Installation MK5/MK15 Addendum
When installing a paperless system, you need to decide which ECDIS should be the monitoring
(master) and planning’s (slaves) stations.
When starting up the computer for the first time, you need to change computer name and IP address
according to function. See table:
Monitoring:
Name: ECDIS150
Type
IP-Address
Subnet mask
Gateway
ECDIS network
Work
192.168.3.150
255.255.255.0
Not used
Sensor network
Public
192.168.4.200
255.255.255.0
Not used
PcRadar network
Public
192.168.5.200
255.255.255.0
Not used
Name: ECDIS151
Type
IP-Address
Subnet mask
Gateway
ECDIS network
Work
192.168.3.151
255.255.255.0
Not used
Sensor network
Public
192.168.4.200
255.255.255.0
Not used
PcRadar network
Public
192.168.5.200
255.255.255.0
Not used
Name: ECDIS152
Type
IP-Address
Subnet mask
Gateway
ECDIS network
Work
192.168.3.152
255.255.255.0
Not used
Sensor network
Public
192.168.4.200
255.255.255.0
Not used
PcRadar network
Public
192.168.5.200
255.255.255.0
Not used
Planning1:
Planning2:
For MK15, only ECDIS network and PCRadar network applies, since we are getting sensor via Serial
and not Network.
To change Computer name.
Press “start” right klick my computer select properties
Press change settings:
Press change:
Change name according to function. See table above
When done press OK
You will get notify to reboot computer.
Press OK.
Next will be to set correct IP address on your computer.
FIRST connect the ECDIS NETWORK.
Click start and run. Write network adapters, then you can select view network connections:
Now there is only one network that’s connected. Since only ECDIS NET is connected, we can identify
this as ECDIS network. Right click the adapter that’s in an unidentified network, and select rename.
Change the name to ECDIS NET
When changed, right click and press Properties:
Select Internet protocol version 4 and press properties:
Change IP according to function:
Press OK when done
Next set the priority of the network adapters.
Press Advanced  Advanced settings
Select ECDIS NET, and bring it to the top. Using the arrows on the right side.
NETWORK BINDINGS
Continue from Network and Sharing Center/Change Adapter Settings.
On the menu line click Advanced and then Advanced Settings.
•
Click on ECDIS Network and move it to the top of the list.
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Click on Sensor Network and move it to the second line of the list.
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Click on PcRadar Network and move it to the third line of the list.
Other adapters are not important, but it is important that ECDIS network is listed as #1, Sensor
network as #2 and PcRadar network as #3.
Setting up Sensors
Sensor Monitor is the application, which manages the I/O for ECDIS.
General settings

Turn on checksum for all sensors (release the button “Check Checksum”).

Do not use sensor data routing except for input to the VDR or PAYS.

Turn off Immediate Data Forward if no PCRadar Kit is installed.

Verify Network Mode is selected. There is no communication to/from other computers, if
Sensor Monitor runs in Local Mode.

If the vessel is equipped with a MARIS VDR then connect the AIS sensor to the VDR and
one of the ECDIS computers. Go to the AIS sensor in the VDR and enable AIS Target
Table
filter
with
15
NM
range
and
150
targets.Turn OFF Target Sending by placing a tick mark in the box, forcing the AIS sensor
into receive-only mode. More than one active connection in the system generates a lot
of network traffic and may overload the computers.

