Computer requirements for Orchid Medical Spa Software

Please read the minimum and recommended hardware and operating system requirements below. For adequate performance to run the software, please follow at least the minimum hardware specifications. For optimal performance, please follow at least the recommended hardware specifications.

Single or Client Computer

Follow these specifications if you are using the Standard or Professional editions of the software, or for each client computer in your network when using the Multi-Computer or Multi-Location edition.

Item Minimum Recommended
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Memory 2.0 GB 4.0 GB
Hard drive space 1.0 GB 2.0 GB
Internet Required High speed Internet
Operating system Windows 8, Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3, Home or Professional), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required
Server Computer in Network

The following server specifications are for the server computer holding your database. You will have a server computer if you are using the Multi-Computer or Multi-Location edition of Orchid Medical Spa Software. For all other computers in the network, follow specifications for "Single or Client Computers" shown above.

total number of computers
in the network
2-9 computers 10+ computers
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz 2.66+ GHz
Memory 2.0 GB 4.0 GB 4.0 GB 6.0 GB
Hard drive space 1.0 GB 2.0 GB 1.0 GB 2.0 GB
Internet Required High speed Required High speed
Operating system Windows 8, Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3, Home or Professional), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required
SQL Server Edition SQL 2005 Express (Included) Full copy of Microsoft SQL Server (Standard or Higher)
Multiple Locations

When running Orchid Medical Spa Software from multiple locations, each location will have a server and one or more client computers on the local network. All locations must be connected to the Internet, and be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to share files and information between the locations.

For each location, follow the specifications listed under "Server Computer" for the computer holding the database (one per location), and the rest of the computers at each location (clients) should follow the specifications listed under "Single or Client Computer". However, when using Orchid Medical Spa Software at multiple locations, you must have a full-time Internet connection at each location.

Point of Sale Hardware

If you are purchasing additional hardware, refer to the requirements below to determine the amount and type of ports your computer should have available per piece of hardware. Generally, hardware items will work with any operating system and with minimal hardware specifications.

Item Port Required
Receipt Printer 1 USB Port
Barcode scanner 1 USB Port
Keyboard with integrated card reader 1 USB Port
Web cam 1 USB Port
Dymo LabelWriter 1 USB Port
Magnetic stripe card reader 1 USB Port
Cipherlab data reader 1 USB Port

Note: Orchid Medical Spa Software will run on any PC, laptop, or netbook that you would like to use as long as it meets the requirements listed above. Orchid Medical Spa Software will run on a Mac computer if the Mac is running a Windows emulator or Windows Parallel program, such as Boot Camp or VMWare Fusion, and has a copy of Windows 8, Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Vista, or Windows XP (SP3, Home or Professional) installed. Orchid Medical Spa Software cannot run directly off of a Mac operating system.

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