Here you can find some answers to common questions relating to Limine. If you can't find your answer here or in Limine's documentation (accessible from the application by clicking the "?" icon or from our downloads page), please contact us directly. If we can't help you by e-mail, we'll be glad to schedule a telephone call or a remote desktop session.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of limits are there for database size, etc.?

Limine 1.3 introduces support for Microsoft SQL Server (local or networked editions) (MS SQL) which is an enterprise-grade database system supporting many popular litigation technology platforms. Case files powered by MS SQL in a local configuration are limited to a 10 GB database size (this is a limitation of SQL Server Express, not Limine), which corresponds roughly to 500,000 documents or 5,000,000 pages.Case files in networked SQL configurations have no meaningful size restriction.

Obviously, if you put huge numbers of documents into your case file, performance will start to diminish. We've found that on a local configuration, Limine can handle as many as 100,000 documents (or 1,000,000 pages), with an average amount of metadata, with little if any performance impact. Between 100,000 and 500,000 documents, opening large folders or running search queries can take a few seconds, although pulling up documents via Quick View or directly from the Navigator remains fairly instantaneous.

To support larger volumes, a networked version of SQL Server would be required, at which point performance will depend heavily on your server and network configurations. 

Also note that the raw size of the images constituting the trial exhibits is largely irrelevant - this is limited only by available storage space. The same is true for video depositions. 

What File Formats can Limine Import?

For documents and images (basically anything other than videos and audio files), Limine can currently import:

  • PDF
  • JPG, BMP, TIFF, and PNG
  • Most Office files (if Office is installed on the client machine)
  • ZIP and PST files will be unpacked and their components processed as individual files
  • E-Discovery load files in the .OPT/.DAT format (i.e. Concordance-compatible). Use of the Relativity recommended load file specification is encouraged

For synchronized video deposition transcripts, the recommended format is YesLaw XML, though the Sanction MDB and TimeCoder Pro XML formats are also supported. If you plan to Limine to manage your transcripts, just ask your videographer for XML or Sanction formats. If there is any confusion, please have them reach out to us.

For loose multimedia files, virtually every common format and codec is supported. The popular ones include AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4/H264, WAV, MP3, AAC, and many more.

What happens to imported materials and how can I move a case file to another location or device?

Upon import of any case file content, Limine stores a copy of that content in a central location dedicated to the case file. (If encryption is enabled, the content is also encrypted). 

By default, everything in the case file is contained within the case file folder and thus there is no need to worry about file paths; deleting or moving the original source documents has no effect on the Limine file. It is a complete copy of the materials. Think of it as your banker's box full of file materials; "importing" into Limine is like copying the original and putting the copy in your box.

Copying or moving a case file to another device is as simple as dragging the folder onto a thumb drive or a network location. Case files can be opened in Limine directly off a thumb drive or network location as well, provided the drive or network location are good quality and reliable.

I'm a professional trial technology consultant who regularly hot seats. Can Limine replace my existing PC-based trial presentation software?

We certainly think so, but see this blog post for our detailed thoughts on the subject.

Can I become certified to resell and provide expert-level technical support to my clients running Limine?

Yes! Partnerships with trial technology consultants are a key part of our business. Please contact us to find out more about our Reseller Partner program.

Is Limine an E-Discovery Review Tool?

No, Limine is an e-discovery and evidence presentation tool. Specifically, for most cases, Limine's role begins after documents have been processed, reviewed, and produced. We recommend that case teams migrate production images and natives (when available) into Limine and use it as their evidence repository for the duration of the case after document production, so that teams can organize, annotate, ultimately present the evidence at depositions, hearings, and trial all from one tool.

Limine's e-discovery features like lightweight processing, branding, and load file exports are intended to supplement a primary production done with a major review platform and/or a vendor. A great example is when documents need to be redacted for privilege and re-produced with new Bates numbers, or when an opponent prefers providing trial exhibits via load file. 

For very small cases (under 1000 produced documents), you may well find Limine capable of handling the entire EDRM spectrum from processing to presentation. However, Limine is not a substitute for a heavy-duty review platform like Relativity or iPro.

How can I project video wirelessly with Limine?

You will need one of two things:

  • A Miracast-compatible wireless receiver that will plug into the HDMI port of a television or monitor. (These devices usually also have a USB cable that is separately plugged into the TV for power). The only such device we currently recommend is the aptly named Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. We also recommend having at least an Intel Core i5 or equivalent PC; even better if you have a PC with built-in wireless video transmission hardware such as Intel WiDi. Older tablets like the original Surface Pro work with wireless video but we have found the results can be sub-optimal at times. We also discourage wireless playback of HD videos.
  • A TV or projector equipped with a built-in Miracast receiver (a great example is this Dell projector).

