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Operating System
Workstation: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.X., or Windows 2000 Professional, with Microsoft Internet Explorer® 3.X or later, or Outlook or Outlook Express installed.
Network (If applicable): Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT Server 3.51 or later, Windows 2000 Server, Novell 3.12 or later.

Hardware
For Workstation Applications
Processor*: Pentium 120mhz minimum, 200mhz or faster recommended.
Disk Drive Space: 200 MB available hard disk drive space if installing all components. (For a stand-alone computer that will have the applications as well as the System Database installed, a minimum of 325 MB of available disk drive space is required.)
Memory*: 64 MB RAM minimum; 96 MB or more recommended.

For the System Database
Electronic Office stores all information, such as patient data, in a separate database called the System Database. This allows for the flexibility to use the program in a network environment, meaning that several computer workstations that are linked to a network server can communicate with Electronic Office simultaneously. However, the program will work just as well on a single workstation with the workstation applications and the system database all copied onto the same computer.

If Electronic Office is being installed onto a stand-alone computer, the recommended system requirements for workstation applications should be adhered to. The following guidelines apply to a network where the system database is installed on a server and the applications are installed onto local workstations.

Processor*: Pentium 100mhz minimum.
Disk Drive Space: The System Database can grow very large depending on the frequency with which you compact the database, and the volume of patients that go through your office. To start with, 180 MB – 250 MB of available hard disk drive space is recommended.
Memory*: 32 MB RAM minimum, 64 MB or more recommended.
*The processor and memory requirements apply to the use of Electronic Office. These requirements may not be sufficient for all operating systems on which Electronic Office can be installed.

Network Protocols
Medigrate Electronic Office can utilize TCP/IP, IPX, and NetBEUI(if necessary) network protocols. However, Microsoft has discovered a potential problem with its Jet Database Engine running on Windows NT networks that are using the IPX protocol. Since Electronic Office uses Jet Database technology, it is recommended that users with Windows NT networks disable IPX and use TCP/IP and NetBEUI until this problem is remedied.

Fax Modem Compatibility
One of Electronic Office's features is the ability to automatically fax patient visit reports to certain parties, such as personal physicians or insurance companies. Reports can be faxed using the Batch Processor module immediately when they are printed, or they can be batched together and faxed at a later time when telephone rates are lower.

The fax drivers used by Batch Processor require that the workstation from which Batch Processor is being used have an Industry Standard Class 1, 2 or 2.0 fax modem installed. It is not recommended that Batch Processor be used through a communication server.

If faxes are to be batched together and sent at some later time, it is not necessary for every workstation to have its own local modem. In this instance, it would only be necessary for the workstation from which faxes are being scheduled and actually sent to have the fax modem attached to it. Most modems that have been manufactured in recent years are Industry Standard Class 1, 2 or 2.0 fax modems.


Imaging for Windows®
Electronic Office requires that Eastman Software's Wang Imaging for Windows® be installed on any workstation on which Electronic Office is installed. This program is automatically included when most newer versions of Windows are first installed.

Imaging for Windows 95 is shipped with Electronic Office. If during the installation process on a Windows 95 or Windows 98 machine, Electronic Office determines that Imaging for Windows is not installed on the computer, it will automatically be installed.

For Windows NT and Windows 2000® machines, Eastman Software's licensing agreement with Microsoft prohibits the Imaging for Windows program from being installed in any manner except manually, directly within Windows. If the Electronic Office installation program determines that Imaging for Windows is not installed on a Windows NT or 2000 workstation, then a message will be displayed instructing the user to install the program.

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