Annex is a web-based system and requires only a web browser and at least version 10.0 of the free Adobe Flash plugin. The speed of the internet connection, particularly when viewing video resources, is key to good performance.

To embed Annex into a web page of your own, you must be able to edit the HTML code of that page, and the resource you wish visitors to be able to see needs to be openly accessible (i.e. it must not require a login to access).