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YOUR AQUARIUM COMMAND CENTER IN THE CLOUD

What good is an aquarium controller if you cannot easily access it whenever you wish? Exactly! This is precisely why we built Apex Fusion.  Apex Fusion is a free, cloud-based service that, when connected to your Apex AquaController, gives you a command center for your aquarium(s) from anywhere in the world. It works on nearly every device platform – computer, tablet, or smart phone – Windows, OSX, iOS, or Android. And the best part is you’ll never have to download an app – it’s always up to date with the latest features!
There is so much more to Apex Fusion than just looking at the parameters on your aquarium. Apex Fusion puts complete control of your aquarium right into your hands. Read on to see some of the incredible benefits of using Apex Fusion with your Apex AquaController.

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EASE OF SETUP

For years, aquarium controllers were thought of as complex, required you to read a mountain of manuals and practically required a degree in computer science to operate. Until now!

With Apex Fusion, set up and configuration has been simplified. Accessing your aquarium from outside your home just works – there is nothing to configure. Terms like port forwarding, dynamic DNS, email servers and programming are for IT pros and are a thing of the past. Tasks that were once difficult, such as setting up a lighting schedule, adjusting pump flow patterns, and automatically feeding your fish, are all much easier, with intelligent wizards and a new user interface.

ONE WEB APPLICATION DOES IT ALL – NO APPS, NO DRIVERS, NO PROGRAMS TO RUN

On other control platforms you either have to use a clumsy, proprietary touch screen, use a computer application or driver, or forever wonder if you have the latest version of their mobile app – if they even have one at all for your phone or tablet!

Apex Fusion uses the latest HTML5 technologies on the front end along with world class cloud-based AWS (amazon.com) Infrastructure on the back end. Because of this, Apex Fusion is a reliable and easy to use web application and service designed from the ground up to work on all platforms, while not compromising functionality on any of them. This means that you can use your iPhone, Android tablet, or home computer and it will work seamlessly on all of them. Nothing to download, ever, and you always are running the latest software – it just works! Even if you are borrowing a friends computer or iPad, you still have easy access to your aquarium from anywhere in the world. Internet access is the only thing required to access your aquarium!

DRAG AND DROP INTERFACE

We could have come up with a dashboard that would work for 70% of the users just fine. But why stop there? Your aquarium command center should be able to be as unique as your aquarium. So, with Apex Fusion, you can drag and drop control switches, graphs, even a live video tile all over your dashboard and get it just the way YOU want it.

NO UPDATES NECESSARY, EVER!

Mobile apps can often be very frustrating. It seems like they are constantly changing and you always have to wonder if you have the latest version. And, because of the app store process, critical bug fixes may take days to reach the consumer.

However, since Apex Fusion is a web application, you never have to download an update. Whenever you open the interface, you are always running the most current version of the software. Bugs are squashed and features are added all behind the scenes. You may wake up in the morning and find some great new surprise features we slipped in overnight while you were dreaming of your next great fish purchase!

EASY TEXT AND EMAIL ALERT SETUP

Probably the #1 reason to have an Apex is the ability to get alerts when something is not quite right on your aquarium. Ironically, this used to be the one thing many left off of their aquarium controller set up simply due to the complexity of set up.

However, since Apex Fusion is a web application, you never have to download an update. Whenever you open the interface, you are always running the most current version of the software. Bugs are squashed and features are added all behind the scenes. You may wake up in the morning and find some great new surprise features we slipped in overnight while you were dreaming of your next great fish purchase!

MONITORING AND ALERTS

Once you have told Apex Fusion where to send alerts, you can now set up notifications on common (or hopefully uncommon) things such as over/under temperature, pH level, salinity level, sump level, and the most important one (for your significant other) leak detection! With Apex Fusion you can configure alerts for any number of conditions.

AUTOMATED AND REMOTE FISH FEEDING

Many people worry about who is going to feed their fish while they are away on vacation. Others just want a consistent feeding schedule. And some are concerned about overfeeding by loved ones.

With Apex Fusion and the AFS (Automatic Feeding System), you can now easily automate feeding your fish with an easy-to-use wizard. This wizard lets you set up how often you want to feed, how much to feed, and conditions when you do not want the fish to be fed (i.e when ORP is low or temp is high)

LIVE VIDEO AND FAVORITE PHOTOS INTEGRATION

Many experts in marine aquarium husbandry will tell you that the best way to know how your tank is doing is to just look at it. Also, why put all this time and effort into building an awesome looking tank and not be able to see it when you are away or show it to friends?

So, we decided to integrate live video feeds and a slideshow of your favorite tanks snaps right into the dashboard of Apex Fusion. Now you can be sitting on a beach in Bali, open up Apex Fusion and not only see the parameters of your tank, but a live feed of it as well. Some even like to put multiple cameras on their aquariums with one of them in their sump or fish room to have an eye on that as well. And, sometimes when you are away from your aquarium you just miss looking at that favorite fish or coral so you can also add those favorite snapshots into the dashboard as well.

