System and Hardware Requirements

This document details the operating system and hardware specifications required to run, and get the best performance from, NV Play Pro Cricket Scorer. The document should be read prior to reading the Installing NV Play Cricket and Anti-Virus Tips for NV Play Cricket documents.

Operating System
NV Play Pro Cricket Scorer is fully supported on full versions of Windows 10 and above. Note that Windows S mode is not supported on either version, which is a limited version of Windows focused on running Store apps only.

Mobile Apps

For users of the NV Play Cricket Scorer mobile scoring app or the Pitchside Analytics mobile fielding data app, the minimum specification for iOS devices is 14.0 and for Android devices is 8.0. 

Microsoft Surfaces

NV Play Pro Cricket Scorer will work on most Surface devices, especially "Pro" devices as these are full computers, but it will not work on older devices. Users with such unsupported devices should receive a Microsoft message to this effect when attempting to install PCS.

Hardware Specifications

The required hardware specifications will depend on what NV Play Pro Cricket Scorer features will be used. For example, live scoring and outputting to a scoreboard will work on lower specification machines, but as video capture and live streaming are much more intensive on hardware, this should only be considered on a high quality, reasonably new, and quality brand laptop.

Video

We recommend purchasing a graphics card that will meet your needs and allow enough headroom to handle spikes in CPU and GPU load that may occur when performing many simultaneous, high-load video tasks.
GeForce
All recent NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards are limited to 3 simultaneous encodes per machine. This will limit the number of video inputs captured to two plus sending a live stream.
Quadro
With the exception of the P2000 and below, all NVIDIA Quadro series support an unlimited number of simultaneous encodes. This will allow you to capture four video inputs (the limit in PCS Pro).
Visit the NVIDIA page below for a full list of graphics cards and encoding details:
https://developer.nvidia.com/video-encode-and-decode-gpu-support-matrix-new 

Minimum Specifications
Our hardware specifications are based on different user needs.

Basic Scoring and Scoreboard (No Video)
Supported features:

  • Live Scoring
  • Coding Analysis data such as Wagon Wheels, Pitch Maps, and Shot Types
  • PDF/Excel Batting and Bowling Reports
  • Live Tweets of score updates
  • Running connected scoreboard

The minimum specifications are:

  • Quality brand to ensure solid internals
  • No more than 5 years old
  • Windows 10 or 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise operating system (but not Windows 10 in S mode)
  • Intel i5 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 7200 RPM Hard Drive

Single Input Video Capture
Supported features:

  • Auto-Capture ball clips
  • Live Streaming
  • Post-Match Highlights Packages from the ball clips for posting to social media and websites

The minimum specifications are:

  • Quality brand to ensure solid internals
  • No more than 3 years old
  • Windows 10 or 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise operating system (but not Windows 10 in S mode)
  • Intel i7 CPU, 8th Generation or newer
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics should be enabled to provide Hardware Acceleration for video capture and live streaming
  • Minimum 256GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive or SSD Drive (for storing ball video clips and highlights packages)

Recreational Streamer
Supported features:

  • Two video input sources (capturing only a single 'switched' input)
  • Auto-Capture ball clips
  • Live Streaming with Auto-Replays and inserted videos (e.g., commercials)
  • In-match highlights generation
  • Video Replays on scoreboard (Replay Screen)

The minimum specifications are:

  • Quality brand to ensure solid internals
  • No more than 3 years old
  • Windows 10 or 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise operating system (but not Windows 10 in S mode)
  • Intel i7 CPU, 8th Generation or newer (not laptop models ending in U or Y, which are designed for low power use, where H is best for high performance)
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA Graphics Card that supports a minimum of 3 concurrent encoding sessions:
    https://developer.nvidia.com/video-encode-and-decode-gpu-support-matrix-new (e.g. the NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti graphics card would be suitable, but the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 would not be suitable, for Video Encoding)
  • Minimum 512GB SSD Drive (for storing ball clips, continuous videos, and highlights packages)

NB: Recommended Video Capture/Live Streaming also includes a maximum of 2 cameras for multi-cam capture/streaming and the ability to play ball clip replays onto a Replay Screen or Pavilion TV.


Multi-Capture
Analysis 2 x Video Inputs
Supported features:

  • 2 x 1080p 25fps video inputs
  • All inputs used for Continuous Capture and ball clips for multiple angles
  • Default PCS Pro/NV Play Pro Cricket Scorer settings and no streaming

The minimum specifications are:

  • Quality brand to ensure solid internals
  • No more than 3 years old
  • Windows 10 or 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise operating system (but not Windows 10 in S mode)
  • Intel i7 or i9 CPU, 8th Generation or newer (but not laptop models ending in U or Y
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA Graphics Card that supports a minimum of 3 concurrent encoding sessions:
  • 1TB SSD Drive (for storing ball clips, multiple continuous videos, and highlights packages)

Analysis 4 x Video Inputs
Supported features:

  • 4 x 1080p 25fps video inputs
  • All inputs used for Continuous Capture and ball clips for multiple angles
  • Default PCS Pro settings and no streaming

The minimum specifications are:

  • Quality brand to ensure solid internals
  • No more than 3 years old
  • Windows 10 or 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise operating system (but not Windows 10 in S mode)
  • Intel i7 or i9 CPU, 11th Generation or newer (but not laptop models ending in U or Y)
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA RTX or Quadro Graphics Card that supports unlimited simultaneous encoding sessions:
  • 1TB SSD Drive (for storing ball clips, multiple continuous videos, and highlights packages)

Vision AI
Supported features:

  • 1 x 1080p video input
  • Vision AI Engine enabled to detect bowler approach and automatically capture ball clips
  • Vision AI default settings for automatic detection of Bowler Action, Keeper Position, Ball Pitch, Ball Arrival, and Wide of the Crease Events

The minimum specifications are:

  • Quality brand to ensure solid internals
  • No more than 3 years old
  • Windows 10 or 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise operating system (but not Windows 10 in S mode)
  • Intel i7 or i9 CPU, 10th Generation or newer (but not laptop models ending in U or Y)
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA CUDA-enabled video card with a Compute Capability of 7 or higher
  • 1TB SSD Drive (for storing ball clips, multiple continuous videos, and highlights packages)

 

Useful Tip

If you are unsure of your existing hardware’s specifications or their suitability for NV Play Cricket, please provide these recommended specifications to your supplier or IT support, and they will be able to advise.

 

Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

NV Play is unable to support Play-Cricket Scorer Pro/NV Play Pro Cricket Scorer on versions of the Windows operating system beyond the expiry of the official Microsoft product lifecycle. Therefore, PCS Pro/PCS will not run on:

  • Windows 7 - Microsoft Extended Support ended in January 2020
  • Windows 8 - Microsoft Extended Support ended in July 2019
  • Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Extended Support ended in January 2023

For more details on Microsoft's Windows support timeframes, please see the following article:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/windows 

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