Kaon LDT Supported Platforms

The Kaon LDT will run on the following browsers:

  • Latest Edge

  • Latest Chrome

  • Latest Firefox (and derivatives such as Wolvic, Vive Browser, and Pico Browser)

  • Latest Safari

The browser must be running on a device with a 3D graphics system that the browser supports. Some older or low-end graphics cards or chips may be supported by some browsers and not by others.

Generally speaking, the supported operating systems are:

  • Windows 10 or later

  • Mac OS X 10.15 or later

  • Many linux distributions

  • Chrome O/S

  • iOS 14 or later

  • All-in-one VR Headsets (Meta Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive Focus 3 Pro, ByteDance Pico Neo 3 Pro)

However, operating system support entirely depends on the browser used, and what that browser officially supports.

Note that although Android is supported for most Kaon application, the LDT requires a tablet-size interface, and there are no Android tablets we have found that meet the minimum requirements.

On mobile, we do not support running in the browser because the browser artificially limits access to memory, making the maximum lab size too small. Therefore on mobile, the LDT must be accessed from a native app.

In addition to browser deployment, the Kaon LDT can be used as a native application (for offline use) for:

  • iPad Air or later

  • PC running Windows 10 or later

  • Mac running OS X 10.14 or later

Kaon LDT can also be used in supported VR headsets in two ways:

  • Standalone: Simply visit the Kaon Share Card using a supported browser in the headset, and choose "View Online/Web"

  • Together with an iPad: Kaon must side-load a helper application on the headset which allows it to communicate with an iPad via Bluetooth. Lab Planning is done on the iPad, and the VR headset renders that scene in immersive VR. The VR Headset is generally used in "Kiosk mode" in this case. (The Meta Quest does not have a "Kiosk mode" unless you use 3rd party software such as ManageXR. For this reason, and because the preferred browser (Wolvic) is pre-production, we recommend you use one of the other supported VR headsets.)

On the desktop, up-to-date 3D drivers are required, and some very low-end 3D chips may not be supported. Sometimes browsers will "blacklist" 3D chips (GPUs) because of security or performance issues, and in these cases, the Kaon LDT will not work on those browser/GPU combinations.

When rolling out Kaon LDT to a field sales force, be aware of these general guidelines.

Definitions:

Recommended: Will run the Kaon LDT application well

Minimum: Kaon LDT will work, but refresh rates (FPS) may be sluggish

Notes:

  • When running on a "Minimum" system, we recommend that the Kaon LDT be the only program running

  • Extremely complex labs with a lot of equipment and multiple rooms may exceed the capabilities of a minimum system

CPU:

Recommended: i5 7th generation or later

Minimum: i3 or equivalent

GPU:

Recommended: Any discrete NVIDIA or AMD GPU

Minimum: Intel HD Graphics 615

DRAM:

Recommended: 8GB

Minimum: 4GB

HDD:

Recommended: 20GB free

Minimum: 10GB free

O/S:

Recommended: Windows 10 or MacOS 11.5

Minimum: Windows 10 or MacOS 10.15

Display:

Recommended: 1080p

Minimum: 720p

Network:

Recommended: Wired internet recommended at install time, not required in normal operation

Minimum: WiFi internet access at install time, not required in normal operation

Keyboard/Mouse:

Recommended/Minimum: All standard devices supported