The visionCATS software is based on a client/server architecture, in which a single database and a single server is connected to a number of clients and instrument services (i.e. a visionCATS cluster). In the simplest case and by default in the installer, visionCATS consists in a single server, client and instrument service installed locally. Additional installations in the same cluster will be client installations only.
Full installation (server/client/instrument service)
During a full installation, the database and the visionCATS server are installed. Additionally, the client and the instrument service are installed by default (see Installation procedure for more details).
Client installation (starting with the second installation in a cluster)
A client installation installs the visionCATS client. Additionally, the instrument service is installed by default (see Installation procedure for more details).