Kessil A360x and Apex compatibility

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Hi,

I have been doing a lot of research for my build and after all that I have decided to go with the kessil a360x with my aquatic life hybrid. There is one BIG problem now. I have already spent thousands on apex and will not buy a light that can not be controlled with the apex.

kessil or anyone else can you guys confirm when or if kessil a360x models will be compatible with apex?
 

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APEX Compatibility is something that we have planned for the X series lights (A360X / AP9X). We'll share more details as we get closer to a launch date for that capability.
 

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When is launch date if you don’t mind giving some reference please.

Setting up another system and I wanted to do LEDs. But I cannot wait for a year if that’s the time frame you guys have in mind.

Anything you can share?
 
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APEX Compatibility is something that we have planned for the X series lights (A360X / AP9X). We'll share more details as we get closer to a launch date for that capability.
Can we please get a date or at least the month that you guys are planning to launch? I already bought the kessils but haven’t put them up yet. Thank you
 

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Would that be the solution for it?
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Adapter USB 2.0 Type-C male to RJ45 plug​

 

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Would that be the solution for it?
Screen Shot 2020-11-26 at 11.34.30 PM.png

Adapter USB 2.0 Type-C male to RJ45 plug​

Saw this on Facebook, but I'll respond here too!

Unfortunately, this won't work. It's not just the connector that's different - the X series lights use a completely different programming language than the 0-10v lights do, so even if a 0-10v signal was sent, the X series lights would have no way to "understand" the signal they're receiving.

We are actively working with Neptune at this point on APEX compatibility via the WiFi dongle - No hard release date at this point, but know we are working on it.
 

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I would gladly pay for a “KCM” (Kessil Control Module) for APEX.

That said, I would rather you take the time to get it right and with a full feature set than some half-baked solution that doesn’t leverage the power of both systems.
 

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