The German Federal Agency for Geodesy and Cartography (Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie - BKG) developed Ntrip (Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol), an application-level protocol for streaming GNSS data over the Internet. The central software component of this protocol is the Ntrip Broadcaster (or in short Ntrip Caster) that is used to collect real-time GNSS data from reference stations or other Ntrip Casters and disseminate the data streams to simultaneously listening clients via the Internet.
BKG offers their “Professional NtripCaster” software primarily to the scientific community: research institutes and government agencies operating regional or global GNSS networks. One of the important shortages of the BKG Professional NtripCaster software, compared to the Alberding Ntrip Caster, is the lack of a web-based graphical user interface. The BKG software can only be configured through a configuration text file. In order to make Ntrip stream and user management as well as availability monitoring more convenient, Alberding GmbH developed a web interface for the BKG Professional NtripCaster.
BKG operates a number of well-known Ntrip Casters (igs-ip, products.igs-ip, mgex.igs-ip, euref-ip, egnos-ip and gref-ip) to distribute more than 600 real-time data streams to thousands of registered users. Managing and monitoring these Casters play a key role in the continuous, smooth operation of their service. For this important task BKG selected the web interface developed by Alberding GmbH.
We offer the same web interface solution to any interested organisations operating a BKG Professional NtripCaster.
Some selected features: