Tobii Pro Desktop Software System Requirements

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. If you comply with our system recommendations, you can run and analyze most types of experiments with ease and good performance. You secure the performance by running our software on a dedicated eye-tracking computer that 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 Real-World Mapping.

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

Monitor

1920 x 1080 resolution

DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort connector

Operating system

Windows 10

64 bit, Professional or Enterprise

Parallel port for sending TTL-signals**

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*

Firefox (Version 40-42 and 44-46, 32bit),
Internet Explorer 11

Chrome is not supported

User camera*(for recording participants during experiments)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam

C920

 

Scene camera (for setups without screen)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam

C920

 

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

* Tobii Pro Studio only
** Tobii Pro Lab only
*** The X3-120 eye tracker, when used without external processing unit (EPU), requires an Intel Quad Core i7 3.0 GHz CPU or higher 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. Our recommended graphics card for Tobii Pro Lab VR 360 is NVIDIA GTX 960 or greater. A HDMI connector for the HMD is also required.
  • Note! The graphics card required for Tobii Pro Lab VR 360 must not be used with Tobii Pro Studio (Nvidia Quadro series).

System Recommendations – Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager

Component

Windows

Linux

Mac

Operating system

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

Linux Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit)

Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) & 10.12 (Sierra)

CPU

Intel Quad Core i5 3.0 GHz

Intel Celeron 700 MHz

Intel Quad Core i5 3.0 GHz

RAM

2 GB

512 MB

8 GB

System Recommendations – Tobii Pro Glasses Controller

Component

 

Operating system

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

CPU

Intel Core i5

Resolution

1024 ×768

RAM

2 GB

Additional recommendations

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

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.