This document describes the hardware compatibility of QTM. If no QTM version is specified, the hardware can be assumed to be supported from at least QTM 1.9.
Table of contents
Please read our compatibility notes for the following sections.
- Analog Boards
- Force Plates
- EMG Systems
- Point Grey Cameras
- Active Markers
- Sound Synchronization
- Proreflex Communication Boards
- MacReflex Support
Qualisys does only give support on computer hardware related issues for computers bought from Qualisys.
Operating System (OS)
QTM versions 2.4 and later are tested on Windows XP (32-bit) and the 64-bit version of Windows 7. The 32-bit version of Windows 7 is also tested but to a lower degree. We have decided to stop testing on Windows Vista because of the inferior performance of that OS. QTM probably works on Vista, but if there are any problems we recommend an upgrade to Windows 7
The computer must be equipped with a graphic board with at least 64 MB built-in memory and which support OpenGL 1.2 or higher. For the best performance the graphic board should support OpenGL 2.1. For example the integrated Intel graphics in laptops does sometime not work well with QTM, which is because the drivers do not always follow the OpenGL standard.
For computers with the Oqus system it is required that the vertical resolution is at least 900 pixels. Otherwise some of the settings for the cameras in the 2D view window is hidden.
Processor and memory
We recommend using Quad-core processors, especially if the real-time performance is important. It is recommended to use 2 GB of memory and for real-time applications we recommend at least 4 GB.
- The camera series 5+, 6+ and 7+ (former named Oqus) is supported on computers running Windows 7 or XP with an Ethernet card.
- The ProReflex camera is supported on Windows XP and Windows 7, with the communication boards described below.
- The MacReflex was last tested in QTM 2.0.387, which supports the 60 Hz version of MacReflex (VP II, type 170 002) with Sealevel PCI ULTRA 530.PCI  board. To connect the system the cable 190115 from Qualisys must be used and the computer must run Windows XP.
QTM supports the analog boards listed below from Measurement Computing. Using Instacal 6.1 or later.
USB-2533 (USB 64 channel) – QTM 2.0 or later
This board is the recommended analog board which works on both Windows 7 and XP.
Kistler 5695A DAQ – QTM 2.6 or later
This Kistler box with built in 64 channel analog board can be used with up to 8 Kistler force plates. It is important that you install the Kistler DAQ drivers when installing QTM to be able to use it. It works on both Windows 7 and XP.
USB 1616FS (USB 16 channel)
The USB 1616 board only runs together with QTM on Windows XP. This board does not work on Windows 7. This is due to issues related to the driver and firmware supplied by Measurement Computing. This might change in the future if Measurement Computing updates their driver.
PCI-DAS6402/16 works on Windows 7 and XP with Instacal 6.1 or later. However it is very hard to fit the board in the computer box. Therefore, if you want to buy a new computer it is important that you order it from Qualisys. Then we can supply a computer where the board fits.
PCI-DAS1602/16 will soon be discontinued at Measurement computing and therefore its drivers were not updated in Instacal 6.1. This means that it does not work well on new computers. The advice for PCI-DAS1602/16 is to stay with old computers and XP.
Other old analog boards (PC-CARD DAS16/16 and PCIM-DAS1602/16)
These boards are no longer tested in QTM. We can therefore not guarantee how they will work with new versions of QTM, drivers or computer hardware. The only long-term solution is to upgrade to USB-2533.
Analog output boards
QTM supports the PCI-DAC6703 board which works on both Windows 7 and XP computers.
- AMTI Gen5
Works on Windows 7. Requires Oqus and QTM 2.9 or later.
QTM also supports the force plates with analog output from AMTI, Kistler and Bertec.
QTM supports the following wireless EMG systems. Analog EMG systems are supported via the analog board.
- Delsys Trigno
Works on both Windows 7 and XP. Requires QTM 2.9 or later.
- Noraxon DTS
Works on both Windows XP and Windows 7. Requires QTM 2.4 or later.
- Noraxon TeleMyo 2400T G2
Works on both Windows XP and Windows 7. Requires QTM 2.0 or later.
- Mega ME6000
Works on Windows 7 and XP. Requires QTM 2.0 or later. For Windows 7 you need QTM 2.6 or later and have the 700059 1.5.3 firmware in the ME6000, please contact MEGA (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the firmware. The EMG requires the WiFi adapter supplied by MEGA.
Point Grey cameras – QTM 2.5 or later
QTM supports the Grasshopper cameras GRAS-20S4M/C and GRAS-03K2M/C. If you want to use any other Point Grey camera, contact Qualisys AB for more information. The computer used for the Point Grey cameras must be built by Qualisys AB to ensure that it fits the requirements. Due to the large amount of video data it needs to handle, special care must be taken when building the computer. In addition, it needs to be compatible with the correct Firewire boards and drivers.
Blackmagic INtensity PRo video card – QTM 2.6 or later
The Intensity Pro video card requires a computer with a PCI Express slot and that the graphic board can handle hardware acceleration. Contact Qualisys AB to make sure that it works on your computer.
Active marker (product number 160630) – QTM 2.5 or later
This active marker works only with Oqus cameras.
Long range active marker (old and new version)
The long range active marker works with both Oqus and ProReflex cameras.
QTM 2.4 or later supports synchronization with Oqus systems and sound boards which has SMPTE or WORD Clock (frequency) output.
ProReflex communication boards
The ProReflex camera needs a special communication board in the computer
Boards supported on Windows XP
- Brainboxes PCI Dual Port RS422/485 [CC-530]
- Brainboxes PCMCIA Single Port RS422/485 [PM-120]
- Sealevel PCI ULTRA 530.PCI 
- Sealevel Low Profile PCI ULTRA 530.LPCI 
- Sealevel PCMCIA ULTRA-PC-SIO-485 
The drivers are supplied with the QTM installer.
Boards supported on Windows 7
Only the following Brainboxes boards are supported on Windows 7 with the driver v18.104.22.168. Requires QTM 2.4 or later.
- BrainBoxes PCIe 1xRS422/485 1MBaud Opto Isolated [PX-387]
- Brainboxes ExpressCard 1xRS422/485 1MBaud [VX-023]
Qualisys stopped producing the MacReflex cameras more than fifteen years ago. QTM version 2.0 build 387 is the latest version tested with MacReflex.