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11/01/2016, 12:43 PM
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New from GHL
Over the course of Macna San Diego, we debuted new GHL products. The response has been nothing short of amazing. Since then, we've continued to receive waves of inquiries and positive feedback. We cannot thank our customers enough for their ongoing support and trust in our brand. Your support have made these new product releases possible.

It is with great pleasure to officially announce the next generation of our flagship ProfiLux aquarium controller - ProfiLux 4.

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ProfiLux 4 - Designed to Perform...Reliably

ProfiLux 4 is designed to standout from the crowd. From form to function, we've designed a product to withstand the test of time, all while being fitted into one small package. We've updated the hardware and added exciting new features not found on any other competitor's controller. Best of all, all existing GHL accessories and expansion cards will remain compatible with the ProfiLux 4!

The ProfiLux line of controllers are globally recognized worldwide for its outstanding accuracy and reliability. From hobbyists to research institutions, they all trust in the ProfiLux to provide them with highly accurate data and performance.

Isn't time to make the switch to something that just...works?



New Features

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Switchable pH, Redox, and Conductivity Ports
Gone are the days of having to go out and buy an additional module just to add a second pH or Redox probe. With ProfiLux 4, you have the option to switch the behavior of specific probe ports. For example, you can switch a Redox port to read pH and vise versa. You can essentially have two pH or two Redox ports right out of the box! The Conductivity port can be set to read freshwater and saltwater ranges, perfect for pond and cichlid tanks.


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Built-in WiFi
Connect the ProfiLux 4 to an exisiting WiFi network and benefit from not having to run a cable into your internet router. That's quite the convenience!


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Unmatched Expansion Options
Like the ProfiLux 3, the new ProfiLux 4 includes a large selection of expansion options. Best of all, when you need to add an expansion card, simply add it to one of the available 2 expansion slots found inside the ProfiLux 4. No need to buy modules for this and that, just pop the card in and you're good to go!

Between Expansion cards and Expansion Boxes, you can expand the ProfiLux to nearly no limit!


Overview of Features


Built-in Features & Supported Functions

32 Illumination channels
6x 1-10V interfaces (Support for up to 30 interfaces)
64x Controllable sockets
ProfiLux Aquatic Bus (Uninterrupted communication between PAB-devices up to 300ft away)
2 Expansion slots (Allows for adding more ports and expanding functions)
4 Level Sensors/Leak Sensors (Support for up to 12)
Aux port
Mitras Lightbar Interface
Switchable pH, redox, conductivity ports
Visual and acoustic alarm
USB/WiFi
Webserver + Email notifications
myGHL cloud service ready


Measurement and Control capabilities

pH
Water temperature
Redox potential
Conductivity
Oxygen (Optional)
Relative humidity (Optional)
Air temperature (Optional)
Alkalinity (Coming Soon)
Calcium (Coming Soon)


Other Features

LED status indicator
Capacitive touch keys on the front of the controller
Upgraded hardware = A faster and more responsive controller
Backwards compatibility w/ existing GHL products and accessories


Updated Controller Sets
With this release, we have also revised our controller sets. Going forward, we will be offering these ProfiLux 4 controller sets:

ProfiLux 4 (Device only): P4 controller w/ PSU, Temperature sensor, and USB cable

Mega Set: P4 controller w/ PSU, Powerbar 5.1, Sensors for pH, Conductivity, Redox, and Temperature, Calibration fluids, PAB & USB cable

Ultimate Set: P4 controller w/ PSU, Powerbar 5.1 ProfiLux Touch, Sensors for pH, Conductivity, Redox, and Temperature, Calibration fluids, PAB & USB cable


Special Pre-order Pricing
From now until December 5, 2016, the ProfiLux 4 device and controller sets will be offered at a special pre-order price. Pricing is as follows:

ProfiLux 4 - $449.90 (Normal price - $499.90)
P4 Mega Set - $749.90 (Normal price - $849.90)
P4 Ultimate Set - $999.90 (Normal price - $1,099.90)

ProfiLux 4 controllers will begin shipping December 19, 2016. Orders will be shipped in the order in which they are received.


How to Order
Simply contact your preferred GHL dealer or place your order though GHL USA.


Additional Information
For more information, please visit our:


ProfiLux 4 blog post (https://www.aquariumcomputer.com/the-new-profilux-4/)
ProfiLux 4 product page (https://www.aquariumcomputer.com/products/profilux-aquarium-controller/profilux-4/)
GHL USA online shop (http://www.aquariumcomputer.com/usa/shop/)


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JaySchulz
11/01/2016, 08:05 PM
When will alk and calcium monitoring be available?

