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Section 4.1 - System Requirements

FocusLynx Commander

In order to use the FocusLynx Commander control software, you will need the following software installed on your system:

FocusLynx Commander is a very lightweight program, so if your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the software listed above, you should have no problem using FocusLynx Commander.

FocusLynx Commander requires less than 5 MB of hard drive space.

If you are unsure of whether you have the correct .NET Framework and/or ASCOM Platform installed, simply run the installer for FocusLynx Commander. The installer will automatically search your system for the required components and provide a link where you can download any that are missing.

Control Website

To run the webpage-based controls for the FocusLynx hub, all you need is an updated version of one of the following supported browsers and a wireless or wired ethernet connection to the hub.

The FocusLynx control website is supported on the following browsers:

Power Connection

The FocusLynx focuser hub requires 12VDC to function properly. A suitable power power supply is provided with every controller purchase. Please contact Optec, Inc in the event that you require a replacement power supply.

Data Connections

There are three options for establishing the data communication link between your PC and the FocusLynx hub: standard RS-232 serial, wired Ethernet, and wireless Ethernet via Wi-Fi (requires purchase of the Wi-Fi optional board). See the Hardware reference for details.