Software

Please note that there are two columns for firmware, one for the standard hardware and one for the "midlife" hardware that was phased into production from April 2008.

If your current firmware version number starts with 0.xx or 1.xx upgrade from the Firmware Standard column. If your current firmware version starts with 2.xx or above, upgrade from the Firmware Midlife column. Should you upgrade with the wrong version this is not a problem. Your instrument will just stay in firmware upgrade mode so you can repeat the upgrade with the correct version.

Nortek Windows programs run on all versions since XP (SP3), including Windows 8, except where noted.

Instrument  Software Firmware
Standard
Firmware
Midlife
Comments
Aquadopp
V1.40.01
15.05.2014
V1.21
26.11.2008     
V3.35
10.03.2011
Firmware V1.21 has speed and direction fields in the ASCII output format. V3.35 adds NMEA formatted ASCII output format and it supports both inductive modem systems as well as regular Aquadopps. Upgrade recommended for systems with the inductive modem option running V3.33 or older, more information here.
Aquadopp Deepwater
V1.40.01
15.05.2014
V1.21
28.10.2004
V3.37
10.03.2011
For 2k, 3k,and 6k systems. 1.30 is compatible with RS485 firmware.
V3.37 adds NMEA formatted ASCII output format and it supports both inductive modem systems as well as regular Aquadopp Deepwater instruments. Upgrade recommended for systems with the inductive modem option running V3.33 or older, more information here.

Aquadopp Profiler

AquaPro

Aquadopp
Z-cell

V1.37.01
15.05.2014

V1.17 2MHz
V1.17 1MHz
V1.17 600kHz
V1.17 400kHz

V3.39400kHz
05.11.2012
Firmware V3.37 and later supports 4GB data recorder as well as the regular recorder. Make sure to upgrade to the latest software version when upgrading to the 4GB recorder. The firmware versions for 1MHz and 600 kHz support z-cell as well as the regular Aquadopp Profiler.
HR-Profiler

V1.11.01
15.05.2014

V1.08
V1.08 (puck)
06.02.2009

V3.18
24.11.2014
V3.09 (puck)
19.10.2010

High resolution firmware requires a license key. Request here
AWAC

V1.47.01
V1.47.01AST
15.05.2014

V1.19
V1.19 (AST)
16.01.2009

V3.36
13.07.2012

V3.37(AST)
13.07.2012

V3.37 (WPC)
13.07.2012

 

An upgrade to these versions is recommended for all users running the wave processing firmware and those using the 4 GB recorder.

AST firmware requires a license key. Request here This AST version support both the 4 GB recorder as well as the regular recorder.

Wave processing firmware requires a license key. Request here This version performs wave processing internally using the Prolog processor. This greatly reduces the data rate in online application

VM profiler

V1.47
19.06.2012

V2.00.25
22.03.2013

V1.19
16.01.2009

V3.35
24.05.2011

Vessel mounted current profiler.
V1.44 fixes a problem with incorrect display of current directions in V1.40-V1.43. All users of V1.40-V1.43 must upgrade to V1.44 or later. V1.45 fixes some compatibility issues when processing data recorded with V1.40-1.44 from systems running the BT firmware.

Vector

V1.38.01
15.05.2014

V1.21
08.12.2008

V3.36
16.08.2012

This version supports both the 4 GB recorder as well as the regular recorder.

Continental V1.33.01
15.05.2014
V1.12 470kHz
V1.12 190kHz
03 12.2008

Not applicable

Vectrino V1.22.00
V1.22.00Plus
30.04.2014
PolySync v1.23
20.07.2012

V1.31
04.01.2011
V1.31 Plus
04.01.2011

Not applicable

An updated manual is available here.

Firmware version V1.30 Plus supports synchronisation of transmit pulses to avoid both electric and acoustic interference when operating several Vectrinos together. This is supported only in the Plus version. Description here.

Polysync requires a license key

Vectrino Profiler V1.22
17.09.2013

 

Not applicable

 

Scour monitor V1.40.01
15.05.2014
Not applicable

V3.30 1MHz
V3.30 2MHz
27.06.2012

 

Online Software

Product
Software
Comments
SeaState V2.2.10
04.03.2014
Works together with standard AWAC software version 1.46 or later, standard Aquapro software version 1.36 or later and standard Continental software version 1.32 or later.  Contact Nortek for a valid license key. A Microsoft .NET 4.0 hotfix may be required on some Windows systems. Download from here.

The installer (setup.exe) must be run "as administrator"

 

Post Processing Software - requires license key

Product
Software
Comments
SeaReport V1.1.6
28.08.2014
Contact Nortek for a valid license key
Storm V1.16.01
02.12.2013
Contact Nortek for a valid license key
Surge V1.14.01
05.12.2013
Contact Nortek for a valid license key
QuickWave V2.10
10.10.2011
Contact Nortek for a valid license key
ExploreV

V1.59 Pro
V1.59 Lite
07.06.2011

Compatible with data files collected with Vector running firmware version 1.20 and later.

 

Free Utilities

Product Software Comments

Display of profiler data

ExploreP v.1.13 Can be used with Prof2NDP for Aquadopp profilers and AWACs in combination with Prof2NDP
Data Conversion Prof2NDP
V1.15
04.02.2009
Converts AWAC, Aquapro and Continental files to NDP format
Display of Aquadopp data ExploreAQD Free utility - not supported!
Data file conversion utility FileConverter v1.03 
24.02.2011

Converts Vector (.vec) files to *.adv format
Converts PolySync Vectrino (.vno) files to .adv format
Converts Aquadopp (.aqd) and Vector (.vec) wave burst data to AWAC (.wpr) format

Aquadopp, Aquadopp Profiler and Vector data conversion to Matlab format (*.mat) bin2mat Can be called as stand-alone program or from a Matlab script
SD6000 data processing. Aquapro SD6000
24.04.2009
This version of the SD6000W software has been especially developed for the NORTEK "AQUADOPP PROFILER" family of current profilers.
23.03.09 - Fixed problem with installer
Current data quality control CMTool
V1.0
CMtool is a simple software tool that performs quality control checks on the raw current data and outputs only data that passes the quality controls in a format that is suitable for further processing or presentation.

 

Software for products no longer in production

Product Software Comments
NDP

NDPRec

V1.03
04.03.2003

Windows version of the NDP recorder retrieval program
NDP V3.5
Contact Nortek for license key to extract zip file
NDV for PC
V2.7
Contact Nortek for license key to extract zip file
NDV stand alone
V2.7
Contact Nortek for license key to extract zip file
CollectV for NDV
V3.3
Includes probe check and file conversion

 

USB drivers

Product Current version date Update available at

High speed RS232 to USB converter

3rd August 2011

http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm

ATEN RS232 to USB converter 3rd August 2011 http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm
Altronix AL310 RS422 to USB converter   
3rd August 2011
USB driver for interfacbox
3rd August 2011 http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm
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