Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS Transponder

XB8000

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The Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder has WiFi, NMEA 2000® & 0183, USB and GPS receiver all built right in and includes a powerful external GPS antenna.

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'"The best black box a boater can buy is the XB-8000."

Compared with Raymarine, Garmin and others. "It truly offers the most advanced technology in any AIS transponder available today."

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The XB-8000 AIS Transponder has WiFi, NMEA 2000® & 0183, USB and GPS receiver all built right in and includes our powerful external GPS antenna.

The world's first Class B AIS with built-in WiFi and NMEA 2000 gateway converting navigation instrument data so it can be viewed on most any tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac. It is the most full-featured Class B AIS "black box" transponder and is the only AIS transponder that can be used as a GPS source for NMEA 2000 networks.

This AIS transponder is a unique Class B AIS transponder with WiFi allowing navigation information to be viewed from anywhere on your boat. Mounting the XB-8000 is made easy with innovative cable connection points that create neat low profile installations.

Unlike other marine products with WiFi, the XB-8000 can securely connect up to 5 other devices simultaneously. You can have a wireless connection to your laptop, smart phone and tablet - all simultaneously! And for even larger networks, you can wirelessly connect the XB-8000 to an external WiFi router for unlimited expansion capability.

The XB-8000 and our WatchMate Vision are the only AIS transponders with a fast 5Hz GPS update rate providing greater detail and higher resolution plotting resulting in smooth tracking on chart plotters, MFD's and mobile apps.

With Vesper Marine’s new multi-processor architecture for fast performance the dedicated AIS processors ensure reliable AIS data acquisition.

The XB-8000 is like having three products all in one compact and affordable package:

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  • A powerful and extremely sensitive AIS transponderthat transmits your vessel position and details and receives this information from other vessels with AIS transponders. Super sensitive dual parallel AIS receivers provide greater range than other AIS transponders. Fast 5Hz GPS navigation computations result in smoother tracks and greater accuracy.
  • A secure Wifi router that allows up to five other devices to connect to it and each other wirelessly. GPS, AIS and NMEA instrument data can be shared with all your mobile devices and laptops. These devices can even talk to each other using the XB-8000 as their router. If you need greater range or more device connections, simply add an ordinary WiFi router and easily configure the XB-8000 to join that router's network instead of creating its own. No other AIS transponder or marine WiFi can do this.
  • A NMEA 2000 gateway that translates NMEA 2000 instrument data and makes it available over WiFi to your mobile devices. You'll get all your instrument data displayed on the mobile app of your choice! There is no need to buy a separate NMEA 2000 gateway product when you have an XB-8000 that supports a wide range of wind, depth, speed, heading, log, and temperature PGN's. It even translates NMEA 2000 to USB for computers and NMEA 0183 for older plotters too.

This innovative easy to use AIS Transponder combines:

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  • Free iPad, iPhone and Android app provides a "radar" style plotter screen of all nearby vessels. The app also includes configuration, status monitoring and interactive remote control over the XB-8000's operation.
  • NMEA 2000 & 0183, WiFi and USB
  • Translates and routes NMEA 2000 instrument data over WiFi, USB and NMEA 0183
  • Makes all your NMEA 0183 data available over WiFi and USB. Use your tablet or computer to view instrument data whether it is coming from NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183
  • Internal high-performance parallel two channel AIS transponder
  • You can switch this transponder into Silent Mode (receive-only) from your tablet, phone, PC, Mac or with a hard-wired switch
  • Includes 50 channel GPS receiver with external antenna and 10m (33') cable
  • WiFi configuration options: Access Point creates a network or Client of an existing router
  • WiFi security with configurable WPA/WPA2 protection
  • View AIS and navigate from your computer, smart phone or tablet from anywhere on your boat over wireless connections for up to five devices

Mobile App Support

Download the Vesper Marine app The free Vesper Marine WatchMate app is a great way to configure and monitor your XB‑8000 AIS transponder.

View and update your vessel information, monitor transponder and GPS status, and show all AIS-equipped vessels on an easy to use "radar" plotting screen.

This is the only mobile app with instant target acquisition. All other apps take time for AIS targets to appear, but the Vesper Marine app takes advantage of unique capabilities inside your XB-8000 allowing it to display all received targets immediately when you start the app.

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In addition, the XB-8000 is supported by a growing set of 3rd party mobile apps and we frequently post reviews of iOS and Android apps for compatibility and features.

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Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS Transponder

The Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder has WiFi, NMEA 2000® & 0183, USB and GPS receiver all built right in and includes a powerful external GPS antenna.

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