Infrastructure / Platform Components

  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Workstations
  • Windows Mobile Hand-Helds
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012
  • Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0
  • 802.11 B/G Wireless Network
  • Barcode Printers

Software Components

  • megaWare™ Application Suite
  • megaTrak Server™ Server
  • WaveLink Studio COM v.3.1
  • BarTender (or equivalent) Enterprise License
  • Crystal Reports (optional)
  • ERP / Accounting System Objects

megaWare™ Infrastructure / Platform Components

Several components are necessary to make up a complete megaWare™ Application Suite installation. First, there must be an available Windows Server to run the application. Included on this server will be the Microsoft SQL Databases, WaveLink Studio Com (communications server), Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 and the BarTender (or equivalent) license server. It is important to note that while this server can be used for dual purposes (other applications), it will affect performance. If your transaction needs and/or database size are going to be heavy, you should consider a standalone server for megaWare™ products.

As for the workstation, a Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 workstation will be sufficient. For optimal performance it is recommended to have 1 GB of RAM and 2.00 GHz of processing speed.

Being a Motorola Certified Partner we will encourage you to purchase Motorola equipment for your wireless network and Mobile computing, but we will work with existing hardware for both. We do, however, work with existing hardware and have a listing of supported mobile computers on our  support page. As for the wireless network itself, it is not necessary to use Motorola / Symbol equipment but the wireless network must at least support 802.11b protocol. Some mobile computers support 802.11g, in which you could use 802.11g on your network.

We work with all kinds of thermal transfer, direct thermal and laser printer solutions. Our vendor of choice is Zebra Technologies.

megaWare™ Software Components

megaWare™ Applications run on both the client and the server, along with megaServer™ which runs on the server. At the workstation level the users logon through the megaWare™ application they are using, but the data and Queue system resides on the server with megaServer™. megaTrak Server™ is responsible for managing licenses, connections, monitoring the server as well as setting up and monitoring the system Poll Queue, Print Queue and Run Queue.

WaveLink Studio Com is the communications server from the hand-held to the server and back to the hand-held. On the wireless network WaveLink must be reachable by the Mobile Computers and not blocked by a Firewall. If you have a multi-site setup, the wireless network must be connected via VPN.

BarTender (or another supported barcode printing solution) is used to create labels and import them into megaTrak™. BarTender is a powerful label design and print engine and allows supreme flexibility for making changes / additions as well as printer support.

We use Crystal Reports 8.5 (11 SR2 in 3.0)as our reporting engine for creating all megaWare™ Application Suite reports. If you desire to customize and/or create new reports in the system, then you can purchase Crystal Reports from Business Objects. It is not required to run the existing reports in megaWare products.

If you are not a stand-alone system and are connecting to an existing ERP / Accounting system, please check our ERP Connections page to see if connection objects are required.