CCH® ProSystem fx® Scan: System Requirements

This article displays the system requirements for CCH ProSystem fx Scan v17 for the following:


Scan Administrator Module - [Return to Top]

Scan Administrator module is responsible for optical character recognition (OCR) of documents and performing identification and extraction. It is CPU intensive and will automatically take advantage of system processing power. CPU utilization can approach 100%. Scan Administrator is also ram intensive and will automatically take advantage of available system ram. Scan Administrator also performs significant input/output to the system storage device while processing. For these reasons:

  • Scan Administrator should always be the only active application running within a given install.
  • Acceptable throughput will be obtained by meeting or exceeding the recommended system specifications.
  • Scan Administrator will operate utilizing minimum specifications, but performance will not be optimal.

Processor
Scan Administrator is CPU intensive and will automatically take advantage of system processing power. CPU utilization for Scan Administrator can approach 100%.

  • Recommended:
    • Processor with eight or more available cores, which can be a combination of physical and logical cores.
    • Example: Intel Core i7‐ 4770 with 4 physical cores (8 logical cores) operating @ 3.40 GHz
  • Minimum:
    • Processor with four or more available cores, which can be a combination of physical and logical cores.
    • Example: Intel Core i5‐7200U with 2 physical cores (4 logical cores) operating @ 2.50 GHz

RAM
Scan Administrator will take advantage of any available system ram, so more is better.

  • Recommended:
    • 2 GB RAM for each logical CPU core (for example, four logical cores = 8 GB recommended, eight logical cores = 16 GB recommended, etc.)
  • Minimum:
    • 4 GB RAM

Storage
Scan Administrator performs significant input/output to the system storage device. A solid-state drive located on the physical computer accessing it (direct‐attached storage) will provide optimal performance.

  • Recommended Storage Space:
    • 10 GB for program files
    • 10 GB for temporary data files
  • Minimum Storage Space:
    • 10 GB for program files
    • 10 GB for temporary data files

Video

  • XVGA at 32‐bit color quality with a resolution of 1280 x 1024

Supported Environments
Scan Administrator should be installed on a 64‐bit operating system to allow access to system ram in excess of 4.2 GB.

  • Operating System ‐ Recommended:
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® is strongly recommended for firms with 20 or greater staff.​

Important Security Note: We strongly recommend that all customers enable the enhanced security measures available in Windows 8 or higher operating system, including SMB 3.0 encryption for data in transit. SMB 3.0 requires explicit configuration. For further information, please see our Data Security Best Practices knowledge base article.

  • Operating System ‐ Minimum:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro and above
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro and above

Important Security Note: We strongly recommend that all customers enable the enhanced security measures available in Windows 8 or higher operating system, including SMB 3.0 encryption for data in transit. SMB 3.0 requires explicit configuration. For further information, please see our Data Security Best Practices knowledge base article.

  • Virtualization:
    • VMware & Hyper‐V are supported.
  • .NET Framework:
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.8 must be installed.
  • Network Support:
    • A domain is the preferred network implementation for Scan Administrator.
    • Microsoft® Windows® Workgroups are also supported in certain circumstances:
      • All computers that are part of the workgroup must have the same workgroup name.
      • Network Discovery must be turned on.

Unsupported Environments

  • Scan Administrator should not be installed in a Citrix or Remote Desktop Services environment. If a Citrix or Terminal Server environment is utilized, Scan Administrator must be installed on a separate machine.
  • Microsoft® Small Business Server®
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Core, Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home
  • Computers hosting other programs. Scan Administrator must be installed on a dedicated computer.
  • Non‐Microsoft® Windows® operating systems

Other Software

  • PDF Software:
    • Adobe® Acrobat®, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, or other PDF applications are not required on the Administrator compute, but may be installed if access to PDF documentation is desired.
  • Supported Browsers:
    • Microsoft® Edge; Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11; Chrome; Firefox

Internet Access

  • Internet access is required for downloading installation files and program/catalog updates, as well as to access the help system and knowledge base.

Import File Types Supported

  • PDF
  • TIF/TIFF
  • JPG/JPEG
  • BMP
  • PNG
  • GIF


Scan Workstation Module - [Return to Top]

Scan Workstation provides end‐users the ability to submit jobs to Scan Administrator, monitor their progress, and initiate the AutoFlow process.
Scan Workstation must have access to the environment containing Scan Administrator.
Processing of source documents does not occur in Scan Workstation and, as such, workstation system requirements are not as stringent as for Scan Administrator.

