“Making navigation safer with the most reliable marine electronics”


Actisense is a leader in marine electronics & a specialist in the design of DSP software & hardware, in the field of smart sensors & underwater acoustics. Their advanced knowledge of the NMEA standards enables them to hone and perfect their products.

Main contact

Address: 21 Harwell Rd. Poole, Dorset Dorset, United Kingdom BH17 0GE

Tel: +44 (0)12 02 74 66 82

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Actisense aims to be the product of choice by making navigation safer with the most reliable boat electronic systems.

Based in Poole, Dorset on the south coast of England, Actisense has established an enviable world-wide reputation within the specialist field of marine electronics. This has been achieved by providing an excellent level of service to their extensive client base and through the design and manufacture of prestigious marine electronic equipment.

The company was formed by Phil Whitehurst, an extremely experienced chartered electronics engineer. He recognised there was a need for innovative and reliable marine electronic equipment. As a keen sailor himself, Phil realised the potential within the leisure marine market, with needs not being met by the existing marine companies, and so set about designing and manufacturing an entire range of products, which are unique in their quality and sophistication in the marine marketplace.

Utilising over 20 years of specialist experience in the design of DSP software and hardware, in the field of smart sensors and underwater acoustics, Actisense is now a market leader in manufacturing intelligent marine electronic and navigation products.

Advanced knowledge of NMEA products

Their advanced working knowledge and understanding of the NMEA standards has enabled them to hone and perfect their NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 product designs and also act in an advisory capacity for other manufacturers and developers in the industry.

The "Actisense" brand name has now become synonymous with excellence in the smart sensor and NMEA interconnection product areas.

Actisense Support & Guarantees

Actisense is dedicated to providing comprehensive support for all products
in the range. The Actisense team aims to offer a quick and efficient pre and post-sale advice service to customers to answer any questions arising before or after purchase.

You can have peace of mind in your purchase, as all Actisense products come with a three year guarantee.

Any unit found to be faulty will be repaired or replaced free of charge, unless the damage occurred against the technical advice provided within the manuals.

Actisense associations

Actisense is committed to enhancing the technology and safety of electronics used in marine applications and as such Actisense is affiliated with organisations such as;

• The British Marine Electrical and Electronics Association
• The National Marine Electronics Association
• Superyacht UK
• On The Water

Hours of work

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Additional Information

Actisense Catalogue - Issue 5

Data Interface Network Solutions

, Owner of 20m to 30m HWH Electronics, Corporation - 16/03/2016-19:17
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Actisense products are of a high quality design, reliable over time and offer flexibility for adapting to customised applications. Their products are well supported with OEM designed diagnostic testing tools for in-field system configuration and verification as well. Available tech support is generally knowledgeable.

Simply the best!

, General Manager Gemeco Marine - 14/03/2016-13:01
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I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Actisense for nearly 15 years and have been consistently impressed with their innovation, quality and customer service. They listen to their customers and truly put them first. Highly recommended - they deserve at least 10-stars!

Actisense products

, sales manager ALHOUTYAM LTD - 13/03/2016-09:31
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We are very happy with the products features, reliability and performance (and price).

Problem solvers

, Service Manager Brommeland Elektronikk AS - 12/03/2016-17:58
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We use Actisense products on a regular basis solving a lot of problems. The different buffers and opto isolators over the years have solved a lot of issues. We use these products as problem solvers. Now with Nmea 2000 as the main way of connecting systemes, we find the quality of the Actisense products superior to other brands.

Actisense products and services

Assistant to Manager - 12/03/2016-11:57
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we are satisfied with the Actisense Team and their products and services.

Actisense delivers

, Managing Director Eurotek Marine Ltd - 11/03/2016-22:34
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As a long established marine electronics company in the leisure marine, fishing and light commercial sectors we have always been able to rely on the guys at Actisense. The products perform very well and any technical or integration issues are swiftly addressed. Their product knowledge and technical support is excellent. We know we can rely on their products.


, Owner ROM ARRANGE - 11/03/2016-20:07
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You NEED Actisense devices to perform professionnal installs onboard boats.


Master of 20m to 30m - 11/03/2016-15:52
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Installed an NDC-4 after careful advice on how and why. Excellent multiplexer, guess the best in the market. Superb results!


, Sales Manager Northport Systems Inc. - 11/03/2016-14:15
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Excellent company to deal with. Quality products. Affordable prices. Innovative. Fast and comprehensive shipping and service. Very responsive.

A good company to do business with

, Marine Electronics Engineer Eurotek Marine Ltd - 11/03/2016-13:21
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Actisense are ahead of the field with innovation and outstanding customer support for marine networking products. I would not hesitate in recommending their products to our customers for reliability and stability.

A great partner

, Managing Member Marine Special Products Group, LLC - 11/03/2016-11:58
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Even from across the pond, Actisense provides superb product (including innovations seen nowhere else), first-class support and local availability. They respond quickly to technical requests and their products do exactly what they say the do. N2K done the right way.


