AIS receiver Dashboard

The Pi-based AIS receivers from MarineTraffic offer a unique dashboard with additional features rarely found in other receivers. This dashboard is available on the 350Ni, 400Ni, and 450Ni devices. In addition to extensive AIS reception statistics, it allows for sharing data within your network, connecting the receiver to WiFi, and adjusting network settings.

To connect to the device and view the dashboard in your browser, you need the IP address of your receiver. If you don't know the IP address, refer to the article "How to find the AIS receiver within your network." Once you have the IP address, enter it in your browser's URL bar to access the dashboard.

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Dashboard Overview

 

The main menu includes configuration and statistics for the receiver. Here, you can forward received AIS data and adjust network settings. Maintenance data helps you quickly monitor key values. In administration, you can turn off the device or manage login credentials.

 

Maintenance Data

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Maintenance Data 

 

Here you'll find the essential metrics right at the top: CPU usage, RAM utilization, and CPU temperature. A circular diagram visually represents these values, allowing you to quickly gauge the workload and temperature status. The circle's color changes from green to yellow to red, indicating different levels of usage and temperature.

Green signifies normal, low usage, while a full, red circle indicates maximum capacity.

Green means everything is operating normally, and no action is necessary. Yellow suggests keeping an eye on the values, while red signals the need for immediate action or contacting support. Keep in mind that during device startup or updates, CPU and RAM usage may temporarily spike, affecting the temperature. Only if this persists for several hours should you consider taking action or reaching out for support. The RAM utilization nevertheless does not affect the temperature level, CPU usage on the other hand does. 

Since CPU and RAM typically remain in the green zone, with spikes during startup or updates, temperature serves as the most crucial indicator of potential issues. A normal temperature range falls between 55°C and 75°C; anything exceeding this warrants checking if cooling can be improved or if relocating the device to a cooler spot is feasible. Around 80°C, the device throttles its performance to safeguard itself. Higher temperatures may trigger shutdowns.

 

Main Menu

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Main Menu 

The main menu gives you three options. The Dashboard displays statistics and an interactive map for AIS reception. Under LocalFeed, you can send received AIS data to a device on your network, and under NetworkSettings, you can connect to a Wi-Fi network or adjust the network configuration for the receiver if needed. You can expand or collapse the menu using the three lines or arrow above it.

These topics are quite extensive, so we have divided them into separate articles. Here, you will find more detailed information and insights.

- AIS Receiver Dashboard Statistics and Map

- AIS receiver Dashboard Network config WiFi, Ethernet

- AIS receiver Dashboard Local Feed

 

Administration

 

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Administration: Shutdown, Login Settings

On the shutdown symbol, you have the option to power off or reboot the receiver. This is useful, for instance, if you're relocating the device or need to reboot it due to any issues. If you decide to shut down the receiver, please note that you will need to remove and re-apply power (power cycle) to restart the station.

Within the login settings, you can configure whether a login is necessary to access the dashboard. Simply toggle the login option and set your password, confirming it for verification. Once set up, you can log in using "user" along with your chosen password.

If login is enabled, you can log out from the system here. Alternatively, you can deactivate the login again under settings. 

 

Links

- How to install an AIS station

- How to find the AIS receiver within your network

- AIS Receiver Dashboard Statistics and Map

- AIS receiver Dashboard Network config WiFi, Ethernet

- AIS receiver Dashboard Local Feed

- Hotspot Mode