System requirements for running GI.bench

List of requirements for running the GI.bench Data Acquisition Software on a Windows PC

Compatible controllers

  • Q.station 101
  • Q.station X
  • Q.monixx

It is essential to always update the controller firmware to the latest version. Refer to the article titled "How to update the Q.station controller firmware" for further instructions.

Minimum PC specifications

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • 2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 x 100 Mbps Ethernet port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port

Network port requirements


  • Ports 1200, 8001, 8004: Used for communication between devices and GI.bench.
  • Port 8090: Local port for GI.service.
  • Starting from GI.bench version 1.10.4, ports will be assigned dynamically between 8100 and 8200. 


  • Ports 5565, 5564, 5563: Used for device scan.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

In certain cases, an error message may appear in GI.bench, such as " started and stopped immediately," preventing the startup of This error can be caused by a missing Visual C++ Redistributable run-time component.
To resolve this issue, it is recommended to install the latest Visual C++ Redistributable, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft website:

Please note that there may be other error messages related to the same problem:

GI.service: ConfigAPI.CheckAPICompatibility Errorcode: -4340
One or more APIs have major version incompatibility:
Route not found:
Could not find API on server: