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Vesper Marine AIS Transponder with Built-in Wifi - XB8000

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Vesper Marine AIS Transponder with Built-in Wifi - XB8000

Item # 886900


The Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder has a built-in WiFi router and a NMEA 2000® & 0183 gateway, and integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA information to see safety and navigation on your boat via tablet, mobile device or PC. It includes a powerful external GPS antenna and has a fast 5Hz GPS update rate. Tis unit also has galvanically isolated (GI) ports that protect your transponder and marine equipment from high current damage. This is a great product for any boater needing a low power consumption, low profile, Class B AIS transponder with WiFi, NMEA 2000 / 0183 and USB connections.


  • Anchor watch -When dropping anchor, activate the anchor watch from your smartphone, tablet or a wired switch. The XB-8000 monitors the GPS position and triggers the alarm if you drift outside a circular zone configured around your anchor position
  • AIS Man Overboard (MOB) alarm -Automatically triggers an external alarm whenever an AIS MOB is detected. Silently and continuously on-watch for all your crew. Works with all AIS MOB devices from any manufacturer (not included)
  • Connect wirelessly to other devices using WiFi 802.11 b/g -Secure WiFi connection for up to five devices simultaneously
  • Fully certified NMEA 2000 -Ensures easy integration with any other NMEA 2000 equipment. You can confidently use the XB-8000 with any chart plotter by all the major manufacturers
  • Translates and routes your NMEA instrument data over WiFi
  • Interact with a variety of standard applications on iPad and Android tablets -Remotely access AIS information on other applications via smart devices
  • High performance AIS Transponder - The XB-8000 is an AIS transponder with two channel parallel receiver and transmitter. This highly sensitive transponder means greater range and increased safety. Connects to 12 or 24V power supply
  • Very Low Power Consumption
  • Fully Waterproof - Rated IPx7 which means it is totally submersible to 1m for up to 30 mins!
  • USB Connection (waterproof and locking with optional cable) - The optional 5m (16') waterproof cable features a locking ring so it can't vibrate out of the back of the XB-8000
  • GPS receiver - Built-in 50 channel GPS receiver (with WAAS/EGNOS). The external antenna can be pole mounted on standard 1" threaded tubing or mounted on a flat surface with the included base
  • Silent Mode Control via iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac or an external switch -Silent mode can be controlled by an external switch (not included) or via WiFi from your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet
  • Self Diagnosis Status Lights - Multi-color LED keeps you informed of operational status providing self diagnosis that shows warnings if AIS, GPS, or antenna are not functioning


  • Dimensions: 200 mm (w) x 130 mm (h) x 60 mm (d) (7-7/8" x 5-1/8" x 2-3/8")
  • Power: 10-32 VDC 2A max, 3W nominal
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Operating Temp: -25°C to +55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
  • Storage Temp: -25°C to +80°C (-13°F to 176°F)
  • Number of Receivers: 2 AIS, 1 DSC (timeshared)
  • Number of Transmitters: 1 AIS
  • Receive Freq. Range: 156.025 162.025 MHz
  • Transmit Freq. Range: 161.500 162.025 MHz
  • AIS Sensitivity: -113 dBm < 20% PER
  • Power Output: 33 dBm (2W)
  • GPS Sensitivity:
    • -159 dBm tracking & navigation
    • -142 dBm acquisition
  • Ports:
    • Serial Data: 1 USB port (isolated)
    • 1 NMEA input (isolated RS422)
    • 1 NMEA output (RS422)

Note: Vesper continually provides free updates for any upgrades or improvements made to their product, so you can be assured of the latest and greatest features.

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