Maretron® N2KView®

Vessel Monitoring and Control Software for NMEA 2000® Networks

User’s Manual

 

                                                      Revision 6.4.0

 

Copyright © 2022 Littelfuse, Inc.

 

60 Johnson Ave.

Plainville, CT 06062 USA

All Rights Reserved

 

https://www.maretron.com

 

 

Maretron Manual Part #: M001401


 

Revision History

 

Rev.

Description

1.0

Original document.

2.2

New release corresponding to Version 2.2 of N2Kview

2.3

New release corresponding to Version 2.3 of N2Kview

2.4

New release corresponding to Version 2.4 of N2KView

2.5

New release corresponding to Version 2.5 of N2Kview

2.6

New release corresponding to Version 2.6 of N2Kview

3.0

New release corresponding to Version 3.0 of N2Kview

3.2

New release corresponding to Version 3.2 of N2Kview

3.4

New release corresponding to Version 3.4 of N2Kview

3.5

New release corresponding to Version 3.5 of N2Kview

3.6

New release corresponding to Version 3.6 of N2Kview

3.6.1

Update for version 3.6.1 of N2KView

3.6.2

Update for version 3.6.2 of N2KView

3.6.3

Update for version 3.6.3 of N2KView

4.0.0

Update for version 4.0.0 of N2KView

5.0.0

Update for version 5.0.0 of N2KView

5.0.6

Update for version 5.0.6 of N2KView

5.0.15

Update for version 5.0.15 of N2KView

5.1.0

Update for version 5.1.0 of N2KView

6.0.0

Update for version 6.0.0 of N2KView

6.0.12

Update for version 6.0.12 of N2KView

6.0.14

Update for version 6.0.14 of N2KView

6.3.0

Update for version 6.3.0 of N2KView

6.4.0

Update for version 6.4.0 of N2KView

 


