Actisense aim to be the installer's product of choice by making navigation safer with the most reliable boat electronic systems. 
Based in Poole, Dorset on the south coast of England, Active Research Limited 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 our extensive client base and through the design and manufacture of prestigious marine electronic equipment.
Our History

The company was formed in January 1997 by Phil Whitehurst, who as a Chartered Electronics Engineer 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 was 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 products.

Intelligent sensors, interfaces and technology that are unrivalled for their quality, features and reliability

As award-winning NMEA specialists, our in-house Design, Research and Development Team have developed a wide range of intelligent, reliable and durable products that can be trusted, wherever in the world you may be.


Our Standards and Philosophy
Innovative
We take great pride in our innovative design approach, embracing real world echo and simulation.
Dynamic
Our advanced working knowledge and understanding of the NMEA standards has enabled us to hone and perfect our product designs.
Rugged
Our product range is held in high regard throughout the industry because of its quality, durability and technical sophistication.
Global
A worldwide reputation for supplying intelligent marine electronic solutions.

We are a team of bright minds, working together to create award-winning products that don’t just sell well – they solve our customers’ real problems. We are creative and innovative in our approach to product design and manufacture, meaning that our award-winning Actisense® brand has gained a reputation in the industry as ‘The NMEA Specialists’.

Further Information
Our distributors are located in over 30 countries around the world
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Testimonial
“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.”
Graham Shannon, President, Avia Design Group
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