2. Requirements (v2.5)

  • All configurations in the following chapters are guidelines based on our internal tests, they can be amended at any time without notice. 
  • We cannot guarantee that these guidelines will work under all user specific requirements. 
  • ToolsOnAir and its international partners provide support and help during this phase but are not responsible for errors and/or failures that may occur due to incorrect or insufficient setups or insufficient testing.

Hardware setup, third party drivers, software and operating systems must always be tested thoroughly with the free of charge demo software provided by ToolsOnAir prior to final installation.

Hardware & Software Requirements

Macintosh Model

Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac1, MacBook Pro1, MacBook Air1.


12 GB recommended.


AMD, NVIDIA and Intel GPUs are supported. Refer to chapter Supported GPUs for further information.

Operating System

macOS 10.13.x and 10.14.x (v2.7).
Administrator account required for installation and configuration.

Video Devices

AJA and Blackmagic video devices are supported. Refer to chapter Supported Video Devices for further information.


Sonnet (3rd gen) xMacTM mini Server, Sonnet RackMacTM Pro hardware and Netstor's NA381B.

1 Testing only. When using a Mac with a switchable graphics card make sure to change the graphics card setting in the Energy Saver preference pane to Higher Performance.

2 Please consult the graphics card vendor or Apple for more information regarding the compatibility of your card.


Although it is possible to operate some Macs without a display attached to the graphics card, we strongly recommend to attach a display or an EDID/DDC emulator like the Lindy EDID/DDC Emulator, especially when using a KVM system.

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