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Actisense scoops International Trade gong at inaugural Maritime UK Awards

Actisense, the marine and agritech electronics company based in Poole, UK, has won an award celebrating international trade at the inaugural Maritime UK Awards, which took place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour on Thursday 19th September 2019.

The International Trade Award was awarded to Actisense to highlight their active involvement in international trade, in both import and, particularly, in export. Actisense has significantly increased their export activity, selling their award-winning range of products through a concentrated distribution network of over 80 distributors in over 40 territories across the globe.

The awards – organised by the Solent LEP - were held adjacent the Southampton International Boat Show and were created to shine a spotlight on each of the UK’s thriving maritime regions. With government having launched its first long-term strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, the award categories mirrored its themes. These first Maritime UK Awards were being held in the Solent, as maritime represents 20% of the region’s economy and supports 120,000 jobs, facilitating trade worth £77.5bn.

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense, commented on the win:

“We were surprised and delighted to be recognised for our international trading relationships. Over the past 23 years, our team has worked hard to forge mutually beneficial relationships with distributors and suppliers around the globe. As a proud British brand, this award means a great deal to us. Thank you to the organisers and sponsors for making all this possible!"

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New version of Actisense EBL Reader released

Actisense, the multi award-winning marine & agritech electronics brand and NMEA specialist, has released an updated version of their EBL Reader.

The company, based in Poole United Kingdom, create unique software tools like the EBL Reader and provide these free of charge, to help their customers make the most of their NMEA equipment. The EBL Reader is a piece of utility software allowing any EBL log files recorded by NMEA Reader, Actisense Toolkit and now the W2K-1 (NMEA 2000 to Wi-Fi Gateway) to be viewed. These recorded data files enable basic diagnostics and the analysis of NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 network problems. This tool has been designed to make life easier for the installer as the data in the logged files from NMEA Reader can be viewed in decoded format making analysing easier.

The revised version – EBL Reader 2 – has new key features including:

  • Works with W2K-1
  • Improved data handling, filtering and usability
  • Built in help
  • Bug fixes

To download the EBL Reader 2 for free, and to view the other free NMEA software available from Actisense, visit

NMEA2000 certification for W2K-1

Our NMEA 2000 to WiFi Gateway – W2K-1 – is already proving popular with our customers. Having been recently formally NMEA2000 certified by the NMEA, we are looking forward to sharing this innovative device with even more of our customers. It’s stand-out feature is its data logger which provides the ability to log a wide variety of vessel data such as position, speed, course, depth, windspeed and engine data, whilst being able to transmit NMEA 2000 data via WiFi (supporting both TCP and UPD) while also offering support for conversion to NMEA 0183. No other NMEA 2000 product on the market can claim both of these features as part of the same device. For more information and to turn on GEEK MODE, visit