Application Integration can work in one of three modes: Online, Remote, or Offline. Online mode is appropriate if you are connected to your organization's local area network (LAN). It is the default and works as described in the rest of this guide.
Remote mode enables the application links to work more efficiently over a wide area network (WAN) or over the Internet (Meridian Cloud). Remote mode requires at least a full-time Internet connection to the Meridian web server.
Offline mode is specifically for users who have a low-bandwidth connection to the Meridian server and find online mode to be too slow. Offline mode causes Application Integration to use the Internet to access the vault for only the most critical information and to use local workspace for the data that you change or create. This means that, to work on vault documents, you must first download them to your local workspace. Then you can work in Offline mode until your changes are sent back to the Meridian vault by local workspace synchronization.