Are you ready for RB8?

If you subscribe to RB8 Subscribe, you must have:

  • One server or main computer (for smaller offices) with SQL Server installed, on which your RB Server (software and database) resides and to which your workstations can connect.
  • Enough workstations for your staff with access either directly or remotely to your server.

If you subscribe to RB8 Cloud, you only need:

  • Enough workstations to access your RB system which is hosted in the cloud, eliminating the need for your own server.

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Check the following lists of hardware and software against your current system to see what you need to add RB8 to your business.

RB8 Cloud & RB8 Subscribe

Set up as many workstations as you need wherever you need them

Workstations can be desktop PCs or laptops. You can connect them to your server remotely. If you have RB8 Subscribe, you can also connect your workstations directly to your server. You can have an unlimited number of workstations connected to your server; however the maximum number of work­stations that can access your RB8 Server at the same time is determined by how many user licenses you have.

WORKSTATIONS

Components

Recommended

Processor (CPU) 2 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM)1 2 GB
Hard Disk Space 500 MB
Monitor VGA with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher2
Operating System Windows Vista or higher3
Internet Access Required
Other Software Adobe Reader/Acrobat 7 or higher, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher
  1. Minimum RAM requirements are for RB8 only. If you run other applications at the same time as RB8, you will encounter memory problems unless you have enough RAM to allot to all open applications.
  2. You cannot utilize our software without meeting the minimum resolution requirement listed here.
  3. RB8 Subscribe and RB8 Cloud can also run on Windows XP, although we do not recommend it due to its vulnerability to security risks and viruses.

User Licenses

You need one user license for each user who accesses your RB Server (where your RB8 database resides) at the same time. For example, if you have two people scheduling jobs, a Billing person, a Production person and yourself all using RB at the same time, you need five user licenses.

You do not need extra user licenses for duplicate installations. For example, if you want to install RB on both your desktop computer and your laptop because you want to be able to sometimes work remotely, you only need one user license to cover both computers because only one of them will access your RB Server at a time.

You do not need user licenses for anyone using RB Web, such as attorneys and reporters, to access their info in your RB8 database. If however you have reporters or employees working remotely with your RB8 database, i.e., they log into your RB8 directly, not through RB Web, you need to include them in your user licenses.

You can add or cancel user licenses at any time when you subscribe to RB8.

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RB8 Subscribe only

Buy & maintain your own server to bring RB8 in-house

With RB8 Subscribe, you need a machine that matches the specs below to host your RB8 Server and database.

NOTE: Your server or main computer is the heart of your RB system. If you will be running other applications or storing data on this machine, be sure to add those requirements to your calculations for the amount of capacity and power your server/main computer needs.

SERVER/MAIN COMPUTER

Components

Recommended

Processor (CPU)1 3 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard Disk Space2 100 GB
Monitor VGA with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
Operating System Windows Server 2008 or higher, Windows Vista or higher
Database SQL Server 2008 Express Edition SP33 or higher
Internet Access4 Required
Other Software .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher, Windows Installer 4.5 or higher
  1. We highly recommend Intel® processors. Non-Intel processors (such as processors labeled Intel compatible, AMD, etc.) have many known issues with running SQL Server. Since we cannot resolve these issues, only Intel processors are recommended.
  2. This space does NOT include data storage or file depository storage space.
  3. MSDE 2000 has been replaced with SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. It is your responsibility to download, install and maintain it. As a courtesy and a service, OMTI will install it for you, but you must contact Microsoft for support. We do not support any third-party software.
    SQL Server 2008 Express Edition has limitations. You are limited to only one processor with 1 GB RAM, and total data size cannot exceed 4 GB. When your data reaches this limit, you must purchase SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition or higher.
    SQL Server 2000 is NO LONGER SUPPORTED and will not be compatible with RB8.
  4. You cannot update our software without Internet access.

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Non-RB installations & maintenance

Please note: RB8 is a software solution only. You are responsible for installing and maintaining any hardware and third-party software required to operate RB8.

Maintenance that is your responsibility includes:

  • Configuring your firewall, including opening ports as required by OMTI Support for your RB system to operate. We are not able to open ports in clients’ systems. Port requirements must be done by client. (RB8 Subscribe only. RB8 Cloud does not need port access to your system.)
  • Resolving network issues.
  • Setting printer.
  • Installing IIS.
  • Making your logo image for branding your RB documents, website, etc.
  • Keeping all required software and hardware to current specs set by OMTI Support.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your readiness for RB8, contact us.

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