XB-6000 AIS Transponder Nav Station Package = A complete package with everything you need to install the XB-8000 in your nav station. 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. The package includes:
- XB-8000 AIS Transponder (P/N: XB6000)
- External GPS Antenna (included with XB6000)
- Shared AIS / VHF Antenna (P/N: VA159)
- AIS/VHF Antenna Splitter (P/N: SP160)
- 2 x Antenna Patch Cables (2m each, P/N: 039425)
WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 Gateway - The Vesper Marine WatchMate WatchMate XB-8000 is the world's only black box transponder with built-in smartAIS features including the deckWatch smartwatch app.
Complete Class B AIS Transponder - WatchMate XB-6000 is a Class B AIS transponder with a two-channel parallel receiver and transmitter. It transmits your vessel position and details and receives the same kind of information from other vessels with AIS transponders. The AIS data is sent every few seconds and includes information such as course, speed, latitude, longitude, and heading. Static information about the vessel is sent every few minutes and includes the name, type of vessel, length, beam, draft, etc.
smartAIS Features:Unlike normal AIS which send and receive AIS data, WatchMate XB-6000 has smartAIS which is an active system with smart alarm logic that alerts you rapidly to potential dangers.
Safety Underway - This alerts you when smartAIS detects a potential collision
Safety at Anchor - If your anchor drags, smartAIS will let you know immediately
Safety for your Crew - If someone is washed overboard, smartAIS not only alerts you, it also provides their location so you can pick them up quickly.
It means you can focus on navigating your vessel, knowing smartAIS is always keeping watch in the background and is ready to alert you the moment it detects a hazard or unwanted event.
deckWatch - deck Watch from Vesper Marine is a free smart watch app that will transform your boating safety. Get instant information about potential collisions, anchor drag or man overboard on your smart watch using this new Android Wear 2 app from Vesper Marine.deckWatch uses the power of Android Wear 2 to connect your smart watch directly to the WiFi of your smartAIS transponder. It's your safety companion anywhere on your boat. You don't have to reach for your smart phone or tablet or carry them in rough sea conditions about the boat. You can see alerts directly on your smart watch. That's safety on hand exclusively from Vesper Marine.
WiFi connectivity anywhere on board - WatchMate XB-8000 has built-in Wi-Fi. You can securely connect up to 5 other devices simultaneously over WiFi. You can have a wireless connection to your laptop, smartphone and tablet.
AIS data, GPS and Navigation instrument data over WiF - Besides AIS data, GPS and NMEA instrument data can be shared with all your mobile devices and laptops. This is exclusive to Vesper Marine Smart AIS transponders. Manage your vesselís navigation, set and monitor alarms or take decisive action from anywhere on-board using your mobile device.
Connect Wirelessly to Other Devices Using WiFi 802.11 b/g - WatchMate XB-6000 provides dual WiFi configuration as either a secure Access Point supporting up to five other devices simultaneously or connected to an existing router providing WiFi expansion capability to unlimited devices.Translates NMEA 2000 instrument data (heading, wind, depth, speed, log, temperature) and routes it to mobile devices, computers and plotters.
Certified NMEA2000 Gateway-Built in
Over WiFi & USB - All NMEA 2000 navigation data is combined with GPS and AIS data and sent simultaneously to up to five WiFi devices (tablets, smart phones, computers) as well as computers via USB. Display and use this data in your navigation applications such as iNavX, Nobletec, iSailor, NavPlay, or SEAiq on an iPad. Or use it on Android and iOS apps or Windows and Mac navigation software.
To NMEA 0183 instrument - Integrate chart plotters, MFDs and radars using NMEA 0183 to your NMEA2000 navigation network using WatchMate XB-8000.
High resolution GPS - WatchMate XB-8000 is equipped with a fast 5Hz 50 channel GPS. This provides greater detail and higher resolution plotting. Displays GPS satellite status and navigation data such as your position, course and speed when viewed from the My Vessel screen.
GPS source for navigation network - Use it as a source of GPS data on a NMEA 2000 network which means you do not need an additional GPS antenna. View GPS data on your plotter or MFD, with higher resolution and smoother tracks even during high speed maneuvers.
External GPS Antenna Included - Includes an external GPS antenna and deck mount that allows for simple installation. For best performance, the GPS antenna requires a clear and unobstructed view of the sky. It usually works well when installed in a cockpit, under a non-metallic dodger or under a fiberglass hard-top.