The great variety of the ESU ECoS command station is so convincing to many model railroaders that they would like to replace their present digital station with an ECoS. This also has been inspiring the desire to continue to use the existing handheld throttles and feedback modules. The ECoSniffer input offered at least a solution for handheld throttles (in combination with „older"digital command stations), whereas the feedback modules couldn’t be integrated into the system.
For the first time, it is possible to connect Uhlenbrock® or Digitrax® handheld throttles directly to the ECoS or Central Station 60212 „Reloaded", thanks to the ESU L.Net Converter. Additionally, you can continue to use feedback devices which support the well-known Loconet® communication protocol. So, what can the L.Net Converter do now?
Handheld throttle throughout
With the L.Net Converter you are able to operate Loconet® compatible handheld throttles directly with your ECoS. Hereby, the handheld throttle´s display will always stay synchronised with the ECoS. Furthermore there is no restriction to one data format. You can control an unlimited number of locos speaking DCC, Motorola®, Selectrix® or M4®, even if the handheld throttle alone does not have the capability to do this.
Particularly in Germany the popular Daisy®-, Fred®- or ProfiBoss® handheld throttles can be used, as well as e.g. DT400 or UT2 by Digitrax®.
The L.Net Converter fully integrates them into the ECoS system. Via the ECoS you are able to assign the locos desired and call them up on the handheld throttle; or respectively use the easy-to-handle Fred® handheld throttles to assign the loco desired conveniently to the ECoS.
You might already have Loconet® feedback modules for track occupancy detection. With the aid of the L.Net Converter you may now continue to use those devices. The ECoS allows you to use the contacts for activating routes or shuttle train control.
Of course you can simultaneously use s88, Loconet® and ECoSDetector feedback modules.
Just larger layouts are operated with the support of a PC. Often there is used a self-made software, which has been optimised for Loconet®. The switch to an ECoS system which comes as an innovative and object-based communication model is thus quite rocky. However, the L.Net Converter will solve this problem. From now on, the ECoS will send loco and turnout commands via the L.Net Converter to the devices connected.
The intelligent ESU L.Net Converter allows you finally to replace your »old« command station completely with an ECoS without great effort.