First decide what protocol and server type to use. FTP and HTTP/WebDAV are the easiest to implement, while HTTP/POST is intended for more advanced server applications, e.g. when the recording file is to be added to a digital patient record or similar.Install the server application and decide what kind of authorisation is to be used. Although anonymous access is supported, Neoventa recommends that, when not using anonymous access, a unique account is created on the server for the STAN devices, or that “write-only” anonymous access is used. In rare cases, servers may not allow the same user holding several sessions open at the same time, it which case it is advisable to have one account for each STAN unit. Please note that for both FTP and HTTP, the user name and password are sent in clear text over the network. They are also stored, in scrambled form, on the STAN system disk. It is recommended that you do not use a privileged network account (e.g. “root”, ”administrator”) for authenticating STAN.
Neoventa also recommends the use of some automated backup for the disk or folders where the server stores the recording data.
Configure STAN for IP networking as described above, and validate the network settings using the System Status dialog.
Set the STORAGE_DEVICE setting to match the server type, either FTP, HTTP/ WebDAV or HTTP/POST.Set the NETWORK_STORAGE_URL to point out the network node where the server is located, e.g. ftp://192.168.0.0 (or http://192.168.0.0) if the server is located on the fixed IP address 192.168.0.0. If DNS (Domain Name System) is configured, it is recommended to use the name of the server instead of the IP address, e.g. ftp://example.com or http://example.com. If the recordings are to be placed in a specific sub-folder on the server, this can also be specified in the URL, e.g. ftp://example.com/STAN/ or http://example.com/STAN/, if the recordings are to be placed in sub-folder STAN.Then specify the user account that STAN shall use when logging on to the server, by setting the NETWORK_STORAGE_USERNAME and NETWORK_ STORAGE_PASSWORD settings. If these are left empty, STAN will use “anonymous” for username and “User@STAN” for password when authenticating against an FTP server.
To validate the network storage settings, select the Network Storage Control button to enter the Network Storage Control dialog. Make sure the network cable is properly attached, and then select the Test button. STAN then tries to connect to the defined server, and tests different types of operations that are needed to be able to store recordings. In order for Network Storage to function properly, STAN must have permission to create sub folders and create new files on the server. During a test, a folder (Safe_to_delete_NNNN) is created and a text file (Safe_to_delete_ NNNN.txt) is uploaded to this folder. You may delete these from the server after the test.
If the configuration is correct, STAN will upload finished recordings in chronological order as a background task during ongoing recordings. It is also possible to start the storage procedure by selecting the Start Storage button in the Network Storage Control dialog.