WinCati lets you use affordable, widely available PC technology.

WinCati runs on a standard Windows network to ensure low costs and high compatibility. Questionnaire-authoring, interviewing and supervisor workstations must run Windows.

The system requirements for your questionnaire-authoring, supervisor and interviewer workstations do not depend on the number of interviewer stations that you have. The server requirements do. The interviewer station requirements below are for WinCati with Sensus as the questionnaire authoring system. The WinCati Mixed Mode option requires a Web server running Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) in addition to a file server.
WinCati Configurations
The following are the requirements are for the WinCati workstations, servers and network.

Component Minimum Requirements
Sensus Questionnaire-Authoring*, WinCati Supervisor, or WinCati Interviewer Stations (client components)
Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz (32-bit / 64-bit)
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Drive: 2 GB

Operating System: Microsoft Windows

Supported versions:

  • Windows XP SP3**
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

**Sensus Questionnaire-Authoring stations cannot run on Windows XP Home Edition, which does not permit the installation of IIS

*Additional components required for Sensus Questionnaire-Authoring Stations:
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) v5.1 or above
  • ASP .NET 2.0 or above
WinCati / Web Server (facilities with fewer than 100 stations)
(server component)
Processor: Pentium IV 1 GHz(32-bit / 64-bit)
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 2 GB

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server

Supported versions:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
WinCati / Web Server (facilities with over 100 stations)
(server component)
Processor: Pentium IV 2 GHz(32-bit / 64-bit)
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 5 GB

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server

Supported versions:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
Network Windows 2003/2008
Protocols: TCP/IP (IPv4)
Additional components required for WinCati / Web servers:
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) v6.0 or above
  • ASP .NET 2.0 or above

Optional components for WinCati / Web servers:

  • SMTP/ESMTP mail server
  • SSL (HTTPS)
  • FTP or FTPS (FTP over SSL)
  • CALs for RDP connection(s)

Super View for interviewer monitoring requires that your network uses TCP/IP.

Auto Dial and Rapid Dial require a hardware controller based modems, SIP VoIP, or TAPI/VoIP systems on your interviewing stations. Proactive Dial requires voice VoIP.

Interview record/sound play requires voice modems, SIP VoIP or Way2call’s Hi-Phone Desktop.

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