, Director of 20m to 30m SATRÓNIKA, S.L. - 11/03/2016-11:29
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Utilizamos los productos Actisense desde hace años y con unos excelentes resultados ¡ Enhorabuena!

Excellent Support

, Master of 20m to 30m SV Lagniappe - 11/03/2016-11:26
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I have had excellent experience in my dealings with Actisense, very good products, spot on advice and great support and follow up after the sale. Recommend Actisense highly!

Incredible Company

, Commercial Manager PST France - 11/03/2016-11:05
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Actisense is a company which we distribute in France. The quality and value for money are unique on the market. But beyond products is first and foremost a company who are fully dedicated to the quality of service and customer relations. They offer rapid and effective responses, so we can support our re-sellers with maximum speed and efficiency in case of needs, technically as well as commercially.


Sales manager - 11/03/2016-09:39
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Most beautiful equipment. Easy to use, complete uniformity, excellent choice.

Excellent service

Operations Manager - 11/03/2016-09:36
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Our orders have always been fulfilled efficiently and quickly. The staff have always been been very knowledgeable and helpful.


, Proprietor of 20m to 30m Arieckal Industries - 11/03/2016-09:29
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Have interactions with the Actisense team at NMEA seminar and also component purchase and have found them to be very technically competent and prompt in service. Good people to deal with


CFO of 20m to 30m - 11/03/2016-09:28
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Good material, Connections problems between L3 AIS-A and B&G-plotter Vulcan-7, solved with oscilloscope. And reconnected negative to signal instead of signal to signal. This solution is not in the manual, but fully operational.

Great support and feedback

, Owner Sailsoft Netherlands ( - 11/03/2016-09:27
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We have been working closely with Actisense during the development of our NMEA simulation software. We were really impressed by the professionalism of the Actisense people and their great support and feedback during the progress of our project.

Excellent support

Engineer of 20m to 30m - 11/03/2016-09:11
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Excellent support during software problems and gave Access to pilot software which fixed it.

NMEA183 to 2000 convertor

, CEO PJ Aviation cc - 11/03/2016-09:09
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This device solved a problem where instruments only available with NMEA183, could connect to a 2000 network.

Very many thanks

, . - 06/03/2015-14:23
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Just a quick update, I took the NGW-1 to my boat today, connected it in, switched everything on, and it worked a treat. Very many thanks indeed.

More than happy

, . Raymarine Inc - 09/05/2014-09:29
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I am more than happy with the software. Thank you to the whole Actisense team. I am very impressed on how quickly this has been resolved.

Job well done

, . . - 08/05/2014-11:37
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Thank you to everyone. The new firmware fixed the problem and my Furuno is now communicating with my Raymarine autopilot. It will follow a track with an alphanumerical name. I did not try things on the water yet, just on the boat lift. I was not sure which sentences to turn on and if the autopilot should follow heading from the ev1 or the gps. I greatly appreciate everyone's' efforts! Job well done.

Solved a lot of problems

, . Brommeland Elektronikk AS - 26/03/2014-10:51
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I must say that the NBF-2 has been a very good product, it has solved a lot of problems.

High quality

, Owner Northport Systems Inc - 19/02/2014-16:51
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The agreement with Active Research to distribute the Actisense range in Canada is a very welcome addition to our product portfolio. We know that the high quality and innovation of the Actisense products will appeal to our large customer base.

A wonderful experience

, Product Manager Nobeltec - 19/02/2014-16:40
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It has been a wonderful experience working with the great people at Actisense to build the Nobeltec NMEA 2000 PC Gateway (NGT-1-NBL). The Nobeltec NMEA 2000 PC Gateway, powered by Actisense is based on the NGT-1 a great, award winning product.
We at Nobeltec look forward to continuing the great relationship between our two companies and developing additional innovative and award winning products.

Very important

, . Expedition Performance Systems Ltd - 19/02/2014-16:39
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The Actisense NGT-1 is very important to Expedition users. It allows us to provide a certified NMEA 2000 solution to take advantage of the large number of sensors and displays becoming available. Expedition already had a custom solution, so implementation of the NGT-1 support was rapid. I have to say the team at Actisense is very professional and proactive in their support of the SDK.

Great support

, President Avia Design Group - 19/02/2014-16:38
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Actisense support was amazingly prompt and all issues during development were dealt with in careful detail. We are delighted to be associated with such a professional and effective supplier. Without Actisense our product would not be possible.

Mutually beneficial

, Senior Global Product Manager Raymarine - 19/02/2014-16:37
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This has proven to be a mutually beneficial working relationship. We identified Actisense as an expert in the field of NMEA connectivity. The NGW-1-STNG allows seamless data transfer between external NMEA 0183 devices and SeaTalkng which is exactly what we were looking for and Actisense performed to the brief admirably. We look forward to an on-going relationship with Actisense.

