NMEA Router

NMEA Router is a software that forwards an NMEA stream from one or several AIS receivers. It is useful for AIS partners with several receivers. Read more about NMEA router here: http://arundale.com/docs/ais/nmearouter.html

Requirements:

  • It is possible to connect the receiver to a computer (USB, serial or network).
  • The connection method is known (COM port, IP, etc.).
  • The computer runs on Windows and is working non-stop.

Configuration:

  • Label the profile with a name of your choice and click OK.
  • Set up a new source (AIS receiver): 
    Configure → Connection → New
  • Label the source (connection) with a name of your choice.
  • Choose Serial as Type of Connection if the AIS receiver is serial or connected via USB.
  • Click OK to continue.
  • The Serial Port Configuration window will appear.
  • Choose the COM port your receiver is connected to under Device and the Baud Rate to 38400.
  • Select Input as Data Direction.
  • Click OK to continue.
  • Set up a new data receiver: 
    Configure → Connection → New
  • Label the data receiver, i.e. with "FleetMon".
  • Select UDP/TCP as Type of Connection.
  • Click OK to continue. You will get to the UDP/TCP configuration window.
  • As Protocol can be selected UDP or TCP.
  • As Data Direction select Output.
  • Configure the Remote Host. An own port for statistics and the upgrade to the Unlimited account can be ordered here: https://www.fleetmon.com/my/ais-stations → Add my AIS station
  • Until this has been confirmed via email, data can be sent to the IP (148.251.96.197 or ais.fleetmon.com) and port (34003) shown in the picture on the left side.
  • Save with OK.
  • Generate a route, so the data of the source can be sent to the receiver: 
    Configure → Route → New
  
  • In the field Between select which source should send to which receiver in the field And.
  • Make sure to tick the box Enabled.
  • Save with Ok.
 
  • If the connection does not start automatically, you have to start it manually: Click on the Start button.
  • Now you can see how the data is being transferred.
  • Add NMEA Router to Startup in Windows System Configuration, so you don't have to start the program manually each time.
  • You are finished! Go now to FleetMon.com and check your "My AIS Stations" page. After 5-10 minutes the statistics of your data should be displayed.
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