Technical requirements

Technical requirements

Technical requirements

On this page, you will find all the technical information needed to run ICAS and Reach assessments successfully on your device.

The assessments portal’s test player complies with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA+. This is the international standard for ensuring that online content is accessible, particularly for students with disabilities.

The most compatible web browsers for sitting ICAS and Reach

To ensure technical requirements are met, we recommend using Google Chrome to run Mathematics, English, Science and Digital Technologies for both ICAS and Reach.

Note 1: Web browser in order of preference (with compatible OS)

Locked-down browser

Find out more about our locked-down browser application, Janison Replay, which is required for ICAS Writing & Spelling Bee and Reach Writing & Spelling tests. 

Supported hardware devices


Desktop PC



Android tablet

Supported operating systems

macOSX 10.8+

MS Windows 7, 8 and 10

Chrome OS 38+

iOS 10.3+

Android 5+ (running Android System Webview)

Note: Windows XP, Vista and Android are not supported operating systems for assessments using the locked-down browser.


Note: There is no additional bandwidth requirement for locked-down browser use, once the application has been installed.


Client firewall configuration

The firewall configuration requirements for the assessments portal are detailed below.

IP/Hostname Port(s) Direction Required
  • 2606:2800:147:120f:30c:1ba0:fc6:265a
80/443 Both Y
80/443 Both Y
25 Both Y

Janison Insights (also known as the assessments portal) content is stored and served from Microsoft Azure Blob and CDN Storage. This address hosts the Janison Insights website. Janison Insights emails are sent from this address, it is also recommended to white list this IP address on mail servers. The system generated emails come from this address [email protected]

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