Will alk and calcium monitoring be available on Profilux 3.1?

Do you guys have any pics of new Profilux Touch?

Matthias Gross
11/02/2016, 02:28 AM
When will alk and calcium monitoring be available?
In 2017, it is planned for the first half of the year. Prices, release date and all other details will be announced later.

Will alk and calcium monitoring be available on Profilux 3.1?
Yes, we try to make it compatible for P3

Do you guys have any pics of new Profilux Touch?
There is no new ProfiLux Touch.

madreefer2013
11/24/2016, 04:25 AM
If I buy the profilux 4 do I need to just buy the slave units of the dosing 2 pumps or do i need the stand alone units?

11/24/2016, 08:17 AM
If I buy the profilux 4 do I need to just buy the slave units of the dosing 2 pumps or do i need the stand alone units?

You may buy either, but the Slave is all that is required.

You can turn a Standalone into a Slave, but cannot turn a Slave into a Standalone. :)

madreefer2013
11/24/2016, 08:32 AM
Thanks Marco!

mkengr45
11/29/2016, 05:57 PM
Is the new model more user friendly than the profilux 3? Is support available without having to decipher the German ghl site? The US support has notoriously sucked. I wish I had more positive things to say...but most reefers needs can be more easily handles by several competitors controllers. I have the P3 and am sorta stuck with it, but I get jealous when I see how easy it is to configure functions on other controllers (Cerebra, Apex, etc.).

ReefRockerLive
11/29/2016, 09:20 PM
What experience makes you say the US support is lacking? For almost two years now, GHL USA has turned around support and has released updated manuals, provided much quicker response times, greatly improved product availability, remote support, one on one walkthroughs, etc. You can even get support on the weekends. IMO, the support is there, you just have use the resources available to you and reach out to the team when you need assistance. If you haven't tried their support in the past 2 years, you should reach out to them and you'll see how much has changed.

Everyone will interpret "user friendly" in a differently way. I've setup an Apex before, I'll have to disagree with you on the ease of setup, it took longer to setup one function on the apex then it ever did on a ProfiLux. Mess up one line of code and you will get nothing out of the apex. Take a look at the number of problems the new apex is having, if it's not their head unit, it's their powerstrips. If not that, it's their dosing units...

You should look over the P3 startup guide. It is basically a how-to manual for the most commonly used functions with plenty of photos to guide you.

GazzMan
11/30/2016, 09:25 AM
I also have to say that since the great Marco and the FB page, any support is answered in about 10 minutes with a solution.

If Marco is not about, there is ALWAYS someone willing to help.

doggydoc
12/01/2016, 08:44 AM
I also have to say that since the great Marco and the FB page, any support is answered in about 10 minutes with a solution.

If Marco is not about, there is ALWAYS someone willing to help.



+1
Agree 100%


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12/01/2016, 09:19 AM
Is the new model more user friendly than the profilux 3? Is support available without having to decipher the German ghl site? The US support has notoriously sucked. I wish I had more positive things to say...but most reefers needs can be more easily handles by several competitors controllers. I have the P3 and am sorta stuck with it, but I get jealous when I see how easy it is to configure functions on other controllers (Cerebra, Apex, etc.).

Hello,
If you are not already in contact with our support, can you please reach out to me directly, and I will assist you in any way I can to help turn this experience around for you.
You may PM me, alternatively if you participate on the Book of Faces, check out our growing and active User Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GHLOwners/

If you're willing to provide us with another chance to make things right for you - I believe that you will see a vast improvement over some time ago.

Thank You,
Marco

unze
12/02/2016, 07:39 PM
problem with the profilux 4 is that they still use the same display which will fail, i have had two of the profilux displays fail.

h3dgehog
12/06/2016, 10:34 AM
problem with the profilux 4 is that they still use the same display which will fail, i have had two of the profilux displays fail.

Have you verified this with the actual hardware utilized in the new units? Please provide the facts so I can base decisions on facts not hearsay.

12/07/2016, 01:01 PM
problem with the profilux 4 is that they still use the same display which will fail, i have had two of the profilux displays fail.

It is not the same display unit.

Have you verified this with the actual hardware utilized in the new units? Please provide the facts so I can base decisions on facts not hearsay.

P4 models have not yet been delivered to end users.

reefwiser
12/07/2016, 02:36 PM
Having seen the new P4 at Macna and having a P3 I can tell you they are not the same display at all.

d2mini
12/08/2016, 12:04 PM
Is the new model more user friendly than the profilux 3? Is support available without having to decipher the German ghl site? The US support has notoriously sucked. I wish I had more positive things to say...but most reefers needs can be more easily handles by several competitors controllers. I have the P3 and am sorta stuck with it, but I get jealous when I see how easy it is to configure functions on other controllers (Cerebra, Apex, etc.).

