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PC Requirements

To use Titan on a PC here are the recommended and minimum specifications you will need on the computer.

Recommended Specification Minimum Specification
Processor Intel i7 2GHz Intel i5 2GHz
Memory 8GB 4GB
Screen PassMark 700 or more PassMark 300 or more
Hard Drive Intel or SanDisk SSD
20GB + 20% free space
SSD Drive
8GB + 20% free space
Operating System Windows 10 1 Windows 7 or above 1

When running on a computer with less than the recommended specification, the software may not run as well or as fluidly as it is supposed to. Note that the performance will vary depending on the number of fixtures patched and the number of running playbacks.

1 Tested on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8 and Windows 10 including 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Please ensure that all applicable updates have been installed. Windows XP, Windows Vista and virtual machines, e.g. VMware, are not supported.

Installing Titan PC Suite

Important: Please run the Titan PC Suite installer before plugging in the Titan Mobile hardware or TitanOne dongle to ensure that the drivers are installed correctly.

The Titan software requires the Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework v4.0 to run, please see the section below that describes how to obtain them for your operating system.

When installing Titan PC Suite you are given the option to install Titan Mobile, Titan Simulator and TitanOne, if selected, these will appear as separate icons in the Start Menu. If you are upgrading from a previous version Titan, applications that are already installed will be upgraded, if you wish to remove one of the applications please do so from the Programs and Features option in Control Panel. It is not possible to install two different versions of Titan software at the same time for example, if Titan Mobile v5.0 is installed, it is not possible to install TitanOne v6.1 without also upgrading Titan Mobile to v6.1.

It is not possible to install older versions of Titan software if later versions are already installed. In such situations, please uninstall all the Titan software and associated applications following the instructions below and then reboot before continuing with the installation.

After the software has been installed, Titan Mobile and TitanOne require the hardware to be connected before the application can be used. If the software does not recognise the hardware and displays the message 'Dongle Not Found', the firmware may need to be updated. The firmware can be updated by running USB Expert Console then selecting Update Now from the Service tab. Titan Simulator will run without any hardware connected however periodically random DMX values will be sent down all DMX outputs.

Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1

The Titan software requires the Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 Service Pack 1 to run. This is installed by default on Windows 7, however it must be enabled on Windows 8.

To enable the .NET Framework v3.5 on Windows 8, go to Control Panel, choose Programs and Features, then Turn Windows features on or off, and then select the .NET Framework 3.5 check box. When you click OK the .NET Framework will be automatically downloaded and installed; you will require an Internet connection for this to download. For advanced options please click here for further instructions.

Windows 8: Turn Windows features on or off

Titan Simulator/Offline Mode

Licenses for Simulator will require you to have previously created an account on the Avolites website. You can choose Internet Activation where the software will ask you for your user name and password and then automatically connect to the website to retrieve your license. Alternatively you can choose Manual Activation where the Computer Key will be displayed on screen for you to copy into the form on the Titan PC Suite webpage.

Once licensed Titan Simulator will go into 'Offline' mode which is shown towards the top right of the screen. In Offline mode the software will function as normal including Visualiser and Art-Net outputs however periodically random DMX values will be sent down all DMX outputs, please wait for this to stop before continuing programming.

When starting Titan Simulator you can choose which console type to start as, including TitanOne. The software will then show the same user interface as the console type selected. TitanOne no longer runs in Offline mode to prevent users from accidentally ending up in this mode.

Uninstalling Titan PC Suite

The best way to uninstall all of the Titan PC Suite software and associated applications is to use Programs and Features and select Avolites Titan PC Suite 9.1 to uninstall. In earlier versions this was shown as Titan PC Suite 7.5 or Titan Mobile and Simulator 6.0, where the 6.0 is the software version number. This option will remove all the Avolites applications that are part of the Titan installation - you may need to press the refresh button for the Program and Features to reflect these changes. After uninstalling please reboot your computer to allow remaining drivers and services to removed.

If you need to uninstall the applications manually, the complete list of applications which are installed as part of Titan PC Suite are:

  • Avolites ACN Gateway
  • Avolites CITP
  • Avolites Personality Builder
  • Avolites Titan
  • Avolites Titan Mobile
  • Avolites Titan One
  • Avolites Titan PC Suite 9.1
  • Avolites Titan Simulator
  • Avolites Virtual Panel
  • Avolites Visualiser
  • Avolites Usb Expert
  • Log Viewer Pro