News and Events
Sentinel Visualizer Featured at the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) Expert Group Meeting
Implementing Effective Criminal Justice Responses for Countering Crimes related to Terrorism and Violent Extremism
November 16-18, 2015; Vienna, Austria
FMS President Luke Chung was invited to speak on several panels during this three day expert group meeting sponsored by the UNODC Terrorist Prevention Branch. Starting on the Monday after the Friday bombing in Paris, this timely event featured speakers from member nations discussing their experience identifying and preventing radicalization and the civilian role in addressing violent extremists. Official participants included 22 member nations and 7 international NGOs.
Four private sector representatives were invited to share their experience helping organizations better manage their data, monitor activities, and support a counter-narrative to the radical messages from the Daesh/ISIS/ISIL inspired terrorists. Sentinel Visualizer was featured as a way to use its link analysis, social network analysis (SNA) and data analytics features to improve the prioritization of targets for investigations.
Sentinel Visualizer Version 7.0 Released
Version 7.0 offers many new features to help you manage and visualize your database better than ever. Enhancements include:
For a complete list, visit: New Features in Version 7.0
Sentinel Visualizer uses Microsoft's SQL Server as its database technology. The best way to backup and restore Sentinel Visualizer databases is to use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). If you are able to do that or have system administrators who take care of that, you're all set. If not, we offer some help: Back Up and Restore the Microsoft SQL Server Databases in Sentinel Visualizer
Sentinel Visualizer Available as a Service
Software as a Service (SAAS) comes to Sentinel Visualizer. Subscribe for the time you need the program without buying a perpetual license. The Sentinel Visualizer subscription lets you install the program on your PC and work with your SQL Server data. There is no need to host your data on the cloud. For more information, visit Sentinel Visualizer as a Software Service.
Sentinel Visualizer Version 6.2 Released
Version 6.2 has a new and improved Reader. The free Reader allows you to share your work with non-Sentinel Visualizer owners. Create your diagrams and distribute them to your clients and colleagues. Let them open your link charts and drill-down to details and metadata without being connected to your database. For more information, visit Reader for Sentinel Visualizer.
Sentinel Visualizer Assists Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Efforts
Corruption, fraud, and graft plague government and commercial entities around the world. Many organizations are leveraging the power of Sentinel Visualizer to detect and prevent such abuse. Learn more about our anti-corruption software.
Sentinel Visualizer Version 6.0 Released
Learn about new features such as Gradient Sizing, Squelch by Range, Greater Than Filter, Entity Collapse, One Degree Selection Highlights, Filter By Network Size, Color By Metadata, Performance Optimizations, Output To XML, and improved Error Handling. Version 6 Enhancements
June 2013 - What information can you glean from billions of telephone call records? Learn how Sentinel Visualizer can perform Telephone Call Data Records (CDR) Analysis by combining Link Charts, Geospatial Mapping, Timeline Analysis, Social Network Analysis (SNA), Link Traversal and your other data to to prioritize suspects to investigate.
April 2013 - Our hearts go out to the victims of the senseless assault at the Boston Marathon.
During those hectic days, Sentinel Visualizer is mentioned by David Talbot in an MIT Technology Review article Building a Picture of the Boston Marathon Bomb Suspects through Social Network Analysis
Sentinel Visualizer Version 5.0 Released
Many enhancements were added:
Helping the International Coalition at Camp Eggers (Kabul, Afghanistan)
February 2012 - FMS founder and president, Luke Chung, was invited by the governor to participate in his proclamation of 2012 as the Year of the Entrepreneur.
Mr. Chung stood behind Governor Bob McDonnell and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling during the press conference and participated in a day-long event supporting entrepreneurship, small businesses, and job creation.
FMS’s Sentinel Visualizer Software Assists Videre Expose Human Rights Violations
May 2011 - International human rights organization, Videre Est Credere, utilizes Sentinel Visualizer for analysis and planning to record and publicize atrocities.
Sentinel Visualizer 4.6 Released with Enhanced Data Visualization
Mar 2011 - Sentinel Visualizer 4.6 is available with enhanced Google Earth integration, declutter tools, data import and other enhancements to more quickly gain meaning out of large data sets.
