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Hardware Specifications and Minimum Requirements

Display

Elexio Check In and the Elexio Database are designed to run on a standard resolution 16:9 aspect ratio display. This means you will want to check before purchasing hardware to ensure the display of your desired equipment is not a non-standard aspect ratio (for instance a Microsoft Surface uses an aspect ratio of 3:2 and will distort the User Interface) and for best results we would not recommend ultra-high resolution displays like 4K because it can cause the software and other features in Windows to appear very small at native resolution.

RAM

Random Access Memory is the workspace that your operating system and applications use to perform their work such as documents, spreadsheets, and browsers. The more RAM you have, the more efficiently you can perform large amounts of work. ELEXIO DATABASE and ELEXIO CHECK-IN can be fairly memory intensive applications especially as the number of people in your database increases.

Minimum Adequate Excellent
8GB 12GB 16GB

Max. of 5,000

People Records

Max of 40,000 40,000+

 

Hard Disk

Hard disk drive(s) are where your local, long-term data storage occurs. Computer performance is affected by free disk space, how fast the hard drive can read and write data, and the need for caching. Caching occurs when your application needs more workspace (RAM) than is currently free at which time some of the RAM will be written to the hard drive to free up space. ELEXIO DATABASE and ELEXIO CHECK-IN don't rely heavily on the hard drive performance unless memory needs to be cached. This can occur with large congregations and when running intensive processes such as mass emails, SMS messages, contribution data entry, and reports.

Minimum Adequate Excellent
25 GB Free Space 50GB Free Space 75GB+ Free Space
5,400 RPM 7,200 RPM Solid State
8MB Cache 16MB+ Cache n/a
Internal Only Internal Only Internal Only

 

Processor

Your processor performs the bulk of the work for your applications. Computer performance is affected by the number of processor cores, architecture (32 vs 64 bit), cache, hyper-threading capabilities, and clock speed. ELEXIO DATABASE will take advantage of 64-bit processing and hyper-threading while ELEXIO CHECK-IN will only run in 32-bit mode and only sparingly uses hyper-threading.

Minimum Adequate Excellent
2 Cores 2 Cores 4 Cores
64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
3MB Cache 3MB Cache 8MB Cache
2+ GHz 2.4+ GHz 3+ GHz
    Hyper-threaded

 

Operating System

Your operating system can definitely affect performance because Microsoft is constantly making improvements to their features and functionality. At the very least you should be using a 64-bit operating system to take advantage of ELEXIO DATABASE's architecture.

Minimum Adequate Excellent
Windows Vista 64-bit Windows 7 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit

 

Network Card

Assuming you are not working offline with a database on your computer, all data that is read from and written to the database travels through your network card, across your internal network, and possibly across the internet to your database server. For the best performance, we recommend running a wired network with a network card that runs at or faster than your building's network wiring and hardware speeds.

Minimum Adequate Excellent
10 Mbps 100 Mbps 1000 Mbps (Gigabit)
Wireless not recommended Wireless not recommended Wireless not recommended

Database and Connectivity

You can access your database Online through the internet, Locally on a private database server, or Offline on your local computer. Due to the high maintenance cost, personal Offline access is only recommended for extreme situations.

Connecting Online

Minimum Adequate Excellent
Cable or Fiber Optic Cable or Fiber Optic Fiber Optic
Satellite not recommended Satellite not recommended Satellite not recommended
16/3 Mbps 25/10 Mbps 100/50 Mbps

Connecting Locally

Minimum Adequate Excellent
100 Mbps Ethernet 100 Mbps Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet

SQL Server Express

for <10,000 People Records

SQL Server Express

for <10,000 People Records

Full SQL Server

Full SQL

for > 10,000 People Records

Full SQL

for > 10,000 People Records

 
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