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System Requirements

This is STK Components for Java. STK Components for .NET is also available and it has a different set of system requirements.


STK Components for Java requires Java 8, update 25 or later. Using the most recent update is recommended, however.

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • CentOS Linux 7
  • Linux Mint 13
  • Solaris SPARC

Other operating systems that are able to run the required version of Java are extremely likely to work as well. See the note about Insight3D below.

All of STK Components, including Insight3D, fully supports 64-bit computing. On a 64-bit operating system, STK Components (excluding Insight3D) can be used in either a 32-bit or 64-bit JVM. See the section about Insight3D below.

Applications using STK Components can be developed using any Java IDE of your choice. The provided sample applications include project files for Eclipse 3.5 or newer, as well as Ant build scripts to build from the command line.


The Insight3D visualization library currently only works on 64-bit Windows operating systems, in a 64-bit process.

Insight3D requires Windows Media Player to be installed on the machine. For Windows Server 2008 the simplest way to do this is to install the "Desktop Experience" package.

See the Getting Started topic for more information on setting up your project for use with Insight3D.

Video Card Requirements

3D visualization with Insight3D requires support for at least OpenGL 1.1. Since OpenGL 1.1 was released in 1996, it is supported by virtually all video drivers, including use over remote desktop. To make complete use of Insight3D, it is recommended to use a video card supporting at least OpenGL 2.0. Since OpenGL 2.0 was released in 2004, affordable video cards supporting OpenGL 2.0 are widely available.

Note Note

Integrated motherboard chipsets, such as Intel Integrated Graphics, should be avoided.

The following table lists OpenGL requirements for Insight3D features that require more than OpenGL 1.1