Please download the Software for the Illumina LED Series here:
Manual Illumina: Illumina SR Manual v.2.0_ENG.pdf
Manual for Vertex Desktop as PDF: Manual Vertex Dektop EN
YouTube Video Channel with Tutorials: Vertex Aquaristik YouTube Channel
The following software is available for download here:
Vertex desktop - control software for Windows systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7):
Current version: 2025 (30/06/2014)
Here is the download: setup-2025.zip
BETA Version of the 64Bit Software: setup-2012-64bit.zip
IF YOU HAD PROBLEMS BY UPDATING THE FIRMWARE, PLEASE USE THE HOTFIX DESKTOP 1991.
THE BUG SHOULD BE SOLVED WITH THIS VERSION!!!
Vertex desktop - control software for Apple PC-Software up to OSX 10.9
Current Verion: 2026 (30/06/2014)
Here is the download: VertexDesktop-2026_MAC.zip
For installation under Mac OSX 10.9 please follow these instructions
Illumina firmware - Firmware for Illumina LED controller and the modules - FULL MULTICOLOR SUPPORT!!!
Current version: 2.162 (16/01/2014)
Here is the download: Firmware_2.162
Manual for Installation the Firmwareupdate as well as troubleshooting Procedure: manual firmwareupdate english.pdf
Firmware update DE/ENG Txt: Firmware Update.txt
Vertex V-Link firmware software - software update for the ZigBee receiver / transmitter
Current Version: 2100
IMPORTANT! Only update the V-Link Firmware when there's an issue with the V-Link itself.
Here is the download: Illumina_Remote_2100
Manual: manual vlink firmwareupdate english.pdf
If advised by a support-member of Vertex Aquaristik to appoint a remote session,
please download the Vertex Support Tool here
Please note the information in the text file that is provided with the software. For questions about the handling, please contact your dealer or send us an inquiry via the contact form on this Webseeite.
Other then the here listed Operating Systems are not supported officially so far. Depending on continously updateting the Vertex Desktop we try to include newer Systems in the near Future. Keep an eye on this page to get informed about new added systems or friend us on our Facebook site.
Changelog for Vertex Illumina
The Numbers denote the first Version which has this feature/bugfix.
This is kept for subsequent versions. If a firmware version update
crosses a <==========> separator, a complete update is advisable/benefitial,
else a neccessary update is sufficient.
2035 Support for Multicolor Module
2017 Moon Animation also works for UV now
2010 "Vstick found" also accepts longclick
1992 Solid Synodic Moon Intensity does not decay during day anymore
1974 Minimizing flicker in LED Light
1970 Custom program can have 32 points and exert program 95, correctly
1968 Fixed Bug in Factory Reset: Expert Program was not reset properly
1967 New VLink Firmware establishes more seamless process of Firmware update
1965 Better Illumina Display initializing. This minimizes the effect of odd display
1952 New Generation Firmware can also handle new UV Auxiliary Pad. This is a major step,
Please make sure to update ALL the pads beyond this point and make sure you use
Vertex Desktop 1906 or above
1908: Master Spare module can get correct serial number from ANY pad still working(not only pad 1)
1886: No Versions of Vertex Desktop anymore. Vertex Desktop has an own changelog and revision numbers now
1884: Firmware can handle Royal Blue module. Only the pad which connects
to the pad needs to be updated, only pad directly connected to royal blue module needs to be updated
1850: Picture in the Firmware update form indicate, which pads will be
1849: Download/Upload Program works more reliable and faster in Vertex
1842: Added Bond feature in the Illumina: Bonded lamps show same program
as master lamp
1840: Added picture during Firmware udpate which shows, which modules are
1838: Percent Values are annotated in graph
Improved editing of points in Vertex Desktop expert graph
1837: Moon Times are grayed out when not enabled
1836: Fastmotion was incorrectly displayed for interpolation points
1835: Improved Expressions/Naming in Vertex Desktop
1833: Vertexdesktop just saves/loads the selected lamp into the csv File now
1825: "Days until Fullmoon" applies immediately after setting date in
1821: Fixed Bug in Recognition of MAC OS X 10.7(lion)
1820: MAC Installation script can now handle Directories, which have a space in it.
1819: Fixed Problem with initializing of moon color during synodic moon.
1818: Spare Modudules require now to press the button for recognition, so they can be uniquely assigned
1801: Vertex Desktop also works for MAC OS X 10.7(Lion)
1800: Vertex Desktop has a Vertical Line in the Panel, which shows the current Time
1782: Special Settings has got a Scroll Pane, Better LQI detection during
1779: Fixed Bug: Illumina can still be operated after 11 Days of running
1774: Added Tempcontrol Feature in Vertex Desktop
1768: New MAC Release
1749: New Parameter "Wavewidth" can specify the optical Length of a Wave
1745: Fixed Problem in Firmware, More Illumina can run on the same Wireless
channel without interferring
1743: Vertex Desktop saves its settings in the Registry,
Language Changes dont need to be performed with Administrator rights
1695: Vertex Desktop requests new version of V-Stick Firmware
1693: Corrected Bug in Firmware update
1679: Vertex Desktop for MAC OSX 10.6 working
1631: Do_cloud chooses from 4 animations randomly
1622: Do_Cloud takes exact numbers in Vertex Desktop instead of ranged random numbers
Point animation improved. Illumina is not anymore dark during animation
Improved Cloud indicator in Display
1609: Added French and Netherlands for Vertex Desktop
1579: Added Power Calculator in Vertex Desktop
1575: File->Quit behaviour corrected
Bootloader Version displayed in "Summary View"
Fan setting and Language is stored in Configuration
Corrected Wrong color in "Fast Motion" when dense program
1541: Blue and Royal Blue was swapped in VStick Link
Moon east first and Moon west first was swapped
1531: Added Factory Reset Option
1526: Initialisation Message added
Fixed Bug "Cannot read Moon Times"
1521: Italian Translations improved
Values were wrong in Custom Menu, when saving Synodic Moon settings just before
1494: Fixed Interpolation Points in Custom and Expert Program. At points in Time which did not define
an explicit color for e.g. Blue The Lamp did not display the interpolated intensity at that point,
but the intensity at the very end of the line segment.
1476: In LightManager/Moon Settings the behaviour of Full Moon and New Moon was exchanged