Optional Hardware

HARDWARE
 

The recommended system specifications for National Model software are listed below.

 

Although National Model software may run properly on computers/servers with lesser hardware specifications, performance may be significantly impacted.  The better the hardware specifications of a computer, the better the software will perform.  For the best possible user experience, it is always recommended to purchase and use the most current hardware available for your National Model software environment.

 

National Model software will work with any edition of the listed Operating Systems and Databases.  The ones you should use depend on your environment configuration.  Visit the Microsoft web site to research which editions are right for your implementation.

 

The National Model software server specifications can vary greatly based on the overall load on the server.  The number of simultaneous users, amount of data to be stored, and how operationally critical the server is may require higher hardware specifications and/or multiple servers in load balancing configurations and/or database mirroring configurations.

 

 

Desktop PC / Workstation

 

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (Note: Both 32 bit and 64 bit (recommended) Operating Systems are supported.)


.NET Framework:
2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 (full installs)

Processor:
Dual Core, 2.0GHz or higher

Memory: 4 GB RAM or more

Hard Disk Drive Size: 50 GB or more with 10 GB free

Monitor/Video: Widescreen that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution / 1GB Video Card

Backup Device: External Hard Drive or Online Backup Service (optional) 

 

    

Mobile Data / Laptop Computers

 

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (Note: Both 32 bit and 64 bit (recommended) Operating Systems are supported.)

 

.NET Framework: 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 (full installs)


Processor:
Dual Core, 2.0GHz or higher

Memory: 4 GB RAM or more

Hard Disk Drive Size: 50 GB or more with 10 GB free

Screen: 1024 x 768 minimum supported resolution (touch screen supported but optional)

 

 

TraCS Web Client

 

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (Note: Both 32 bit and 64 bit (recommended) Operating Systems are supported.)

 

Browser: IE 9 or above, Firefox (latest version), Chrome (latest version)

 

.NET Framework: 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 (full installs)


Processor:
Dual Core, 2.0GHz or higher

Memory: 4 GB RAM or more

 

 

Servers (TraCS/TraCS Web/TraCS Update/TraCS Web Services)

 

Servers in virtual environments are supported by TraCS/TraCS Web/TraCS Update/TraCS Web Services.

 

Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 with IIS 7 or above, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 with IIS 7 or above


.NET Framework:
2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 (full installs)

Processor:
Quad Core, 2.0GHz or higher

Memory: 8 GB RAM or more

Hard Disk Drive Size: 100 GB or more with 50 GB free

Monitor/Video: Widescreen that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution / 1GB Video Card (optional)

Backup Device: External Hard Drive or Online Backup Service

 

Databases: SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 or higher or Oracle 11g or higher  (TraCS can use Microsoft Access as its database but it is not recommended.  Please consider using SQL Server Express instead.)

 

 

MACH Servers

 

Based on the number of MACH clients being hosted, the hardware requirements for MACH servers can vary significantly.  From a simple one server solution for small agencies to a multi tiered clustered server configuration with multiple failover and backup contingencies for statewide agencies, the MACH architecture is scalable to meet most needs.  Example MACH server configurations are pictured here.