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First Look: Neptune System's new Apex Jr controller!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 05, 2011 01:50 PM
Advanced Aquarist has received the first look at the upcoming Apex Jr: Neptune System's latest aquarium controller. The Apex Jr incorporates the controller hardware into the body of an EnergyBar4. The new controller uses a web-based interface (no display on the unit itself). Read on for more information and the confirmed feature set.
First Look: Neptune System's new Apex Jr controller!

The upcoming Neptune System Apex Jr controller

The Apex Jr will replace the Aquacontroller Jr in Neptune System's line-up.  The Apex Jr does not have a built-in display and is interfaced via ethernet (the controller includes an embedded webserver for web-based interface).  This means you can control the unit via your computer or smartphone.  An optional display (approximately $100) is also available for those who like to interface their controller the old-fashioned way.

Neptune System's Apex Jr features:

  • Starting at $149.99 - Iphone application w/ Apex Jr module and temperature probe.
  • Built-in Ethernet port.  Has all the same monitoring, control, and configuration features of the Apex and Apex Lite
  • Email or text message alarms.
  • Resettable circuit breaker for over current protection.
  • True datalogging on all monitor probes and outlets.
  • 4 Independently controllable 120V outlets (8 Amps each and total current must be less than 15 Amps).
  • 2 Port AquaBus hub for expansion.
  • All AquaBus accessories work with the Apex Jr.
  • Plug and Play AquaBus expansion.
  • Expandable up to 5 AquaBus accessories.
  • Simple firmware updates over Ethernet
  • 4 Mounting Holes for easy installation
  • Compact custom aluminum enclosure (7.5" x 3.75" x 1.8")

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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