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Vesper Marine XB-6000 AIS Transponder with Built-in NMEA 2000 Bundle - XB-6000B2

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Vesper Marine XB-6000 AIS Transponder with Built-in NMEA 2000 Bundle - XB-6000B2

Item # 886908


The high performance Class B AIS with built-in NMEA 2000 gateway and internal GPS, XB-6000 integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA information. System allow you to see your safety and navigation data on any AIS-capable chart plotter or MFD. Easily integrate AIS to your existing marine electronics and convert NMEA 2000 & 0183 instrument data to USB, facilitating 3rd party navigation software.

This package is designed for installing an XB-6000 AIS Transponder in a nav station or wheelhouse and allows you to share a single VHF antenna between your AIS transponder and VHF radio.


  • A NMEA 2000 Gateway- that translates NMEA 2000 instrument data (heading, wind, depth, speed, log, temperature) and routes it over USB and NMEA 0183
  • GPS-Includes a powerful built-in 5 Hz built-in GPS antenna and also includes a 50 channel, external WAAS/EGNOS GPS antenna
  • Features galvanically isolated (GI) ports that protect your transponder and marine equipment from high current damage
  • Fully Waterproof IPx7 rated
  • USB Connection (waterproof and locking with optional cable)-The USB connection can be used to connect the XB-6000 to on-board computers. The XB-6000 provides a GPS and AIS data feed directly to computer-based navigation software. It translates selected NMEA 2000 instrument data and sends that to your computer too. An optional 5 m (16') waterproof cable features a locking ring so it can't vibrate out of the back of the XB-6000
  • 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
  • Ultra-low power consumption-Designed for minimal power consumption the WatchMate XB-6000 is extremely well suited for energy conscious vessels. The XB-6000 consumes less power than other AIS transponders even with the NMEA 2000 gateway operating
  • Positive Identification- Vessel names and call signs will be readily available
  • Silent Mode Control- With an optional external switch to control Silent mode, AIS Receivers and GPS continue normally, but transmissions are inhibited. Firmware updates-Designed to be compatible with continuous stream of feature updates, the XB6000 can be updated with your USB cord and your computer

VHF / AIS Antenna Splitter Specifications:

  • Applications: All AIS Transponders and Receivers
  • Function: Enables AIS to Share a Single Antenna with VHF and AM/FM Radio
  • Power: 12 - 24V DC, Includes Built-in Low Noise Amplifier
  • The Vesper Marine splitter is the only one that provides signal gain which improves AIS reception and increasing range. The built-in low noise amplifier is important in increasing the receive range from the increasing number of low power AIS SART and MOB devices
  • The splitter is used to simplify installations by allowing a shared VHF antenna

Transponder Specifications:

  • Size: 200 mm W x 130 mm H x 60 mm D (7 7/8" x 5 1/8" x 2 3/8")
  • Waterproof (IP67: submersible to 1m for 30 mins)
  • Operating temperature: > -25° C to +55° C (-13 °F to 131° F)
  • Power supply: 10-32 VDC, 2.5 W nominal
  • Number of receivers: 2 AIS, 1 DSC (timeshared)
  • Receive sensitivity: -113 dBm (<20% PER)
  • Number of transmitters: 1 AIS
  • Transmit power output: 33 dBm (2 W)
  • AIS Receive frequency range: 156.025 162.025 MHz
  • Transmit frequency range: 161.500 162.025 MHz AIS
  • GPS: 50 channel with internal antenna. Supports WAAS and EGNOS. Also includes external antenna
  • GPS navigation rate: Selectable 1 Hz or 5 Hz with magnetic variation included in output
  • GPS sensitivity: -159 dBm tracking & navigation -142dBm acquisition (cold start)
  • GPS accuracy: Position 2.5 m CEP, SBAS 2.0 m CEP
  • VHF antenna required: >50 ohm, max 2:1 VSWR @ 162MHz, PL259 connector
  • Serial data: 1 fully isolated USB port (mini), 1 isolated NMEA 0183 input (RS422 4800/38400 baud) 1 NMEA 0183 output (RS422 4800/38400 baud)
  • Connectivity : NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, USB
  • NMEA 2000: NMEA 2000 certified. LEN 2. Micro-C male connector. Female drop cable required (not included)
  • Warranty: Two year world-wide warranty

Splitter Specifications:

  • Frequency Range: 156 MHz to 163 MHz
  • Operating temperature: -25° C to +55° C (-13° F to 131° F)
  • Environmental: Watertight (USCG CFR-46, IPx7)
  • Power Supply: 10-32 VDC, <0.8 W nominal
  • Overall Size: 135mm Long x 107 Wide x 56 Deep (5 5/16" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/4") (includes connectors)
  • Maximum VHF power: 25 W
  • Maximum AIS power: 12.5 W
  • Compatibility: Fully compatible with all Vesper Marine AIS transponders and receivers. Also compatible with other manufacturer's AIS receivers and transponders and will typically increase their performance
  • VHF & AIS Connectors: SO-239 (UHF). Requires two appropriate length standard 50 ohm patch cables with PL-259 plugs (two 2 m (6.5 ft) cables included)
  • AM / FM Connector: BNC, optional 2 m (6') cable available BNC to Motorola plug
  • Patch Cable: Two provided as standard. 2m (6.5ft) long 50 ω cable with PL259 connectors
  • Insertion Loss: VHF RX <1.5dB / VHF TX <1dB / AIS TX <1 dB
  • AIS Receive Gain: 12 dB
  • AIS Sensitivity with Vesper Marine transponders: -119 dBm, 6 dB improvement

In the Box:

  • XB6000 AIS Black Box
  • GPS Antenna with 10 m (33 ft) cable
  • 2 m (6.5 ft) power/data cable
  • 1 m (3 ft) USB cable
  • AIS VHF antenna splitter
  • 2 m (6.5') Power cable
  • Two 2 m (6.5') PL259 patch cables
  • Installation Guide

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Click Here for a Vesper Transponder Comparison (1.32 MB)

Part Numbers for Vesper Marine XB-6000 AIS Transponder with Built-in NMEA 2000 Bundle - XB-6000B2

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