SIDmonitor software

System Requirements

SID monitor is a Microsoft .NET application written in C# Visual C#.
It has been compiled on Microsoft Visual Studio Visual Studio C# 2005 Express Edition.
It consists of about 50,000 lines of code.


Basically, any PC can be used. Nominally, in data acquisition mode, CPU requirements are very low and memory usage is about 14 Megs.
Note: Specific functions such as 'Reapply New Algorithm Parameters' are very CPU and memory consuming. In this case, a 2GHz CPU and 512Mb to 1Gb of RAM are welcome, depending of the number of channels being used.

Connection to the analog-to-digital converter (MAX187) is done through a serial (COM) port.
The software has also been tested on a USB-to-serial port converter.


It should run on any Windows platform running Microsoft .NET 2.0. It has successfully been tested on Windows XP SP2 Home Edition, Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

The following software are required:


SID monitor can be installed either manually by downloading binary archives, automatically through an installer or online. Online installation is more intrusive to the system but is easier and it offers automatic updates functionality.

Manual Installation:

Automatic Installation:

Online Installation:

After the installation, it is necessary to configure the application (paths to RRDTool and database folder, channels setup...).
Refer to the help files for more information.

SID monitor uses the Windows registry only for the "Automatic start when user logs" option.
The registry key that is accessed is:
An SID_monitor entry is added if automatic start is enabled.

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Last Update: 24 Apr 2011
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