I want to deploy Limine across my entire organization. Will we still have to use your account management and licensing system?

No—enterprises, government agencies, and other organizations running their own ASP.NET server(s) have the option of deploying a customized version of our user management and licensing system behind their own firewall, which comes with a customized enterprise edition of Limine that will communicate exclusively with their own servers. Please contact us for more information.

Does Limine work on ARM-based tablets like the Surface RT?

No, Limine requires the full version of Windows (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 are currently supported), with an Intel-compatible processor. Windows RT, the Surface RT, and tablets using the RT technology generally lack the horsepower to run Limine well, and are not supported.

However, note that the Surface 3 (non-Pro) is supported in addition to the Surface Pro, as it contains an Intel processor.

What Kind of Networked or Cloud Storage is Supported for my Case Files? How Can Multiple People Work on the File Simultaneously?

There are currently several ways to share a case file across a network.

On a local network (i.e., LAN, not cloud), Limine case files can be hosted on any network location that can be accessed by the client machines. Multiple computers running Limine can access and work in the file simultaneously.

In addition, organizations with an enterprise-wide Limine license, and litigation support reseller partners, may deploy Limine in a remote desktop environment / virtual machine via their own servers or Microsoft Azure cloud services. This allows anyone with proper credentials to access a case file remotely for depositions, motion, and trial preparation. For offline use, files can then easily be downloaded to local devices.

Legistek also supports networked enterprise deployments via Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition or higher. This allows for much larger database volumes and better performance than simple shared network file storage, and is perfect for firms that have already invested substantially in a SQL server setup to run an e-discovery platform such as Relativity for processing, review and analytics.

Finally, Limine 2.0 (coming in early 2017) will support seamless cloud-based storage options, which will allow users to run Limine on their local machines yet access all of their data directly from the cloud, anywhere in the world. As always, users will be able to download a local copy of all case materials for offline use in court.

Will Limine work on Windows 10?

Yes! Limine has been tested extensively in Windows 10 and works flawlessly. There are only a couple of things to be aware of:

  • Even when running on a tablet, Limine does not work with Windows 10's "tablet mode" (sometimes called Continuum) because it is impossible to use extended desktop in that mode (and extended desktop mode is required to make sure the audience sees your evidence and not your Limine screen). Instead, when running on Windows 8 or 10, Limine has its own Tablet Mode accessible from the Presenter's View. 
  • Windows 10 is much more aggressive about updating your system than prior versions of Windows, and also has a lot more popups and notifications that may well be distracting during a presentation. Any device you are using for in-court presentation should be carefully configured to prevent such notifications, automatic updates and restarts, etc. Your litigation support professional can advise you as to these issues.

What Kind of Device Do I Need to use Limine's Touchscreen Controls?

First, you need any Windows compatible device with a multitouch display. This includes the entire Microsoft Surface line (except the original Surface running Windows RT), along with numerous tablets, laptops, and all-in-ones from manufacturers including Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and many more.

Second, you need to be running Windows 8 or higher. Even though Windows 7 has some touch support, Limine relies on the more advanced touchscreen functionality introduced in Windows 8 and thus touch input requires the newer versions of Windows. 

I have no idea who you people are. Am I really safe giving you my personal information, password, etc. or importing my confidential materials into your software?

First, your password is never retained by us in any usable format. If your password were "Limine" for example, all that would be recorded on our servers are incomprehensible strings of random numbers that would be different for everyone (even if you have the same password!).

Second, we use Microsoft Azure cloud services to store your account information, a specialized version of which is now being used by the U.S. government including the Department of Defense, and all communications between your device and the server go through encrypted HTTPS. 

Third, your case materials are always stored on your own device or network, and can be encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption at any time for an added layer of security. Of course, you are always responsible for the security of your own systems, but Legistek cannot and will not access your case data.

We are not messing around when it comes to security and privacy. But if you have any specific concerns, please contact us for more details.

Does Limine run on the iPad? What about Mac OS X?

There is not a native Limine iPad app, but that doesn't mean you can't use Limine on an iPad. For more information, contact us or your litigation support professional.

Limine is not currently supported on Mac OS X; however, it can be used on any Mac running Windows through Parallels or Bootcamp. 

If you would like to see a Mac version, please do let us know. With enough demand, it may well happen!