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A great product for any boater needing a low power consumption, compact low profile Class B AIS transponder with WiFi, NMEA 2000 / 0183 and USB connections. Also the perfect device for boat builders wanting to future proof with AIS and WiFi technology.
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 also incorporates Vesper Marine’s new multi-processor architecture for fast performance and includes dedicated AIS processors ensuring reliable, instant AIS data acquisition.
XB-8000 provides dual WiFi configuration as either a secure Access Point supporting up to five other devices or connected to an existing WiFi router providing WiFi expansion capability.
View AIS and navigate from your PC, or tablet from anywhere on your boat over wireless connections.
Mounting the XB-8000 is made easy with innovative cable connection points that create low profile installations. As well as being waterproof the XB-8000 also has multiple connection options; NMEA 2000 / 0183, WiFi and USB connectivity.
Monitor and control the transponder and silent mode features remotely via iPhone / iPad (Android coming) allowing users to remotely control the XB-8000.
With AIS your safety is increased day and night when offshore or in busy traffic areas.
You'll have each vessel's name and call sign and others using AIS will also have yours. If you wish to call another vessel you will be able to ensure you are talking to the correct vessel. This is very important when operating in busy areas or in bad weather when visibility is reduced.
Energy conscious users know how important low power operation can be particularly on a long voyage when charging from solar or wind. The XB-8000 consumes less power than other AIS transponders even with the WiFi operating