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XB8000 AIS

XB8000 AIS
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XB8000 AIS Transponder with external GPS antenna
NZ $1,399.00

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.

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.


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

  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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:

  • 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
  • Dual WiFi Configuration

    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.

    Wireless Access to AIS Information

    View AIS and navigate from your PC, or tablet from anywhere on your boat over wireless connections.

    Easy installation

    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.

    Remote Transponder Control

    Monitor and control the transponder and silent mode features remotely via iPhone / iPad (Android coming) allowing users to remotely control the XB-8000.

    Increased Safety

    With AIS your safety is increased day and night when offshore or in busy traffic areas.

    Positive Identification

    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.

    Operates on very low power

    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

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