Processor
​​​​​A multi‐core processor is recommended.

  • Recommended:
    • 2.0 GHz Intel or AMD Processor or equivalent (look at current specs)
  • Minimum:
    • 1.8 GHz Intel or AMD Processor or equivalent

Ram

  • Recommended:
    • 4 GB RAM
  • Minimum:
    • 2 GB RAM

Storage

  • Recommended Storage Space:
    • 4 GB for program files
    • 4 GB for temporary data files
  • Minimum Storage Space:
    • 2 GB for program files
    • 2 GB for temporary data files

Video

  • XVGA at 32‐bit color quality with a resolution of 1280 x 1024

Supported Environments

  • Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro or above
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro or above (32‐bit and 64 bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019

Important Security Note: We strongly recommend that all customers enable the enhanced security measures available in Windows 8 or higher operating system, including SMB 3.0 encryption for data in transit. SMB 3.0 requires explicit configuration. For further information, please see our Data Security Best Practices knowledge base article.

  • Virtualization:
    • VMware & Hyper‐V are supported.
  • .NET Framework:
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.8 must be installed.
  • Network Support:
    • A domain is the preferred network implementation for Scan Administrator.
    • Microsoft® Windows® Workgroups are also supported in certain circumstances:
      • All computers part of the workgroup must have the same workgroup name.
      • Network Discovery must be turned on.
    • Please refer to the knowledge base article at support.cch.com for more information on Workgroup support.
  • Remote Access:
    • Citrix® and Remote Desktop Services are supported for Scan Workstation.

Unsupported Environments

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Core, Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home
  • Non‐Microsoft® Windows® operating systems

Other Software

  • Supported Browsers:
    • Microsoft® Edge®; Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11; Chrome; Firefox

Internet Access

  • Internet access is required for downloading installation files and program/catalog updates and for accessing the help system and knowledge base.


PDFlyer/PDflyer Stand Alone Requirements - [Return to Top]

PDFlyer is a plug‐in which adds significant firm‐specific functionality to Adobe® Acrobat®. PDFlyer requires Adobe® Acrobat® DC Standard or Professional or higher. PDFlyer is not supported for Adobe® Acrobat® Reader.  The workstation needs to have a network connection to install PDFlyer.

Processor

  • Minimum:
    • 1.5 GHz Intel or AMD Processor or equivalent
  • Minimum:
    • 1 GB RAM

Storage

  • Minimum:
    • 4.5 GB of available hard disk space

Video

  • XVGA at 32‐bit color quality with a resolution of 1280 x 1024

Supported Environments

  • Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro or above (32‐bit and 64‐bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro or above (32‐bit and 64‐bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2019

Important Security Note: We strongly recommend that all customers enable the enhanced security measures available in Windows 8 or higher operating system, including SMB 3.0 encryption for data in transit. SMB 3.0 requires explicit configuration. For further information, please see our Data Security Best Practices knowledge base article.

  • Virtualization:
    • VMware & Hyper‐V are supported.
  • Network Requirements
    • Domain and peer‐to‐peer networks (i.e. workgroups) are supported.
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.8 must be installed.
  • Remote Access:
    • Citrix® and Remote Desktop Services are supported for PDFlyer.

Unsupported Environments

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home
  • Non‐Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Not having a connection to the network to perform the install

Other Software

  • Supported Browsers:
    • Microsoft® Edge; Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11; Chrome; Firefox

Internet Access

  • Internet access is required for downloading installation files and program updates, as well as accessing the help system and knowledge base.


Scanner Requirements - [Return to Top]

  • Dedicated scanner capable of producing multi-page TIFF or PDF files.
  • The software bundled with the scanner should provide advanced setup options.
  • Multi‐function machines (copy/fax/scan) are not recommended since they generally produce poor results when compared with dedicated scanners.

Suggested Scanners

  • Fujitsu fi-7160
  • Fujitsu fi-7180
  • Fujitsu fi-7600

Note: These scanners are bundled with Fujitsu PaperStream Capture software which meets the "advanced setup option" requirement.

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