Table of Contents

1       Introduction. 15

2       Software Version. 16

3       Software Editions. 17

4       Prerequisites. 21

4.1      N2KView. 21

4.2      N2KServer 22

5       N2KView System Features. 24

6       Quick Install 26

6.1      Install IPG100 or USB100 if applicable. 26

6.2      Get the N2KView Install Program.. 26

6.3      Install N2KView. 27

6.3.1      Accept the License Agreement 27

6.3.2      Select Additional Tasks. 28

6.3.3      Continue with the Installation. 28

6.3.4      Hardware Setup. 29

6.3.5      Finish. 29

6.4      Installing Cameras. 31

6.5      Run N2KView. 32

7       Upgrading N2KView. 38

7.1      Automatic Updates. 38

7.2      Manual Updates. 38

8       General Concepts. 40

8.1      Data Security and Encryption. 40

8.2      Using Maretron’s Cloud Server 40

8.3      NMEA 2000 Considerations. 41

8.3.1      Instancing. 41

8.3.2      Data Source Types. 43

8.3.3      Sensor Selection. 43

9       N2KView. 44

9.1      General Concepts. 44

9.1.1      Touch Screen Operation. 44

9.1.2      Keyboard Operation. 44

9.1.3      Parameters. 44

9.1.4      Components. 44

9.1.5      Favorite Screens and Parameter Display. 45

9.1.6      Protecting the System Configuration. 45

9.1.7      Grid Layout Concepts. 46

9.1.8      Hardware License Key. 47

9.2      Using N2KView. 48

9.2.1      First use. 48

9.2.2      The Opening Screen. 49

9.2.3      User-defined Screens. 50

9.3      Operation. 51

9.3.1      Changing Between User-Defined screens. 51

9.3.2      Commands & Settings. 52

9.3.3      Switching Between Day and Night Mode. 52

9.3.4      Switching Between Windowed and Full-Screen Configurations. 53

9.3.5      Minimizing N2KView. 53

9.3.6      Terminating N2KView. 53

9.4      Commands & Settings Dialog. 54

9.4.1      About Dialog. 55

9.4.2      Alert Setup. 56

9.4.3      BNWAS. 56

9.4.4      Cameras Setup. 56

9.4.5      Clean Screen. 57

9.4.6      Configuration Sub-Menu. 58

9.4.7      Night Mode. 81

9.4.8      Power Management Sub-Menu. 82

9.4.9      Screens Setup. 93

9.4.10    Set Password. 116

9.4.11    Shutdown. 118

9.4.12    Units Setup. 119

9.5      Available Component Types. 126

9.5.1      Active Button (4x1) 126

9.5.2      Active Button Gray (4x1) 129

9.5.3      Active Button (2x1) 130

9.5.4      Active Button Gray (2x1) 130

9.5.5      Active Button Invisible (1x1) 130

9.5.6      Air Conditioning / Heating. 132

9.5.7      Analog Clock. 134

9.5.8      Anchor Watch. 135

9.5.9      Attitude Indicator 136

9.5.10    Bar Graph Vertical (1x2) 137

9.5.11    Borderless Bar 139

9.5.12    Circuit Breaker / Rocker Switch (2x1) 140

9.5.13    Rocker Switch Left/Right (6x1) 143

9.5.14    Switch Vertical 143

9.5.15    Digital (1x1) 144

9.5.16    Digital (4x3) 145

9.5.17    Digital (3x2) 145

9.5.18    Digital (2x1) 145

9.5.19    Digital Invisible (2x1) 146

9.5.20    Digital Counter 147

9.5.21    Dimmer (2 Button) 148

9.5.22    Dimmer (3 Button) 149

9.5.23    Dometic Ice Maker 150

9.5.24    Gauge (1x1) 151

9.5.25    Gauge (5x6) 152

9.5.26    GPS Status. 153

9.5.27    Head Up Rose. 154

9.5.28    Inclinometer 155

9.5.29    Indicator (4x1) 156

9.5.30    Indicator (2x1) 156

9.5.31    Indicator (1x1) 157

9.5.32    Indicator Beam.. 158

9.5.33    Line Graph / Depth Graph / Indicator Graph. 159

9.5.34    Moon Phase. 162

9.5.35    North Up Rose. 163

9.5.36    Push Buttons. 165

9.5.37    Rate of Turn. 167

9.5.38    Rudder Angle / Order 168

9.5.39    Screen Status. 170

9.5.40    Signal Strength. 171

9.5.41    Status Bars (28x1) 171

9.5.42    Status Bars (12x1) 172

9.5.43    Status Bars (8x1) 172

