The G-tron II is Giesemann’s solution for controlling all the new lights they will be releasing in 2010. The Matrix plus, the Helios and the Quazar all use high powered LEDs and LED drivers which the original G-tron was never designed to control. You’d think that Giesemann would be content to produce just a purebred, specialty lighting controller but the G-tron is not a one trick pony: pH, orp, temperature, conductivity, pump control and lighting are built in to the G-tron II and many of those probes are included. The G-tron II will come in a professional and basic package, both of which will have computer interface, local audible alarm and most of the trimmings you’d expect from a modern aquarium controller. This looks like one sexy slab of aqua-electronics but we gotta say, the Apex and Digital Aquatics controllers have us spoiled here in the US with our large, remote-control like displays. Furthermore, if this controller doesn’t get some mobile phone interfacing applications it’s going to be looking pretty dusty compared to the many cross platform apps American reefers are coming to expect for their aquarium controllers.