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Client Server Configuration

NOTE: Hardware specifications are subject to change without notice.

DATA SERVER SPECIFICATIONS

Server

Minimum Required

Operating System

Windows 2016 Server 64 bit or Windows 2019 Server 64 bit

Remote Access (for support)

Remote Desktop connection directly into server strongly recommended. Support uses WinVNC via ports 5500, 5900, and 5901

SQL Server*

SQL Server 2016 64 bit (Standard Edition or higher highly recommended for 15+ Nextech Licenses or NexEMR. Not provided by Nextech.)

**Ensure you work with your SQL License Provider to buy the appropriate SQL license to match the required hardware below.

Application Server

Sites that will have 200 or more users will need to have a separate server to house Nextech related services. Recommended spec:

Dual Core 2.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM and 10k SAS Drives.

CPU

See CPU requirements based on user load below.

RAM

See RAM requirements based on user load below.

Disks

Mixed use enterprise solid state drives

Local Area Network (LAN)

1 gigabit minimum

Wide Area Network (WAN)

Requires 100 kb of network and internet bandwidth per user to function.  If you are using other applications such as VOIP, payroll, accounting, video, email services you need to ensure you have reserved at least 100 kb per user for Nextech’s application use.  Must use RDS from remote locations.

Remote Access (for technical support)

Remote Desktop connection directly into server strongly recommended. Firewall exceptions should be made to allow outbound ports 5500, 5900, and 5901 for Nextech Technical Support to connect to workstations.

External Backup

Customer is responsible for daily automatic backups of entire server with offsite backups weekly.

Windows Updates

Performed on a regular, timely schedule.

Virtualization

Nextech will run properly on both a Microsoft Hypervisor and VMWare environment.


*Due to memory usage issues, running an Exchange Server on the same server as the Nextech SQL Server is not recommended.

RAM AND CPU REQUIREMENTS BY USER LOAD

 

1 – 50

51 – 100

101 – 200

201 - 300

301 - 400

401+

RAM

(w/o NexEMR)

16 GB

32 GB

64 GB

64 GB

96 GB

128 GB+

RAM

(with NexEMR)

32 GB

64 GB

96 GB

128 GB

128 GB+

128 GB+

CPU

Dual Core 2.3 GHz

Quad Core 2.6 GHz

Quad Core 3.0 GHz

8 Core 3.0 GHz

8 core 3.0+ GHz

12+ core 3.0+ GHz

 

WORKSTATION SPECIFICATIONS FOR NEXTECH PRACTICE

Workstation

Minimum Required

Operating System

Windows 7 Pro SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 10 [Windows Home and RT versions not supported], iOS 10

CPU

2GHz or more

RAM

4GB or more

Hard Disk

150GB or more (One workstation will be required to hold backup, and this machine may need additional HD space)

Display

1024 X 768 resolution or higher, 24 bit color (DPI and text larger than 125% not supported)

MS Office

MS Office 2010/2013/2016/2019 32 bit version [click‐to‐run version and 64 bit version not supported]. Keep in mind that, in order to use mass email, Word and Outlook must be the same version and an email address/account must be set up in Outlook

Remote Access (for support)

Nextech Technical Support uses WinVNC via outbound ports 5500, 5900, and 5901

 

PERIPHERALS & OTHER OPTIONAL HARDWARE

Network Card

1GB

Wi‐Fi

802.11ac wireless router with accurate number of access points for each user and location

Printers

Windows compatible printer

iPad

Must be able to run iOS 10 or higher

Barcode Scanners

Nextech supports Serial Emulation USB barcode scanners. Tested models include Metrologic MK9520‐72A38 or MK9520‐32A38, & Honeywell Voyager 1200g (wired) or 1202g (wireless). [Keyboard wedge scanners are not supported]

Document/Image Scanners

Nextech is compatible with TWAIN scanners and WIA camera/printer drivers. [TWAIN drivers are NOT remote desktop compatible. All remote peripheral setup is the responsibility of user IT personnel]

Voice Dictation

Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical Edition required for voice dictation on the PC [the NexSpeak iPad voice dictation software, sold separately by Nextech, does not require Dragon Naturally Speaking]

Magnetic Strip Readers/Cash Drawers/Receipt Printers

Cash drawers and MSR readers must have OPOS Drivers (64 bit compatible). Installation of OPOS drivers is responsibility of user. Tested models: MSR – ID Tech Mini Mag model Number IDMB‐355133B (64 bit compatible); Cash Drawer (NexSpa only) – APG T237A‐BL616 (requires installation of Citizen Receipt Printer)

Topaz Signature Pad

Model T‐LBK462‐BSB‐R is only compatible model. Performs work over  Terminal

services

Credit Card Readers

Credit Card readers for Integrated Credit Card Processing must be purchased at https://iccp.nextech.com/ (Compatible with Windows 7+ only)


Removals 

    • SQL 2008, and SQL 2008 R2, will not be supported in future Nextech releases, and support by Microsoft ends as of July 2019
    • Windows Vista is not supported
    • Windows 7 is not supported without Service Pack 1
    • Windows 8.0 is not supported without the 8.1 service pack
    • Windows Server 2008 is not supported. The minimum server version is Server 2008 R2
    • iOS 9 is not supported