Configuring Performance Options

Learn the steps to set Windows performance options for Vocera Voice Server.

Nuance Speech Recognition, Verifier, and Vocalizer software work best when the server is set to give the best performance to Programs rather than Background Services.

In Programs mode, Windows provides more frequent but smaller time slices during thread switching. In Background Services mode, Windows provides longer and less frequent time slices. If you run Windows with Background Services mode, Vocera badges may experience choppy audio.

To set Windows performance options for the Vocera Voice Server:

  1. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > System. The System Properties dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance box, click Settings. The Performance Options dialog box appears.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Processor Scheduling box, click Programs. This gives more processor resources to the Vocera Voice Server instead of background services.
  6. In the Memory Usage box, click Programs. This allocates more system memory to the Vocera Voice Server instead of the system cache.
  7. Click OK.
  8. A dialog box informs you that the changes will not take effect until you restart the computer. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  9. In the Performance Options dialog box, click OK.
  10. In the System Properties dialog box, click OK.
  11. Restart the computer.