The Right Equipment
In order to use the APIS IQ-Software, certain hardware and software components are necessary.
It is important to distinguish between the product lines APIS IQ-Software and CARM-Server software.
The product line APIS IQ-Software (also called clients) consists of IQ-FMEA, IQ-RM and their expanded versions: IQ-FMEA, IQ-FMEA-L, IQ-FMEA PRO, IQ-RM and IQ-RM PRO. IQ-CT is the product of choice for clear defined tasks as it offers a smaller range of functions and therefore requires less training effort.
The server software “CARM-Server” complements the IQ-Software with automated services including PDF-Publisher and action tracking.
Generally, the following system requirements apply for all expansion stages of the product line APIS IQ-Software:
- PC with a IA32 (x86) compatible processor
- Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x (desktop mode), Windows 10
- Hard disk with 300 MB free space
- CD ROM drive
- At least 1024 MB of free memory (RAM) and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels
4 GB RAM, CPU 2 GHz and above, and a screen resolution of at least 1600 x1024 pixels are recommended.
Depending on the chosen licensing model, you have to take the following into account:
Version With Dongle
Additional to above mentioned requirements a card reader or a free USB port is necessary. The card reader is delivered by request.
The network version consists of two components:
- The network component is typically stored on an existing file server or on a network drive. A standalone server for floating licensing is not necessary to manage licenses.
- For the client component the same requirements apply as mentioned above (local client).
A permanent network connection of 100 Mbit/s is necessary for the data exchange to work properly.
Network Version with NLX
For the network version with NLX the above mentioned requirements of the network version also apply. The requirements listed under “Local Client” apply to the NLX client.
Additional information about the network installation is available in the installation manual in the download section.
For the CARM-Server software, the same requirements apply as for the client version. The operating system functions under either a Windows client or Windows Server version. A permanent network connection is necessary in order to communicate properly with the clients.
The CARM-NG-Server is a platform independent application software, implemented in Java, which needs a Java EE server and a database, such as MySQL or MSSQL, for operation.
The hardware requirements depend completely on the used components. APIS delivers the CARM-NG-Server with the application server GlassFish and the database MySQL. For this configuration we recommend server hardware with at least 1 gigabyte of memory and 4 gigabyte of hard disk space.