Do we have more than one NB-DSS edition?

Yes. The DSS comes in two editions, the 'Professional' and the 'Corporate'.

How different are the editions?

The two editions are quite similar but for the 'Professional' edition, the database server exist on the same machine where the NB-DSS is installed. Whilst, for the 'Corporate', there is a centralized database server where postgress and postgis reside and can be accessed by machines that can connect to this server.  

Can a professional version turned into corporate?

A professional edition can be turned into corporate by allowing others to connect to its database server.

Are there any special requirements to install both editions?

The installation of both editions does require administrative privileges. The recommended minimum system requirements to install them are:

Operating systems

Fully supported operating systems
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 (64 bit).


2.0 GHz Intel Pentium or higher

Memory (RAM)

2 GB (or higher)

Hard disk

40 GB (or higher)


SVGA, resolution 1024x768 in 16 bit color

Graphics adapter

64 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or higher recommended), 24 bit true color


DVD drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs is required for installation

File system



One USB port for the DSS hardware key