System Requirements

Hardware & product specific requirements


Orbit Core used by Orbit Desktop and Orbit Server are 100% pure Java. No extra's, just Java. Orbit Desktop and Server run on all platforms that Support Java and provide a Java Runtime Engine.

There are no differences in Orbit functionality on different platforms.
Except some Orbit Resource Drivers are based on third-party libraries. These drivers might not be available on all platforms, see Supported Geodata Resources.
Some visuals depend the platform due to graphical drivers.

Special note about Java Keystore and SSL Security Certificates, see SSL Certificate to Java Keystore.


Orbit Desktop Standalone, Desktop Client and Server installations and support are guaranteed on :

  • Desktop : 7 (not for the Connect Edition), 8, and 10.
  • Server : 2003 (R2), 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, and 2019.


On Windows, the Java Runtime Engine used by Orbit is included in the Orbit installation.
Java doesn't need to be installed or updated. An existing Java installation won't generate conflicts with Orbit's JRE and visa versa.

Orbit Desktop Standalone

From Orbit version 11.01) application license, settings, and data are stored within the Windows User Application Data directory. Consequently, each Operating System user will need to activate Orbit and will manage its own data and preferences.



The Orbit team provides and test “Orbit 3DM Publisher” for the current Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release, see Ubuntu Releases.

Each Linux distribution has its own characteristics, we tested and advise Ubuntu.
However, as a Linux expert, you are able to tune the configuration to run on your preferred distribution.

More information on Orbit for Ubunto, see Orbit 3DM Publisher on Ubuntu.


The Orbit 3DM Publisher Server doesn't require a graphical user interface. The Orbit 3DM Import Tool is available standalone and on Windows only.


The Orbit 3DM Publisher requires a Java runtime (11 or higher) to be available on the system as the default java version.


Orbit Geospatial Technologies is committed to international and interprofessional standards.

  • Most commonly used spatial data storage formats are supported, see Supported Geodata Resources.
  • Only standard Java is used.
  • Orbit Publisher services pure OGC WFS and WMS Web services.
  • Orbit Publisher uses standard Http/Https, Wd/Wss, XML and Jason communication.
Orbit Desktop Standalone on Windows, remark for older versions < 11.0 : Orbit Desktop products on Windows.
Last modified:: 2021/11/08 10:04