Network Upgrade for PastPerfect
Networking promotes increased efficiency, effectiveness, and access to some of your museum's most valuable data.
The Network Upgrade allows you to install the program on multiple workstations and share access to common data files residing on the main computer or network file server. Changes saved at one workstation are immediately seen by all users.
PastPerfect is designed to run on both peer-to-peer and client-server networks.
For PastPerfect to operate as a network program you will need:
- The Network Upgrade
- A network operating system such as Windows XP or Server 2008
- 100 Mbps network throughput speed
WARNING: Running PastPerfect on a wireless network is not recommended. Wireless networks can be problematic due to lower transfer rates and frequent network interruptions. Please contact the support office before installing on your wireless network.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) refers to network communications that bypass servers and allow computers to directly communicate with each other. While administrators normally prefer that all information access be handled by servers for security and control reasons, some network administrators choose the P2P concept because it reduces the traffic load on busy centralized servers, making P2P a viable networking concept.
Please Note: For any users or workstations to attach images or multimedia files to records, you will need to have the MultiMedia Upgrade unlocked.