User information

10 Jan 2017

Sentinel Types 7871/7872: new user interface

Scope

A new Sentinel Client user interface is released, and Silverlight has been removed to enable full Sentinel use on all major browser platforms.

Background

Support of Silverlight has been withdrawn from a range of browsers, affecting the Sentinel Stakeholder Web and Sentinel Client. These applications have been redesigned to avoid use of Silverlight, thus enabling them to be fully used on newer Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers.

In addition, Sentinel’s user interface has received a facelift to make it more attractive and easier to use, and to enable additional functionality both requested by existing users and identified as being useful in the future.

Sentinel Stakeholder Web has already been migrated to the new User Interface.

Changes

Sentinel’s user interface has been reorganized and includes a new dashboard. Sentinel’s Client is now split into individual parts, i.e. Overview, Output files and Setup, which are available directly from the dashboard. Furthermore, the tiles on the dashboard are now organized per site, helping customers with many sites to find what they’re looking for when using a standard browser search.

With the new Client user interface (UI), the following change:

  • The Silverlight-based Sentinel Client disappears
  • The new tile for Output files replaces the Output part of the old Client
  • The new Overview tile replaces the Overview part of the old Client
  • The new Setup tile replaces the Setup part of the old Client
  • The new New Site tile replaces the New Site feature in the old Client
  • The Client Dashboard now groups tiles per Site. This helps customers with multiple sites to keep an overview and more easily find their sites, e.g. by searching for a site by using the standard “Ctrl F” search function

The new user interface is tested on the newest Chrome, Edge, Firefox & IE11 on Windows 10 and Windows 7, and on the newest Chrome on the newest Mac OS.

In all of the above browsers, depending on assigned rights users will see the following:Sentinel user interface

New, modern look and feel:

  • Supported by a wide range of browsers (no Silverlight)
  • Designed to be compatible for use on tablets
  • Redesign of layout of logo and site name, site information
  • Remember all settings between sessions

There are no changes to the user interface when using the apps on mobile devices.

New features with the new UI:

  • Select what can be viewed in History view of Overview and Stakeholder Web
  • Show Ln values in History view of Overview and Stakeholder Web
  • Show Vibration values in History view of Overview and Stakeholder Web
  • Show Max PPV and/or PVS in location view for the new VMT
  • Add Customer logo
  • Customize Site Info in Stakeholder Web significantly enriched to offer more functionality
  • Threshold setting user interface is refined to be easier to use

New explanatory texts on parameters (Vibration):

These are geared more to the general public to answer the question as to what it is and why it is shown. This helps explain the parameters, thus providing better value as it enhances the user experience and reduces your support workload to your stakeholders.

“I” icons are added so that when the mouse is placed over one of them, Sentinel provides short explanatory text for that parameter.

The texts are:

  • LongMax: Max PPV value in the longitudinal direction
  • TranMax: Max PPV value in the transversal direction
  • VertMax: Max PPV value in the vertical direction
  • MaxPPV: The highest of the max directional
  • PPV values Peak Vector Sum: The magnitude of the vector sum of the PPV in the three directions – in reality the 3D Max PPV. With a Minimate VMT this value is an approximation from the three MaxPPV values.

Services will provide customer training on request.

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