Part Number: VSP-XB8000
HM Order #: 767680
Vesper Marine 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-8000 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.
Unlike normal AIS which send and receive AIS data, WatchMate XB-8000 has smartAIS which is an active system with smart alarm logic that alerts you rapidly to potential dangers.
o Safety Underway. This alerts you when smartAIS detects a potential collision.
o Safety at Anchor. If your anchor drags, smartAIS will let you know immediately.
o 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
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.