SPUDing Bo Kaap

bullet1 SPUD, Simple Unified Dashboard for mesh networks

Published: 13 Jun 2011

We are happy to announce the public release of SPUD (SimPle Unified Dashboard). SPUD is yet another attempt to visualize a wireless mesh network running BATMAN and its users.

During the last couple of months we have written a PHP based dashboard that communicates with the BATMAN visualization server and displays real time wireless link status.

SPUD is written in CakePHP (PHP MVC framework) and uses Google Maps API 1.3 for visualization.

SPUD is design to be as simple as possible and to enable teams that install large amount of mesh nodes to visualize their networks quickly. Some of the core features of SPUD are:

Client management: Bulk import of clients from a CSV file, Edit client position with Google Maps, Tracks new clients

Link monitoring: Easy overview of active wireless links, Mesh quality in each direction of a wireless link

Customization: Colors and threshold values for link quality

SPUD code is available at: svn co http://dev.villagetelco.org/svn/villagetelco/spud/trunk/ and the default installation will monitor our demo site in Bo Kaap (Cape Town)

Posted by: IT46