System Requirements

Hardware & product specific requirements

JAVA

Orbit Core, used by Orbit Desktop and Orbit Server, is 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 Resources.
Some visuals depend on the platform due to graphical drivers.

Supported Version

Orbit packages Java SE 11 (LTS) with current setups and installers.
Testing and validation to use Java SE 17 (LTS) are not yet completed.

Jave Keystore

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

Log4j

The java package called “log4j” has been compromised by hackers, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log4j.
Orbit is not using the log4j package in any of its applications.
Orbit is not impacted by this publicly announced vulnerability.

Spring4Shell

The java framework called “Spring4Shell” has been compromised by hackers.
Orbit is not using the Spring4Shell package in any of its applications.
Orbit is not impacted by this publicly announced vulnerability.

Windows

For Orbit 3DM Desktop Standalone, Desktop Client/Server, and Publisher, installation is guaranteed on:

  • Desktop: 7 (not for the Connect Edition), 8, 10 and 11.
  • Server: 2003 (R2), 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, and 2019.

Java

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.

Linux

For Orbit 3DM Publisher only.

Ubuntu

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.

GUI

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

Java

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

Standards

Orbit Geospatial Technologies is committed to international and interprofessional standards.

  • Most commonly used spatial data storage formats are supported, see Supported 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.
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Orbit Desktop Standalone on Windows, remark for older versions < 11.0 : Orbit Desktop products on Windows.
 
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