Check if your system meets the minimum requirements by running the ACR Connect Pre-Installation Script
Description and Overview:
ACR Connect is the next generation Imaging Data and Analytic Platform from the ACR. It is an integrated platform that provides access to the portfolio of ACR services (registries, clinical research, and AI model testing) as locally hosted applications with specific features to each of the ACR service areas. It also provides with access to the imaging toolchain developed by the ACR (anonymization, research dataset management, and analytics). It is a local, multi-user system controlled by each site.
Connect can be installed on a stand-alone server, on premise VM, or VM on from a cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019
Intel Xeon or equal
Intel Xeon or equal
# of Cores
16 GB RAM
All the below pre-requisites are automatically installed as part of Connect for Windows installation and removed when Connect for Windows is un-installed.
They are self-contained and are automatically upgraded as part of Connect for Windows upgrades to maintain compatibility.
MariaDB is an open-source relational database system used to store data for all the apps and services for executing the workflows.
RabbitMQ is as an open-source message broker used for event logging and messaging mechanism by the apps and services running on Connect.
OpenSSL Light is an open source utility used by the Connect platform full-strength general purpose cryptography capabilities to provide encryption keys for use with MariaDB.
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015-2022 installs run-time components of Visual C++ libraries is a dependency of MariaDB, OpenSSL Light
Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability and is a dependency of RabbitMQ
Chocolatey is a package manager packages Connect for Windows software for download and install.
*If the site is looking to use AI-LAB, they will need a GPU; otherwise the performance will be significantly slower (2-2.5x times slower)
9090 - 9100 (By default, ports are configurable in Windows)
9092 (Linux Only)
Default ports used for DICOM communications at the site These ports can be configured as needed by Connect administrator at the site.
Ports (Internet Access)
Port used to communicate with ACR for registration, upgrades, and any data exchange for any of the applications
100 Mbps or more
Minimum network speed to communicate on the internet and locally at the site
SSL certificate in PFX format with associated password for installation
DICOM Communications on Prem:
Connectivity with their local PACS for getting images
DIMSE – TCP/IP
DICOMWEB - HTTP
Alternative ways to get DICOM images
Local drive on the bind mount
Additional Port Requirements:
- To avoid port conflicts and smooth running of Connect Windows on the host, please ensure these ports are not used by any other software.
|Service||Host Port (or Range) (All TCP)||Firewall Access|
|Gateway Service||443||Inbound to the server (Local LAN only) Outbound to https://cr-dirl4-webtriad.acr.org/webtriad-dir/|
|DICOM Service||104, 9090-9100||Inbound to the server (Local LAN only)|
|Data Manager Service||5002||No|
|Event Logger Service||5004||No|
|Dicom Imaging Service||5005||No|
|Dicom Anonymization Service||5006||No|
|Master Id Index Service||5007||No|