SymKey 2.0 for EZ-CAP 6.x has been available since February 2011 and is now available for all versions of EZ-CAP 6.x through 6.2.1. HCIM is continuing to develop and test solutions to new EZ-CAP 6.x versions as they are released.
While working with several EZ-CAP 6.x clients, some who are in production and others in test, HCIM Technical Development diligently explored every method to optimize the speed of EZ-CAP 6.x and of SymKey itself. One of the major efforts was verifying SymKey functionality in the Windows 7 operating system. Efforts were focused on the 64-bit version of Windows 7, since this operating system can take full advantage of the full power of 64-bit hardware, newer processors, and RAM above 2 GB. Through this effort and testing SymKey at multiple sites, it was found that on a multi-processor PC with Windows 7 64-bit and 8GB of RAM, SymKey’s processing speed was 2-4 times faster than on a comparable Windows XP PC.
After such great results, the SymKey system requirements were changed in August 2011, to specify Windows 7 64-bit as the recommended operating system and SymKey 2.0 for EZ-CAP 6.x was certified for Windows 7 64-bit.
SymKey 2.0 users who are currently set up with a Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server workstation/virtual server for SymKey are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. SymKey 1.31 for EZ-CAP 5.3 users who anticipate upgrading to EZ-CAP 6.x should contact HCIM for the latest SymKey 2.0 system requirements. For system requirement information or for any questions regarding SymKey 2.0, please contact HCIM Product Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 454-0202, option 2.