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Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with Built-in Wifi Bundle - XB-8000B1

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Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with Built-in Wifi Bundle - XB-8000B1

Item # 886909

Description

The XB-8000 AIS Transponder has a built-in WiFi router and a NMEA 2000® & 0183 gateway, and integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA information. The WiFi router allows you to see safety and navigation data on your tablet, mobile device or PC. Includes a powerful external GPS antenna and has a fast 5Hz GPS update rate. 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.

General Features:

  • Active AIS system with smart alarm logic that proactively alerts you when you have potential collision situations
  • Built-in WiFi router and a NMEA2000® gateway integrates and translates AIS, GPS and NMEA information
    • Information can be sent to up to 5 devices simultaneously. Use this data in your navigation applications such as NavPlay, iNavX or SEAiq on an iPad. Or use Android apps and Windows or Mac navigation software
  • 5Hz GPS with a powerful 50 channel external GPS antenna for lightning fast 5Hz update rates
  • Galvanically isolated (GI) ports that protect your transponder and marine equipment from high current damage
  • Low power consumption, low profile Class B AIS transponder with WiFi, NMEA 2000 / 0183 and USB connections
  • Easy installation - just plug in a VHF antenna and connect to 12-24 VDC
  • WatchMate XB-8000 is always on, always visible, always watching.
  • Collision prevention - continuously monitors crossing situations to set off alarms with full vessel information for critical action
  • Anchor watch - will alert you in the event of your anchor dragging
  • Man overboard sets off an alert when an AIS MOB device is activated and will show their current location.
  • Integrates with your NMEA Navigation Network by monitoring sensors, GPS and AIS data
  • Rated IPx7 which means it is totally submersible to 1m for up to 30 mins
  • Watchmate Mobile App - With the XB-8000s NMEA2000 gateway and WIFI, combined with the FREE smartAIS Mobile App, you can configure, monitor and remotely control via your iPhone or iPad or Android device.
  • 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

VHF / AIS Antenna Splitter Features:

  • For use on all AIS transponders and receivers
  • Provides signal gain which improves AIS reception and increasing range
  • Enables AIS to Share a Single Antenna with VHF and AM/FM Radio
  • Built-in low noise amplifier
    • Important in increasing the receive range from the increasing number of low power AIS SART and MOB devices
  • Power: 12 - 24 Volts DC, Includes Built-in Low Noise Amplifier.

Alarm Features:

  • External mute switch for WatchMate smartAIS transponders
    • You can choose to silence the alarm by using this Mute Switch, which can be easily mounted anywhere on board
  • Durable and waterproof, 304 Stainless steel switch
  • Ideal for mounting both internally or externally
  • Designed to be used with 12 and 24 VDC systems

Transponder Specifications:

  • Frequency range: 156MHz to 163MHz
  • Operating temperature: -25° C to +55° C (-13° F to 131° F)
  • Environmental watertight: (USCG CFR-46, IPx7)
  • Power supply: 10-32 VDC, <0.8W nominal
  • Overall size: 135 mm L x 107 W x 56 D (5 5/16" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/4") (includes connectors)
  • Maximum VHF power: 25W
  • Maximum AIS power: 12.5W
  • 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 - 2m (6.5ft) cables included).
  • AM / FM connector: BNC, optional 2m (6') cable available BNC to Motorola plug
  • Patch cable: Two provided as standard. 2m (6.5ft) long 50 Ωcable with PL259 connectors.
  • Insertion loss: VHF RX <1.5dB / VHF TX <1dB / AIS TX <1dB
  • AIS Receive gain: 12dB
  • AIS sensitivity with Vesper Marine transponders: -119 dBm, 6dB improvement

Splitter Specifications:

  • Frequency range: 156MHz to 163MHz
  • Operating temperature: -25° C to +55° C (-13° F to 131° F)
  • Environmental: Watertight: (USCG CFR-46, IPx7)
  • Power supply: 10-32 VDC, <0.8W nominal
  • Overall size: 135 mm L x 107 W x 56 D (5 5/16" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/4") (includes connectors)
  • Maximum VHF power: 25W
  • Maximum AIS power: 12.5W
  • 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 2m (6.5ft) cables included).
  • AM / FM connector: BNC, optional 2 m (6') cable available BNC to Motorola plug
  • Patch cable: Two provided as standard. 2 m (6.5 ft) long 50 ω cable with PL259 connectors.
  • Insertion loss: VHF RX <1.5dB / VHF TX <1dB / AIS TX <1dB
  • AIS receive gain: 12dB
  • AIS sensitivity with Vesper Marine transponders: -119 dBm, 6dB improvement

Alarm Specifications:

  • Voltage range: 10-32 VDC
  • LED color: Blue
  • Button & body material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Contact material: Silver Alloy
  • Cable: 150 mm (6") Tinned
  • Panel thickness: 1~ 10 mm
  • Operating temperature: -20° C~ +55° C
  • Insulation resistance: > 1000mΩ
  • Contact resistance: < 50mΩ
  • Degree of protection: IP65

In the Box:

  • XB-8000 Package Includes:
    • XB-8000 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 ft) Power cable
    • Two - 2 m (6.5 ft) PL259 patch cables
    • External smartAIS Alarm and Switch
    • Installation Guide
  • Splitter Package Includes:
    • AIS VHF antenna splitter
    • Installation guide
    • 2 m (6.5') Power cable
    • Two - 2 m (6.5') PL259 patch cables

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.

WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder Product Data Sheet

XB-8000 Transponder Competitor Comparison

XB-6000 / XB-8000 Installation Guide (1.34 MB)

Vesper Marine Transponder Comparison (2.05 MB)

Part Numbers for Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with Built-in Wifi Bundle - XB-8000B1

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