The Amira System Requirements below lists system and device requirements to run Amira, including:

  • Device and Browser Versions

  • Headsets

  • Browser Settings

  • Network Requirements

  • Firewall and Content Filter Requirements

You can print this document in PDF form here: Amira System Requirements.pdf

Device and Browser Versions

Amira operates best using Google Chrome but is supported by the following devices and web browsers. Amira is not compatible with tablets (except for iPads) or smartphones.

Devices

Specs

Operating System

Browser

Device Setup

Desktop or Laptop with Windows

Minimum 4GB of RAM

Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.x through 10.x

Chrome

(ver. 60+)

Microsoft Edge

(ver. 16)

Firefox

(ver. 60+)

Windows-Based PC Setup

Chromebook

Minimum 4GB of RAM

Chrome OS version 59 or later; iOS 17 or later

Chrome

(ver. 60+)

Firefox

(ver. 60+)

Chromebook Setup

Mac

Minimum 4GB of RAM

Macintosh OS X 10.10.x through 10.13.x

Chrome

(ver. 60+)

Safari

(ver. 11.1+)

Mac Setup

iPad*

2 GB LPDDR4 RAM

iPad iOS 12 (minimum) or later (recommended)

Only Safari (ver. 11.1 and higher)

iPad Setup

* iPads are compatible with student users; teachers must log in on a non-iPad device


Amira Practice in Spanish requires specific browser versions that are slightly higher than our standard requirements above. To ensure your browser meets the minimum requirements for Spanish Practice, update your browser as follows:

  • iPad (iOS) Safari: 14.5 or greater

  • Desktop (MacOS) Safari: 14.1 or greater

  • Chrome (ver. 60+)

  • Microsoft Edge (ver. 16)

  • Firefox: Not supported for Spanish Practice

Headsets

  • Noise cancelling microphone, ideally optimized for dictation software.

  • Dual, over-ear or on-ear earphones.‍

  • No controls - avoid headsets with accessible mute and volume controls.

  • Choose a microphone with a long enough boom (arm) to extend in front of a student's mouth.

  • Connector - a USB, analog connection is preferred for non-iOS devices.

  • Choose a headset that can hold up to repeated student use.

We recommend a headset without a mute button and with a USB such as the Logitech Education Headset w/ Microphone - USB. For iPads, the Logitech 3.5mm Headset for the Classroom. If the 3.5mm headset needs an adapter, we strongly recommend an Apple brand lightning adapter or USB-C adapter.

Network Requirements

  • Speed must be at least 10 mbps or higher inbound and outbound for a single classroom of students.

  • Network Interface Cards supporting TCP/IP (wireless networks, including 802.11a, 802.11g, or 802.11n)

  • During peak device use on campus, test network speed.

  • For at home use, most standard internet plans provide adequate bandwidth for Amira. However, internet speed may be variable depending on at home use with other devices.

Browser Settings

Firewall and Content Filter Requirements

Firewalls, Content Filters, Proxy Servers, and Virus Protection can impact Amira’s overall performance significantly, even in cases where bandwidth appears sufficient. Whenever possible, bypass content filters and proxy servers and ensure that the proxy server cache is properly configured.

Always allow the following domains in your school’s firewall and allow for HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) connections.

https://www.google.com:443/speech-api/*

https://sentry.io:443

https://www.amiratutor.com:443

https://api.getmagicbox.com

https://googleapis.com

https://www.google-analytics.com

https://*.cloudfront.net:443

https://*.amazonaws.com:443

https://*.amira.services

wss://*.amira.services:443 (websocket for speech)


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