Nortek is pleased to announce that, in cooperation with NortekMed (France) now is stocking a new bottom frame suitable for most Nortek instruments, including the AWAC and the Aquadopp profiler. The frame can be shipped worldwide on less than a week's notice.
The painted aluminum frame is packed in a rectangular box measuring 0.41 x 0.23 x 1.1 m. Its small size combined with the light weight means that it is fairly easy and inexpensive to transport. "IKEA-style" assembly drawings are included and everything is designed with focus on ease-of-use. The targeted deployment scenario is shallow coastal deployments using divers and/or a small boat. The frame is not suited for use with acoustic releases and we make no claim of "trawl-proof".
The first 20 frames have already shipped and customer feed back so far is quite good.