Ntrip is the primary international standard for GNSS data collection and correction dissemination over the Internet. Ntrip Casters play a critical role in modern GNSS infrastructures and real-time correction services. It is therefore important that the availability of the Caster server and the Ntrip data streams is continuously monitored. Alberding GmbH developed various tools for Ntrip monitoring.
Alberding-QC Checkstream is a dedicated Ntrip monitoring software module that runs independent from the Ntrip Caster itself. This professional web-based application is designed to monitor the availability of Ntrip mountpoints on one or more Ntrip Casters. The software can automatically send email/SMS alerts to warn service operators of a system malfunction. Checkstream is an Ntrip Caster manufacturer independent solution, it can be used to monitor any kind of Caster application on the market. The Checkstream software is offered for sale and also as a service operated by Alberding GmbH.
For those, operating an Alberding Ntrip Caster, we also provide a monitoring option on the Caster web interface itself. This basic availability check functionality gives the most important information on the real-time and historic availability status of the Ntrip mountpoints. It is based on the internal information stored by the Ntrip Caster software and provides outage details and statistics for each individual data stream.
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