The latest version of Sentinel Visualizer supports the following operating systems:
For multi-user configurations, Sentinel Visualizer supports:
The following table lists minimum and ideal hardware configurations. The overall rule, however, is to install the most powerful equipment that you can afford.
|CPU||2+ GHZ 64-bit dual core processor||4+ GHZ 64-bit Intel i7 or higher|
|RAM||8 GB||32 GB or more|
|Resolution||1280 x 720||Highest resolution your monitor supports|
|Video Card||For 3-D features, DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory||Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 512 MB of graphics memory|
|Hard Disk||3 GB, plus space for your database if stored locally||3 GB, plus space for your database if stored locally; SSD (Solid State Drive) for hosting SQL Server and other disk intensive processes|
|Microsoft SQL Server||None for single-user features.
SQL Express is installed on your desktop for your data.
|A shared SQL Server database for multi-user features (you need to have your own SQL Server license for this)|
|Internet Connectivity||For concurrent licenses, a continuous connection is required.||High-speed internet connectivity for open-source web search and Google Earth support|
|Optional 3D glasses for stereoscopic visualization||
Anaglyph 3D Glasses
No. Unlike other link analysis vendors, we believe that forcing users to maintain and use a hardware lock (dongle) is a practice that considers customers as criminals. Sentinel Visualizer does not require any type of hardware or dongle device.
The Concurrent License option lets you share a license across multiple machines provided each PC has an active Internet connection. It's handled automatically and does not require physically moving anything from PC to PC.
Sentinel Visualizer is installed with a professional installation setup program. The setup program can be downloaded or provided on a CD for an additional fee.
A separate setup program is provided to install Microsoft SQL Server Express.
No. The Sentinel Visualizer Setup program installs all its required system files for operation. It includes a Microsoft setup program to install SQL Server Express for local database storage.
To use Sentinel Visualizer in a multi-user configuration, you need network access to a system running Microsoft SQL Server or point to a cloud host like Microsoft Azure.
To use the Google Earth mapping features, you need to install Google Earth which can be downloaded for free: Google Earth.
All non-trial installations of Sentinel Visualizer require online internet activation. The first time that you run the software, you must enter your serial number and email address. Sentinel Visualizer takes care of activating the product for you.
If you do not have an Internet connection to activate your software, please contact our support team.
IBM's i2 Analyst's Notebook is a well established and expensive product for displaying data in link charts. It uses a proprietary data storage format unlike Sentinel Visualizer's use of industry standard Microsoft SQL Server databases. There are many other differences that make Sentinel Visualizer the preferred platform for analyzing data to find the hidden relationships among people, places and events:
The Microsoft Office drivers need to be installed to open Excel spreadsheets.
If 32-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 is installed, you need to install and run the 32-bit version of Sentinel Visualizer.
If you do not have Office 2010 installed and are encountering this problem, run the executable C:\Program Files(x86)\FMS\Sentinel Visualizer 8\AccessDatabaseEngine_x64.exe to re-install the Office drivers used in Sentinel Visualizer.