Sentinel is a centralized alarm monitoring application from Postec which works together with the Postec Communications Controller (PCC). Sentinel remotely monitors a network of forecourts, either retail or commercial, and dispatches alarm information electronically to site technicians or to a central hub for processing.

By creating action plans for your sites, you control the response to any alarms raised. The action plan specifies what action should be taken, based on the type of alarm received. Sentinel significantly improves resource management and response times for all operators of site technicians combining a graphical GIS viewer with email, fax, and SMS alerts.

  • Improve resource control
  • Reduce your costs
  • Improve Service Level Agreements
  • Improve offering to your customer
  • Reduce risk Proven technology
  • Configurable action plans
  • Flexible alarm response actions
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Views
  • Web interface to supplement traditional Win32 application interface
  • Scalable from single server install to dedicated database/application servers

The following system hardware and software requirements apply:

Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor: 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended (233 MHz minimum required), single or dual processor system; Intel/Celeron family or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family or compatible recommended.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported though this may limit performance)

Hard Disk Space:

  • Sentinel Application and Installed Database 15Mb (excludes installation/Customer specific data)
  • Firebird: 40 Mb (full Installation - includes documentation)
  • Database: Refer to database sizing for Sentinel database growth expectations
  • Communications: Fax/Voice/Data/Cellular Modem driver(s) as required installed including 1 mandatory dedicated data modem to receive incoming alarm Calls from remote PCCs in the fuel distribution network.

Software Requirements:

  • DBMS: Firebird
  • Web Server: Microsoft Windows based i.e. IIS, Apache…
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft 2000, XP or Server 2003