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Hardware Requirements

The following are Hardware Recommendations for the StockTrac® Enterprise Automotive Shop Management System. We will outline suggested equipment configurations to optimize effective use of the system. Please keep in mind that as this recommendation is being written, newer and faster systems are being introduced to the market. Therefore, if your new system exceeds the following recommended specifications, your Enterprise software will perform even better. It is designed to run under the following operating systems:

      • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
      • Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
      • Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)
      • Windows Server 2003
      • Windows Server 2008
      • Windows Server 2008 R2
      • Windows Server 2012
      • Windows Server 2012 R2

StockTrac® runs flawlessly under Microsoft's Windows operating system as well as all current inerations of Windows Server.

 

Important Note

Windows Server Installations need to be installed, configured and supported by a qualified IT specialist. Janco is responsible for only the StockTrac® Enterprise software installation and configuration.

 

Server and Stand-Alone System

      • Dual-Core Intel (i5 and i7 Recommended) or AMD Processor
      • 8 Gigabytes of RAM
      • 160Gb 7200RPM Hard Drive or Higher (SSD Recommended)
      • Integrated Graphics or Video card that supports 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution
      • DVD-ROM Drive for Catalogs and Labor Guides
      • Gigabit Ethernet (Network Interface Card)
      • Gigabit Router with Gigabit Network Switch
      • High-Speed Broadband Connection- DSL, Cable, etc.(3 Megabit Minimum)
      • Flash Drive 8 Gb or greater
      • Online Data Backup Subscription, i.e. SpaceDock, Carbonite® , or MozyPro®

Workstation System

The following items are considered Standard and should be included on any hardware purchased:

      • 17" or better LCD Monitor
      • 101 Key Keyboard
      • Optical Mouse

Minimum System Requirements

The following are the minimum system specifications to effectively utilize StockTrac®software. Systems with lesser capabilities than outlined below may experience difficulty in the effective use of the software system. This is for a single, stand-alone (non-networked) computer or for a workstation system.

      • Dual-Core Intel (i5 and i7 Recommended) or AMD Processor
      • 4 Gigabyte of memory (RAM)
      • 160 Gb (Gigabyte) Hard Drive (SSD Recommended)
      • Gigabit Network Card
      • Integrated Graphics or Video card that supports 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution
      • Plus Standard Equipment as outlined above

RECOMMENDED PRINTERS

StockTrac® Enterprise will work with any Windows compatible printer such as Laser, Ink Jet, or Newer Dot Matrix printers. For best printing quality and performance we highly recommend a laser printer.  Enterprise also supports the Dymo LabelWriter 330 and 330 Turbo printers for warranty label printing.  Because Enterprise is a Windows product, it will only work with printers that have actual Windows Graphics Drivers available for them. Unfortunately, this does not include Okidata 182's and 184's. If you choose to use dot matrix printers you will need to upgrade to at least a Okidata 320.

There have been issues in the past with many HP printers. We would recommend most Dell printers, as well as Okidata, Brother, Cannon, etc. When purchasing a laser printer make sure that you check with the printer vendor or manufacturer to make sure that it is supported by your operating system, i.e., Windows 7, Windows 8, etc.

A network printer is recommended for printing from the server and multiple workstations.

 

GoDex RT200i GoDex Logo

 

StockTrac®also supports the GoDex RT200i thermal printer shown above. This is used at point-of-sale for printing static-cling "Return For Service" labels used when providing oil changes. Janco can supply the printer, ribbons, UB printer cable and static-cling labels at competitive prices. The GoDex RT200i comes with a full three (3) year manufacturers warranty.

Please contact Janco International at 1-800-782-5872 (U.S.) or 1-800-323-5872 (Canada) if you have any questions concerning the above specifications or to review your existing equipment.

 

Revised February 1, 2017
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