I ended up purchasing
the Vesper XB-8000 and have been using it for about a month now.
It was easy to install and configure.
The NMEA2000->WiFi Gateway is a very handy feature.
There are a few conversions that I would like to see added to the FW:
- I have a Garmin
GWS10 and Neither Air temperature or barometric pressure are converted by the XB-8000.
- I have a Raymarine Autopilot
connected to NMEA2000 and Rudder
angle is not converted by the XB-8000.
- I would also like to see navigation
data converted in the opposite direction (NMEA0183->NMEA2000) probably APB and XTE converted to NMEA2000 so the autopilot
can steer to a route
Earlier in the thread I mentioned some other ideas for this product:
- external alarm
function (HighVSWR, CPA, TCPA, anchor
drag...) It looks like the XB-8000 has the same hardware
as the watchmate, so this might be easy to implement ?
calling, anchor alarm
I have also had a very intermittent problem (once every few days of use) where the GMI10's on the network complain that they have lost
contact with the GPS
(XB-8000). The issue quickly resolves itself. I'm not sure how to troubleshoot ?
Hope to see continued development and improvement of the XB-8000 platform.