For use in a multi-PC environment, CIQ 3.0 is designed for client/server operation via TCP/IP or for direct access to the file server. Client/Server operation requires the existence of a data server.
All workstation computers communicate via a single TCP/IP link with the data server. Generally any commercially available desktop PC using Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista can be used as a workstation computer. It is not necessary to upgrade existing workstation PCs to the latest state of the art. Depending on Microsoft’s support the operability of older operating systems may no longer be necessary.