iPLATO toolbar Technical Requirements
Before installing the iPLATO toolbar please ensure that all technical requirements have been met.
As part of our managed service, we engage with ICBs and others to ensure that all technical requirements are in place, or any adjustments in technical roll-out are taken into account.
We recommend that if you have not expressly heard that these requirements are in place, you should pass the below on to your local IT team as the toolbar may not work.
This article describes the technical requirements for the myGP Buddy desktop app:
Windows administrator rights
Windows Administrator rights are not explicitly required to install the myGP Buddy client. A regular user should be able to install it on their own.
If all installation of applications is blocked for non-administrator users, the local IT Support team will be required to provide assistance during installation or will need to whitelist the myGP Buddy application
Please Note: Please ensure that you allow access to Windows Defensive Firewall. If necessary, contact your IT support to help do this.
Installation and folder read/write access
myGP Buddy uses the OneClick install solution from Microsoft.
Read/write access is required to these folders:
Where access to the above folders are blocked, myGP Buddy may be able to install, but would not be permitted to function.
The iPLATO toolbar could get blocked by anti-virus software. We advise that the toolbar is whitelisted on any ICB/CSU managed anti-virus solutions.
We work with the major anti-virus suppliers to verify the toolbar, which should reduce anti-virus software from blocking or generating errors when the toolbar is run.
Port 443 (HTTPS) is open
No restrictions to the address:
Whitelist access to the following IP addresses:
Firewall solutions should not block the myGP Buddy application.
Ensure any proxy that is in use permits access to the following domains:
Minimum PC requirements
|CPU||Dual core 2Ghz processor or equivalent|
|Hard Drive Space||1GB of free space on the C drive|
|Operating Systems||myGP Buddy is compatible with Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit system type|
|Monitor||A minimum resolution of 1024×720|
|Memory||1GB of usable RAM is required. However, other applications installed on the device should also be considered because these will increase the amount of memory required for the device to run smoothly.|
|Connectivity||Reliable internet access.|
|Software framework||Version 4.8 of the .Net Framework|
Compatible clinical systems
myGP Buddy is compatible with the following clinical systems:
- EMIS Web
USB Webcam compatible with PC/Mac it to be used with. Should be capable of video outputs of:
1280 x 720
640 x 480
320 x 240
Audio Headset / Microphone Specifications
USB / inbuilt microphone compatible with PC it is to be used with. We recommend a headset with microphone and echo-cancelling earpieces for best audio quality.
Please Note: please ensure that Buddy has access to correct audio input. Contact IT support if necessary.