Here are a few steps you can undertake as you prepare for a guided Echo installation:
- We’ll need a Windows computer to install the software on. It can co-exist with other software, it doesn’t need a dedicated machine, and does not do any significant amount of processing. Please note that the printers do not have to be connected directly to the PC hosting Echo; however, the machines need to be on the same network as the PC hosting Echo. Echo should be able to communicate with the printer and any computer controlling the printer over the network. It should be able to make outgoing connections to the internet over HTTPS.
- Does your network require a proxy to communicate over port 443 with the internet? If so, what kind of proxy and does it require authentication?
- Check: Do you use a Firewall? If so, add these exceptions
- ability to make outgoing HTTPS connections over port 443 to several addresses under *.authentise.com (or authentise.pro if you are using our enhanced security module)
- ability to receive incoming requests over the local loopback address (127.0.0.1/localhost) on port 11003. This is for communication with the configuration utility
- We need to be sure that any software required to communicate with the printer is active. With EOS, for example, it's called EOSTATE Everywhere. We’ll need to know the hostname and port it is running on. The default for this is ‘evrywhr64’ but it could be a different value, including an IP address. The default port is 8082 and we expect that hasn’t been changed.
- We’ll want to use a screen-sharing application. We use Google Meet/Zoom link which will allow you to show us your desktop screen so I can see what is happening while we talk. If your company uses some other screen-sharing application that you prefer, we can use that, but you’ll need to set it up and let us know how we can use it.
- We’ll need to download and install Echo. We'll send you the link. We will require an administrator account or permission to install software on the computer where we install Echo. At some organizations, this may require IT approval.
- We’ll configure Echo. This will require a browser and a connection to the Internet
Your IT team may have some questions about the installations. You can share this document with them and tell them to get in touch if they have questions.