System Requirements

PC, Laptop, Tablet
Our Software On Your Hardware 

Note: Salon Iris software will run on any PC or laptop that meets the requirements listed, below.

Salon Iris software will run on a Mac computer provided it has a copy of Windows 10 installed via Boot Camp.
Please click here for our dedicated Apple system requirements page or call us on 0121 314 4402 (option 1) to discuss your system with us.

Single or Client Computers
Server Computer in Network
Multiple Locations
POS Hardware
Apple Computers
The following hardware specifications are recommended if you are using Salon Iris on one computer in your business. Follow these specifications for the Solo, Standard, and Professional editions of Salon Iris.
For adequate performance to run the software, please follow at least the minimum hardware specifications. For optimal performance, please follow at least the recommended hardware specifications.

Processor

  • Minimum: 2 Ghz Dual core Intel Pentium or Better
  • Recommended: 2 Ghz Intel Core i3 or Better

Memory

  • Minimum: 4.0 GB Of Available RAM
  • Recommended: 8.0 GB Of Available RAM

Free Hard Drive Space

  • Minimum: 1.0 GB
  • Recommended: 2.0 GB

Internet Connection

  • Minimum: Required
  • Recommended: High Speed Internet

Operating System

  • Minimum: Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2

Screen Resolution

  • Minimum: 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required
The following server specifications are for the server computer holding your database. You will have a server computer if you are using the Multi-Computer or Multi-Location edition of Salon Iris software.
For all other computers in the network, follow specifications for “Single or Client Computers.”

Processor

  • Minimum: 2.0 Ghz Intel Core i5 or Better
  • Recommended: 2.66+ GHz Intel Core i7 or Better

Memory

  • Minimum: 4.0 GB
  • Recommended: 8.0 GB

Free Hard Drive Space

  • Minimum: 2.0 GB
  • Recommended: 4.0 GB

Internet Connection

  • Minimum: Required
  • Recommended: High Speed Internet

Operating System

  • Minimum: Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2

Screen Resolution

  • Minimum: 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required

SQL Server Edition

  • Minimum: 2-9 networked computers: SQL Server 2012 Express (included free with Salon Iris) 10 or more computers: Full copy of Microsoft SQL Server Standard edition or higher
When running Salon Iris from multiple locations, each location will have a server and one or more client computers on the local network. All locations must be connected to the Internet, and be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to share files and information between the locations.

For each location, follow the specifications listed under “Server Computer” for the computer holding the database (one per location), and the rest of the computers at each location (clients) should follow the specifications listed under “Single or Client Computer.” However, when using Salon Iris at multiple locations, you must have a full-time Internet connection at each location.
If you are purchasing additional hardware, refer to the requirements below to determine the amount and type of ports your computer should have available per piece of hardware.
Generally, hardware items will work with any operating system and with minimal hardware specifications.
  • Cash Drawer: Single USB Port
  • Printer Receipt: Single USB Port
  • Barcode Scanner: Single USB Port
  • Chip & Pin Card Reader: Single Ethernet Port
The following hardware specifications are recommended if you are using Salon Iris on one computer in your business. Follow these specifications for the Solo, Standard, and Professional editions of Salon Iris.
For adequate performance to run the software, please follow at least the minimum hardware specifications. For optimal performance, please follow at least the recommended hardware specifications.

Processor

  • Minimum: 3.0GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz)
  • Recommended: quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz)

Memory

  • Minimum: 8GB of 2400MHz DDR4 on-board memory
  • Recommended: 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 on-board memory

Free Hard Drive Space

  • Minimum: 1.0 GB
  • Recommended: 2.0 GB

Internet Connection

  • Minimum: Required
  • Recommended: High Speed Internet

Bootcamp

  • Minimum: Required
  • Recommended: Required

Operating System

  • Minimum: Windows 10 Home (64bit)
  • Required: Windows 10 Professional (64bit)

Screen Resolution

  • Minimum: 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required

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