Frequently Asked Questions

What is Java, what is a JAR, and why do I need to know this?
Last Updated 2 years ago

Java is a cross-platform programming environment that allows us to write only one version of our Manager application, and have it run on the Windows, Linux and MacOSX operating systems.

Our Manager applications (eg Spatial Manager, Spatial Dual Manager, Motus Manager etc) are generally supplied to you as a JAR file - you can think of the JAR as the container for the application.

Your computer system must have Java installed before you can run our Manager applications. If you are not developing your own Java application then you will only need to install the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE). This can be downloaded from here: JRE download link.

If you are developing your own Java application (using our SDK for example) you will need to download the Java SE Development Kit (JDK). This can be downloaded from here: JDK download link.

Once you have downloaded either of these and completed the installation, you should be able to start the Manager application for your Advanced Navigation product.

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