9.5.44    Tank. 173

9.5.45    Text 175

9.5.46    Multi-line Text 176

9.5.47    Text Message (SMS) 177

9.5.48    Timer 178

9.5.49    Vacuum Gauge. 179

9.5.50    Wind Angle. 179

9.5.51    Video. 182

9.5.52    Watermaker 185

9.6      Available Data Types. 187

9.6.1      AC Bus. 187

9.6.2      AC Generator 190

9.6.3      AC Utility. 196

9.6.4      Active Buttons. 204

9.6.5      Air Conditioning / Heating. 207

9.6.6      Anchor 208

9.6.7      BNWAS (Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System) 216

9.6.8      DC. 216

9.6.9      Depth. 219

9.6.10    Electrical 220

9.6.11    Electrical Distribution. 220

9.6.12    Engine. 228

9.6.13    Engine Warning. 232

9.6.14    Environment 238

9.6.15    Fuel Management 243

9.6.16    GPS. 248

9.6.17    Heading. 249

9.6.18    Humidity. 250

9.6.19    Ice Makers. 250

9.6.20    Indicator 250

9.6.21    Mechanical 252

9.6.22    Motion. 253

9.6.23    NMEA 2000 – N2KView Connection. 255

9.6.24    Navigation. 257

9.6.25    Pressure / Vacuum.. 261

9.6.26    Rudder 264

9.6.27    SMS (Text Message) 265

9.6.28    Screen Selection. 266

9.6.29    Speed/Distance. 267

9.6.30    Tank. 268

9.6.31    Temperature. 270

9.6.32    Text 274

9.6.33    Thruster 275

9.6.34    Time/Date. 280

9.6.35    Transmission. 282

9.6.36    Transmission (Twin Disk) 283

9.6.37    Transmission Warning. 286

9.6.38    Vessel 288

9.6.39    Vessel Data Recorder 291

9.6.40    Video. 292

9.6.41    Watermaker 293

9.6.42    Wind. 298

9.6.43    Xantrex. 300

10     Alerts. 304

10.1    Overview. 304

10.2    Alert Concepts. 305

10.2.1    Alert Types. 305

10.2.2    Alert Terminology. 305

10.2.3    Alert Priority. 306

10.2.4    Vessel Alert Operating Modes. 306

10.2.5    Alert States. 307

10.2.6    Available Alert Classes. 308

10.2.7    Alert Conditions. 310

10.3    Viewing Alerts. 310

10.3.1    The Alert Status Bar 310

10.3.2    Alerts Tab. 312

10.3.3    Alert Status Screen. 313

10.3.4    Alert Log for all Alerts. 317

10.4    Alerts Setup Sub-Menu. 318

10.4.1    Alert Options. 318

10.4.2    Alert Table Editor 319

10.4.3    Alert Enable Table. 321

10.4.4    Alert Editor 323

10.4.5    Operating Mode. 361

10.4.6    Email Setup. 364

10.4.7    SMS (Text) Setup. 367

10.4.8    Alerts for each Parameter 369

10.4.9    AC Bus. 369

10.4.10 AC Generator 372

10.4.11 AC Utility. 379

10.4.12 Anchor 386

10.4.13 Charger 386

10.4.14 DC. 388

10.4.15 Electrical 389

10.4.16 Depth. 390

10.4.17 Electrical Distribution. 391

10.4.18 Engine. 398

10.4.19 Engine Warning. 402

10.4.20 Environment 408

10.4.21 GPS. 411

10.4.22 Heading. 412

10.4.23 Humidity. 413

10.4.24 Indicator 414

10.4.25 Inverter 415

10.4.26 Mechanical 416

10.4.27 Motion. 416

10.4.28 NMEA 2000 – N2KView Connection. 418

10.4.29 Navigation. 420

10.4.30 Pressure / Vacuum.. 422

10.4.31 Rudder 424

10.4.32 SMS (Text) 424

10.4.33 Speed/Distance. 425

10.4.34 Tank. 426

10.4.35 Temperature. 427

10.4.36 Thruster 431

10.4.37 Time/Date. 435

10.4.38 Transmission. 435

10.4.39 Transmission (Twin Disk) 437

10.4.40 Transmission Warning. 440

10.4.41 Vessel 442

10.4.42 Vessel Data Recorder 444

10.4.43 Watermaker 445

10.4.44 Wind. 447

10.4.45 Xantrex. 448

11     BNWAS (Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System.. 451

11.1    Setting up BNWAS. 451

11.1.1    Enabled / Disabled / Automatic Control 452

11.1.2    Dormant Period (Td) 453

11.1.3    Visual Indication Stage. 453

11.1.4    First Stage Bridge Audible Alarm.. 453

11.1.5    Second Stage Remote Audible Alarm.. 453

11.1.6    Third Stage Remote Audible Alarm.. 454

