PPS: Hardware Requirements

This article applies to the Private Practice Suite


Internet Connection (All users - PC and MAC):

  • Broadband (High-Speed) Internet connection: 1.5 Mbps or faster
  • A minimum throughput (actual upload and download speed) of 300 kbps PER USER is required
    • Example:  A 30 MB cable Internet connection may have an upload speed of only 3.3 Mbps (3,300 kbps)
    • 3,300 kbps / 300 kbps =  11 users can access the system simultaneously without performance degradation
      • Note: This assumes that no other network activity is taking place that would be using up bandwidth
      • Example: Streaming music from Pandora or watching videos from YouTube, transferring files, etc

NOTE: Actual throughput is often much lower than the advertised connection speed.

Hardware Specifications

PC Users:

  • X86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE v9 only) 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) processor or  higher with a minimum of 1 GB of RAM
  • Screen Resolution:  A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is required. (Width of 1024 pixels x Height of 768 pixels)
  • Extra Toolbars, Search Tools, etc. will also reduce the amount of available real estate on the screen.

Mac (Intel-based) Users: 

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with a minimum of 1 GB of RAM
  • Screen Resolution:  A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is required. (Width of 1024 pixels x Height of 768 pixels)
  • Extra Toolbars, Search Tools, etc. will also reduce the amount of available real estate on the screen.

MacBook Air Users: 

  • Intel Core i5 1.3 gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with a minimum of 1 GB of RAM
  • Screen Resolution:  A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is required. (Width of 1024 pixels x Height of 768 pixels)
  • Extra Toolbars, Search Tools, etc. will also reduce the amount of available real estate on the screen.

NOTE: Linux is not a compatible operating system

iPad or Tablet Users (Mobile Notes Only):

  • Mobile tablets can be utilized for Mobile Notes and Patient Portal only.To fully utilize the voice recognition capabilities of Vālant Mobile Notes, we recommend an iPad 3 or newer. These modules are platform-neutral, and can be run on mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone/RT, etc.
  • Since Valant’s EHR system is fully web-based, no installation is required.
  • The screen size and the amount of available memory on a tablet should not affect Mobile Notes’ performance.
  • Only a reliable internet connection via Wi-Fi or 3G/4G is required (see above regarding bandwidth).

Please note: some computer and tablet manufacturers have proprietary software which interferes with the use of Valant. Please test hardware before acquisition to ensure proper functioning with Valant.

  

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