System Specification Sheet (Basic)1

System Overview

The Q. system is powered by Microsoft.  This means that functionality, security and reliability are on the forefront of technology.  The Q. system can be used in the stand-alone computer environment, networked environment and in a Share-drive configuration.

Correspondingly, it can also be configured as a shared database file, a split database or a Share-point site. (installation is required in any server or split database configuration)

Operating Platform

The Q. system (and associated products) is designed to be installed on the Microsoft Windows 32 or 64 bit operating system on the user’s workstation.  Preference is for the 32 bit system for best operating performance.

Back-up System

There is no specifications around a back-up system, however, it is highly recommended that however it is installed, a back-up strategy be developed.

In most networked environments, this will consist of a daily back-up which will suffice.  However, should this be a standalone system, then ensure that an excellent quality external hard drive is utilized.

Printers

There is no specific requirements for the printer.  A laser printer is recommended for all printed material.  Only a good quality printer from major brands should be used.  Our preferred brand is Canon.

The printable areas within the Q-system are scaled to A4 sized paper.

Speed 25 pages a minute or faster
Resolution 600 dpi
Connection Ethernet Network
Bins Manual feed + standard paper tray
Printer Language PCL or Postscript (not JetReady or PC compiled printer jobs)
Recommended Printer Canon M2015

 

Software

Microsoft Access 2013 or later is recommended.  This does not have to be the full suite but can be the “Runtime” version offered for free from Microsoft.  Download free: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Stand-Alone Computer (not networked)

ITEM
MINIMUM
PREFERRED
Processor:
1.8Ghz
2.8Ghz or greater
RAM:
2 Gigabyte (32 bit)
4 Gigabytes (8GB for 64bit OS)
Monitor:
20 inch monitor running a resolution of at least 1024×768 at 16 bit colour
22 inch LCD (not widescreen) with resolution of 1900×1200 at 24 bit colour
Graphics Card:
SVGA graphics card
SVGA graphics card with minimum 512Mb on-board RAM and dual ports.
Hard Drive:
80GB -7200 rpm
320GB or greater – 7200rpm
Back-up:
External Hard drive
External Hard drive and/or online internet storage
Operating System:
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 10 or greater

The “Stand-alone” system configuration means only one computer manipulates the database.  Q.Data only resides within this one station and therefore alert functionality will be diminished.

In this configuration, the option for a split database is not required.  Should the Stand-alone computer become networked, it is recommended that the database be split for greater performance.  A single computer will need to be designated as the host station, acting much like a server with other computers having access into the database.

Server Computer

ITEM
MINIMUM
PREFERRED
Processor:
1.8Ghz
Quad core, 2.8Ghz or greater
RAM:
2 Gigabyte (32 bit)
4 Gigabytes (8GB for 64bit OS). More may be required if SQL Server on your server
Monitor:
15 inch monitor running a resolution of at least 1024×768 at 16 bit colour
20 inch LCD (not widescreen) with resolution of 1600×1200 at 24 bit colour
Graphics Card:
SVGA graphics card
SVGA graphics card with minimum 512Mb on-board RAM and dual ports.
Hard Drive:
80GB -7200 rpm
320GB or greater – 7200rpm
Back-up:
External Hard drive
External Hard drive and/or online internet storage
Network card
10/100Mbs Base-T
100/1000 Mbs Base-T
Operating System:
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 10 or greater
Email:
Outlook 2003
Outlook 2010

 

In any networked environment, it is best to consult your network administrator to determine supportability of new software

The Q. system is built to be used immediately after installation.  However, additional requirements may need to be addressed based on complexity of networked environment.

Practice Configuration

The 2.0 Version is built for the small to medium general practice with 10,000 or less patients.  The network environment should be 7 or less workstations.

Disclaimer

MediShare Limited (NZ) has developed this specification sheet as the best balance between performance, reliability and security.  Due to the possible variation of network and non-worked computers aspects of the database tool may vary.  However, being developed from a Microsoft application and its in-built flat structure means that the clear majority of configurations will experience high performance levels.

Practice Configuration

The 2.0 Version is built for the small to medium general practice with 10,000 or less patients.  The network environment should be 7 or less workstations.