DIAMS iQ is an enterprise software solution with a three-tier architecture comprising application server, database server and user interface. The application server hosts DIAMS iQ's business logic that is implemented as Windows service using Microsoft WebAPI technology. The data of DIAMS iQ is stored in a database hosted by a Microsoft SQL Server instance. The DIAMS iQ user interface is developed in Microsoft Smart Client technology. The DIAMS iQ smart client communicates with the application server via intranet as well as internet connectivity over HTTP or HTTPS/SSL.

The smart client is simply installed by one-click into the user's profile by Microsoft's ClickOnce deployment mechanism. Updates of ClickOnce applications are automatic without any user action and installations do not impact any other application as well as there's no need to have administrative permissions. Optionally on request we can provide a traditional MSI package for installing DIAMS iQ's smart client. In this case all advantages of ClickOnce (one-click installation, automatic updates, no administrative permissions) are not available anymore. The client application is signed with our "Dennemeyer" certificate issued by a trusted certification authority (CA).

Application Server

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7
  • Microsoft PowerShell (4.0+)
  • Certificate for Server Authentication
  • At least 1GB disk space for installing DIAMS iQ application service
  • Dual core CPU running 2.5GHz or higher
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • Adobe® PDF iFilter

Database Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 or 2017 (Standard Edition or higher)
  • Space requirements for storing database files are customer specific.
  • Dual core CPU running 2.5GHz or higher
  • At least 4GB RAM

User PC

  • Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7
  • Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 (Word, Outlook and Excel) and PDF Reader for using Reporting and Mail Merge Features.
  • Windows Prerequisites from Microsoft if using DIAMS iQ's Add-In in Microsoft Word to create custom Word & Email Templates
    • Primary Interop Assemblies (only needed for Microsoft Office 2007 users)
    • Tools for Office Runtime
    • Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2)
  • 100 MB for installing the smart client application
  • Single CPU 1.5 GHz or better and at least 2 GB RAM
  • 1024x768 or higher screen resolution
  • Network bandwidth should be at least 500kbit/s or better depending on usage or other applications creating network traffic.

DIAMS direct

  • Internet Information Services 8 or higher
  • Web Deployment 3.0
  • .NET Framework 4.7
  • SQL Server CLR Types 2014
  • Optimized for Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge


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