Reef Angel Star Controller

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:34 pm
Hi Everyone,

We are very excited to introduce the new controller we have been working on for so long.
Many things changed along the way of developing this product and thus that is why it took so long.
I think the biggest feature of this new controller is the capability to connect to our cloud server for remote monitoring and control without any need of port forwarding or special settings on your home network.
By connecting to the cloud server, you will now have the ability to receive streaming data and you don't need to refresh anymore to grab the latest parameters.
Besides that, the controller also has a 2.8" capacitive touch screen, ethernet port, SD card and 4 dimming output ports that you can configure individually to be 0-5V PWM, 0-5V Analog, 0-10V PWM and 0-10V Analog.
All existing expansion module will work on this new controller, so if you already have existing modules and is upgrading to this new controller, you can still use them the same way.
It is already on the webstore, so take advantage of the limited time offer price.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:59 am
Nice!

The limited time offer price is a great price! This should be an awesome upgrade for everyone. :-)
I just got mine and am excited to test it out and get it working with my Android app.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:56 am
Does it have wifi capabilities or we can use just the Ethernet port to connect to router.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:28 pm
It does not have wifi.
We found that many users prefer to have hardwire and there is no such thing as wifi to ethernet, but there are many ethernet to wifi adapters. We have used with great results TP Link TL-WR710N, which serves dual purpose. The single device can provide power and wifi to your RA Star.
http://www.tp-link.com/us/products/deta ... R710N.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:30 pm
What are the power requirements for the star? Is it your typical usb charger like the 5V, 1A?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:37 pm
Yeap
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:12 pm
Sweet.

What would be the price after the promo ends?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:05 am
What does it come with?

Nevermind, I see it's on the products page now. :mrgreen:

Package Contents

Head Unit
Universal Relay Box Expansion
SD Card
3x Temperature probes
pH probe
pH 7.0 and pH 10.0 calibration fluids
2x float switches
Probe bracket
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
USB cable
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What is this screen?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:39 pm
It offers the ability to use more of the same expansion module within the same system.
Unfortunately, the module that can enable that functionality is the Cloud Wifi Hub, which is not available yet.
lnevo has one for testing but I'm going to change the hardware and that's why I decided to hold off on launching that module.
Basically, the cloud wifi hub lets you connect expansion modules remotely and communicate with the cloud server, which RA* would receive notifications and update it's own parameters database.
So, if you had a salinity module locally connected to the RA*, you could assign Custom expansion module 0 to be another salinity module connected to a cloud wifi hub remotely and you would see the parameter changing in the RA* screen where your screenshot says Exp0.
The cool thing is that the cloud wifi hub can be anywhere in the world.
So, you could technically be seeing salinity in your own RA Star if you had a cloud wifi hub and a salinity module measuring salinity in Australia :)
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