows Vista (SP1 required)
* Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
* Microsoft Office 2010 supported editions: Home and Student, Home
and Business, Standard, Professional, Professional Plus, University.  
Not supported: Starter
* Adobe PDF Reader 10.x or later
* OnSync 4.x
* OnSync Media Converter 5.x (OMC5)
* Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or later
* Proftp (on the PHP webserver that is queried by the conversion server) 
PowerPoint does not support multi-core CPU’s efficiently. The speed of the conversion will primarily depend on the frequency of the CPU, so the recommendation is to get a CPU with a higher MHz frequency and save on the number of cores.
Supported Input Devices

Camera & Video

WINDOWS MAC Linux
* Any Camera or Video Card compatible with the Windows Driver Model (WDM)
 
* USB and FireWire supported
 
* OnSync has been tested and works well with most Logitech Web Cameras. QuickCam® Pro 9000 recommended
* Any Camera or Video Card compatible with the QuickTime driver model
 
* USB and FireWire supported
 
* OnSync has been tested and works well with iSight Cameras. We can also recommend the Logitech QuickCam® Vision Pro
* Any Camera or Video Card compatible with Video4Linux 1 driver model for Flash Player 9
 
* Any Camera or Video Card compatible with Video4Linux 2 driver model for Flash Player 10 (recommended)
 
* USB and FireWire supported

Microphone, Headset & Audio

WINDOWS MAC Linux
* Any microphone or sound card compatible with the Windows Driver Model (WDM)
 
* USB and FireWire supported
 
* Headsets or echo-canceliing microhpones are strongly recommended
* Any microhphone or sound card compatible with the QuickTime driver model
 
* USB and FireWire supported
 
* Headsets or echo-canceliing microhpones are strongly recommended
* Any Microphone, headset or audio card with ALSA support for Flash Player 9
 
* Any Microphone, headset or audio card with ALSA support for Flash Player 10 (recommended)
 
* USB and FireWire supported
 
* Headsets or echo-canceliing microhpones are strongly recommended
Supported File Types

Native Support

IMAGE VIDEO AUDIO EXTERNAL SOURCES
* PNG
* GIF
* JPG
* SWF
* FLV
* F4V
* MP4
* M4A
* MOV
* MP4V
* 3GP
* 3G2
* F4A
* MP3
* YouTube@
* Flickr@
* Any URL with a supported file type

Supported by OnSync Converter

IMAGE VIDEO AUDIO MS OFFICE, TEXT & PDF
*BMP * MPG
* MPEG
* MP4
* MPG4
* MOV, MOOV
* WMV
* AAC
* WMA
* PPT, PPTX
* DOC, DOCX
* XLS, XLSX
* TXT, RTF
* PDF
Files supported by OnSync converter will be automatically prepared for online presentation by the OnSync conversion software. All ASP customers enjoy this service. Due to the great diversity in video codecs and Digital Rights Management (DRM), some video files may fail to convert even though they carry a file extension listed above. Contact us if you want to present a file that is not listed above, or use the inbuilt screen sharing feature to instantly broadcast your desktop.