Minimum System Requirements for Tobii Pro Software

The system requirements mentioned on this page provide a baseline for a suitable computer to begin using Tobii Pro software.

Tobii Pro Lab and Tobii Pro Studio have been designed for research purposes. Therefore, you need to exercise tight control over your operating system and hardware to ensure good performance during stimulus presentation and recording. You can additionally secure the performance by making sure the computer is dedicated to eye tracking and running our software, and it is free from all third party applications.

Tobii Pro Lab and Tobii Pro Studio routinely perform very demanding calculations, so execution of some operations may take a lot of time, for example, calculating metrics for large projects, encoding exported videos, and running Automatic Mapping. Performance is also affected by variables such as how big your project is, how many stimuli you are using, the type of stimuli used, and the number of recordings already saved in the project.

Component

Required specification

Important notes

CPU

Intel Quad Core i5 3.0 GHz

6th generation or later

RAM

16 GB

 

Hard disk

SSD

256 GB or more is recommended

Graphics card

Dedicated Nvidia card

Nvidia Quadro series, minimum 2GB dedicated graphics RAM; released in 2015 or later; DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort connector

Monitor

1920 x 1080 resolution

DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort connector

Operating system

Windows 10 64-bit

Professional or Enterprise versions only

 

Optional components:

Ports

RJ-45 Ethernet port

USB-to-Ethernet adapters may work but can have errors

User/Participant camera (for recording participants during experiments)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Other equivalent models may work but have not been tested

Scene camera (for setups without screen)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Other equivalent models may work but have not been tested

Video capture card** (for external video setups, e.g. when a device other than a Tobii Pro Studio computer is used to present stimuli)

Datapath® Vision RGB-E1S®

DVI-I connector

Parallel port for sending TTL-signals* (only required when syncing with third-party software/hardware) (Tobii Pro Lab only)

StarTech PEX1P,

Manhattan PCI 158176,

Digitus DS-30020-1

Even though sending TTL-signals should work with most parallel port cards, USB-to-Parallel-port adapters are normally designed for printers only and therefore they cannot send TTL-signals

Web browsers** (Tobii Pro Studio only)

Firefox 32-bit (Versions 42-46),

Internet Explorer 11

Chrome is not supported

* Tobii Pro Lab only
** Tobii Pro Studio only

NOTE: The Tobii Pro X3-120 eye tracker, when used without external processing unit (EPU), requires atleast an Intel Quad Core i7 3.0 GHz CPU and a powered USB 3.0 port.

Specific requirements for Tobii Pro Lab VR 360

  • When you make VR 360 recordings, you need a VR-ready computer. The minimum required graphics card for Tobii Pro Lab VR 360 is Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 (or better). A HDMI port connector for the HMD is also required.
  • Note: Nvidia Geforce graphics cards tend to face more technical issues compared to Nvidia Quadro graphics cards when using Tobii Pro Lab and Studio.

System Requirements – Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager

Component

Windows

Mac

Linux

Operating system

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit or 64 bit) Professional or Enterprise

Mac OS Mojave 10.14

Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

CPU

Intel Quad Core i5 3.0 GHz

Intel Quad Core i5 3.0 GHz

Intel Celeron 700 MHz

RAM

2 GB

8 GB

512 MB

System Requirements – Tobii Pro Glasses Controller

Component

 

Operating system

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit or 64-bit) Professional or Enterprise

CPU

Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz

RAM

2 GB


Tobii Pro Glasses Controller can be used on tablets running an x86-compatible processor and a compatible Windows operating system. Tobii Pro recommends models from the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book range.

 

Additional requirements

  • Tobii Pro Lab, Tobii Pro Studio, and Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager require a laptop or desktop computer; tablets are not supported.
  • Tobii Pro software requires full administrator rights and does not support roaming profiles.
  • If you have a multiple-screen setup, always use "extend screen", never "duplicate screen".
  • It is highly recommended to set the Windows power plan to High/Best Performance.
  • You can avoid negative timing effects and interference from other machines in the same network by using a direct connection between your computer and the Tobii Pro eye tracker. We do not recommend using extension cables, USB hubs, adapters, etc.
  • The FAQ section of the Tobii Pro customer portal provides details on supported codec packs for Tobii Pro Lab and Tobii Pro Studio.
  • If you have dual screen setups with the T60XL, use a wide screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution.
  • If timing is a critical factor in your experiment, check the Timing Guide for Stimulus Display in Tobii Pro Lab and Timing Guide for Tobii eye trackers and Tobii Pro Studio.
  • If you run experiments that utilize other biometric measures in conjunction with eye tracking, check the system requirements of any attached third-party equipment.

 

Legal notice: The specifications above are not exhaustive and no rights can be derived from this document. The specifications may be changed without notice. All products and services by Tobii Pro are subject to our general terms and conditions.