- Jul 15, 2009
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We are excited to see what they come out with. Both companies appear to agree that a distributed network of smart aquarium devices is preferable to a centralized network.Coralvue is using the same approach for thier controller.
Keep spreading that rumor. They are smart engineers.CoralVue owns both ecotech and AI
Pass.Don't forget to add Neptune as well. Coralvue owns them all.
I'm not bashing them because they're using a new technology. I'm bashing them because they don't know how to use a technology (in this case, radio communications) and replacing the radio in this situation isn't going to fix the issue, because the issue isn't the radio, it's how they're using it.I just can't wrap my mind around the idea that folks will defend an antiquated technology and bash a seemingly better approach.
Some companies will latch onto and double down to build onto their existing platform only to dig their own graves. Instead of moving forward they come up with clever work arounds to get their software to perform some pseudo task instead of adopting boolean logic.
I like the idea that reef link wasnt doubled down on, that limitations were realized and the hard decision was made to step away from that and invest in a better platform, it shows forward thinking.
And to circle back and ask why folks defend old technology? The world doesn't stand still, technology keeps improving and so should the approach on tank controllers. The ones that are afraid of change latch onto old ideas and defend that they're tried and true, why reinvent something that is working? I find that to be a narrow minded way of thinking. In 1899 Charles Duell (Commissioner of US patent office) is credited with saying, "everything that can be invented has been invented". Yet 220 years later we are seeing some amazing new ideas pop up all the time. Why bury your head in the sand and keep with the status quo? Don't you want to see technology continua to evolve our hobby?
No worries. CoralVue has historically been a B2B wholesale/distribution company. We are the exclusive distribution partner for most of the brands we carry, but we offer other brands too to service the needs of our customers. We have house brands as well that you'll see new things from in 2021 in categories that lack competition right now. HYDROS is our first full-fledged foray into manufacturing where we assemble everything in-house. It's a lot of work and we've made a handful of hires in the past year to improve services and speed innovation. The next year is going to be very exciting for us and we'll be in a brand new building that was designed for the CoralVue of today since we've outgrown our current location and have been forced to occupy other buildings on our cul-de-sac just to store all the inventory. Efficiency will improve in so many ways once everything is under one roof. If you're ever in Louisiana, you are always welcome to stop by for a tour.Ah, I misunderstood your website. Under brands you list both "AquaIllumination" and "EcoTech" I thought they were brands owned by CoralVue, not brands you distributed. My mistake.