The much-touted Apex Fusion cloud based control and interface of the Neptune Systems Apex controller has been available in Beta form for a couple months now and the features are slowly beginning to be added. Just this week the graphical programming of the variable speed port went into effect and it’s quite possibly, the best thing ever.
All hyperbole aside, wherein previously it was always necessary to do a hard update to the Apex controller to gain any new functionality, all of a sudden something that was already plugged in and manually programmed became so much more accessible. Without any help or direction at all, we managed to quickly reconfigure the brightness and color shift of a pair of daisy-chained Kessil A360we LED lights in five minutes flat; and that’s while we’re taking a minute to snap screenshots for you guys!
The graphical programming is neat and so is the live preview of the programming although the Live Preview seems to cycle through all of the daily programmed settings, something we hope we can isolate in the future. We haven’t even begun to dabble in the graphical control of the Hydra 52 using the AWM or the Vortech using the WXM but if it’s as easy as it seems, unleashing your inner Aquarium Control Freak will be as natural as customizing an online pizza order. [Apex Fusion]
Apex Fusion is still in Beta, but now it is open to practically all Apex users. If you’ve been Beta testing Fusion let us know your early experiences with the new cloud based control and any worthwhile observations you may have made.