We speculated this morning and were spot on as Digital Aquatics officially announced its Reef Keeper Lite will be able to access the NET module with the upcoming firmware version 1.10 that should be available in 4-6 weeks. According to the website:
With our continued development in firmware and technology, weâ€™ve been able to adapt the ReefKeeper Lite to work with the NET module. Originally, we didnâ€™t think this was going to be feasible. With some hard work and improvements, weâ€™ve found a way and this advancement will provide detailed long-term data logging, email notifications and RSS feeds to the ReefKeeper Lite that the NET module already offers the ReefKeeper Elite. Not to mention other future updates scheduled for the NET module!
Even without the NET module, the new firmware will offer plenty of new stuff for the RKL. The firmware upgrade will be a free download for existing owners and all new products will ship with it installed once released. Some of the key highlights for Firmware 1.10 are “Ready-Fit” functions for quick, hassle-free set up of heaters, fans and chillers and new “EasyFlow” menu navigation allowing for quick programming of almost all settings and channel outputs. Â This is some good news offering another upgrade point for budget-conscious reefers. The basic RKL kit retails for $99.99 USD and will be available with the NET module for $379.99 USD. If you already own an RKL or want to upgrade down the road, the NET module runs for $119.99.