Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS, can changes be made to the MMSI number??

This was a question we were asked last week, a question not asked before, we contacted the Vesper Marine support office for a reply.

The model is thne XB-8000 class B transponder.


'"The best black box a boater can buy is the XB-8000."

Compared with Raymarine, Garmin and others. "It truly offers the most advanced technology in any AIS transponder available today."
The Teak Rail is the result of hundreds of hours of research and thousands of hours of abuse aboard vessels sailing the high seas.

The XB-8000 AIS Transponder has WiFi, NMEA 2000® & 0183, USB and GPS receiver all built right in and includes our powerful external GPS antenna.

The world's first Class B AIS with built-in WiFi and NMEA 2000 gateway converting navigation instrument data so it can be viewed on most any tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac. It is the most full-featured Class B AIS "black box" transponder and is the only AIS transponder that can be used as a GPS source for NMEA 2000 networks.

Read below.

Hi Roy,

All AIS transponders are required to only allow the MMSI to be programmed once. Non-Vesper Marine transponders must be returned to the dealer or manufacturer if a change is necessary. However in our case, the MMSI can be changed in any Vesper Marine transponder without needing to return the unit to anyone. It simply requires an email to support@vespermarine.com along with the serial number, the existing MMSI (the one to be erased) and a statement attesting to the location of the boat. The only exception is that it is illegal for an end user to change the MMSI in the United States.

Best regards


In this case we were able to sell the unit to the buyer, he is a delivery skipper and wants the best AIS on the market but also needs an AIS that can have its MMSI number changed for each delivery.

What an interesting question!


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