Boost the Speed of EZ-CAP 6.x for Maximum SymKey 2.0 Efficiency

SymKey 2.0 for EZ-CAP 6.x has been available since February 2011 and is now available for all versions of EZ-CAP 6.x through 6.2.1. HCIM is continuing to develop and test solutions to new EZ-CAP 6.x versions as they are released.

While working with several EZ-CAP 6.x clients, some who are in production and others in test, HCIM Technical Development diligently explored every method to optimize the speed of EZ-CAP 6.x and of SymKey itself.  One of the major efforts was verifying SymKey functionality in the Windows 7 operating system. Efforts were focused on the 64-bit version of Windows 7, since this operating system can take full advantage of the full power of 64-bit hardware, newer processors, and RAM above 2 GB. Through this effort and testing SymKey at multiple sites, it was found that on a multi-processor PC with Windows 7 64-bit and 8GB of RAM, SymKey’s processing speed was 2-4 times faster than on a comparable Windows XP PC.

After such great results, the SymKey system requirements were changed in August 2011, to specify Windows 7 64-bit as the recommended operating system and SymKey 2.0 for EZ-CAP 6.x was certified for Windows 7 64-bit.

SymKey 2.0 users who are currently set up with a Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server workstation/virtual server for SymKey are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit.  SymKey 1.31 for EZ-CAP 5.3 users who anticipate upgrading to EZ-CAP 6.x should contact HCIM for the latest SymKey 2.0 system requirements.   For system requirement information or for any questions regarding SymKey 2.0, please contact HCIM Product Support at or complete the contact form located on the sidebar.