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Scanning hardware technical requirements

Please refer to this table to check technical requirements for computer and scanning hardware supported by our software. If you do not see requirements for the new edition or revised software you're interested in, please check back. This page is updated as information becomes available for new products.

 

SoftwareComputer requirementsScanner requirements
BASC
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, XP or later
  • Pentium processor
  • At least 10 MB of available hard drive space 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)
Pearson Assessments (NCS OpScan scanner): Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including all odd number Opscan models. In addition, the runtime version of Scan Tools I version 2.x must be installed.

Scantron: Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including model numbers 8200 (all), 8400, 8600, and ScanMark models 2250 and 2500
BASC-2
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Macintosh OS 10.2.8 or later
  • 400 MHz processor
  • 40 MB of available hard drive space
  • 64 MB RAM
  • Recommended configuration: Windows 2000, XP or Macintosh OS 10.3.8; 800 MHz processor; 128 MB RAM

Note: You will need to purchase an adapter to connect an NCS Opscan or Scantron scanner to a Macintosh computer. Please contact the manufacturer of your scanner for hardware recommendations.

Pearson Assessments (NCS scanner): Dual-readhead auto feed scanners with 24 channel reading and serial interface, including:
  • OpScan 3, 4, 4U, 5, 6, 7, and 8 Pencil Read
     
  • iNSIGHT 4 using OMR Pencil Read and Serial Interface


Scantron: Dual-head read with 48 channel reading and serial interface, including model numbers 8200 (all), 8400, 8600, ES2260, and ScanMark models 2250 and 2500

CDM
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, XP or later
  • Pentium processor
  • At least 10 MB of available hard drive space 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)
Pearson Assessments (NCS OpScan scanner): Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including all odd number Opscan models. In addition, the runtime version of Scan Tools I version 2.x must be installed.

Scantron: Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including model numbers 8200 (all), 8400, 8600, and ScanMark models 2250 and 2500

DIAL-3
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, XP or later
  • Pentium processor
  • At least 10 MB of available hard drive space 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)
Pearson Assessments (NCS OpScan scanner): Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including all odd number Opscan models. In addition, the runtime version of Scan Tools I version 2.x must be installed.

Scantron: Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including model numbers 8200 (all), 8400, 8600, and ScanMark models 2250 and 2500

SSRS
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, XP or later
  • Pentium processor
  • At least 10 MB of available hard drive space
  • 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)
Pearson Assessments (NCS OpScan scanner): Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including all odd number Opscan models. In addition, the runtime version of Scan Tools I version 2.x must be installed.

Scantron: Dual-head read with 48 channel reading, including model numbers 8200 (all), 8400, 8600, and ScanMark models 2250 and 2500

 

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