Computer & Processor

Required: 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86 or x64 compatible processor with SSE2 instruction set support. Almost all CPUs manufactured after 2003 will support this.

Recommended: 2.0Ghz or higher multi-core CPU.

Memory (RAM)

2 gigabytes(GB) RAM for 32-bit OS
4 gigabytes(GB) RAM for 64-bit OS

Recommended: 8 gigabytes(GB) RAM

Hard disk

Required: 2 gigabytes (GB) . Additional space may be needed for optional extra voices.

Recommended: Solid State Drive (SSD)

Operating System

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 11
Additional updates  
Monitor resolution Minimum screen resolution of 800*600
Graphics Hardware

Graphics adaptor that supports at least DirectX 9.1 and has a WDDM 1.1+ driver. GPU should be integrated (shared system memory) or have a minimum 128MB of GPU RAM.

Recommended: Direct X 11 Graphics adaptor with minimum feature level 10.0.

32-bit colour mode is required.

Video Adaptor limitations

Windows 8.1 : External USB attached display adaptors are not supported

Windows 10: External USB display adaptors compatible with the DisplayLink standard are supported

Windows 10: Multiple monitors and graphics cards are supported, however we recommend that all monitors are connected to the same graphics card to maximise performance

Audio Sound card and speakers/headphones for speech output.

Any standard pointing device (mouse/trackpad) and/or Touch screen.

Connectivity Internet connection required for automatic product updates
Media Internet Download or installation from DVD.
Additional Information

OCR feature may require an external camera or flatbed scanner.

Bookshelf feature may require library subscription.

Braille output requires a compatible Braille display.

Q: What camera do you recommend with Connect & View?

A: Any camera that connects via USB 2.0, that uses a standard Window’s driver and has video capability.  As a general rule of thumb, if your camera works with Skype, it will work with SuperNova Connect & View.  For optimum results, choose an HD camera with autofocus, delivering 1080p video resolution with automatic low-light correction. To ensure your camera always remains stable, we also recommend using a camera stand.

For a full list of all cameras compatible with SuperNova software, visit the Supported Cameras page.

Q: What portable video magnifiers are compatible with Connect & View?

A: Visit Supported Cameras in SuperNova to find out all cameras and video magnifiers compatible with Dolphin SuperNova software.

Q: Does SuperNova Magnifier work with Windows 11? 

A: Please read the blog Dolphin and Windows 11 for further information and advice on all Dolphin products and the Windows 11 upgrade.