System Requirements: Hardware and Software Requirements for IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture Version 8.1

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Abstract

This document describes the minimum system requirements to operate IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture Version 8.1. Any configuration that exceeds these recommendations produces better performance.

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Minimum system requirements

The following table specifies the minimum system requirements for an installation of each type of station:

Station Type
CPU/equiv
RAM (GB)
Available Disk (GB)
Network (MBS)
Taskmaster Server/File Server
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz)
AMD Opteron™, Athlon™ or Sempron™
3
100 (Fast)
100
Taskmaster Web Server
Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850
(3.0GHz)
AMD Athlon™ or Sempron™
4
80
100
Rulerunner Service
Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850
(3.0GHz)
AMD Athlon™ or Sempron™
3
80
100
Rulerunner Enterprise Service
Intel® Core i7 879 2.93GHz
4-core, 8-thread or better
AMD Phenom™ or Opteron™
4*
80
100
Scan Station
Pentium Dual Core E2160
(1.80GHz)
AMD Athlon™ or Sempron™
2
10
100
Verification Station
Pentium Dual Core E2160
(1.80GHz)
AMD Opteron™, Athlon™ or Sempron™
2
10
100

* 4 GBytes maximum for 32-bit O/S, 6 GBytes for 64-bit O/S.

Additional comments

  • The Rulerunner station provides all unattended processing, including document identification, recognition, image processing, and export of data.
  • Taskmaster Web Verification stations require Internet Explorer® versions 8.0, 9.0, or 10.0.
  • Network is assumed to be Ethernet with TCP/IP running Microsoft® file servers.

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Hardware considerations

  • A file server is required to store the images and intermediate processing files.
  • The Taskmaster Server can be the same computer as the file server.
  • Additional hard disk storage is required for images.
  • Storage space needed depends on the image size and volume.
  • The Taskmaster Web Server can run on the same computer as Taskmaster Server in a secure configuration (Intranet, VPN, and so on).

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Operating system support

Operating system 32-bit 64-bit
Windows® Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Supported on x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition Supported on x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition Supported on x86-64
Windows 7 Supported on x86 Supported on x86-64
Windows XP SP3

Important:
  • IBM only certifies Windows XP SP3 platforms for the Datacap client component.
  • IBM does not support the Windows XP SP3 platform to run Datacap Server component.
Supported on x86

For details about support for Windows XP SP3, see the technical document IBM Datacap Taskmaster V8.1.0 client support for Microsoft Windows XP SP3

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Scanner Support

Client
Drivers
TWAIN
ISIS
Remote Scan Supported
DotScan Supported Supported
FastDoc Supported Supported
  • ISIS drivers are supported with IBM Taskmaster Capture thick clients.
  • TWAIN drivers are used for Taskmaster Web Capture remote scan clients and thick clients.
    • IBM does not qualify specific TWAIN interfaces (for example, Kofax VRS). However, insofar as an interface complies with the TWAIN standard, then IBM does support that interface.
  • For some scanners, customers need to obtain the scanner driver from the vendor or from the scanner manufacturer.
  • IBM does not qualify or test individual scanners due to the quantity of brands and models. Scanners are supported provided that they appear in EMC's ISIS-supported list on this site: https://www.scannerdrivers.com/scanner_list.asp

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Server virtualization technologies

IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture version 8.1.0 Fix Pack 2 is qualified for use with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012.

For details about support for server virtualization technologies, such as VMware, please refer to the following tech note:

Software support for IBM SWG products in a VMware environment

 

Application Servers

Application Server Version
7.0
7.5
Microsoft® Internet Information Services Supported Supported

 

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Web Browsers

The Taskmaster Web client is supported on Windows Internet Explorer versions 8.0, 9.0, and 10.0, 32-bit only.

 

File formats supported

Taskmaster 8.1.0 supports these file formats:

Direction Formats Comment
Input
  • Single-page bitonal
  • Uncompressed, G3, or G4 TIFF
For recognition and all tasks.
  • Color
  • Grayscale
  • Bitonal TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG
Accepted for input with conversion.

LZW-compressed TIFF and JPEG2000 are not supported.

Password-protected PDF files and dynamic PDF forms (where users input and save form data in a digital copy of the PDF) are not supported.
Output
  • JPEG
  • PDF (image-only, or with searchable text)
  • PNG
  • PDF/A
  • Multipage TIFF after conversion.

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Bar codes and patch codes supported

The GetBarcodeBP action in the Datacap Studio Barcode_P actions library is used for recognizing 1D and 2D codes at the page level or field level.

Important: The RecognizeBarCodeOCR_A action in the ocr_a library does not support recognition of 2D barcodes (Aztec, PDF417, DataMatrix, and QRCode).

Taskmaster 8.1.0 supports these bar codes and patch codes:

Bar code Patch code
INDUSTRY 2 OF 5
INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5
IATA 2 OF 5
DATALOGIC 2 OF 5
INVERT 2 OF 5
BCD MATRIX
MATRIX 2 OF 5
CODE 32
CODE 39
CODABAR 2
CODE 93
CODE 128
EAN-13
EAN-8
UPC-A
UPC-E
ADD 5
ADD 2
UCC128/EAN-128
PostNet
PDF417
DataMatrix
Code 39 Extended
Code 93 Extended
QRCode
IntelligentMail
Royal Mail (RM4SCC)
Australian Post 4-State Code
Aztec
Patch 1
Patch 2
Patch 3
Patch 4 / Toggle Patch
Patch 6
Patch T / Transfer patch

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Language support

For details about language support see the technical document IBM Datacap Taskmaster V8.1.0 language support

 

Taskmaster Admin and Engine Database support

  • Support is provided to the OLEDB level.
  • IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture is independent of the platform where the database server is installed (for example, Oracle 11 on Linux). Datacap Taskmaster supports a database to the extent that there is an OLEDB client for the platform.
  • In a production environment, the two primary Taskmaster databases (Admin and Engine) can reside in either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle.
  • SQL Server Express is compatible with Taskmaster 8.1.0
  • Taskmaster does not require a dedicated database server or instance; a departmental or enterprise database server can be used.
  • IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture ships with Microsoft Jet databases for the sample application and the Datacap Studio Application Wizard in "Create new application" mode. You can view and modify these databases by using Microsoft Access.
  • Database support includes the Taskmaster Fingerprint database.

