Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Mac & Windows

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Apple Mac

10.13 High Sierra
10.12.x Sierra
10.11.x El Capitan *
10.10.5 Yosemite *
OS 10.9.5 Mavericks *

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Windows

Windows 10
Windows 8 * & 8.1
Windows 7 (SP1) *

Antiquity has simple requirements, as long as your computer is running one of the supported operating systems. Most computers manufactured in the last few years should be fine. We would generally recommend 8 GB RAM (4 GB RAM minimum).

Screen resolution is important and we recommend a minimum screen height of 900 pixels. Recommended screen resolution is 1920 x 1080, often referred to as HD. Some older monitors (especially older laptops) only have a vertical resolution of 768 pixels and, although Antiquity will run in this, it is less than ideal. If you are using an older laptop with such a low screen resolution, please consider upgrading it. It is unlikely that Antiquity will run on a 'netbook'.

Please see below for network requirements when running Antiquity on two or more computers. Antiquity will run in a mixed network of Mac & PC without any problems.

Although Antiquity runs identically on both Mac & Windows computers, if you’re thinking of buying a new computer and don’t have any specific preference, we would strongly recommend that you go for a Mac.

* Please note that support for the specified operating systems has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update. We therefore recommend you are upgrade to one of the newer operating systems.

iPad

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iPad

iOS 11.2 or later (recommended)
iOS 10.2 or later *
iPad Air & Air 2
iPad 4th Gen *
iPad 5th Gen
iPad Mini *
iPad Mini 2, 3 & 4
iPad Pro

Antiquity Mobile for iPad provides access to your contacts, stock and invoice data whilst out and about. Data is stored locally on your iPad so you can access it even when you don’t have internet access. if you’re at an exhibition and a customer asks about an item that you don’t have with you, you can instantly find that item on Antiquity Mobile, show her the details and images and even email a personalised PDF stock sheet. Since Antiquity Mobile stores all your current and past stock as well as consignments, you even have access to items sold many years ago - unlike viewing items on a website which is usually limited to current or recent items.

With Antiquity Mobile you can see all the details about a customer's wants and interests, previous purchases and even check how much she paid. You can see your cost prices for stock, enabling you to respond appropriately if the customer tries to negotiate a discount. You can also enter contact details of people you meet at an exhibition and transfer those details directly back to Antiquity in the office.

* Please note that support for the specified operating systems / devices has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update. We therefore recommend you are upgrade to one of the newer operating systems / devices.

Network Requirements

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Data entered into Antiquity on one computer is automatically updated to all the other computers ensuring all users have the latest information available (requires either networked computers or our cloud server option).

Antiquity will run on a single computer or on up to three computers without a dedicated server. A server option is required for four or more computers. if a server option is required, we will advise you which option is most appropriate depending on your individual circumstances. For all locally networked installations, we recommend a wired network for security and speed although Antiquity will usually work perfectly well on a wireless network with a strong signal. We do not recommend using Antiquity on a wireless network where the signal is weak or regularly cuts out.

The setup fees include remote installation and configuration of Antiquity on your computers. Please note however that we do not install your actual computers or networks and only provide limited computer or network support where it relates to using Antiquity. We recommend that you have an agreement with a local I.T. support company, with which we will work on your behalf to address any Antiquity related computer or network issues, so you can concentrate on your business and not have to worry about the geeky technical stuff.

Local Server Requirements
(not required for our Cloud Server option)

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Please see the 'Network Requirements' section above to identify whether you need a server option at all. Most customers who need a server option choose our cloud server option, which we manage for you. The following specifications only apply for customers choosing to run their own local server.

macOS High Sierra 10.13
macOS Sierra 10.12
OS X El Capitan 10.11 *
OS X Yosemite 10.10 *
OS X Mavericks 10.9 *

Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition (with Desktop Experience)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition with Update (see Microsoft KB 2919355)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition *

8 GB RAM minimum
Dual or 4-core processor
80 GB Disk space (higher recommended)
Solid Sate Disks (SSD) are recommended but not essential
Backup disk or online backup storage account, e.g. DropBox or Google Drive is recommended

* Please note that support for the specified operating systems has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update. We therefore recommend you upgrade your server to one of the newer operating systems.

All technical specification are correct as of May 2018 but are liable to change. Please do not purchase any new hardware for Antiquity or upgrade your operating system until you have checked compatibility with us first. E&OE.