Firmware Upgrades

To perform a firmware upgrade you'll need to connect your Vesper Marine AIS Transponder or AISWatchMate to a PC running Microsoft WIndows XP (or later) or a Mac running OS X 10.7 "Lion" (or later).

  • If your Vesper Marine product has WiFi you should perform the update by connecting your computer to the transponder over WiFi.
  • If you have a WatchMate 850 you must use the USB port. A short USB cable was included for this purpose.
  • For WatchMate 650, 670 and 750 your computer will need a serial port. You can use a USB-to-serial device if your computer doesn't have a serial port.

Register your Vesper Marine product to receive notifications whenever new firmware is available for download.


You can find the download link and instructions on our Technical Support Pages


Or you may fill out this form to submit a support request. We'll help you to locate the most up-to-date firmware and installation instructions.