STN System Requirements

System requirements for the STN family of products are presented below, and provided in this PDF document.


STNext™

Browser Support

  • Windows 7 (Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)
  • Windows 8.1 (Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)
  • Windows 10 (Internet Explorer 11, Edge 13+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)
  • Mac OS 10.10 (Safari 8, Safari 9, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)
  • Mac OS 10.11 (Safari 9, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)
  • Mac OS 10.12 (Safari 10, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)

Hardware recommendations

  • Monitor resolution of 800x600 pixels or higher.
  • Maximize your screen size.

Software requirements

  • JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Secure web connection to https://next.stn.org 

STN Platform (launched 2012)

Browser Support

  • Windows 7 (Internet Explorer 8*+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+)
  • Windows 10 (Internet Explorer 11, Edge 13+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 52+)

* Internet Explorer 8 must have TLS 1.1+ enabled in the settings as security protocol TLS 1.0 is no longer supported.  This can be turned on in IE 8 by going to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > ensure TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are checked

Hardware recommendations

  • At least a 3GHz Core Duo CPU with 2GB RAM.

Software requirements

Check with your organization’s Site Administrator, Key Contact, or help desk before changing any settings to conform to these requirements:

  • JavaScriptTM must be enabled.
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • SSL connection to https://www.stn.org/stn
  • HTTP connection on port 80 to chemport.cas.org for full-text linking.
  • Add https://www.stn.org/stn/ to your browser’s “Trusted Sites” and Pop-up blocker Exceptions lists.
  • A PDF reader is required for printing STN answers and other information. Adobe Reader can be used with Windows computers.

STN Express – Version 8.6

Browser and Operating System support

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+
  • NOTE: Chrome 45+ and Firefox 52+ do not support Java, and will not support BLAST.

Hardware recommendations

At least a 2.4GHz Pentium® 4 CPU with 512MB RAM on Windows® compatible PC with 250MB hard disk space (if using CAS Registry BLAST, Analyze Plus or post-processing tools increase to a minimum of 768MB RAM and 500MB hard disk space).

Preferred hardware: Intel compatible multi-core processor (2.0GHz minimum) with 2+GB RAM and 500MB hard disk space.

Software requirements

Check with your organization’s Site Administrator, Key Contact, or help desk before changing any settings to conform to these requirements:

  • Active X, Java and JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Secure connection via telnet protocol through port 23 (standard Winsock connection) or HTTPS protocol through communications port 443 (SSL/VPN connection)
  • Automatic updating of support files, and access to online Help requires an HTTP application-level connection through port 80.
  • Access to CAS REGISTRY BLAST requires an HTTPS application-level connection through port 443
  • Access to CA Full Text Options requires an HTTP application-level connection through port 80 or an HTTPS application-level connection through port 443 (based on user preference).
  • PatentPak™ Interactive Viewer requires application-level HTTP connection through port 80 or an HTTPS application-level connection through port 443 (based on user preference).

Software recommendations

  • Microsoft Excel (up to Excel 2012) for the analyze Plus Wizard or CAS Registry Number® and Role Report Wizard.
  • Adobe PDF Reader for viewing PDF outputs for tables, reports and transcripts.

STN on the Web

Browser support

  • Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 8* with user adjustments to security settings, Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit version), Internet Explorer 10 (32-bit version), Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+
  • Windows 8 – Internet Explorer 10 (desktop version only), Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+
  • Windows 8.1 – Internet Explorer 11 (desktop version only), Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+
  • Windows 10 – Internet Explorer 11, Edge 13+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+
  • NOTE: Structure drawing and BLAST plugins are not supported in Chrome 45+, Firefox 53+, or Edge browsers.

* Internet Explorer 8 must have TLS 1.1+ enabled in the settings as security protocol TLS 1.0 is no longer supported.  This can be turned on in IE 8 by going to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > ensure TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are checked.

Hardware recommendations

  • Monitor resolution of 800x600 pixels or higher.
  • Maximize your screen size

Software Requirements

  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • A free graphical structure search browser plug-in is available for Windows platforms.

A free BLAST sequence search browser plug-in is available for Windows platforms. The BLAST application has the following additional hardware requirements:

  • At least a 200MHz processor.
  • A minimum of 128MB RAM.
  • Secure web connection to scifinder.cas.org

STN Easy

Browser support

  • Windows 7 (Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+)
  • Windows 8 (Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+)
  • Windows 10 (Internet Explorer 11, Edge 13+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+)
  • Mac OS 10.8 or higher (Safari 9+, Firefox 45+, Chrome 44+)

STN AnaVist

Browser and Operating System support

  • Windows 7 (Internet Explorer 8*+, Firefox 44+, Chrome 44+)

  • Windows 8 (Internet Explorer 8*+, Firefox 44+, Chrome 44+)

  • Windows 8.1 (Internet Explorer 8*+, Firefox 44+, Chrome 44+)

  • Windows 10 (Internet Explorer 8*+, Firefox 44+, Chrome 44+)

* Internet Explorer 8 must have TLS 1.1+ enabled in the settings as security protocol TLS 1.0 is no longer supported.  This can be turned on in IE 8 by going to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > ensure TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are checked

Hardware recommendations

  • At least a 1.5GHz Pentium-class CPU with 768MB RAM on Windows® compatible PC with 250MB hard disk space. 
    Preferred hardware: Intel compatible multi-core processor (2.0GHz minimum) with 2+GB RAM and 500MB hard disk space.
  • SVGA color monitor with a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 and 16bit (65,000) colors.
  • High-quality laser or ink jet printer

Software requirements

  • Javascript must be enabled
  • Secure connection established similar to the connection a web browser makes and uses HTTPS (secure HTTP) and communications port 443.
  • Broadband connection of 1+Mbps, or a business-to-business VPN (Virtual Private Network) link to CAS is recommended for optimal performance.

Software recommendations

  • RTF viewer such as Microsoft Word.
  • PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader 6+

 

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