Class B AIS with WiFi, NMEA 2000 and AIS VHF Splitter!
The Vesper XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder is a low-power consumption AIS solution for any vessel. Vesper holds true to its motto, Always On-Always Visible-Always Watching, especially when it comes to the XB-8000. A full-featured Class B smartAIS transponder that can be viewed on any tablet, smartphone, PC, or Mac over WiFi or USB which allows the XB-8000 to continuously watch and alert you, even when the screen is turned off. The smartAIS offers an internal 5Hz GPS receiver and includes a powerful 50 channel external GPS receiver for fast 5Hz refresh rates.
Unlike ordinary AIS devices that only send and receive data, the Vesper smartAIS is an active AIS system with smart alarm logic. This feature will proactively alert you to potential collision situations. The Safety Underway Alarm will alert you when the smartAIS detects potential collisions while the Safety At Anchor and Safety For Your Crew Alarms will notify you of anchor drags and if someone falls overboard.
The included SP160 AIS VHF splitter has a higher performance than any other AIS splitter. Using the SP160 allows AIS transponders or AIS receivers to be easily installed with a single coaxial cable run to each device and only one cable to your shared VHF antenna. The unique design of the SP160 means it doesn't have the signal loss associated with other AIS splitters ensuring you can achieve full performance from your AIS transceiver.Simple connections means no adapters or special patch cords are needed for installation. Simply use the included PL-259 cables.
Built with an internal WiFi router and an integrated NMEA 2000 / NMEA 0183 gateway , the XB-8000 translates AIS, GPS, and NMEA 0183 information can be sent to up to 5 devices simultaneously, working seamlessly with apps such as NavPlay, iNavX, or SEAiq on an ipad or use with Android Apps or Windows/MAC navigation software. Utilize the WatchMate smartAIS app to monitor your vessel, customize alarms, control anchor watch, and more.
A silent mode can be controlled by an external switch or via WiFi from your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet disabling the information being sent to other vessels until you enable the transmission of your vessels data again. Easily silence alarms with the included external mute switch. This included mute switch can easily be mounted virtually anywhere on board and is durable and waterproof, ideal for mounting internally or externally and is designed to work with 12 and 24 volt VDC systems.
* Before we can program your AIS we need a few pieces of information and all AIS units require programming before shipping. Please fill out the form below and fax (910-575-9543) or email (email@example.com) it back to us.
Click here to download a copy of the AIS programming form.
You will also need an MMSI number to complete the above form, if you dont already have one, you can get that here.
- XB8000 AIS Transceiver
- SP160 AIS VHF Antenna Splitter
- SP160-2m (6.5') Power Cable
- SSP160-Two 2m (6.5') PL259 Patch Cables
- External GPS Antenna with 33' Cable and Mount
- External Alarm and Mute Button
- User Manual
- Power/Data (NMEA0183)Cable 2m
- USB Cable 1m
- Two Year Manufacturer Warranty
- smartAIS Features
- Collision Avoidance Alarm
- Anchor Watch
- WiFi Connectivity
- Free Watchmate App
- Size: 7 7/8"W x 5 1/8"H x 2 3/8"D
Product Accessories for Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with SP160 Splitter
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Field Attachable Male Connector is used to begin or end the NMEA 2000 Backbone. It should be installed on one side of a Micro-Tee.
This Maretron cable can be used as your NMEA 2000 backbone or drop cable. Length 1 Meter.
The Actisense 8-port self-contained NMEA 2000 network makes installing a NMEA 2000 system easier than ever. The SBN-2 is a complete 8-port NMEA network that includes built-in termination resistors. Simply attach the integrated 3-meter power cable to the boats power supply and you are ready to add your devices!
The Maretron NMEA 2000 T-Connector is a required part when adding components to your NMEA 2k network. It is installed on the backbone cable and uses one end of the T-Piece for the drop cable.
Need an antenna for your AIS system, the Shakespeare 5396-AIS Galaxy Antenna is powerful 4' option for any boat.
This Maretron cable can be used as your NMEA 2000 backbone or drop cable. Length 0.5 meter.
This Maretron cable can be used as your NMEA 2000 backbone or drop cable. Length 3 Meter
This Maretron cable can be used as your NMEA 2000 backbone or drop cable. Length 6 Meter.
The Shakespeare 5215-AIS Squatty Body is built with extra bandwidth for all popular AIS transceivers. The 3' stainless steel, lightweight design is perfect for masthead mounting.
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Field Attachable Female Connector is used to begin or end the NMEA 2000 Backbone. It should be installed on one side of a Micro-Tee.
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Micro Inline Terminator can be used at the end of a NMEA 2000 backbone to terminate the backbone and still allow for a single device to be used after the terminator.
This Maretron cable can be used as your NMEA 2000 backbone cable. Length 10 Meter. This cable can not be used as a drop cable.
A NMEA 2000 Female Terminator is used to begin or end the NMEA 2000 Backbone. It should be installed on one side of a Micro-Tee.
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Male Terminator is used to begin or end the NMEA 2000 Backbone. It should be installed on one side of a Micro-Tee.
The Maretron NMEA 2000 Power-Tee is used to power your NMEA 2K network and measures 5 meters in length.
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