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Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with Built-in WiFi Bundle
Get back up to $50 with purchase of any Vesper Marine Transponder via manufacturer mail-in rebate. This item is eligible for a $30 rebate. See rebate form for details. Ends 5/25/19.
 

Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with Built-in WiFi Bundle

  • Black Box Class B AIS Transponder with built-in smartAIS alarms
  • Includes a Built-in GPS Receiver, External Antenna, Splitter, Alarm w/Switch
  • Connections: WiFi / USB / NMEA 2000 & NMEA 0183
  • Item #: 
    261790
    Brand: 
    Vesper Marine
    Model #: 

    XB-8000B1

    Shipping Weight: 
    4.00 Lbs.
    List Price: 
    $1,048.00
    Our Price:
    $949.00
    949.00
    261790
    Status:    null In Stock

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    Important Information Regarding the Purchase of a Class B AIS:
    When you are ready to place your order, you will need to complete the AIS Static Data Programming Log.

    This required form must be sent to Defender Industries via e-mail customerservice@defender.com or faxed along with a copy of your MMSI registration before your order can be processed. Our fax number is 860-701-3432.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    Because each transponder can only be programmed once with your personal MMSI number, orders CAN NOT BE CANCELLED AND ARE NOT RETURNABLE after orders have been placed.

    How does the XB-8000 compare to the competition?

    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.

    Unlike ordinary AIS which only sends and receives data, smartAIS from Vesper Marine is an active AIS system with smart alarm logic that proactively alerts you when you have potential collision situations:

    • Safety Underway Alarm - This alerts you when smartAIS detects a potential collision.
    • Safety at Anchor Alarm - If your anchor drags, smartAIS will let you know immediately.
    • Safety for your Crew Alarm - If someone falls overboard, smartAIS not only alerts you, it also provides their location so you can pick them up quickly.

    This bundle is designed for installing an XB-8000 AIS Transponder in a nav station or wheelhouse and allows you to share a single VHF antenna between your AIS transponder and VHF radio. It also includes the alarm system to audibly alert impending safety issues.

    Package Includes:

    • XB8000 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

    The XB-8000 Offers:

    • A built-in WiFi router and a NMEA2000® gateway integrates and translates AIS, GPS and NMEA information so you see this safety information on your boat via WiFi, USB or NMEA0183 connected devices, tablets, mobile devices or PCs. 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
    • Includes a built-in 5Hz GPS as well as a powerful 50 channel external GPS antenna for lightning fast 5Hz update rates

    Vesper Marine XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder-Splitter Bundle

    • Features 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.

    Other Features Include:

    • 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
    • Fully Waterproof - 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

    • Applications: All AIS Transponders and Receivers
    • Function: Enables AIS to Share a Single Antenna with VHF and AM/FM Radio
    • Power: 12 - 24 Volts 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.

    Splitter Package Includes:

    • AIS VHF antenna splitter
    • Installation guide
    • 2 m (6.5') Power cable
    • Two - 2 m (6.5') PL259 patch cables

    The Alarm

    External mute switch for WatchMate smartAIS transponders - Your smartAIS WatchMate XB-8000 transponder is designed for safety and sounds an alarm when there is a risk situation. You can choose to silence the alarm by using this Mute Switch, which can be easily mounted anywhere on board. The 304 stainless steel switch is durable and water-proof making it ideal for mounting both internally or externally. It is designed to be used with 12 and 24 VDC systems.

    Click Here to See the Brochure for this Product

    Click Here to See the Installation Guide for this Product

    Click Here for a Vesper Transponder Comparison

    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.

    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: 135mm Long x 107 Wide x 56 Deep (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: 135mm Long x 107 Wide x 56 Deep (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 (6.5ft) 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 Temp: -20° C~ +55° C
    • Insulation Resistance: > 1000mΩ
    • Contact Resistance: < 50mΩ
    • Degree of Protection: IP65










     
     

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