XB-8000 AIS Transponder Comparison

  XB-8000 Transponder Navico NAIS 400 Comar CSB 200 Garmin AIS600 em-trak B100 Raymarine AIS650
Full receive of all Class A and B AIS data and transmission of Class B AIS data Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anchor watch triggers an alarm if you drift outside a configurable circular zone Yes No No No No No
AIS Man Overboard (MOB) alarm triggers if a crew member falls overboard (works with any manufacturer AIS MOB device, not included) Yes No No No No No
WiFi enabled (802.11 b/g) Yes No No No No No
Can simultaneously connect to 5 wireless devices Yes No No No No No
Dual WiFi configuration allows connection to an existing WiFi router or can create its own WiFi network Yes No No No No No
Ability to connect to computers via USB Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Galvanic isolated USB protects AIS and computers from possible damage and allows USB to be used at all times Yes No No No No No
Waterproof, can be externally mounted Yes Yes No Yes No No
Power consumption 3.5W 3W 6W <20W 3W 3W
Certified NMEA 2000 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Controls silent mode features remotely via iPhone, iPad, Android Yes No No No No No
Interact with standard applications on iPad and Android Yes No No No No No
Provides a NMEA 0183 to WiFi 802.11 b/g gateway (routes NMEA 1083 data to WiFi and USB) Yes No No No No No
Provides a NMEA 2000 to WiFi 802.11 b/g gateway (routes NMEA 2000 instrument data to WiFi and USB) Yes No No No No No
SD card slot available No No No No Yes Yes
Interfacing to optional chart plotters and displays (NMEA 2000) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Interfacing to optional chart plotters and computers (NMEA 0183) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Please Note: This information has been gathered from public sources. To the best of Vesper Marine’s knowledge it was correct at the time of publication (early 2016). We want to keep this up-to-date, so if you see anything missing or incorrect, please let us know so we can update this information.