Coffalyser.Net does not require an internet connection for the analysis of MLPA data. However, an internet connection is recommended for ease of use, and the default installation process does require an internet connection. Advantages of having an internet connection, and allowing Coffalyser.Net to connect to MRC Holland's servers, are:
- Straightforward installation because the required components can be downloaded automatically.
- Ability to download and prolong your free license from within the software.
- Ability to download the latest probemix information from within the software.
- Ability to retrieve additional information and self-help suggestions for common errors from our servers.
Installing Coffalyser.Net without internet connection
The default installation procedure requires access to the internet to download and install Microsoft SQL Server. Your computer should also have the latest Windows updates and a supported version of the Microsoft .NET Framework installed. You can only install Coffalyser.Net without an internet connection if all system requirements are already met, and if you already have an SQL Server.
Installing or prolonging a license without internet connection
To activate your copy of Coffalyser.Net you have to install a free license. If you cannot download the license directly from within Coffalyser.Net, you have to retrieve it manually from your website account (see the Coffalyser.Net Installation Manual for more details). A similar procedure can be followed when you have to prolong your license.
Using Coffalyser.Net without internet connection
The properties of every probemix lot are stored in Coffalyser sheets. The sheets for all of our products are stored in the sheet library. It is important to periodically update the sheet library to get access to Coffalyser sheets for our latest products and to benefit from up-to-date information and warnings. Without an internet connection, you have to download a sheet library package from your website account on a different computer, transfer it to the computer that runs Coffalyser.Net, and import it into the software. These steps will need to be repeated periodically. This procedure is more elaborate than an update directly from our servers (see Appendix III of the Coffalyser.Net Reference Manual).