THE APEX JR. – IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE BRAIN
The Apex Jr. is far different than from what any other controller at this price level is offering. The Apex Jr. is basically a small computer whose only job is take care of your aquarium. It has a 32-bit microprocessor and a built-in web server. The web server makes it possible for your to configure and operate your Apex from any network-connected computer or mobile device – no software to install on a PC – it also means it’s Mac compatible!
BUILT IN INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
The Apex Jr. is Internet-ready straight out of the box. Just plug it into your router and you are good to go – no software to install! This means that you can control your tank from any computer (or mobile device) in the house. There is no need, ever, to connect it directly to a computer to monitor your aquarium or update its firmware. And, once you set up external access via port-forwarding on your router, you can easily access your Apex from anywhere in the world via a web browser or via our iOS or Android apps!
BEST SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON ANY AQUARIUM CONTROLLER
Hands down, the Apex has the most feature-rich, field tested software of any controller on the market today. It all starts with the onboard web server inside the Apex Base Unit. This web server is part of the Apex’s firmware and is truly the secret sauce to it’s success.
THE ENERGY BAR – SO MUCH MORE THAN A POWER STRIP!
The Apex Jr. is so much more than a glorified power strip. In fact, this component of your aquarium controller equipment is far more important than most people realize – and not all controller systems are created equal!
It is obvious that this component is key to controlling things on your aquarium, but what is not so apparent is how it is critical to preventing catastrophe in your aquarium. Here’s how.
THE DISPLAY MODULE
The Apex Display module is a sleek and compact way for your to interact with the Apex Jr. and control nearly every aspect of your Aquarium. Unlike our competitors’ entry-level controllers, we did not scale down our Display Module for our entry-level product. We feel that the Display Module is a key component to your controller system and you deserve the best…even at the low end.
THE APEX JR. COMES WITH ONE PROBE:
LONG LIFE TEMPERATURE PROBE
Neptune Systems manufactures our own temperature probes in-house. Why? Because we saw the level of early failures due to using off-the-shelf temperature probes like those used in stand-alone digital thermometers as well as those used by other aquarium controllers. These probes often fail because they were never designed to be permanently submersed in saltwater. We custom build our temperature probes using a proprietary method that encapsulates the business end of the probe itself from the corrosive effects of long term saltwater submersion.
With the addition of up to seven other Apex Expansion Modules, the Apex Jr. System can be fitted to add additional outlets, monitor pH, ORP, Salinity, control VorTech pumps , control LEDs, detect leaks and much more.