I used to share a bit in your frustrations but GHL has listened to its USA customers and made HUGE strides in support over the past year.
Marco, reefrockerlive, slief... all awesome additions to the support side of things and they can get you're questions answered quick!
Check out the FB group as well for fast response.

Antipodes
12/08/2016, 02:38 PM
Unfortunately you have to be a member to access this facebook page! Makes it difficult when a lot of information is clearly going this path and you don't want an account. (Unlike a forum where you can view but not post if not joined)

d2mini
12/08/2016, 03:19 PM
Any special reason you don't want to make a fb account?
Doesn't even have to be your real name.
I hate fb, but it is what it is.

But regardless, the guys are here and on R 2 R as well.

Jerel
12/08/2016, 04:17 PM
I'd like to know what information is lacking? The official GHL forum(Search feature...) and direct email support has always been the best source for information.

I do, however, believe it's obvious that people want more content in a form of videos and tutorials. Marco and Slief have been doing a great job in this area too!

Antipodes
12/08/2016, 08:53 PM
Any special reason you don't want to make a fb account?
I have no need for it therefore I don't even want an account.
Doesn't even have to be your real name.
I hate fb, but it is what it is.
But regardless, the guys are here and on R 2 R as well.
OK, I don't know if there is anything of value on this FB page? I just don't know if people are migrating to this or if everything that is seen there is seen here?
Plenty of places which are public that you can see, and I don't need an account for.
Sorry hijacked the thread here so no more comments here.

Certainly nice to see the P4 and wonder if it has more memory and an ability now to log switching and other parameters like the opposition.

12/08/2016, 09:25 PM
@Antipodes - no worries, we try to be available on multiple mediums, as others have pointed out, here, on the other site (R 2 R), and on Facebook for the folks that are there and sometimes it's quicker to comment there.
We also of course still operate our own forum, and can be reached by email.

Regarding your question about the P4; yes, the new ProfiLux 4 has increased memory, this will allow for more logging etc .

Idoc
12/13/2016, 11:45 AM
Marco...tried to send a PM to you with a bunch of questions concerning your controllers, but ReefCentral says I can't send a PM until I have posted at least 10 times??? Kind of crazy if you ask me...

How can I get these questions to you?

12/13/2016, 12:22 PM
Marco...tried to send a PM to you with a bunch of questions concerning your controllers, but ReefCentral says I can't send a PM until I have posted at least 10 times??? Kind of crazy if you ask me...

How can I get these questions to you?

I PMed you! :)

Maho
12/17/2016, 03:15 PM
Hi guys, I just registered myself, just to find some help with my new Profilux. i find manual on GHL oficial pages very brief and general and completely useless for understanding how to properly set up and use this fine aquarium computer. Is there any step by step manual, tutorial, videos that can help? I am not a FB fan/member. Thanks for any help and sorry for my english.

ReefRockerLive
12/17/2016, 06:02 PM
Maho,

You missed the sticky thread at the top of the GHL forum. It is a step by step guide for the P3:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2593222

Maho
12/18/2016, 01:32 PM
.... my mistake, I did find it, but I have tried to open it in iPad and it didnt work... than again on iMac...and I have it....

This IT part of this hoby ( Radions connecting problems, Profilux programing, etc) makes me frustrated...I am definitely not good at it...😐

.... thanks...

jjk_reef00
12/19/2016, 08:24 PM
Is there an upgrade path for those who own P3 and mitras lights?

ReefRockerLive
12/19/2016, 09:04 PM
Is there an upgrade path for those who own P3 and mitras lights?

Yes, just pick up the P4 controller only and pop-in the existing expansion cards and devices.

Idoc
12/20/2016, 07:49 PM
Trying to decide between the P4 Mega and P4 Ultimate package. Does anyone have experience with the Profilux Touch? Is this a worthwhile upgrade to the system when jumping to the P4 Ultimate package?

doggydoc
12/21/2016, 05:15 AM
If you have an area at eye level where you can mount the touch I think it's a great compliment for the Profilux.
Basically is like having another controller in another location.
IMO it's well worth the extra $


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Walter White
12/25/2016, 09:29 PM
Just subscribed to the FB page. Thanks

muz_z
02/24/2017, 07:31 PM
Does the kit come with any level sensors ?
As in optical for ATO and float for high and low water levels?
Or do these have to be purchased separately ?

reefwiser
02/25/2017, 04:44 AM
Level sensors are not included in the kits.
https://www.aquariumcomputer.com/usa/product-category/profilux/profilux-controller-sets/