Technical Specifications



Remote Director Server

The Remote Director Proof Server software runs on both Windows and *Macintosh operating systems. We recommend Windows if at all possible. The RD Proof Server will run on a properly configured virtual server.


*Macintosh servers require RD LLC support staff to schedule time to remotely run updates to the server.


Minimum Requirements (for evaluation or smaller production centers doing RGB and CMYK only) are as follows:

  • PC: 64 Bit Intel® compatible processor with Windows 2003 Server with SP1, Windows 2008 Server - 32 Bit mode supported
  • The Proof Server requires an installation of .NET Framework version 3.5 or higher
  • 4GB RAM (minimum)
  • 500GB available hard-disk space
  • 1.5 Mb/s or better network connection
  • The server installs Apache, Tomcat and MySQL which are not compatible with any preexisting installations of Apache, Tomcat or MySQL
  • Server configurations are not compatible with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • The Proof Server requires inbound port 80 or port 443. If HTTPS is used a security certificate or SSL cert will be required

Recommended Configuration (for production centers doing multi channel work such as most packaging or corporate installations with thousands files and hundreds of users) should have the above requirements plus the following additions:

  • Win 2008 server, 8 or more processors, 32GB RAM, and 3 terabytes drive space.
  • internal LAN speed of gigabit preferred with external WAN speed 6 Megabits or higher preferred.


Workstation Requirements

Users who viewing content and precise color have the following requirements:

  • Windows XP, 7, Macintosh OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Internet Explore, Safari, or Firefox
  • Adobe Flash 11 or higher
  • Graphics card with 512MB of VRAM or better -- *for better performance viewing spot colors a minimum of 1GB VRAM
  • Read/Write permissions to the system’s profile directory

Supported Displays

Remote Director can be used with any display for administration and content reviewing of files. Color users will need to pass the quality verification that is part of the calibration process. Some lower end displays will not pass for color use. You can easily check your display with the first calibration or be sure use one of these display models we have tested in our color lab. We can assure you these will all pass verification for color.


Available Displays:

  • Eizo Monitors: CG221, CG241W, CG243W, CG245W, CG246, CG275W, CG276
  • NEC Monitors: PA231W, PA241W, PA271W, PA301W

Discontinued Displays:

  • Apple Monitors: Cinema HD Display 24", 30"
  • Eizo Monitors: CG210, CG211, CG220, CG301W, CG303W
  • LaCie Monitors: LaCie 321
  • NEC Monitors: LCD2690WUXi, LCD3090WQXi

Supported Instruments

The following list contains all instruments we support. Some of these devices have been renamed or discontinued by the manufacturer.


Available Instruments:

  • BasICColor DISCUS
  • DataColor Spyder4
  • X-Rite i1Display 2, i1Display Pro, i1Pro, i1Pro 2

Discontinued Instruments:

  • DataColor Spyder1-3
  • X-Rite Optix XR

Supported File Formats

Remote Director supports the the following image file formats:

  • TIFF: RGB, CMYK, CMYK plus spot colors
  • PDF: PDFx, RGB, CMYK, Spot color
  • PSD: RGB, CMYK, Alpha channel

Supported Lighting

When comparing a monitor proof to a printed piece or a hard copy proof it is important to match the lighting of the hard copy to that of the display. The intensity (brightness), color and evenness of the light need to match that of the display. Lighting manufactures are making good solutions to meet these requirements.


GTI - Leading the industry by being the first and only company to release a full range of new T8 and T12 lamps, GTI is exceeding even the highest international standards for color management. These new custom-engineered D50 Graphiclite® lamps, which are optimized for color matching, are available now from GTI. Our lamps and viewing systems are designed to help reduce the chances of overlooking color inconsistency and improve lighting solutions for your most demanding color jobs.

  • SOFV-1xi
  • EVS-3552/SP
  • VPI/SP-40
  • MCVE-1/SP
  • GLE-532A/SP

Just Normlicht - Remote Director has incorporated the SDK from Just Normlicht to automatically set the brightness of any JN lighting devise that is connected to the user’s USB port.

  • Virtual ProofStation
  • Color Communicator2

Lacuna Solutions - SmartLightningSystem enables real soft proofing under controlled ambient light conditions. This is a LED based light matching ISO 3664-2009 which is integrated into an aluminum monitor hood. The device fits monitors from 24-27 inches. The light gets calibrated via the USB connection – just like you calibrate a monitor using standard devices like i1 display, i1 pro or others. An optional base panel will turn the whole setup into an integrated viewing booth.