Launching the long awaited 250 kHz Signature system!

Nortek is pleased to announce that the long awaited mid-range profiler Signature250 is now in production. It has an optional center beam for the patented SUV wave measurement mode – which means it can be deployed on subsurface buoys at depths as great as 150 meters. With Signature250, Nortek’s professional users now have available the most versatile family of profiler instruments in the industry.

The Signature family now includes instruments covering ranges from <1m to >1000m (frequencies of 1000, 500, 250 and 55 kHz). The Signature series now covers most needs and requirements in terms of range and application.

We welcome engineers and scientists from research institutions, government organizations and the oil and gas industry tocontact us to discuss your online data collection application and the advantages that the Signature250 can offer you.

New measurement possibilities

With a specified current profiling range of 200m, the new Signature250 opens up new and exciting measurement possibilities. Additionally, with the optional 5th beam, it has the capability of measuring ice keel depth, ice drift and directional waves from an installation depth of up to 150 meters. All of this is possible with the same energy-saving technology as the rest of the Signature series products.

A rugged system with innovative investigation capabilities

Its features were carefully developed around the needs of scientists and engineers working both within academia and in the offshore industry.

One possible application is accurate measurements from subsurface buoy mounts. Here, changes in buoy position is managed by special measurement modes for both ice and waves. The optional 5th beam (Acoustic Surface Tracking – or AST) is optimized by depth so that buoy draw-down is not an issue and directional wave measurements are unaffected by buoy rotation. This is possible thanks to Nortek’s patented SUV measurement mode (US Patent 7,352,651).

We have built a rugged, robust system optimized for operational users while also offering innovation in data investigation capabilities and accuracy to scientific researchers.

Contact Nortek or your local representative if you would like to receive more details about the performance specifications of the newest member of the Signature series, or for placing your order.