END-TO-END SECURITY

Until very recently many people took security for granted with products they bought and services they used online. With online crimes on the rise, now more than ever you should confirm the products and services you use are truly secure. In fact, right now there are many controller products and online services in the aquarium hobby that are NOT secure and are putting peoples’ aquariums and personal data at risk.

We recognized this problem early on so we built Apex Fusion from the ground up with the security of your network, aquarium, and personal data in mind. Apex Fusion uses the same type of encrypted, end-to-end secure connection used by banking websites.

Apex Fusion also leverages CloudFlare’s world-class performance and security infrastructure. CloudFlare’s comprehensive protection from threats ranging from malware to denial of service attacks provides a high level of resilience to even new, emerging threats.

The net can be a dangerous place; using many levels of security, SSL encryption, and the CloudFlare service, we feel we have made it much safer for your data, and your aquarium.

SIMPLIFIED CONFIGURATION WIZARDS

Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in our aquariums, and much of it is pretty complex. We all have real jobs – we don’t need our aquarium set up to be a another one. And, most of the control interfaces for pumps, lights, etc. are overly complex and hard to configure.

Apex Fusion seamlessly integrates with the most popular aquarium hardware while at the same time simplifying the setup and configuration of those devices.

UNIFIED LED CONTROL

Whether you fancy Apex Ready lights like Radions, Hydras, Kessils etc. or you prefer a DIY LED solution, we have it covered!

Apex Fusion takes away all the complexity out of configuring these lights. More often than not, the control interfaces provided by the manufacturers for LED lighting are overly complex and built for the über-lighting-geek. We have designed the Apex Fusion lighting graph interface by distilling down to the core functionality that most people want – and making it easy to do seemingly complex things like sunrise, sunset, light mix and weather effects.

Apex Fusion makes going from taking your LED out of the box to sunrise and sunset happen in a matter of minutes, not hours. And, once you know how to configure lights in Apex Fusion, it never changes, even if you decide to move to a different lighting solution or want to help out a friend with a different light.

APEX READY+ DEVICES

Some aquarium products have been certified by us as Apex Ready+. What this means is that the advanced functions of these devices are accessible from inside the Apex Fusion interface. Not only that, but we work to simplify the interface and make it easier to set up and use these devices.

In the image on the right, you can see both the configuration screen for EcoTech VorTech pumps as well as EcoTech Radion lights (WXM module required). You can see here that the VorTech pump goes through various modes and intensities throughout the day. This is just one example. With Apex Fusion and our Apex Ready certification program, more and more aquarium manufacturers’ products are becoming controllable all the time!

ADVANCED PARAMETERS GRAPHIC AND EVALUATING

One of the best things about having an Apex on your aquarium is that it is continually monitoring and logging the aquarium data. With the free subscription to Apex Fusion, that data is available to you for seven days to use and examine to try and identify trends or issues in your aquarium. For instance, you may want to look at the pH trend in your tank to identify a drop in Alkalinity that might require you to test it and adjust your dosing schedule. Or, if you are monitoring ORP, you could identify feeding sessions throughout the week or even a potential die off in the tank.

MULTIPLE AQUARIUMS – YOURS OR A FRIEND’S

Many of us that have aquariums can’t stop at just one. It is that addictive. With Apex Fusion you have access to all your aquariums right at your fingertips. Each aquarium has it’s own individual settings, alarms, and logging. Furthermore, you can “share” your aquarium with others and vice-versa. This means that you can help others monitor your tank (say when you are out of phone coverage on your trip to the jungles of Borneo) and you can also help keep an eye on another friends tank or even help them set up their controller or new LED fixture!

ADVANCED RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

We understand that with great power comes great responsibility. And although you are happy to have your dad monitoring your expensive reef tank, you do not want him mucking it up or changing the programming. So, Apex Fusion has advanced rights management with five user levels built in. This allows you to set your dad up just to be able to view the tank and get alerts. However, your fish-friend can view the tank, get alerts, and turn on and off outlets. This adds a great social component to owning and caring for fish and corals.

 

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WORKS WITH ANY APEX

Some might think we would have created Apex Fusion and released it only with new hardware that you need to purchase. NO WAY! That is not how we do things here at Neptune Systems. Apex Fusion is compatible with every Apex sold in the last five years! That means Apex, Apex Lite, and Apex Jr. all can take advantage of this awesome new cloud-based interface.

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FREE?

That’s right, everything you read about above is FREE to be used by every existing and future Apex owner. Crazy, huh? You may have bought your Apex five years ago when it first came out, and Apex Fusion wasn’t even a glimmer in a programmers eye, and yet it is still 100% free to use!

SO, WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

Start using Apex Fusion of course! Go to www.apexfusion.com, register, and follow the instructions. It is likely that you will need to update the firmware on your Apex AquaController as well in order to start enjoying all this goodness of your Apex Fusion aquarium command center.

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