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PC/Laptop System Requirements

In order to install and run the CDR software program for viewing CDR files and retrieving EDR data from vehicles/ECUs, the PC/Laptop must meet the following minimum system requirements:

Operating System: US versions of Windows XP (Home and Pro for PCs, 32 & 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Available Hard Disk Space: 100MB or greater
RAM: 256MB or greater
CPU: 1GHZ or faster
Video Resolution: 1024 x768 or higher
Communications Ports: 2 open USB ports (one for CDR interface and the other for CDR500, both drives must be enabled to read USB mass storage devices)
Printer: at least one default printer setup, Micro Soft XPS Document Writer can be used as the default if no printer is available
CDR Interface Module: This software version is compatible only with the blue and green metal CDR interface module marked with a CAN plus logo on its label. Other versions of the CDR module (black plastic or blue units without the CAN plus logo) are not supported and can cause the software not to function as intended. To purchase a current CDR Interface Module (P/N: F00K108954), please visit the products section of this website.

Free Version: CDR File Reader

CDR software is made available for download and installation as a CDR File Reader without requiring the purchase of an annual software subscription. The CDR File Reader allows you to open and read CDR files from your computer screen.

When the CDR software is first installed on your computer, it is configured by default as a CDR File Reader. This file reader allows you limited access to capabilities such as viewing CDR files on your computer screen. If you want to do more than view a CDR file, you will need to purchase a software subscription and activate the subscription, which turns on all capabilities of the CDR software.

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Full Version: CDR Software

Unleash all capabilities of the CDR software by purchasing a CDR software subscription.  Once you become a subscriber, you will be sent an Activation Certificate each time a new release of CDR software becomes available during your subscription period.  The Activation Certificate is used to turn on all capabilities of the CDR software for each new version.

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