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Apollo Smart Set For Success Ahead Of Autumn Launch
7th June 2011
Even before the first product has been dispatched, Apollo Smart, the world's first heating oil energy monitor, has already created something of a stir amongst oil tank manufacturers and oil equipment resellers alike.
Developed by Dunraven Systems and previewed at FPS EXPO, Apollo Smart builds upon the success of Dunraven's ever-popular Apollo range of ultrasonic oil level monitors.
Apollo Smart allows customers to ascertain the level of fuel remaining inside their tank in both litres, and as a percentage of total tank capacity. It also allows customers to uniquely monitor energy costs in Sterling or Euro, fuel consumption in litres and CO2 emissions in kgCO2. Inbuilt USB connectivity ensures consumption and usage data can be uploaded to almost any Mac or PC, via the optional Apollo Smart App.
Dunraven Systems, Managing Director, Gerry Jones says, "Allowing homeowners, householders and business owners to monitor their energy consumption, allows them to control it. Research with similar, smart monitoring systems indicates that consumers can save up to 15%, when proactively monitoring energy consumption. We expect similar savings will be achievable with Apollo Smart."
David Mears from online tank specialist, BundedTanks.com has been quick to see the potential of the system for oil heating customers.
David says, "Apollo oil level monitors are already an established favourite with heating and fuel oil consumers throughout the UK and most of our tanks are shipped with an Apollo. The revolutionary technology and the breakthrough functionality that characterises Apollo Smart, ensures that it will build upon the success of the original Apollo. We look forward to adding the Apollo Smart to our growing product portfolio. Given the unpredictable nature of fuel prices at present, we expect strong demand from technicians and consumers alike."
Richard Marsh, Sales Director with Envirostore, one of the fastest growing tank manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, agrees with David, saying, "At a time of historically high energy prices, it is more important than ever for oil heating consumers to know how much it costs to heat their homes. Apollo Smart fulfills this requirement, telling consumers not just how much oil they are using, but how much it is costing in Sterling or Euros.
"At Envirostore, we enjoy an excellent working relationship with the team at Dunraven Systems and Apollo products are the only gauges we ordinarily supply with any of our tanks. We look forward to offering Apollo Smart as an option to customers later this year and we expect the product will be well received in the marketplace."
Fuel tank specialist TankDepot.co.uk was one of the first resellers to commit to Apollo Smart, as Technical Director, Steve Beech explains, "Within minutes of Apollo Smart being unveiled at FPS EXPO, we'd already placed an initial stock order."
"TankDepot.co.uk regularly receives enquiries from installers, homeowners and householders who wish to monitor heating oil consumption, fuel costs and carbon emissions. Indeed, even before the product has been released, the feedback we've received from oil heating technicians has been incredible. Demand for such a product is clearly significant and I'm confident Apollo Smart will prove a popular addition to the TankDepot.co.uk range," says Steve.
Dunraven expects to commence shipments of Apollo Smart later this year to customers across the UK and Ireland. For up to date product information on Apollo Smart and further information on the full range of Apollo electronic oil level monitors, visit www.dunravensystems.com