System and Hardware Requirements

Despite its power, AccuTrack only has minimum hardware requirements. Almost any computer running Windows XP or later can run AccuTrack. For optimum performance, we recommend the following:

Client Computers:

  •  A PC with a Pentium-class processor.
  •  Microsoft Windows XP or later.
  •  128 MB or higher memory recommended.
  •  200 MB of free hard drive space.
  •  A printer for printing out reports. You can use a local or a network printer.
  •  CD-Rom drive for installing the software. You can also copy the installation CD on a network drive and install the software from this drive.
  •  Super VGA Video Card capable of displaying 16 bit colors at a screen area of 1024*768.
  •  17" monitor.
  •  Keyboard and mouse.
  •  Microsoft Excel (needed for charting and for some sophisticated administrative reports).
  •  (Optional) A network card and connection to access the data remotely.
  •  (Optional) An ID reader. We provide ID readers that were tested and found to work well with the software.

Server:

If you plan to run AccuTrack on several computers with a shared database, you need to put the database folder on a shared drive or UNC path on the network. If you plan to run AccuTrack on less than 10 computers, the database can be hosted on a computer running Windows XP Pro or later. However, if you need to run AccuTrack on 10 or more computers, then you need a server to host your database (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or 2003 is recommended). You can also use Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later).

The database is hosted onsite at your organization.

Computer Lab Plug-in

NOTE: If you plan to use the Computer Lab Plug-in software with AccuTrack, your network needs to support the extra connections needed for the Plug-in. For example, if you have a computer lab with 25 computers and you run the Plug-in on each computer, and you have 5 administration stations, your network needs to support 30 simultaneous connections to the database. Since Windows 2000 Pro and XP Pro only support up to 10 simultaneous connections to the database, you will need an operating system like Windows 2000 Server, 2003 Server, or 2008 Server to host the database.

For even better and more robust performance, check out AccuSQL. This is a special version of AccuTrack that uses a Microsoft SQL Server as the back-end. AccuSQL is recommended if you plan to run the software on a lot of computers.

Apple Computers

If you have a Mac lab, we recommend you acquire a PC for running AccuTrack. Another option is to check out Accudemia, our web-based attendance tracking software.