Thrive Aquatics has been touring and promoting their new Thrive Water Lab water-testing kiosk all over the country for what seems like a really long time, but it’s actually been less than a year and a half since the Thrive Water Lab was first announced. While The Thrive Water Lab was first slated for release last fall, Thrive Aquatics has actually made incredible progress bringing this technology to life.
The display of a “third generation” water testing machine in InterZoo demonstrated that the Thrive Water Lab has actually made a lot of progress in bringing many refinements across the small city of technology that is packed within the Kiosk. One of the most obvious new additions to the Thrive Water Lab is a navigation ball and button to the front to make the Kiosk more accessible for physically challenged users.
When the new version of the Thrive Water Lab is opened, what was once a snake’s den of wires and lots of awkwardly placed components has been cleaned up to the point where it is much easier to follow the inner workings and mechanisms of the machine. Two drawers now contain moisture and chemical absorbing “litter” to prevent any spills of excess water and spent chemical reagents.
In addition to the automated water testing functions, integrated wireless connectivity, credit card readers, LCD touchscreen, printer and back-up power source makes the Thrive Water Lab a network of machine systems onto itself. In all fairness, what Thrive Aquatics has managed to concentrate into this water testing kiosk is something short of a miracle, especially in the 16 months since the public has known about it.
Seeing a flashy new version of the Thrive Water Lab with all its refinement gives us confidence that this concentration of technology will soon be gracing local fish stores around the country. The first Alpha release of the Thrive Water Lab is expected to be deployed in Florida, not far from Thrive Aquatics headquarters so they can monitor its performance. If all goes well we expect that Thrive Aquatics will double-down on its push to put the automatic water testing machine in the hands of finer aquarium stores.