The Right Equipment

In order to use the APIS IQ-Software, certain hardware and software components are necessary.

It is important to distinguish between the product lines APIS IQ-Software and CARM-Server software.

The product line APIS IQ-Software (also called clients) consists of IQ-FMEA, IQ-RM and their expanded versions: IQ-FMEA, IQ-FMEA-L, IQ-FMEA PRO, IQ-RM and IQ-RM PRO.

The server software “CARM-Server” complements the IQ-Software with automated services including PDF-Publisher and Action Tracking.

Further information is available on the products and the product comparison pages.

APIS IQ-Software

Generally, the following system requirements apply for all expansion stages of the product line APIS IQ-Software:

Local Client (with Dongle)

  • PC with a IA32 (x86) compatible processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.x (desktop mode), Windows 10
  • Hard disk with 500 MB free space
  • At least 4 GB RAM, CPU 2 GHz and a screen resolution of at least 1600 x1024 pixels
  • A free USB port at the PC is required

Network Version (FlexID Dongle)

  • Hard disk with 300 MB free space
  • Server machine with a Windows Operating System of at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86 or x64 flavors are supported).
  • The server machine must be accessible from the clients via network connection. Although it is technically possible to the FlexNet Publisher License Server locally on the same machine where the APIS IQ-Software is running, this is not recommended.
  • A current Java runtime environment (JRE), at least Java 8.
  • Visual studio runtime components (VC++ 2013). These will be provided during the installation.
  • A free USB Port for the FlexID Dongle
  • A permanent network connection of 100 Mbit/s is necessary for the data exchange to work properly.

The network version consists of two components:

  • The network component is typically stored on an existing file server or on a network drive.
  • For the client component, the same requirements apply as mentioned above (local client), but no Dongle for local client in this case.

Network Version with NLX (FlexID Dongle)

  • Hard disk with 300 MB free space
  • Server machine with a Windows Operating System of at least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86 or x64 flavors are supported).
  • The server machine must be accessible from the clients via network connection. Although it is technically possible to the FlexNet Publisher License Server locally on the same machine where the APIS IQ-Software is running, this is not recommended.
  • A current Java runtime environment (JRE), at least Java 8.
  • Visual studio runtime components (VC++ 2013). These will be provided during the installation.
  • A free USB Port for the FlexID Dongle

For the network version with NLX, the above-mentioned requirements of the network version also apply. The requirements listed under “Local Client” apply to the NLX client, but no Dongle for local client in this case.

Additional information about the network installation is available in the installation manual in the download section.

Server Software

CARM-Server

For the CARM-Server software, the same requirements apply as for the client version. The operating system functions under either a Windows client or Windows Server version. A permanent network connection is necessary in order to communicate properly with the clients.

CARM-NG-Server

The CARM-NG-Server is a platform-independent application software, implemented in Java, which needs a Java EE server and a database, such as MySQL, for operation.

The hardware requirements depend completely on the used components. APIS delivers the CARM-NG-Server with the application server GlassFish and the database MySQL. For this configuration, we recommend server hardware with at least 1 gigabyte of memory and 4 gigabytes of hard disk space.