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Requirements for Orbit Server

This page describes the hardware requirements for Orbit's server products, Orbit 3DM Publisher and Orbit 3DM Feature Extraction.

The Orbit Mapping solutions do not require special hardware.
However, make smart choices in relation to the volume of data to be hosted and the expected performance.

Operating System

Computing Power

Depending on expectations, type and volume of used resources (e.g. point cloud, imagery, base maps, … ), number of concurrent users and the data network configuration.
Here's a guideline for a single server unit :

  • Operating System: 64bit
  • RAM1): 16 to 32GB
  • CPU: Quad-core or higher

3rd Party Software

Flash for 3DM Publisher and 3DM Feature Extraction

Flash 11.0 or higher is required to load the “EOS Console”, the server management tool.
The EOS Console can be started via HTTP.

Database for 3DM Feature Extraction

Client-Server Feature Extraction requires a single central database.
Any by Java supported database can be used, see Spatial Databases.
We advise an opensource and community databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL.

Graphics Card

No special requirements.

Internet Access

Online access to the Orbit License Service is required, see Orbit Online License Activation.

Web Client to Server connection for 3DM Publisher

For data hosting the Server upload and Client download speed needs to be taken into account.
Minimum internet (or LAN) data-transfer of 200 Mbps.

Web Client - Server communication requires a single port to operate. The default configuration is set to port 1111.
Port 80 or 443 are supported, as well use of a Proxy server.

Local Area Network

Desktop Client to Server connection for 3DM Feature Extraction

It is important to have a fast and solid network connection between the Orbit Desktop Clients, their Orbit Server and the data storage.
Minimum data-transfer of 1 Gbps.

Desktop Client-Server communication requires a single port to operate. The default configuration is set to port 1100.

Network speed

This is an informative table to indicate the impact of internet and LAN network speed.

Network speed Copy time
Unit Gbps2) Mbps3) Kbps4) kB5) 5MB 100MB
1kb 1 *10-6 1*10-3 1 0.125 680 min 13 600 min
100kb 0.0008 0.8 800 100 51.2 sec 17 min
1mb 0.001 1 1 000 125 41 seconds 13 min
100mb 0.1 100 100 000 12 500 0.41 sec 8.2 sec
1gb 1 1 000 1 000 0000 125 000 0.041 sec 0.82 sec

Network speed units are expressed in Bits per second, not in Bytes. In the rightmost column, the equivalent copy time is calculated for e.g. a panorama image file. Note, this is in ideal conditions if the entire network capacity is available.

Server Disks & Diskspace

No special requirements.
An Orbit Server installation is about 500MB, preferably installed on a dedicated partition of 10 to 50 GB.

Storage & File Access

An Orbit Server requires file access.
Special attention is required to manage and organize the huge volume of mapping resources, see Requirements for Orbit Desktop.

Installation Schemes

For 3DM Publisher, we advise a maximum of 50 active concurrent users to one server unit.

Single Storage Unit

Duplicated Storage Unit

Required RAM for Orbit 3DM Publisher using Flash Publication can be calculated at about 7.5 MB per concurrent image request.
Gigabit per seoncd
Megbit per second
Kilobits per second
Kilobytes per second
Last modified:: 2019/05/07 12:49