Interactive Web tool facilitates FT-IR spectroscopy customization

ThermoElectron has just introduced a new web-based tool that seems worthy of note.  The web tool would allow prospective customers to customize an FT-IR device to their specific needs before actually buying the instrument. Below, an excerpt from their news release: Thermo Electron Corporation announces the availability of a new state-of-the-art interactive web tool that allows current and prospective customers to build an FT-IR spectrometer to their specific application requirements prior to purchasing. This web tool is the first of its kind in the industry. Designed for scientists working in pharmaceutical, chemical, QA/QC, forensics, research and academic laboratories, this build-your-own web tool will be unveiled at Thermos Booth 300-307 at the 232nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, September 10-14, 2006 and is accessible via Responding to scientists increasing workloads, Thermos versatile web tool saves time by allowing users to quickly and easily interchange a variety of parts including internal spectrometer components and software options as well as accessories such as ATR, Raman and infrared microscopes. Users are able to complete around 80% of the Nicolet 6700 FT-IR instrument specification online, with the option of e-mailing their selections to their local salesperson for further clarification and/or to request a quote. For more information about Thermos new interactive web tool, call +1 800-532-4752, e-mail or visit