Do I need special software or hardware to view a PitchSmart
PitchSmart requires an installation of the latest version (8.5)
of Shockwave from Macromedia, which runs on almost any PC or Macintosh
produced in the last several years. You should, however, update
any drivers to the latest available. For the most current hardware
and software requirements for Shockwave, point your browser to:
If your PitchSmart presentation contains 3D content, the video
card in your system can have a great impact on performance. For
a listing of the 3D hardware chipsets that are supported (and driver
Can I include streaming video in my presentation?
Yes! PitchSmart can support streaming audio and video in the following
In order to view Quicktime and Real Media content, the appropriate
software must be loaded on the users system.
- Shockwave Audio
- Real Media
What about Firewalls?
In general, firewalls are not a problem. However, a small percentage
of firewalls (<1%) will interfere with proper operation of PitchSmart
Presenter, or may require special proxy server set up.
The technical scoop: PitchSmart uses TCP ports 1626 (primary) and
80 (fallback) for messaging services. If a companys firewall
blocks traffic on these ports, PitchSmart Presenter cant contact
or messaging servers. In this case, your network administrator will
need to enable OUTGOING connections on TCP port 1626. It is important
to note that because these connections are initiated from inside
your network, security is not compromised.
For more information, or a discussion about our approach to communications
security, send an email to:
Is voice over IP available?
The use of voice over IP (VoIP) is not supported by PitchSmart.
After evaluating many alternatives, we have not seen a solution
that meets the level of stability, latency, and platform compatibility.
While we continue to evaluate VoIP solutions as they evolve, we
do not expect to support it in the near future.
OK, so can you recommend a teleconferencing solution?
Most local, competitive, or long-distance telecommunications companies
can provide teleconferencing services. We can also provide a teleconferencing
solution through our relationship with Glyphics.
Can I run the control module from another computer, for instance,
if Im traveling?
Yes. PitchSmart Presenter supports multiple computers and
multiple presentations. Each control module (and the users that
are controlled by it) must simply use a unique presentation ID.