This page contains a list of items that are required in order to be successful using Platinum Steno. Please be sure to check back often as this page may be updated from time to time.
Minimum System Requirements
It is important to note that the Platinum Steno site and systems are 100% compatible with Windows, Mac, Tablet and Mobile devices. Realtime software requires that you install on a PC with Microsoft Windows.
The list below is for students that need to install real-time software.
Operating System: Windows 8 or Windows 10
Processor: AMD / Intel processor
System Memory: 4GB of ram or greater
Hard Drive: 500 GB hard drive or greater
Monitor: Sufficient size monitor to multi-task
Graphics Card: Standard graphics card is sufficient
CD / DVD Rom Drive: Standard CD / DVD Rom Drive is sufficient
Ports: Standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports are sufficient
Network Card: 10/100 or 10/100/1000 (Wireless is ok)
Audio: USB headset is recommended
Minimum Internet Connection Requirements
Internet Connection: A reliable high speed internet connection is recommended while using Platinum Steno On-Demand. Our system is designed to provide you the best playback experience regardless of your internet connection speed, but we recommend the following:
2Mbps (Megabits Per Second) Upload Speed
2Mbps (Megabits Per Second) Download Speed
If you are unsure about your internet speed and would like to conduct an internet speed test, you can test your connection below:
Minimum Machine Requirements
Steno Machine: There are many different steno machines on the market that will work just fine for the program. We recommend the student get a machine that is within your budget. Just be sure that the machine you select is compatible with realtime software such as Case CATalyst or Total Eclipse.
Required Books for Purchase
Books: Platinum Steno does not currently require the purchase of any books.