ProgenyES System Requirements

In order to install and operate the ProgenyES software successfully, your personal computer (PC) system must meet the following hardware and operating system requirements.

Stand-Alone / Client Computer:

  • Minimum Intel** or AMD 1.8 GHz processor or equivalent
    Recommend 2.1(+) GHz multi-core system or higher for optimum software performance
  • Microsoft Window 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (Professional or Enterprise editions)
    NOT supported: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000 & Home/Basic editions
  • Minimum 2GB of RAM (memory) (x32 OS) / 4GB (x64 OS)
    Additional RAM will significantly improve several components of the ProgenyES software
  • Minimum Software Installation, 2GB available hard-disk space
    Recommend 2GB+ for image storage, improved performance and database growth
  • Minimum 800 x 640 32bit Color display
    Recommend 1024 x 768 High Color (32bit) VGA display (or better) for optimal display
  • Minimum DVD Drive for software installation
    Recommend DVD R/RW drive for data backups and transfer
  • Compatible system mouse or pointing device
    Must have Windows-compatible network for multi-user configurations

Server Computer:

  • Minimum Intel or AMD 2.0 GHz processor or equivalent,
    Recommend 2.8(+) GHz multi-processor or better for optimum database engine performance
  • Microsoft Window 7 Pro/Ent or Windows 8.1 Pro/Ent / Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
    (Windows Server 2012 Server or newer is recommended)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012 R2 / 2014 (Standard or Enterprise)
    (Standard or Enterprise Edition recommended for digital document storage)
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM (memory)
    Additional RAM will significantly improve database performance
  • Minimum 4 GB available hard-disk space for data and backups
    Recommend 8GB+ RAID 1 / 5 / 10 for image storage, performance, reliability and growth
  • Minimum DVD/BluRay Drive for software installation
    Recommend External Hard Drive or DVD/BluRay R/RW drive for data backups and transfer

ProgenyES compatible Capture Devices:

Digital Cameras:

Discontinued Supported Cameras (click to expand)

  • uEye© USB Digital Camera (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot S3 IS (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot G5 (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot G6 (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot G7 (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot G9 (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot G10 (Discontinued Sales)
  • Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (Discontinued Sales)


  • *Logitech C920* (Tripod Mount)
  • *Logitech C615 (Tripod Mount)
  • *Microsoft Lifecam Studio (Tripod Mount) Windows 8.1 and 10 not supported
  • Logitech QuickCam IM Webcam
  • Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
  • Logitech QuickCam Notebook

*Recommended – Great Image Quality, Easy Support.

Unsupported Cameras (click to expand)

Not all Canon cameras support WIA which allows for remote capture.

List of Canon cameras ProgenyES does not support:
A series: A410, A420, A430, A450, A460, A470, A530, A540, A550, A560, A570 IS, A580, A590 IS, A610, A630, A650 IS, A700, A710 IS, A720 IS, A1000 IS, A2000 IS
Digital ELPH/IXUS: SD30, SD40, SD400 (Digital IXUS 50), SD430, SD450 (Digital IXUS 55), SD500 (Digital IXUS 700), SD550 (Digital IXUS 750), SD600, SD630, SD700 IS, SD750, SD770 IS, SD790 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD880 IS, SD890 IS, SD900, SD950 IS, SD990 IS, SD1000, SD1100 IS
SX series: SX200 IS, SX120 IS, SX10 IS, SX1 IS
Other: TX1, E1, G11, G12, G13


  • Canon LIDE: 60, 70, 90, 100, *110, 120, 200, 210

*Recommended – Great Image Quality, Easy Support.

Not all Canon scanners support WIA which allows for remote scanning.

List of Scanners ProgenyES does not support:
HP, Fujistu, Xerox, PlusTek, Mustek, iVina, Epson

**Clickable link to for technical definitions (New Tab Window).

Updated: September 8th 2014