Introduction / General: The radio control center is the "heart" of the new CarSystem from Krois model. Their tasks include - in simple terms - the management, monitoring and control of installed in the vehicle radio decoder. Control commands can be received from (up to two) digital centers via DCC and also transmitted via USB from a PC. Due to the bidirectional communication between the vehicles and the control center as well as between the control center and a PC, it is thus possible not only to send data and information to the vehicles, but also to read them from them. By further processing this information with a PC, a completely new spectrum of possibilities in vehicle and process control opens up. features: Communication with the vehicle decoders The central office converts the DCC commands from the rails into radio data packets and sends them to the decoders, depending on the address. Alternatively, it is also possible to transmit commands directly via USB interface to the control center (and consequently also to the vehicles). Monitoring the vehicle functions At regular intervals, the status of each vehicle is queried and evaluated by the control center. Depending on the occurring events (eg critical battery level), the corresponding actions can be set by the control panel or a control program on the PC. Implementation of software updates If the control panel is connected to a PC (via the USB interface), both the software on the control panel itself and those on the vehicle decoder can be updated by the user at any time via the (free) configuration software. vehicle programming In addition to "normal" DCC control commands, of course, CV programming can be evaluated directly from the control panel and transmitted to the decoder. In addition, it is also possible to make all the settings conveniently using the configuration software and to transfer them to a selected vehicle with one click. Feedback of vehicle positions The vehicles can confirm their own position by radio to the control panel (assuming appropriate position modules), occupancy detectors in the form of reed contacts can be omitted. Display of the operating status Via the total of 24 LEDs on the control panel itself (simplified) information about the operating status can be read directly. Thus, a basic function check or error detection is possible at any time and without additional software. Control of expansion modules With a total of four RJ45 expansion ports, basically any desired function can simply be retrofitted in the future. An expensive new purchase of the hardware is no longer necessary, only the corresponding module has to be connected to the central office and a (possibly outstanding) software update has to be downloaded via the PC. Stand-alone operation Due to the efficiency of the installed processors, it is not absolutely necessary to have the control panel constantly connected to a PC - basic processes and the control of the vehicles via DCC can be coordinated by the hardware alone.
Plug Type: USB Mini-B
Voltage: 5V Current consumption: <500m
A interfaces: 1x
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) 2x DCC input 4x RJ45 expansion ports (software configurable)
Radio: Frequency: 2.4GHz Range: around 15m (radius) Taxable vehicles:> 200