Customers on support contracts receive a free upgrade.
Sentinel Visualizer Used to Uncover €5 Billion VAT Fraud Ring for Carbon Trading
Jan 2011 - Award winning journalist Bo Elkjær of Denmark shares his experience using Sentinel Visualizer tracking the data to successfully unravel a major criminal conspiracy in the European Union:
Sep 2010 - Sentinel Visualizer 4.5 is available with Google Earth integration, support for Windows 7 and 64 bit environments plus other enhancements. Customers on support contracts receive a free upgrade.
New Video: Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Dec 2009 - FMS has produced a short video which introduces the topic of Social Network Analysis (SNA).
FMS to Exhibit at the Basis Technology Government Users Conference
June 2009 - FMS will be at the Basis Technology Government Users Conference, June 8-9, 2009. Come see us at the Westfields Marriott.
FMS Partners with Forensic Logic
April 2009 - FMS is proud to partner with Forensic Logic, a leader in providing solutions to Law Enforcement and Homeland Security customers. Learn more about Forensic Logic on our Partners Page.
Advanced Visualization and Data Analytics Technology Exposition
September 2008 - Join FMS, and 80 other industry leaders, in Suffolk, Virginia, on September 15-16, 2008 for the Advanced Visualization and Data Analytics Technology Exposition.
Basis Technology Government Users Conference: Navigating the Human Terrain
May 2008 - FMS Executive Vice President, Dan Haught, will be presenting at the Basis Technology Government Users Conference in College Park, Maryland on May 20-21, 2008. With a keynote presentation by Stephanie O’Sullivan, Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency, hands-on tutorials, and in depth roundtable discussions, the conference is sure to be full. Space is limited, so sign up today.
"Crystal Ball" by Rati Bishnoi of C4ISR Journal - Sentinel Visualizer featured in C4ISR
February 2008 - On Dec. 13, 2003, the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division discovered Saddam Hussein hiding in a narrow, dark hole under a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm in the former Iraqi dictator’s hometown of Tikrit.
Guiding the military’s months-long manhunt was a complex visualization of tribal and family members with close ties to Saddam. By applying the principles of social science to analyze these networks, it became possible to uncover specific individuals and relationships that ultimately revealed Saddam’s hiding place.
Sentinel Visualizer in The Police Chief magazine
January 2008 - Sentinel Visualizer included in Product Highlight section of January issue of The Police Chief magazine.
Sentinel Visualizer in New Jersey Cops magazine
January 2008 - Sentinel Visualizer is included in the January issue of New Jersey Cops magazine.
Whitepaper, Al Qaeda Financing and Conflict Diamonds, made available to public
December 2007 - Washington Post investigative reporter Douglas Farah, European investigators, and the Sierra Leone war crimes tribunal have uncovered a multitude of evidence suggesting that Al Qaeda has been operating in West Africa for years. There they have built an extensive operation using so called “conflict diamonds,” much harder to trace than bank accounts, to hold their assets.
FMS President Luke Chung interviewed by Business Destiny Radio
November 2007 - FMS President and founder Luke Chung was interviewed by Richard Trimber on "Business Destiny". The one hour live interview offered unique insight into the inner workings of FMS, specifically Sentinel Visualizer, how it came to be, and what plans are for the future.
Sentinel Visualizer Featured in HS Today
November 2007 - Sentinel Visualizer is featured in the IT Tools and Technology Section of the November Issue of HS Today.
FMS Executive Vice President Interviewed by Federal News Radio
October 10, 2007 - FMS Executive Vice President Dan Haught was interviewed by Jane Norris and Francis Rose on "The Federal Drive" on Federal News Radio AM 1050 regarding Sentinel Visualizer and it's application to local, state, and federal law enforcement.
Listen to the audio courtesy of "Federal Drive with Jane Norris and Francis Rose".
"New Software Helps Connect the Dots" by Rob Margetta - Sentinel Visualizer featured on Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security
October 8, 2007 - A thumbnail photo of Osama bin Laden leered out from a large, flat-panel screen at the Vienna headquarters of FMS Advanced Systems Group during a recent product demonstration. Radiating out from the picture were gray lines connecting it to dozens of other photos of suspected terrorists.