The MBS dynamometer comes with a laptop computer and preinstalled MBS software. Before initial use, some configurations may need to be completed (i.e. scale factors, display scale limits, units) but essentially the system is ready to run out of the crate.

 (MBS) Dynamometer system schematics

The software does not have to be used exclusively with the attached laptop and may be installed on another computer. The laptop comes with the system for two main reasons. Firstly, this way, the customer receives a complete working system. Secondly, the system has an allocated processor which is not being interrupted by other computing functions such as e-mail, the Internet, viruses, malware, etc.

The laptop's processor is powerful enough to run the dynamometer software; however, the more powerful the processor, the better the system operates if using a different computer.