Nothing but success

, VP Operations Precision Marine Center - 19/02/2014-16:36
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With the many installations we perform that require converting various data formats, such as NMEA-0183 to NMEA2000, NMEA2000 to USB, and most frequently, taking multiple NMEA-0183 data streams at various baud rates and multiplexing them to feed a radar, autopilot, Multi-Function Display or PC.
We exclusively use Actisense equipment for those applications, including their NMEA 2000 cables and connectors and have had nothing but success in every way possible. These are the parts behind the scene that make our installations successful, and it's been an absolute pleasure to work with the engineers at Actisense.

Brilliant products

, Sales Director Aage Hempel Crame - 19/02/2014-16:35
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We have been working with ACTISENSE for more than 9 years now. Our sales in terms of units raise to a 4 digit figure. As far as I can remember, we have returned just one NMEA Buffer back to the manufacturer under warranty. That says it all.

Excellent customer service

, Lead Technical Support Northport Systems - 19/02/2014-16:34
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We have been representing Actisense in Canada since 2010 and we have received nothing but positive feedback from our end users, marine techs, and dealers. Gateways such as the NGT-1, or the NDC-4 multiplexer are very popular.

Superior build quality and excellent customer service, anyone can tell from a glance at any Actisense product is a good and reliable product and we are proud to represent Actisense in Canada.

Look forward to working closely

, . Holland Nautic - 19/02/2014-16:31
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We look forward working close with Actisense. With Actisense we have the right products to help OEM’s and end-users bringing their installation to the next level

Well designed

, Managing Director Promarine Ltd - 19/02/2014-16:30
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We are delighted to work with Actisense. Their high quality products and service means there is no need to sort out warranty issues and problems. The products are well designed and meets almost every customer requirement. It is also a pleasure to deal with the nice and helpful staff, who are always easy to deal with.

Some of the sharpest engineering minds in the industry

, General Manager GEMECO Marine Accessories - 19/02/2014-16:29
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With a staff of some of the sharpest engineering minds in the industry and a relentless drive to innovate, Actisense has achieved a standard of quality and reliability most companies only hope for. Their innovative designs and top-quality manufacturing result in a broad range of solutions infused with durability and value. We are proud to share in their success and without hesitation, recommend Actisense solutions to all of our customers.

Actisense is the acknowledged leader in marine networking solutions and has established the benchmarks for performance and reliability that other companies strive for. The breadth of their product line presents a solution for nearly every installation challenge. With unmatched reliability and intrinsic value, we proudly recommend Actisense solutions to all of our customers – without hesitation.

Actisense has established their incredible reputation through continuous innovation and obsessive dedication to research, development and reliability. They listen to their customers and then far exceed their expectations. Their top performing products have set long-standing benchmarks for performance and value. Without hesitation, we proudly recommend Actisense solutions to all of our customers.


, . Marine Plus - 19/02/2014-16:27
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One of our customers have installed an EMU-1 to a CAT Diesel for measuring RPM. The readings are very stable, and they are very impressed. So are we!

You can indeed be proud of the NGW-1

, . Germany - 19/02/2014-16:26
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I connected the new CV7-C Wind Sensor (no moving parts) from the French company LCJ Capteurs to the test SeaTalk NG network in my workroom. The equally new Raymarine i60 instrument reacted very well to the Force 4-5 hair dryer wind blowing on the Frenchman's head immediately and without any hitches. You guys make good gear and really take the fear out of NMEA networks/devices.


, . Germany - 19/02/2014-16:25
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Thank you to Actisense, the installation of the EMU-1 was flawless.

Absolutely excellent

, . Allergrini - 19/02/2014-16:24
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I got my EMU-1 last week and fitted it yesterday, what can I say but absolutely excellent, so easy to install and configure.

I have an Volvo Penta TAMD 22P with Deluxe Panel and a pair of Raymarine C90ws, I bought the EMU-1 along with the starter NGT-1 USB, NMEA 2000 kit and the appropriate connector from the Devicenet to Raymarine spur. I used a MACBOOK, with windows on bootcamp, loaded software, wired it all up and bingo worked first time.

Now I can keep an eye on my revs, water temp and oil pressure from both the helm plotter and from the chart table one too no more bending down or staining to see what the gauges are saying in the dark!

Extremely helpful

, . N/A - 19/02/2014-16:23
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You have been the most helpful person (Technical Support) that I have ever worked with on issues over the Internet … You just made my day!

You never lost patience with me even though it was obvious that I knew very little about what I was doing. Your responses were always immediate and extremely helpful.

Pleased for you

, . Holland Nautic - 19/02/2014-16:22
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I’m pleased that your products sell well. We’ve had new suppliers/products before and I can’t remember one that is doing as well as yours do.

Easy configuration

, . INFO TEAM d.o.o - 19/02/2014-16:21
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I have installed our first EMU-1 on a Honda BF-90 outboard and I'm very pleased with the ease of configuration. I have even produced a short YouTube promo clip to present the new product in our portfolio.


, . Firefly Engineering - 19/02/2014-16:19
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I have been using Actisense products for some time and must say you guys are awesome. Thank you.

Well done

, . Colin Coady Marine - 19/02/2014-16:18
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Just a quick message to say well done, the EMU-1 is a great idea and its easy to use and setup.