We distribute ViewSpace through the Internet. You’ll
receive automatically uploaded images and discoveries from
Hubble that will display as soon as they’re released
to the public. We also include news from other space missions,
as well as a rich variety of additional programming. A modest
annual subscription fee covers our pass-through
costs for software to enable delivery and playback. (Contact us for current pricing.) Once that
software is installed, ViewSpace programming requires only
an Internet connection.
If you will be connecting the ViewSpace PC to an existing
network to achieve the Internet connection and wish to use
Wi-Fi wireless networking, we recommend using either an ethernet-based
Access Point or a PCI-based Wi-Fi card. USB-based Wi-Fi devices
(16:9 aspect ratio)
|ViewSpace is designed for playback on high-resolution,
wide-screen plasma displays, LCD displays, or projectors.
We’ve endeavored to make ViewSpace as affordable as possible.
But we want you and your visitors to have a compelling experience.
A fast, modern PC is required. These specifications are subject
to revision. Please contact us for any updates if you’re planning
to purchase a PC for ViewSpace.
The following minimum specifications for the playback PC are required:
At least a single physical core with two virtual CPUs - or two physical
cores with two physical execution units
Minimum rated core-speed of 1.6GHz and at least 1024KB of L2 cache
- Operating System (one of the following):
Windows XP Professional SP2 or SP3 (32-bit) (Home, Media Center, and 64-bit are NOT SUPPORTED)
Windows Vista Business or Ultimate SP1 or SP2 (Home Basic, Home Premium, and 64-bit are NOT SUPPORTED)
Windows 7 (all versions supported)
- System Memory:
1 GB RAM of DDR2-667 (Dual-Bank == 2x512MB) or better
At least 80GB/ CD-ROM drive for software installation
- Video Card:
Integrated Graphics Processor with 1GB of Dual-Bank PC2-667 or better memory.
AT LEAST 256 MB of this memory must be allocated to graphics
Discrete PCIeX16 graphics card with AT LEAST 256MB of VRAM
- Sound Card:
DirectSound®-supported sound card with WHQL-certified drivers
(16:9 aspect ratio)
Choose one of the following display types:
Plasma Display Panel or
LCD Display Panel or
Whichever you choose should be capable of displaying a minimum of 1280x720 pixels at 60 Hz refresh rate. Important: This should be a unit that supports input form a PC. Sometimes displays sold as "TVs" through mass-market consumer channels do not accept input from a computer. Verify with the manufacturer that the display you're buying offers the proper capability.