Computer Requirements

The requirements are for the current Universal Laser product line including: ILS, PLS, VLS Desktop and VLS Platform.

Your computer is a critical component in the operation of your laser system. In fact, you cannot operate the laser system if your computer is not connected, powered on, running Windows and running the Universal Control Panel (UCP) software.

You can only run one laser system per computer. You will need to purchase a separate computer for each laser system you own. You must operate the laser system using the computer that is directly attached to it via the provided 6 ft (2 meters) USB cable. USB cables longer than 6 feet (2 meters) may cause the laser system to malfunction.

Computer and Operating System Requirements

Minimum Computer Requirements (User Supplied)

  • 2.0 GHz processor (minimum)
  • 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • 2 GB of RAM (minimum)
  • 40 GB hard drive (15 GB free space) (minimum)
  • VGA monitor (minimum 1024 x 768 resolution)
  • CD/DVD Drive
  • Mouse and keyboard
  • Available USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compliant port only
  • Computer speakers (optional)
  • Internet connection and e-mail address (optional)

Note: Some computer manufacturers’ USB ports do not comply with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standards. This may cause the laser system to exhibit erratic behavior. Confirm that your computer is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compliant by checking your computer manual. For more information on USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatibility, please visit

Other USB peripheral devices that demand a large amount of computer processing power may slow down the operation and productivity of the laser system. If you experience problems with operation of the laser system while using another USB device, we recommend you discontinue use of that device while the laser system is in use. Do not connect or disconnect USB devices while the laser system is running a job.