Technical Overview

Filopto Technical Overview


Filopto is a Client / Server application installed on your premises which makes use of the latest Microsoft Windows features. Built using the latest programming tools and features, Filopto provides users with a solid and robust infrastructure that can support both a single user or very large multi-location installations. Scalable to your needs Filopto is well suited for single practitioners wanting an economical but powerful solution that can grow with them, to large multi-office dispensing environments.


Filopto is based on the client-server software architecture model. This architecture provides enhanced security, easier system and software maintenance, and more reliable backup solutions by centralizing all your critical clinical data.  The client architecture can also grow to any size with your Practice without issues.

Filopto uses an internationally recognized, award winning, enterprise class, SQL relational database management system (RDBMS) called Firebird. Firebird has been used in production systems, under a variety of names, since 1981.  Known as the “RDBMS that is going where you are going” it has a proven open source architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. With its reliability and stability, business critical data will always remain safe and secure.

The Filopto application is developed using the most advanced programming languages and makes use ot new features offered by advanced environments such as Windows 8.1 and .Net 4.5 to empower the users with a powerful, versatile, and flexible solutions.

Combine Filopto with the Windows Server and the ‘Filopto client’ is accessible from anywhere in the world on the devices you use from Microsoft, Apple, IOS and Android, such as a laptop, Tablet,  PC or desktop workstation. The Windows server allows you to create your own private Cloud solution that is secure and accessible from anywhere in the world.  The ‘server’ is a dedicated computer system where the server application resides and all the data is stored.  Filopto growth is unlimited and can easily meet your needs as you grow and can accomplish this without the need to re-start all over again.

Filopto works with Windows, IOS, Apple, Mac, Android

The following diagrams illustrates some basic Filopto infrastructure configurations. Your specific implementation may vary from the illustrated options.

Filopto Eye Care Practice Management software Single Office basic setup example

Filopto Basic Setup example


(See System Requirements for more details)


Filopto EE Eye care Practice Managment System multi-office configuration example

Filopto Multi Office Configuration Example


(See System Requirements for more details)


For optimum performance we recommend that you use the latest Microsoft operating system with all service packs and updates applied and current equipment available today.  Microsoft  .Net 4.0 and 4.5 is required for certain features to properly function.

The supported Windows Client Operating systems are:

Windows 8.1  64 Bit (Pro and Enterprise versions)

Windows 8 64 Bit (Pro and Enterprise versions)

Windows 7 64 Bit (Premium, Profession and Enterprise versions)

Windows 7 32 Bit (Premium, Profession and Enterprise versions)

Windows Vista 32 bit

Note that the Home Basic Editions of Windows are not supported.


 The supported  Windows Server operating system are:

(Windows Essential server version is recommended for up to 25 users and 50 devices, standard and datacenter versions for larger installations)

Windows Server 2016 64 bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit

Windows Server 2012  64 bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit

Windows Server 2008 32 bit

For more information on how to create your own private cloud visit the Microsoft web site

The hardware required is dependent on the user configuration and workload of the organization.  (see System Requirements for more information).