These databases are supported:

Database Operating system:
AIX
Linux
Solaris
Win
Microsoft Access 2007 Supported on Windows
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008
Supported on Windows
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 R2
Supported on Windows
Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition 2012
Supported on Windows
Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition Release 2 Supported Supported Supported Supported on Windows
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 1 Supported Supported Supported Supported
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 2 Supported Supported Supported Supported on Windows
Oracle Database 11g RAC Supported Supported Supported Supported on Windows
Important:
  • Support for Oracle databases require installation of Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) on the database server computer and on the Oracle Client.
    • On the database server computer, you must create the Oracle database with UTF-8 encoding to support unicode.
    • On the Oracle Client, the version of the client software must be 32-bit and match the version of your Oracle Server.
  • For more details, see this topic in the IBM Datacap Taskmaster Information Center, Oracle database prerequisites.

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Export databases

  • Support is provided to the ODBC level.
  • If the required ODBC drivers are installed, customers can immediately use the ExportDB actions library to export data to a database.
  • The Export actions library exports captured data to a text file, and the ExportXML actions library exports data to an XML file.
  • Customers can use the Lookup actions library to validate data. Some Lookup actions are tied to fields in the Verify interface.

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Repositories

These repositories are supported:

Repository
API/Prerequisites
IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition 8.3
IBM DB2 Content Manager Java API
IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition 8.4
IBM DB2 Content Manager Java API
IBM Data Server Runtime Client v9.5 (or v9.7) for Windows on 32-bit AMD and Intel systems (x86) Multilingual (part number C14Q0ML or CZ1ALML.
Must install the IBM DB2 Runtime Client)
Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2010 Sharepoint 2010 Web Services API
Documentum Content Server 6.6
Documentum Foundation Classes 6.x
FileNet Content Manager 4.5
MTOM
FileNet Content Manager 4.5.1
MTOM
FileNet Content Manager 5.0
MTOM
FileNet Content Manager 5.1
MTOM
FileNet Content Manager 5.2
MTOM
FileNet Image Services 4.1.x
FileNet Integrated Document Management (IDM) 4.0.2
on Microsoft Windows 32-bit OS only
FileNet Image Services 4.2
IDM 4.0.3 SP1
Open Text Livelink Enterprise Server 9.7
9.7 SDK; Microsoft J# 2.0; 32-bit Windows only

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Development Tools

  • DotEdit: Requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
  • DotScan: Requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
  • RV2: Requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or Microsoft Office Report Builder.

 

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Identity servers

  • LDAP: Sun Directory Services 5.x
    • Important: IBM Datacap Taskmaster supports Tivoli Directory Service (TDS) when TDS is accessed through the LDAP interface. The recommended method is to use the Taskmaster LLLDAP authentication plug-in. Taskmaster does not support access to the Tivoli Directory Service through the Tivoli Access Manager.
  • AD: Any Windows Active Directory version on any supported platform.
  • AD LDS: Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (formerly known as ADAM)

 

Fax and email servers

The connectors to Fax servers and email servers are available as add-ons. The following servers are supported:

  • Inbound Fax: OpenText RightFax v9.4
  • Inbound email: MS-Exchange 2010 and IMAP
  • Outbound email: SMTP

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IBM Content Classification Module

The CC Actions library in Datacap Studio requires either IBM Content Classification Module version 8.7.0.1 or IBM Content Classification Module version 8.8.

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Collocation with IBM FileNet Capture 5.2.1

Datacap Taskmaster 8.1.0 and FileNet Capture 5.2.1 can be collocated on the same MS-Windows workstation for scanning. However, both applications cannot communicate with the same scanner at the same time.

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Change history

History Date Change
20 January 2014 Added support statement for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012.
03 January 2014 Added support statement for SQL Server Standard Edition 2012
20 December 2013 Clarified support statement for TWAIN interfaces.
28 October 2013 Removed SQL Server 2012
Clarified Bar code recognition support
Specified API/Prereqs for CM8 repository
27 September 2013 Updated Operating System support, Scanner support, and Repository support (DB2 32-bit client for CM 8.4)
17 September 2013 Fixed headings and added 32-bit for Internet Explorer support.
22 May 2013 Added support statements for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and IBM Content Manager 5.2.
02 April 2013 Added Development tools heading to RV2 and DotEdit support statement; Clarified that password-protected and dynamic PDF files are not supported for ingestion.
20 March 2013 Added ODAC requirements in Database support table
05 Febraury 2013 Revised Repository support table, and Bar Code and Patch Code support section.
6 November 2012 Added support statements for Oracle 11g RAC, Windows XP SP3, and IBM Content Classification Module.
27 September 2012 Added Bar codes and Patch codes support section, removed refs to Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 under DotEdit.
Release 21 August 2012 New

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More support for:

Datacap

Software version:

8.1.0

Operating system(s):

Windows, Windows 2008 server, Windows 7

Reference #:

7022094

Modified date:

2014-03-21

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