Gimmal Physical is a true thin application that is offered as either a cloud-based or on-premises solution. The system requirements in this article are specific to on-premises installations only.
This document provides the list of requirements for supported operating systems, database servers, software, and hardware.
Gimmal Physical is deployed with two installation files:
A setup file to install the application on the web server
A backup file for the SQL Server database
Please see the Installation Guide for more details.
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.8 must be installed on the application server running Gimmal Physical. A supported version of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or later must be configured and running before Gimmal Physical can be installed.
Recommended: 3.13 and above should use SQL Server 2016 or above.
Product Version Minimum
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2019
Database Feature Requirements
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Zebra DS4608/4278 or any general-purpose scanner: Gimmal Physical ScannerConnect must be installed and enabled in order to use tethered barcode scanners devices with Gimmal Physical.
Zebra TC52 Mobile Computer: Gimmal Physical PortableConnect must be installed and enabled on the TC552 device. Android OS 7 through 11 supported.
In order to use the e-mail notification feature, there must be an SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) server available to handle the actual mail requests for the organization. For example, Microsoft Exchange Server provides SMTP facilities for sending email messages, as do Sendmail, Postfix, QMail and other products.
Typical on-premises Gimmal Physical architecture is depicted below.
Gimmal Physical Web Access
Software to access Gimmal Physical application.
Modern Web Browser
Gimmal ScannerConnect (optional)
A standalone application that provides an interface for the tethered Zebra DS4608/4278 or any general-purpose barcode scanners.
Gimmal PortableConnect (optional)
A standalone application that provides an interface for the mobile Zebra TC52 barcode scanner.
Supports Android OS versions 7, 8, 9,10 and 11
Gimmal Physical requires Microsoft Windows 2016 64-bit or later running on a physical or virtual computer.
Additional Supporting Applications
Gimmal Physical FileConnect: a Windows service that interfaces with Gimmal Physical web service to push data from network file shares or local folders to the Gimmal Physical for storage. A UI is provided to configure the service.
Gimmal Physical ScannerConnect: a standalone application that allows users to transfer items in Gimmal Physical. Used with tethered scanner devices to avoid issues with ActiveX which is specific to the Internet Explorer browser and nearing end-of-life.
Gimmal Physical PortableConnect: An Android application that allows the Zebra TC52 mobile computer device to collect scans and perform transfers in Gimmal Physical via download through the web application or directly using Gimmal Physical Web Services.
Identity Management Integration and Single Sign On (SSO)
Gimmal Physical can integrate with the following Single Sign On (SSO) technologies:
Azure Active Directory (AD)
Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
SAML2-based Identity Providers (IdP)
Gimmal Physical REST API
An extensive library of REST-based web services is available for consumption.
Please note: These are MINIMUM requirements. The more resources the better the system will perform.
Hard Disk and Memory *
8 GB free disk space
16 GB RAM
16 GB free disk space
16 GB RAM
Job Services Server
8 GB free disk space
16 GB RAM
* Ideal Hard Disk and Memory allotments should reflect the volume of records and frequency of transactions. For large installations we highly recommend benchmarking in your environment to pinpoint the ideal specifications.
This scanner is often used in a warehouse, office building, or campus environment to both check in and out items, as well as reconcile the Gimmal Physical database with where items actually are located.
Zebra LI4278 or any general-purpose scanner
A quick way to check in and out items within the Gimmal ScannerConnect application. Normally used at a file room checkpoint. The base is connected to the computer and the scanner has a limited range.
Zebra DS4608 or any general-purpose scanner
A quick way to check in and out items within the ScannerConnect application, normally used at a file room checkpoint.