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Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS Transponder
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XB8000 AIS transponder with external GPS antenna.
NZ $1,399.00
The XB8000 AIS transponder has WiFi, NMEA 2000® and 0183, USB and GPS receiver all built right in and includes a powerful external GPS antenna.

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 XB8000 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. And for even larger networks, you can wirelessly connect the XB8000 to an external WiFi router for unlimited expansion capability.

The XB8000 also incorporates Vesper Marine’s new multi-processor architecture for fast performance and includes dedicated AIS processors ensuring reliable, instant AIS data acquisition.

XB8000 AIS Transponder Features


Transponder Power

A powerful and extremely sensitive AIS transponder that 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.

WiFi Router

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 XB8000 as their router. If you need greater range or more device connections, simply add an ordinary WiFi router and easily configure the XB8000 to join that router's network instead of creating its own. 

NMEA 2000 Gateway

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 XB8000 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:
  • Free iPhone and iPad 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 iPhone, iPad, 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

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