11.1.7    Optional Reset Switch Instance. 454

11.1.8    Optional Reset Switch Channel 455

11.1.9    BNWAS will Reset when the Switch is. 455

12     Load Shedding. 456

12.1    Sources. 456

12.2    Loads. 456

12.3    Startup. 457

12.4    Shedding Loads. 457

12.5    Restoring Loads. 457

12.6    Configuration. 459

12.6.1    General 459

12.6.2    Configuring Sources. 459

12.6.3    Configuring Loads. 461

13     Anchoring with N2KView. 462

13.1    Glossary of Terms used in Anchoring. 462

13.2    How is N2KView going to help you anchor 464

13.3    Configuring N2KView Anchoring. 465

13.4    Getting Ready to Anchor 467

13.5    Dropping the Anchor 469

13.6    Retrieving the anchor 474

13.7    Dragging you anchor while Setting. 475

14     Video and Cameras. 477

14.1    Suitable Cameras. 477

14.1.1    Axis Cameras. 477

14.1.2    Hatteland Cameras. 478

14.2    Camera Setup. 478

14.2.1    Camera Editor 479

15     Send data to the Telemetric Cloud Service. 484

15.1    Two Cloud Services. 484

15.1.1    Maretron Real Time Cloud Service. 484

15.1.2    Maretron Telemetric Cloud Service. 484

15.2    Telemetric Cloud Service Dialog. 485

15.2.1    General 485

15.2.2    Selecting Parameters to be Transmitted. 487

15.2.3    Estimated Data Usage. 488

15.2.4    Maximum amount of data that can be transmitted. 488

15.3    Telemetric Cloud Service Parameter Editor 489

15.3.1    Title. 489

15.3.2    Use Label 489

15.3.3    Instance. 489

15.3.4    Source. 489

15.3.5    Channel 490

15.3.6    Transmission Interval 490

15.3.7    Also Transmit on Change. 490

15.3.8    Estimated Data Usage. 490

16     N2KView Mobile. 491

16.1    Restrictions. 491

16.2    Building the N2KView Mobile Screens. 492

16.2.1    Other Configuration Data. 493

16.3    Send the Configuration to the IPG100. 493

16.4    Starting N2KView® on the iPhone. 494

16.5    Connecting to IPG100. 497

16.5.1    LAN Connection Method. 498

16.5.2    WAN Connection Method. 499

16.5.3    Cloud Connection Method. 500

16.5.4    Connecting. 500

16.6    Download the Configuration File. 501

16.7    About Screen. 502

17     Troubleshooting. 503

18     Technical Support 506

19     Maretron Software License Agreement 507

20     Example of Setting up the AXIS Quad Video Server 241Q.. 512

20.1    Install the AXIS Camera Manager 512

20.2    Configure the camera. 512


Table of Figures

Figure 1 – N2KView Installation License Agreement Page. 27

Figure 2 – Additional N2KView Installation Tasks. 28

Figure 3 – Maretron N2KView Installation Wizard Completion Page. 29

Figure 4 – N2KView Startup Disclaimer Screen. 32

Figure 5 – N2KView Window with Tabs Displayed. 33

Figure 6 – NMEA 2000® Connection Dialog. 35

Figure 7 – Setting Instance Number 42

Figure 8 – N2KView Opening Dialog. 49

Figure 9 – Typical N2KView Screen. 50

Figure 10 – N2KView Commands & Settings Dialog. 54

Figure 11 – About Dialog. 55

Figure 12 – Clean Screen Dialog. 57

Figure 13 – Configuration Sub-Menu. 58

Figure 14 – General Configuration Dialog. 59

Figure 15 – Load Configuration dialog. 66

Figure 16 –TSM/MBB Load Configuration Dialog. 67

Figure 17 – Save Configuration Dialog. 71

Figure 18 – TSM/MBB Save Configuration Dialog. 72

Figure 19 – Ethernet Dialog. 74

Figure 20 – Connections Settings Dialog. 76

Figure 21 – Breaker Lockout Dialog. 84

Figure 22 – Screens Setup Screen. 93

Figure 23 – Parameter List 101

Figure 24 – Selected Component in Screens Setup Mode. 102

Figure 25 – Component Editor 105

Figure 26 – Example of setting Divisions and Ranges. 113

Figure 27 – Set Password Dialog. 116

Figure 28 – Units Setup Dialog.