The Yellow Magic system is a finely tuned suite of over 1200 programs that function together seamlessly to perform the business
management, production, and publication operations. The hardware and network that you provide, as listed below, is the minimum
platform on which the system operates most efficiently.
System installation and training of your personnel is included as a part of your licensing of Yellow Magic. To ensure that the time
allotted for these procedures is efficiently utilized, it is essential that all hardware, network, and third-party items be installed and
operating prior to the arrival of our trainers for the first training day scheduled.
We are available to assist and advise you and your suppliers to ensure that all is in readiness for efficient and successful installation
Latest Pentium computer is preferred minimum (larger installations could use a faster computer or a multiprocessor server)
30Gb hard disk drive (minimum) (Footnote 3)
1.44Mb floppy disk drive
CD ROM drive
Color monitor and adapter
File server network interface card (100Mbit or faster)
Windows 2000 or later Server.
If floating licenses are to be used, then the server and all clients must be on the same domain.
EACH OPERATOR COMPUTER (one required per User License) (Footnote 1)
Latest Pentium personal computer (1.6 GHZ Minimum)
20Gb hard disk drive (Footnote 4),
SVGA 17'' color monitor capable of displaying 1024x768 resolution (Footnote 5)
Network interface card (100Mbit or faster.)
Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional
Ultra Edit (1DM Computer Solutions, Inc.),
11.0 or later- 1 per workstation
Norton Anti-Virus (Symantec) (or other virus protection software) - 1 per workstation
GhostScript 8.11 or later and corresponding GSView 4.5 or later (free down load) for each work station
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later with Microsoft Virtual Machine 5.0 or later. Win95, Win98 or ME are not supported
MagicCarpet users only:
Adobe Photoshop 6.0 1 per workstation that will use MagicCarpet
Adobe Illustrator 10.0 or later 1 per workstation that will load fonts into VCR
OTHER REQUIRED ITEMS,
Visual FoxPro 9.0 or later 1 per system
High-Speed Internet Connection
132-column dot matrix printer (Epson or fully Epson compatible) if imprinting on multi-part forms
PostScript Level 2 or higher laser printer
Uninterruptible power supply
Backup tape drive
Please Note: Each of the above third-party items should be acquired at the latest version and must be
upgraded as each respective supplier releases each new version.
ITEMS REQUIRED FOR THE INTERACTIVE PAGINATION PROGRAM,
Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional Color monitor, 20'' or larger
(Sleight-of-Hand is installed on an
operator station that has the Typesetting function of Yellow Magic and that is
normally used for day-to-day Yellow Magic functions)
Although the list above is the
minimum configuration, you should always consider investing in the fastest
with the largest practical capacities. Your hardware and network combination is a one-time investment and is, after all, a
management and production tool. The speed and efficiency of such items pays off from the first day in smoother operations
and higher productivity
OTHER OPTIONAL ITEMS
Larger screen monitors
PostScript laser printers with sheet
sizes up to 11 x 17 inches and higher resolution may be used for both proofing
PostScript Color Printer if you desire to have color proofs
In addition to the above Hardware
OPTIONAL ITEMS FOR DISPLAY AD PRODUCTION
Following are suggestions to add to your system if you will create and edit graphic images:
Graphic scanner with control computer and large screen monitor
Programs to create, edit, assemble,
and manage display ads and logos; recommended software: Adobe Illustrator,
Photo Shop, Freehand and Corel Draw.
Please also see our datasheets Graphics
Considerations. Other programs
available to produce front matter and other typeset items.
These respective manufacturers, noted where appropriate, supply items listed on these pages. Following are contact phone
numbers for some suppliers. (Please
note that the YMI Support Staff is not responsible for maintenance or support
these items) :
1 Optimum performance is best achieved using the fastest available computers outfitted disk controller and network interface
cards of the highest available speed, consistent with your budgetary considerations.
3. Although it is recommended that the File Server have 30Gb hard disk drive minimum, selection of hard disk size should be
based upon amount of storage required by graphic and database files and the number and size of the directories. In some cases,
drive could be several more gigabytes. Where color separation is required, a
larger drive could be needed. Server should have mirrored drives or RAID.
4. IMPORTANT: The operator station running
Sleight-of-Hand with required output of color-separated pages saved, as files
a hard disk drive of at least 20Gb; the drive could be even larger.
5. The operator station where our interactive yellow page pagination program, Sleight-of-Hand, will be run should be outfitted with at least a 20'' monitor.