Enable AIS Target Table filter with 15 NM range and 150 targets in the ECDIS computer.
Sensor Monitor is automatically launched when the system starts and runs in parallel with ECDIS.
With this application, the user selects the type of communication (Serial or Ethernet), configures the
input media (serial port, UDP or Network) serial ports, checks the input and the communication
status, selects the Master parameters and eventually route data to other receivers.
Regarding broadcasted UDP messages, due to the management of «Networks Adaptor» settings in
W7, different from XP, and due to its implementation in Sensor Monitor, and additional settings is
required for W7 installation :
In SM, Expert mode:
Transmitter bind address should be setup with the ECDIS LAN IP Address defined in the PC for ECDIS
LAN Adaptor: Here 192.168.3 in example, but should be 192.168.3 150 for Monitoring PC ,
192.168.3.151 for Planning 1… etc…
CREATING NMEA SENSOR IN SENSOR MONITOR
Create a new sensor. Click Media Type and select Network. Norm Type defaults to NMEA 0183
Sensor. Click Sensor ID and give the sensor a descriptive name. Click Parameters and enter the
corresponding port number in SIS4000 for both PortToRead and PortToWrite. Click Ok.
SIS4000-MK2 INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
PREPARATIONS
Install the box, connect sensors and power up. At least one sensor must be active (yellow LED above
connection is blinking). If there is no activity, the box is in sleep mode and cannot be programmed
from Sensor Monitor.
PROGRAMMING THE IP ADDRESS
1. Fit a jumper across the pins located above the power input. This forces the IP address
to 192.168.5.33.
2. On the controlling ECDIS computer change Sensor network IP address to
192.168.5.200.
3. The box has a web interface for easy programming. Start Internet Explorer and go to
192.168.5.33.
4. Select Set Default Values, answer Yes and click Ok.
5. Select Network Settings.
a. Change IP address to 192.168.4.100.
b. Change Gateway to 192.168.4.1.
c. Change Network mask to 255.255.255.0.
d. Click SAVE.
6. Select Restart Device, answer Yes and click Ok.
7. Remove the jumper.
8. On the controlling ECDIS computer change Sensor network IP address back to
192.168.4.200.
9. Log on again and verify settings!
PROGRAMMING SENSOR MONITOR
•
Create a new sensor. Click Norm Type and select CN8E Router. Click Sensor ID and rename it
to SIS4000. Click Parameters and set up as shown.
•
Note Read From/Write To is set to Send & Receive
PROGRAMMING CHANNELS IN SIS4000
Open the newly created sensor SIS4000. Click More Settings. If the configuration in the previous
chapter is correct a web interface opens, and from here you can set up the sensors in the box. At the
same time you can configure Sensor Monitor.
1. Place a tick mark in channels you want enabled.
2. Click the channel and the line turns blue. Click the column header for the item you want to change
and enter the new value. Pay attention to port numbers.
3. In the web interface select Channels Settings and change the name to the same as above.
Note: The names must be identical and they are case sensitive. That is, GPS_1 is not the same as
gps_1. Maximum length is 6 characters.
4. Click SAVE when done with all sensors. Then click Ok to close the window.
Note!
Identical names
Port settings with SIS
CREATING NMEA SENSOR IN SENSOR MONITOR
Create a new sensor. Click Media Type and select Network. Norm Type defaults to NMEA 0183
Sensor. Click Sensor ID and give the sensor a descriptive name. Click Parameters and enter the
corresponding port number in SIS4000 for both PortToRead and PortToWrite. Click Ok.
CREATING AIS SENSOR IN SENSOR MONITOR
As above, but go to Media Type and select AIS Transponder.
The AIS can be remotely controlled from the ECDIS, where the navigators have a big screen and a
decent keyboard and mouse.
In addition a SAR message is automatically transmitted, if the Man-Over-Board button is clicked on
the monitoring ECDIS.
To enable these functions click More Settings and place a tick mark in Send Data To The Transponder.
CREATING SENSOR WITH OUTPUT
The AIS sensor from above is used as an example.
1. Enable channel 8 in SIS4000. Change the channel ID name to AIS and the port number to 8017.
2. Select menu Channels Settings and change the NMEA-8 name to AIS. The names must be identical,
and they are case sensitive.
3. Enable channel 8 output and set port number to 8017.
4. Change baud rate in menu Serial Port Settings, if needed. It is by default 38400.
5. Open the AIS sensor just created and verify port number 8017 is entered in the fields PortToRead
and PortToWrite.
CREATING ARPA SENSOR
Two or more radars transmitting ARPA targets can be a problem. Per default the sensors are set up
to use the same Target Table index – index 0.
The data from the radars will overwrite each other, and the final result will be unpredictable and
useless.
Change the index for each sensor, so they are different.
1. Place Sensor Monitor in Expert Mode. Double right click in the right pane and select Expert Mode.
2. Open the ARPA sensor and click More Settings.
3. Change Target Table index from 0 to 1.
4. Close the sensor.
5. Double right click in the right pane and leave Expert Mode.
Repeat the procedure on other ARPA sensors created on computers in the network, but select
a different index number (2, 3, 4 and so on).
Example:
Radar X-band, 5 plots from #1 to #5. TT index = 1.
Radar S-band, 5 plots from #1 to #5. TT index = 2.
ECDIS TT: 10 targets numbered 201 to 205 and 301 to 305.
The result is no confusion and the numbers tell exactly from what radar they are received.
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