Vesper Marine Transponder Comparison

  WatchMate 850 Transponder WatchMate Vision XB-8000 Transponder XB-6000 Transponder
Exclusive smartAIS technology: Safety Underway, Safety at Anchor, Safety for your Crew No Yes Yes No
Easy to use customizable alarm controls helps eliminate false alarms Yes Yes Yes No
Built-in alarm plus external alarm/buzzer/indicator control Yes Yes
Yes
External Collision, MOB and Anchor Watch alarms
No
Collision alarm with multi profile (Anchor, Harbor, Coastal, Offshore) Yes Yes Yes Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Alarms for AIS portable Man Over Board devices Yes Yes Yes Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Anchor Watch alarm Yes Yes Yes No
Can connect wirelessly to other devices using WiFi (5 users) No Yes Yes No
Controls transponder, silent mode and other safety features remotely via iPhone/iPad and Android apps No Yes Yes No
Use with standard applications such as iNavX, SEAiq, iSailor, etc. on iPads and Android tablets No Yes Yes No
Easy interfacing to all chart plotters, MFD's and computers supporting AIS Yes Yes Yes Yes
High performance 50 channel built-in GPS receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes
High speed 5Hz GPS navigation rate No Yes Yes Yes
Can be used as primary GPS on a NMEA 2000 network No Yes Yes Yes
Internal GPS antenna eliminates need for external antenna when mounted with a view of the sky Yes Yes
No
Includes external antenna
Yes
Has internal and includes external antenna
Bi-directional NMEA 0183 to WiFi gateway No Yes Yes No
Bi-directional NMEA 2000 to WiFi gateway No Yes Yes No
Bi-directional NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183 and USB gateway No Yes Yes Yes
Ability to connect to computers via waterproof USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Galvanic isolated USB protects computer and AIS from damage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof, can be externally mounted Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full receive of all Class A and B AIS data and transmission of Class B AIS data Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal high-performance parallel two channel AIS receiver and transmitter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self diagnosis to provide warnings if AIS, GPS or antenna are not functioning Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transponder can be put into Silent Mode (receive only) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fully certified NMEA 2000 No Yes Yes Yes
Customize and filter targets when operating in busy areas Yes Yes N/A N/A
Computes & prioritizes targets by CPA, TCPA, bearing, range etc Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Shows your own GPS position, course, speed and heading Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Provides GPS info to all connected devices
Graphically depicts future crossing situations Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps N/A
Heading-up/North-up display Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Displays magnetic bearings and Aids to navigation marks Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Identify friends or vessels in your fleet with a special icon Yes Yes N/A N/A
VHF radio DSC calling by selecting a target on the screen (requires compatible VHF radio) Yes Yes No No
Unique VHF 'in use' indicator (when used with Vesper Marine VHF/AIS splitter) Yes Yes N/A N/A
Display worldwide coastlines No Yes N/A N/A
High resolution color touchscreen No Yes N/A N/A
Viewable screen in daylight & wearing polarized sunglasses Yes Yes N/A N/A
Includes mounting bracket or can be installed flush in a panel Yes Yes N/A N/A
Super low power consumption Excellent, 3W Good, 6W Very Good, 4W Excellent, 2.5W