Requirements for Rainbow Sentinel, Aladdin M1 HASP and Aladdin M4 HASP Hardware Keys
For iFIX software releases 2.6 and above, there are 3 different brands of hardware keys that are supported: Rainbow Sentinel Superpro; Aladdin M1 HASP, and Aladdin M4 HASP. Each of these keys has its own required drivers and installation requirements depending on the version of the iFIX software that is installed.
Refer to the information below for specific requirements for each of the above hardware keys.
General Information for Rainbow Sentinel Superpro hardware keys.
The Sentinel System driver The Sentinel System driver is installed automatically with the iFIX 2.6 and iFIX 3.0 software releases ONLY and this driver is required in order for the Rainbow Sentinel Superpro hardware key to be detected on startup;
For iFIX versions 3.5 and above, the Sentinel System driver is no longer installed automatically with the software. This is because GE NO LONGER ships the Rainbow hardware keys with orders for the current iFIX software.
GE does however continue to support the use of the older Rainbow hardware keys;
There are two solutions available for installing the Sentinel System driver as required for using existing Rainbow hardware keys with iFIX software releases 3.5 or iFIX 4.0:
Solution 1: Install iFIX 3.5 or iFIX 4.0 software CD and then click Start then select Run and then click the Browse button and browse to the CD-ROM drive and click on the Sentinel folder and double click on the setup.exe program to install the Sentinel driver to the machine;
Solution 2: If you DO NOT have the iFIX 3.5 or iFIX 4.0 software CD available then you can download the Sentinel System driver:
Download the Sentinel Protection Installer - (Download Driver) For Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Server 2003 under Step 1 to the machine
Double click on the downloaded .exe to install the Sentinel driver to the machine
NOTE: Solution 2 should also be followed if it is required for the Sentinel System driver to be either upgraded or reinstalled on an iFIX 2.6 system.
General Information for Aladdin HASP M1 hardware keys
GE KeyUpdate Package Program is installed automatically with the iFIX 3.5 , iFIX 4.0 and above software releases ONLY and this is required to be installed in order for the Aladdin M1 HASP hardware key (either Parallel Port or USB) to be detected on startup;
The M1 HASP hardware key will also work with iFIX 2.6; however for this version you must do the following:
(a) Download the Key Upgrade SIM for iFIX 2.6 from the following link on the SIMs download page:
(b) Shut down iFIX 3.0 and then install the downloaded iKeyUpdate 4.0.7.exe program to the machine by double clicking on it;
(c) Restart the machine in order for the HASP drivers to be updated;
(d) Plug in the M1 HASP hardware key then restart iFIX 3.0.
General Information for Aladdin HASP M4 hardware keys
M4 HASP keys are the latest keys being shipped beginning with iFIX 4.0 (and above) orders and these keys can also be enabled for other GE Fanuc software products, eg. Machine Edition, etc. in addition to iFIX.
The Proficy Client Installer Program is installed automatically with the iFIX 4.0 (and above) software release ONLY and this is required to be installed in order for the Aladdin M4 HASP hardware key to be detected on startup;
M4 HASP hardware key will also work with iFIX 3.0 and iFIX 3.5; however for either of these versions you must do the following:
(a) Download the Proficy Client Installer program from the section "For M4 keys" under step 4 of the following link: