Sequence System Requirements

Sequence Enterprise System Requirements

Sequence Enterprise is comprised of several components that operate in a Microsoft Windows-based environment. Components of the system can be arranged to meet specific load requirements and can also be consolidated with customer-owned equipment and software to leverage their existing infrastructure, where possible.

The system utilizes a combination of a web server, database server, and client software to provide complete functionality.  

  • Client workstations and server(s) must be on the local area network.
  • Users maintaining documentation will interact with Sequence via a client/server application (WinSequence/Engineering Clients). WinSequence uses the .NET framework and is written in C#.
  • WinSequence interacts with SQL Server (a version of which can be freely installed) to acquire data and the web server (Microsoft IIS) to acquire images.
  • SQL Server and the Web Server can reside on the same machine.
  • When instructions are deployed electronically, users access read-only versions using Internet Explorer (WebSequence/Browser Clients).
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Two components need to be included in the corporate back-up plan; the SQL Server database and the image repository, which resides in a physical directory on the web server.
Sequence Software uses SQL Server as its database backbone. The software can be installed using an existing license of SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017. If no license of SQL Server exists, SQL Express can be installed at no charge. SQL Express is a ‘light’ edition of SQL Server. It is recommended that SQL Express be used for no more than 20 total users. The Server Requirements below reflect this recommendation.
Target User Base  Imported Rows from MRP   Recommended Minimum 
Up to 20 Total Users

No MRP/ERP/PLM Integration or 100,000 rows or less

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
  • Backup Device (Tape or removable disk)
  • UPS
  • Appropriate decision on hard disk for   redundancy such as a RAID drive

 

  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Backup Device (Tape or removable disk)
  • UPS

 Up to 20 total users

Greater than 100,000 rows

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
  • Backup Device (Tape or removable disk)
  • UPS
  • Appropriate decision on hard disk for redundancy   such as a RAID drive

 

  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
  • Backup Device (Tape or removable disk)
  • UPS

 More than 20 total Users

 Greater than 100,000 rows

  • 4 CPU Cores or Greater
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
  • SQL Server 2012/2014/2016
  • Backup Device (Tape or removable disk)
  • UPS
  • Appropriate decision on hard disk for redundancy   such as a RAID drive

 

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
  • SQL Server 20012/2014/2016
  • Backup Device (Tape or removable disk)
  • UPS

* A general understanding of how many rows will be imported from MRP/ERP can be accomplished through a brief discovery call between IT specialists in our two organizations.

Disk storage requirements will vary depending on part volume, instruction complexity, and most especially on the resolution and number of media items stored.

Platform  Recommended  Supported Minimum
 Windows OS
  • Multicore desktop-class CPU
  • 4 Gb RAM
  • Laptop (for portability when documenting processes)
  • Windows 8.1 or better
  •  2 Gb RAM
  • Desktop
 OS Platform  Recommended

 Windows

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox (may not be supported for all configurations)
  • Internet Explorer 11 11

 iOS

  • Safari

 Android

  • Google Chrome
Platform  Recommended   Minimum
 Digital Camera  

Nikon “D“ series for Direct-to-Sequence Connectivity (real-time Work Instruction creation).

The Nikon D40 with standard 18-55 mm lens is most affordable.

Camera purchases will typically come with a battery.

Memory cards are sold separately. Recommended size: 1 GB

Pictures taken with any digital camera other than those recommended can be added to

the Work Instructions with a drag-and-drop approach. However, only the recommended cameras support the Direct-to-Sequence Connectivity.

 
Data Reports can be generated from the Work Instruction database using a report writer such as Crystal Reports. This is typically done by the customer with Sequence Software support.