BookWhere Suite Technical Requirements

The system requirements for BookWhere and BookWhere Suite are very manageable, allowing almost any PC to use its powerful features. If you feel that your computer may not be compatible, refer to the information below.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows™ 8, 7, or XP
  • Internet connection
  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer™ version 6 or higher
  • 1 GB minimum and 2 GB RAM recommended for Windows™ 7 and Windows™ 8
  • Pentium processor
  • 50 MB of disk space (more if working with large numbers of records)
  • Unicode™ font package required if displaying non-Latin characters*

*In order to display some international characters, a suitable Unicode™ font must be installed and available in the Microsoft Windows environment. Windows is usually delivered with Lucida Sans Unicode, which contains a number of character font faces outside of the common Latin-1 character ranges. Another widely available choice is Arial Unicode MS. A number of commercially available fonts are also an option depending on local requirements. Installing Microsoft Office will also provide a number of additional Unicode™ fonts.

Unicode and the Unicode Logo are trademarks of Unicode, Inc.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Firewall Permissions

Your workstation will need to be permitted to open connections on several ports in order to be able to search a variety of library databases. Your systems administrator will need to ensure that any network firewall is configured to allow outbound TCP connections on at least these ports: 210, 2101, 2010, 2100, 2101, 2200, 2210, 20010, 5666, 7090, 7091, 7290, 7390, 9909, and 9991.*

*The Z39.50 search service normally operates on port 210; however, some library system vendors have implemented the service on alternate ports.

PeopleWhere Client Web Browser Requirements

Supported Browsers

    For optimal reliability our PeopleWhere product (version 14.1) has been tested on the following browsers
  • IE versions 8,9,10,11
  • Chrome version 34
  • Firefox version 28
    In addition we know of no issues in, and will commit to support
    • Chrome versions 30-33
    • Firefox versions 17-27

  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled
  • Minimum screen resolution 1024×768

PeopleWhere Hosting Server Requirements

    Hardware and OS
    • Windows Server 2008 with IIS installed (Web Edition or better)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 30 GB Hard Drive
    • IIS 7
    • MySQL 5.0.75
    • MySQL Connector ODBC 5.1
    • Application Request Routing Cache 2.5 – IIS Plugin
    • URL Rewrite 2.0 – IIS Plugin
    • Static IP, with port 80 open through the firewall (for normal http / unsecure web access)
    • Domain name if installed in a shared environment (which requires virtual host)
    • Externally accessible Remote Desktop connection (Port 3389 is open through the firewall)
    • SMTP Server for email

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