Vesper Marine
WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 Gateway
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WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 Gateway
Vesper Marine
WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 Gateway
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smartAIS Transponder Built-in Collision Prevention, Anchor Watch and MOB Alarms

The full-featured Class B smartAIS transponder from Vesper Marine has all the smartAIS functions of Collision Prevention, Anchor Watch and Man Overboard (MOB) Alarms actively keeping your vessel and crew safe. It can be viewed on any tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac over WiFi or USB, but is continuously watching and alerting you even when your screen is off. Integrate it with your network of chart plotters, MFD’s and NMEA instruments. All your navigation instrument data from NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 along with GPS and AIS is available on your mobile devices or PC for alarm management and critical action, giving you complete control of every situation.

  • High Speed GPS Receiver 5Hz
  • NMEA Gateway (2000, 0183)
  • Built in GPS Antenna
  • External GPS Antenna also included
  • Waterproof IP 67
  • Galvanically Isolated USB & NMEA ports
  • VSWR Meter
  • Installation via Smart Phone
  • Updated via Smart Phone
  • iPad , iPhone , Android Apps
  • Wireless Auto Pilot & Navigation Instrument Control
  • Anchor Watch, MOB & Collision Alarms.


    Size 200mm wide x 130mm high x 60mm depth 7 7/8” x 5 1/8” x 2 3/8”)
    LCD Panel -
    LCD Touch Panel -
    Power Supply 10-32 VDC 2A max, 3W nominal
    Environmental Watertight (IPx7)
    Operating Temperature -25°C to +55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
    Storage Temperature -25°C to +80°C (-13°F to 176°F)
    Number Of Receivers 2 AIS, 1 DSC (timeshared)
    Number Of Transmitters 1 AIS
    Receive Frequency Range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
    Transmit Frequency Range 161.500 – 162.025 MHz
    AIS Sensitivity -113 dBm < 20% PER
    Power Output 33 dBm (2W)
    GPS Sensitivity -159dBm tracking & navigation-142dBm acquisition
    GPS Differential Support SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
    GPS Navigation Rate Selectable 1Hz or 5Hz with magnetic variation included in output
    Serial Data 1 USB port (isolated), 1 NMEA input (isolated RS422), 1 NMEA output (RS422)
    NMEA 2000 Gateway Converts selected instrument PGN’s to and from 0183, WiFi and USB
    Baud Rate -
    USB Connector Mini USB (USB 2.0)
    GPS Antenna Connector -
    Power/Data Connector -
    NMEA 2000 Connector NMEA 2000 Micro-C male. Requires female drop cable (not included)
    VHF Antenna Required -
    External Alarm Maximum -
    AIS Messages -
    Wireless 802.11 b/g in Access Point or Client Mode
    Access Point Security WPA2 Personal
    Client Mode Security None, WPA & WPA2 Personal
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