Comsoft Auto Dealer Software

DEALERSHIP SOFTWARE
Hardware Requirements

Once you make the decision to implement our dealership management software at your car lot, there are several considerations to make when purchasing computer hardware. We’ll divide our considerations into three categories: Minimum, Recommended and General Requirements. Hardware is increasingly more powerful and less expensive than ever before. Avoid spontaneous buying decisions that may cost you later. Take a moment to review our suggestions below and don’t hesitate to call us with any questions. Press the “Print Hardware Requirements” button for a composite of what to look for when you are shopping.
 


 

MINIMUM

Operating System:
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
(Although Home editions will work, Business or Professional
editions are strongly recommended for networking)

Computer:
For Windows 7
Memory: 1GB client, 2GB Server

Printer(s):
Windows compatible ink jet or laser printer
for Plain Paper Forms and Reports

Okidata 320, 420 or 321, 421 for
Multi-Part Carbon Forms
(Note: the 320 turbo handles forms with a page width no greater than 8.5 inches wide. The 321 and 421 will accommodate wider forms)

RECOMMENDED

Operating System:
Windows 7 (Professional edition or better)
Windows 8 (Professional edition or better)
Windows 10 (Professional edition or better)

Computer:
For Windows 7
Memory: 4GB client, 6GB Server or better
For Windows 8
Memory: 6GB client, 8GB Server or better

Printer(s):
Brother HL-6180dw
Brother HL-5470dw laser printer
Brother HLL-2360dw laser printer
Brother HL-6180dwt (twin trays) laser printer (twin trays)
- OR -
 Brother MFC 2700dw
Brother MFC-2740dw
Brother MFC-8510dn laser printer/copier/scan/fax
Brother MFC-8710dw laser printer/copier/scan/fax
for Plain Paper Forms and Reports
(features print, copy, scan and fax capabilities)
 

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

  1. Printer: Whenever looking at laser printers, consider purchasing a laser that has both automatic duplex (double sided) printing capabilities, as well as the option of adding a second paper tray for legal size paper. Our recommendations are pictured below.
    Note: if purchasing an Okidata dot matrix printer, ensure that it contains a USB port on the rear.

  2. Broadband Internet Access while not required is highly recommended and necessary for some optional features. Protect yourself by installing and subscribing to anti-virus software, and keep it updated!

  3. Backing up your data can be accomplished by several alternative methods. Flash drive, CD writer, external hard drive, or by an automatic remote Internet backup.

 

Brother HL-5470dw or Brother HL-6180dw

Brother HLL 2360dw

 

Brother HL-6180dwt

Brother MFC-8510dn or Brother MFC-8710dw

 

Brother MFC2700dw or Brother MFC-L2740dw

Okidata 320 Turbo dot matrix Printer

 

 

Okidata 420 Turbo dot matrix Printer

 

 

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