Having the right equipment is essential to successfully running your home contact centre.  As well as needing somewhere quiet, well lit and with enough space for you to work comfortably, there are certain pieces of equipment you must have, as well as certain system requirements your laptop or pc must meet. 

Please note, the system requirements listed are minimum requirements, and may change in the future, or even vary for different opportunities.  It is your responsibility to ensure you keep up to date with any changes, and to ensure your pc is suitable for any opportunities you enrol on before applying, as Arise will not refund you for any classes booked and not taken

PC Requirements

A desktop/tower computer with a separate monitor is recommended.

• Dual boot machines, Netbooks, and Tablets are prohibited from use.

• All-in-One computers are not currently compatible with any client programs.

• Depending on what client program a call center chooses to service, the use of the Arise Secure Desktop (ASD) may be required..

CPU Speed   -   Dual-core 2.8 GHz or better or Intel i class or AMD Phenom X2 class or better Atom, Celeron, Pentium and Opteron processors are not permitted

Hard Drive   -   20 GB or more of available space 60 GB or more of total space

Memory   -   4 GB of RAM or better

Operating System   -   Windows 7 or Windows 10 Windows 8/8.1 not supported by some clients

Standard Connection & Speed   -   Hard-wired connection (no wireless) Minimum 10 mbps download / Minimum 3 mbps upload

Maximum Latency Threshold   -   120 milliseconds (ms)

Monitors   -   1280 x 1024 (SXGA) screen resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) Dual monitors may be required on some client programs Dual monitors are not supported on programs that use the Arise Secure Desktop (ASD) device

Required Accessories 

Certain accessories are required to use the Arise platform, as well as to gain certification in the training courses.  Remember it is your responsibility to ensure you have everything you need purchased and set up before you sign up to any certification courses, as refunds will not be given for courses not taken.

USB Headset   -   In order to participate in the training courses, and achieve certification, you will need a USB headset.  Recommended brands include Logitech, Plantronics, Microsoft, or similar.

Landline Phone With Headset   -   Calls are routed through your landline (VOIP and mobile are not accepted).  You will also need a suitable headset to plug into your landline, allowing you to take calls and use the software

Blank USB 3.0 Stick   -    The Arise platform must be built on an external USB flash drive with a memory of between 8 - 32gb.  This USB stick once configured is designed to transform your PC into a service station for the chosen client program.  This means that when not in use, and ASD (Arise Secure Desktop) is not required, your PC will function normally, as ASD does not interact with your existing Windows operating system.  

Fibre Optic Broadband & Ethernet Connection   -   Wireless internet is not permitted for use with the Arise program.  Your PC must be connected via ethernet cable to the router, and your internet must have a minimum of 10 mbps download speed and Minimum of 3 mbps upload speed along with a latency of less than 120 milliseconds (ms). 

Some of this may seem a little daunting at first, but Carleton Connections and Arise Work From Home offer support to make your journey easier.  Check out the Arise video below for useful hints and tips