Networking Best Practices for PostureRay setup

PostureRay Network Best Practices
PostureRay is ideally suited to a multi-workstation network environment and provides increased scalability, flexibility and workflow efficiency over a single-license version.  Provided the client network infrastructure is correctly set up and configured, the installation and maintenance of a PostureRay Network version is easy.  Below are the minimum requirements and best practices needed before the installation of a PostureRay network:

  1. All devices must be on same IP subnet, or have appropriate bridging between subnets.  This is especially important if you have Apple devices using PostureScreen that you want to push to PostureRay.  Wireless networks in particular tend to be on their own subnets unless specifically configured to be part of a wired network.
  2. If using a Windows Active Directory environment, all potential PostureRay computers must be part of the domain.
  3. If a WORKGROUP only environment, all computers must be part of the same WORKGROUP.
  4. Wired networks are preferred, especially for digitizing stations.  This is due to the speed limitations with wireless networks, especially in regards to PostureRay Marking stations performing dicom searches across the network.
  5. If a computer or non-domain server will serve as the database computer for a PostureRay network installation, Password-Protected file sharing must be turned OFF.
  6. On all computers in Network and Sharing Center, your active network MUST be either Domain, Work or Private network.  Public Network will not work correctly in a PostureRay environment, and should never be used in a business network, period.
  7. In Network and Sharing Center, you should have ONLY ONE active network.  Dual network or two active network adapters will cause problems.