Simon Says On-Premise AI Prerequisites

Jan 23, 2022

We have two Simon Says on-premises application options: Enhanced and Standard.

This article is about the prerequisites for the Enhanced application. To learn more about and download Standard, click here.

The Simon Says on-premise Enhanced AI transcription solution is composed of two parts:

  • the AI engine
  • and the Mac/PC GUI (graphical user interface) application.

The AI engine runs:

The GUI application runs on Macs and PCs and connects to the AI via API for when it is time to transcribe.

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System Requirements for the AI:
• Mac or Windows running a virtual machine or Linux
• 4-core CPU minimum
• 16GB of RAM, 32GB+ is preferred
• 20GB of hard drive space
• Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2630 v4 (Sandy Bridge) 2.20GHz (or equivalent)
• The A.I. does not support M1 / M2 / M3 Macs

Most modern computers will easily meet the above requirements.

  • Ports: 3000, 8080, and 8082 (as the GUI application connects to the AI via these ports)

If you choose to run the AI engine in a virtual machine, we recommend:
Mac users: VMWare Fusion for Mac
PC users: VMWare Workstation for PC
Both VMWare versions have a free 30-day trial

An internet connection is only necessary to activate the AI's licence and thus be provisioned with the requisite number of transcription hours. After that, no data is sent to the cloud and the AI transcription solution can run on air-gapped stations.

If you want to purchase more transcription hours, simply contact us for a new license.

How long does it take?
A: depends on the CPU and RAM capacity of your computers. A good rule of thumb is 50% of the duration of the file but it could be much faster if you are freeing your computer up when doing transcription and are on fast machine.

How long is a license valid for?
A: 1 year.

I've used up my hours: how can I get more credit?
A: Contact us and we will send you a new license to activate the AI with and provision it for more transcription credit hours.