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What are the minimum computer requirements for a laptop to run the FinishLynx software?

Windows Operating System

All FinishLynx software and plug-ins are developed for the Windows operating system. Therefore, all computers used by FinishLynx operators must be running some version of Windows.  FinishLynx is not compatible with Apple, iOS, Android, or Linux operating systems. We don’t recommend you try to port the FinishLynx software to another operating system.

FinishLynx is compatible with all modern versions of Windows, including: 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8+, and 10. If you plan to use FinishLynx with Windows 8, please review the Windows 8 compatibility information provided here.

Minimum Computer Specifications

Generally any Windows-based computer purchased in the last 8+ years should be powerful enough to run FinishLynx, LynxPad, and all other Lynx software. The more RAM and hard drive space it has, the easier it will be to capture large events. See a the table below for our minimum and recommended computer specs.

Computer Specification Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows 98 or later Windows XP or later
Processor Speed 500 MHz 1 GHz or higher
RAM 512 MB 1 GB or higher
Hard Drive Capacity 16 GB 50 GB or higher
Screen Resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 768 or higher
Network Card 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet
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Do you offer on-site training?

Absolutely! Lynx offers training sessions for any new users in the United States, or those looking to advance their Lynx system operation skills. There are a few different training options available depending on your location, schedule, and budget:

  1. Bring in a Lynx Trainer: You can purchase a 2-Day group training session directly from Lynx. A member of our training team will travel to your location and provide a 2-day hands-on seminar at your venue. The cost of this session includes all travel and accommodation costs. There is a 2-day minimum for on-site training, but longer sessions are also available.
  2. Visit the Lynx Offices: You can schedule a training session at the Lynx offices in Haverhill, Massachusetts. A member of our training team will provide training for you or your group. You are responsible for your own travel expenses and there is a “per day” fee for this option
  3. Connect with a local Trainer: We can connect you with a trusted FinishLynx operator from your state and you can work out a training session directly with them. This will certainly save you on travel costs.

Want to learn more or request a training quote? Submit a Training Contact Form now and we will be in touch.

Which FinishLynx Package is right for me?

Lynx offers a number of packaged solutions tailored to different sports, configurations, and budget levels. You can find the right package for your organization by visiting our Packages section.

Are you exploring FinishLynx for a US high school track & field program or installation? We have Scholastic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Packages available – each representing considerable cost savings over buying the components individually.

Contact us for more details